For UNESCO, joining forces with youth programmes of our sister agencies of the United Nations system is a priority in order to ensure that our action with and for young people has a real impact.
Youth has always been a major focus in UNESCO’s programmes. Since its creation, and its mandated mission regarding education, UNESCO was the first agency of the UN System to define and develop specific programmes for young people. Immediately after the Second World War for example, UNESCO (with only 20 Member States at the time) helped organize international youth-volunteer work camps to aid in the reconstruction of Europe.
In its quest for building and strengthening partnerships with young people around the world, UNESCO works closely with its partner organizations of the United Nations system. Many agencies, funds and programmes of the United Nations system have youth-related policies, projects and programmes aimed at empowering youth to become key partners for development and peace. For UNESCO, joining forces with youth programmes of our sister agencies of the United Nations system is a priority in order to ensure that our action with and for young people has a real impact.
What UNESCO does…
- Global Youth Development Indicators
- Alleviating Youth Poverty
- Young people and HIV/AIDS
- Advocating young people’s rights and needs at the country-level
- Supporting the capacity-building of youth organizations
- Working with and for marginalized adolescent girls
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