Youth and Sport
Action Plan on Youth
The United Nations System-Wide Action Plan on Youth acknowledges the critical role of young people in fostering creative and innovative solutions to current challenges, and in driving positive social change. UNESCO works with young people and is committed to accompanying them to work together, participate fully in the development of their societies, eradicate poverty and inequality, and foster a culture of peace.
The Kazan Action Plan recognizes the importance of this dimension and also emphasizes a holistic approach that ties youth empowerment with gender and sports.
Inspired by the Kazan Action Plan, the UNESCO Youth and Sport Task Force was created to establish a platform that could facilitate Youth involvement in the decision-making process. This task force provides young leaders with a safe place to discuss issues such as sport and the SDGs, prevention of violent extremism (PVE), non-communicable diseases (NCDs), gender equality and climate action.