World Assembly of Youth (WAY)

Assemblée mondiale de la jeunesse (AMJ)
Asamblea Mundial de la Juventud (AMJ)

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Founded Aug 1949, London (UK), following an initiative undertaken by youth leaders from national youth councils of all member countries of the United Nations at international conference. Draft charter prepared Feb 1949, Ashbridge (UK); ratified at first official meeting of WAY, 1950, Brussels (Belgium). The charter was ratified by 29 of the national youth councils present. Amendments to Charter: 1950; 1951; 1952; 1953; 1956; 1958; 1962; 1964; 1966; 1969; 1972; 1976; 1983; 1988; 1993; 1995. Registered in accordance with Belgian law, 19 Aug 1972.


Bring people from different societies, communities and countries together to share ideas, thoughts and actions on how to improve cooperation on a global level and among youth.

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Training/education; publishing activities; politics/policy/regulatory; events/meetings.


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English, French, Spanish.


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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (Special Status); International Labour Organization (ILO) (Special List); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (Associate Status); United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 12 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 115 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Youth

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality Education



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26. Sep 2019
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