Youth for Development and Cooperation (YDC)

Jeunes pour le développement et la coopération
Juventud para el Desarrollo y la Cooperación

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Aug 1947, Montreux (Switzerland), as World Federalist Youth (WFY) -- Jeunesse fédéraliste mondiale (JFM). Became Young World Federalists, Sep 1953, Copenhagen (Denmark). Name changed, 1978, to Youth Movement for a New International Order (NIO Youth) -- Jeunesse pour un nouvel ordre international (Jeunesse NIO). Was also known as World Federalist Youth Movement for a New International Order (WFY/NIO Youth). For a period YDC, together with World Federalist Movement (WFM) and Parliamentarians for World Order (PWO), currently Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA), made up World Federalist Movement, 1954 (WFM). Present name adopted 1 Oct 1986, when became an independent youth development organization. Registered according to Dutch law.


Operate as an international network of youth organizations, strengthening youth structures that forge new cooperation among young people worldwide and empower youth to actively shape their current and future livelihoods in order to achieve sustainable development, economic equality, protection of the environment and social justice.

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Assists in programmes carried out by members, providing background material and circulating information; enables members to attend training and language courses for youth leaders; organizes international workshops, seminars, conferences and simulation games, several events a year; advises on funding possibilities. In 1988, appointed by UNEP to act as youth focal point on the environment for Western Europe, providing services to youth groups planning activities in this field.


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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros C); United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (General Category); United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 8 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 9 non-governmental organizations.
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Information Services

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Members in 36 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Youth
  • Development
    • Development
  • Solidarity
    • Cooperation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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