United Nations Programme on Youth

Programme des Nations Unies pour la jeunesse

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URL: http://www.un.org/youth/

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Founded

1981 Vienna Austria

History

1981, Vienna (Austria), within the framework of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN), pursuant to General Assembly resolution 35/126 of 11 Dec 1980. Originally referred to as UN Youth Unit, coming within U-XE2772 - United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs (UNCSDHA) of Department of International Economic Affairs (DIESA). Set up to be the Secretariat of the International Youth Year: Participation, Development, Peace (1985). Following 1985, reconstituted and eventually moved to New York NY (USA), 1993, as part of the reorganization that created the Division for Social Policy and Development within Department of Policy Coordination and Sustainable Development, which in turn became part of Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), 1997. Current title adopted 2001. Previously also referred to as United Nations Trust Fund for International Youth Year and United Nations Youth Fund.

Aims

Enhance awareness of the global situation of youth and increase recognition of the rights and aspirations of youth; promote national youth policies, national youth coordinating mechanisms and national youth programmes of action as integral parts of social and economic development, in cooperation with both governmental and non-governmental organizations; strengthen participation of youth in decision-making processes at all levels so as to increase their impact on national development and international cooperation.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

XK0262

Last News

2006

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