Partnerships range from corporate support for youth entrepreneurship to philanthropic investment in youth-led community projects to government initiatives to engage with young people on policy issues.
In his Five-year Action Agenda announced at the start of 2012, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made ‘working with and for young people’ a priority, with a focus on:
- Political inclusion
- Citizenship and protection of rights
- Education, including on sexual and reproductive health.
To advance this priority, the Secretary-General has called for the development of a UN System-Wide Action Plan on Youth. To ensure partnership with and for young people in the development of the Action Plan, the UN has launched a survey aimed at youth and youth-led organizations to gather input to the Plan. Contribute to the online survey!
The International Youth Day is an important opportunity to highlight and encourage innovative and successful collaboration with young people on these five priority issues.