This report presents findings from the 2014-2016 Global Youth-SWAP Survey as well as narrative examples of the UN’s work in the field covering Brazil, China, Egypt, Haiti, Kyrgyzstan, Montenegro, Morocco, Sierra Leone, Somalia and Sri Lanka. It takes stock of recent and ongoing United Nations work on youth, and aims to further bolster inter-agency collaboration and programming on youth issues at the global, regional and national levels, and inform the UN Strategy on Youth the IANYD is mandated to develop, as per the 2017 decision of current UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Read more
February 8, 2018
December 28, 2017
The Expert Group Meeting (EGM) under the theme “Youth, Peace and Security: Social Issues and Social Policies” took place in Rome on 30-31 October 2017. The meeting brought together experts from academia, representatives of Member States, United Nations entities, youth organisations and intergovernmental bodies to examine current challenges regarding youth, peace and security issues, and discussed ways to promote and enhance young people’s positive engagement in conflict prevention, peacebuilding and sustaining peace.
The draft report of this EGM provides the synopsis of the presentations provided by the experts together with the summary of key outcomes and recommendations aimed at strengthening the implementation of the UN youth, peace and security agenda, and more broadly, the implementation of the Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development.
July 19, 2016
The World Youth Report on Youth Civic Engagement was launched in UN Headquarters, New York on 15 July 2016. The Report explores young people’s participation in economic, political and community life, responding to growing interest in, and an increased policy focus on, youth civic engagement in recent years among Governments, young people and researchers. The Report provides thematic insights on economic, political and community engagement, coupled with expert opinion pieces so as to provide robust and varied perspectives into youth engagement. Read more
December 8, 2014
The Youth-SWAP provided strategic guidance to the UN system as a whole in its work on youth within the framework of the World Programme of Action for Youth. It provided an opportunity to promote joint programmatic work on youth development and to identify ways in which activities undertaken by individual entities can complement each other. Read more
June 21, 2014
Although young people are generally considered a healthy age group, 20 per cent experience some form of mental-health condition, including behavioural disorders, which is expected to contribute significantly to disability and lost productivity across the life course.
The main objective of the report is to make use of available research on this topic to raise awareness and to start a global dialogue on how to address mental-health conditions among young people. There is often still considerable social stigma around such conditions and it is hoped that this paper can start a dialogue to discuss and consider how to best address these issues in an open format. The ultimate goal is to ensure that youth are fully integrated in society. Read more