Youth 21: Building an Architecture for Youth Engagement in the UN System


This report explores how youth have been historically engaged within the UN System. The report highlights both the challenges and the successes of youth’s engagement, and building on these, proposes three possible models of engagement, and a tentative conclusion on the best way forward for the UN system and the member states.

The report recommends three possible models of youth engagement in the UN system including; the Scaling up the UN Youth Program to an Institutional level 23; Appointment of a Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Youth 24 and the establishment of a UN Permanent Forum on Youth, Youth Platform Assembly, and Special Representative on Youth on Indigenous Issues.


Year: 2012

Languages: English

Themes: Youth, Social Inclusion       

Branch/Office: Urban Economy Branch

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