Youth

UN

In 2012, the United Nations Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) discussed the topic of youth and sustainable development in light of the confluence of events during the Arab spring and in preparation for the Rio+20 conference. Executive Heads exchanged views on the various dimensions of programmatic issues affecting youth, including youth employment, political inclusion, health and education.

In 2012, the United Nations Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) discussed the topic of youth and sustainable development in light of the confluence of events during the Arab spring and in preparation for the Rio+20 conference. Executive Heads exchanged views on the various dimensions of programmatic issues affecting youth, including youth employment, political inclusion, health and education. The Board emphasised the importance of greater UN system coordination in support of youth development.

Subsequently, UN-DESA and UN-HABITAT led the Inter-Agency Network on Youth and Development (IANYD)  in the preparation of a System-wide Action Plan on Youth (Youth-SWAP). It has been guided by the World Programme of Action for Youth , which provided the overall policy framework and guidelines for national action and international support to improve the well-being and livelihoods of young people. Within this context, the Youth-SWAP focuses on joint action by the UN system on the issues of employment and entrepreneurship, political inclusion, civic engagement and protection of rights, education, including sexuality education, and health.

In March 2013, the High-level Committee on Programmes (HLCP) recommended the draft Youth-SWAP for endorsement by CEB with the understanding that additional issues related to youth might be reviewed and addressed during the preparation of the implementation plan.

The Youth-SWAP was then endorsed by the CEB in April 2013.

UN system units on Youth

Inter-agency mechanisms on Youth

UN conferences / summits on Youth

Reports on Youth

The following decisions are extracted from official reports.

Action on Megatrends, High-Level Committee on Programmes - Decision posted: 16/04/2017
Action on Youth, High-Level Committee on Programmes - Decision posted: 05/03/2013

The following decisions are extracted from official reports.

Action on Megatrends, High-Level Committee on Programmes - Decision posted: 16/04/2017
Action on Youth, High-Level Committee on Programmes - Decision posted: 05/03/2013

The CEB and its subsidiary mechanisms meet and report on a bi-annual basis.

First Session Report (April 1997, Geneva) (ACC/1997/4), Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Session report posted: 28/11/2011
First Regular Session Report (April 2013, Madrid) (CEB/2013/1), Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Session report posted: 17/06/2013
Report of 25th Session (March 2013, Paris) (CEB/2013/4), High-Level Committee on Programmes - Session report posted: 22/05/2013
Second Regular Session Report (November 2014, Washington D.C.) (CEB/2014/2), Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Session report posted: 27/01/2015
First Regular Session Report (April 2015, Paris), Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Session report posted: 24/08/2015

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The CEB and its subsidiary mechanisms meet and report on a bi-annual basis.

First Session Report (April 1997, Geneva) (ACC/1997/4), Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Session report posted: 28/11/2011
First Regular Session Report (April 2013, Madrid) (CEB/2013/1), Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Session report posted: 17/06/2013
Second Regular Session Report (November 2014, Washington D.C.) (CEB/2014/2), Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Session report posted: 27/01/2015
First Regular Session Report (April 2015, Paris), Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Session report posted: 24/08/2015

The CEB and its subsidiary mechanisms meet and report on a bi-annual basis.

Report of 25th Session (March 2013, Paris) (CEB/2013/4), High-Level Committee on Programmes - Session report posted: 22/05/2013
Report of 30th Session (October 2015, New York) (CEB/2015/6), High-Level Committee on Programmes - Session report posted: 03/03/2016
United Nations Children's Fund, Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Excerpt posted: 24/09/2013
World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY), Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Excerpt posted: 26/08/2013
UN System-wide Action Plan on Youth Survey Results, Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Excerpt posted: 26/08/2013
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - Funds and Programmes, Organization established: December 11 1946. Current leadership: Ms. Henrietta Fore.
Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth: Strategy Document page, High-Level Committee on Programmes - Strategic Plan posted: 21/11/2016
Youth-SWAP Commitments and Measures, Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Policies posted: 26/08/2013
Youth, High-Level Committee on Programmes - posted: 21/08/2013
Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, High-Level Committee on Programmes - posted: 22/11/2016
UN System-wide Action Plan on Youth, Chief Executives Board for Coordination - posted: 21/08/2013
Strengthening policy coherence and coordination, Chief Executives Board for Coordination - posted: 09/06/2014

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Youth-SWAP Commitments and Measures, Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Policies posted: 26/08/2013
Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth: Strategy Document page, High-Level Committee on Programmes - Strategic Plan posted: 21/11/2016

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