United Nations System-Wide Action Plan on Youth: your voices matter


Engaging youth in planning education for social transformation

The Policy Forum follows the line of the global strategy of United Nations for Youth.

The future of our world lies in the hands of our young people. I am determined to ensure that the priorities of youth are heard and addressed in the halls of the United Nations” said United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.


In addition to the appointment of a Special Advisor on Youth, the United Nations is developing a System-Wide Action Plan on Youth. This Action Plan will affect the way the whole UN system will work with and for youth in the coming years. It will focus on the five priority areas identified by the Secretary General: employment, entrepreneurship, education (including education on sexual and reproductive health), citizenship and protection of rights, political inclusion.

Before developing this Action Plan, the United Nations is reaching out to youth and youth-led organizations to seek their inputs. Please take a moment to fill out the questionnaire to say what you think! (Thanks UNESCO)