Global Programmes: Youth

Over the years, UNV has worked with UN partners and Member States at national, regional and international levels to create an enabling environment for youth participation through volunteering. Towards that end, it has launched successful programmes ranging from establishing youth centres and volunteer initiatives to working on youth policies and legislation.

Youth Volunteering is a two-way street that enhances learning, skills development and personal growth in youth volunteers, and shows them the power of individuals to change the world. It also creates a sense of empowerment, boosts self-esteem and fosters the development of community spirit, especially among marginalized youth. youth volunteers can have a revitalizing effect on global peace and development processes, as they bring energy, passion and creativity, and are often the first to come up with innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.