Youth2030 Strategy

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About the Strategy

This Youth Strategy acts as an umbrella framework to guide the entire UN as it steps up its work with and for young people across its three pillars – peace and security, human rights, and sustainable development – in all contexts. It seeks to significantly strengthen the UN’s capacity to engage young people and benefit from their views, insights and ideas. It seeks to ensure the UN’s work on youth issues is pursued in a coordinated, coherent and holistic manner.


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Youth2030 Progress Report


The Youth2030 Progress Report 2021 is the first progress report of the United Nations' system-wide Youth Strategy, Youth2030. The report provides insights on the status of implementation of Youth2030 across the United Nations (UN) system. It outlines the global governance and coordination structures that have been established to ensure coherent system-wide action, highlights how the UN is responding to the needs of youth in the COVID crisis and how it is working with Governments and young people to realize the SDGs. Reflections of the ambitious UN reform process on youth programming in UN Country Teams (UNCTs) are also highlighted.

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Youth2030 Progress Report Snapshot Series

The UN Snapshot Series presents data and insights on the work of UN entities and the UN Country Teams (UNCTs) on the implementation of Youth2030, the UN system-wide Youth Strategy, based on their first reporting cycle in 2020. The Snapshots are organized in two series: (a) the UN entity Snapshot Series on 33 UN entities; and (b) the UNCT Snapshot Series on the 130 UNCTs. The UNCT Snapshot Series also includes five Regional Snapshots and one Global Snapshot: the Regional Snapshots aggregates the performance of the UNCTs across the 20 key performance indicators (KPIs) of Youth2030 across five regions, and the Global Snapshot aggregates their performance across the same KPIs worldwide.

UN Snapshot Series

Youth2030 Implementation Update

Scorecard Resources for UN Country Teams

A self-reporting tool, the Scorecard is structured to understand UN Country Team (UNCT) performance on both foundational and programme priority areas described in the Youth2030 through a set of 20 indicators. The indicators span both working for youth and working with youth. Click on the download buttons below to learn more about the Youth 2030 UNCT Scorecard, a strategic planning, performance measurement, and accountability tool for joint action by UN Country Team.







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António Guterres

Secretary-General of the United Nations

We must commit to engaging young people fully ---- not only as a symbol or simply to check a box. The goal must be meaningful participation.

Youth2030 Field Validation

To read about the Youth2030 Strategy’s Report on Field Validation in Uzbekistan, Ethiopia, and Costa Rica, please click the download button below:

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The Youth2030 Story

A world in which the human rights of every young person are realized; that ensures every young person is empowered to achieve their full potential; and that recognizes young people’s agency, resilience and their positive contributions as agents of change.

The Secretary-General tasked his Envoy on Youth, in conjunction with the UN system and youth themselves, to lead development of a UN Youth Strategy. Its aim: scale up global, regional and national actions to meet young people’s needs, realize their rights and tap their possibilities as agents of change.

The strategy is ambitious. It will guide the UN system in stepping up support for the empowerment of young people, while ensuring that the Organization’s work fully benefits from their insights and ideas.

Investment in four areas will consolidate the position of the United Nations as a global leader in engaging with youth. It will become a pioneer of knowledge, a dynamic source of innovation, a catalyst for solutions and a champion of accountability. The strategy’s thematic priority areas reflect all three pillars of the UN system: sustainable development, peace and security, and human rights.

Young people today want the sustainable, peaceful world envisioned in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Realizing their aspirations depends on realizing their rights—to empowerment and development, participation and choice. They offer 1.8 billion reasons for the United Nations to stand by their side


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Launch of Youth2030

The official launch of Youth2030: The United Nations Youth Strategy, took on Monday, 24th September 2018 at a High-Level Event at the United Nations in New York. The Strategy was presented by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

Click below to access the Youth2030 Communication Package.