International Year of Youth
International Year of Youth: Dialogue and Mutual Understanding aims to provide a concrete framework for collective efforts during the Year.
The UN system’s approach for the Year focuses on the three key areas outlined below.
The progress achieved during this Year in each of these areas will lay the foundation for further work in youth development, including the implementation of the World Programme of Action for Youth and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
- Create awareness (increase commitment and investment in youth)
- Mobilize and engage (increase youth participation and partnerships)
- Connect and build bridges (increase intercultural understanding among youth)