The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works to address the unique and complex needs of young people and achieve the 2030 Agenda in more than 100 countries and territories, including 46 Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
We work with civil society partners, including youth organizations and networks, other United Nations entities and development partners to advance youth empowerment for sustainable development and peace.
UNDP takes a multidimensional and human rights-based approach to youth empowerment that aligns with, and aims to boost the implementation of:
- The UN Youth Strategy: Youth2030
- The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
- The United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250, 2419 and 2535 on Youth, Peace and Security
- Doha Programme of Action for the LDCs
- The Paris Agreement
Achieving the SDGs requires strong partnerships between young people and all stakeholders so that the challenges faced by youth are addressed, their contributions recognized and they are included in decision-making processes at all levels. UNDP promotes active participation of youth, including the most marginalized and vulnerable in all spheres of society.
Find out more in the attached factsheet.