This joint statement on COVID-19 and Youth is issued April 2020 by the inter-agency network on youth development (IANYD) and was developed with inputs from and support by 50 UN entities and the IANYD Youth Caucus with 168 youth entities across the world.

The statement calls to:

  1. Partner, safely and effectively, with young people during and after the COVID-19 crisis;
  2. Recognize young people’s own actions and their potential to advance the fight against the pandemic; and,
  3. Understand the specific impacts the pandemic has and will have on young people while ensuring that COVID-19 related responses uphold young people’s  human rights and are inclusive of young people’s specific needs.

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