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UNESCO: Acting with and for Youth
UNESCO's objective is to help empower young people, reaching out to them, responding to their expectations and ideas, fostering useful and long-lasting skills.

Meeting this objective is a challenging task!

The United Nations define youth as persons between the ages of 15 and 24. UNESCO understands that young people are a heterogeneous group in constant evolution and that the experience of ‘being young’ varies enormously across regions and within countries.

We are encouraging:Our programme focuses on: Contact: youth@unesco.org


NewsYouth Gathering at UNESCO for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination  2010-03-15 9:00 am UNESCO
On 19 March, UNESCO and the French Federation of UNESCO Clubs invited young people to discuss the issue of racism and discrimination at a youth gathering at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris (France).
News2010 International Essay Contest for Young People – Call for essays! 2010-02-25 9:00 am UNESCO
The Goi Peace Foundation and UNESCO organize an international essay contest for young people from all over the world. Participants will express themselves on the theme: “My Role in Creating a Peaceful World”. What is your vision of a peaceful and harmonious world? What can you and the young people of the world do to realize that vision?
NewsUNESCO listens to youth: Sixth Youth Forum in Paris, 1 to 3 October 2009-09-26 2:00 pm UNESCOPRESS
On the eve of the opening of the 35th General Conference of UNESCO, 128 young people from 89 countries and some 84 observers representing 68 organizations took part in the 6th UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris, which was held from 1 to 3 October at UNESCO. This year’s theme was “Investing out of the crisis: towards a partnership between UNESCO and youth organizations”.

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