WFUNA believes that youth, as civil society activists, have the power to be significant agents of positive change. You can take part in our efforts by building support for the UN in your own community. The WFUNA Youth Network is an informal network of UN Youth Associations and UNA youth sections/chapters from all around the world. Contact us.
WFUNA Youth Network
Youth Advisory Council
WFUNA's Youth Advisory Council is comprised of 9 youth leaders from various regions around the world with the objective of advising the Secretary-General on youth issues, by brainstorming pragmatic, innovative, and cost-effective programs for WFUNA's local, regional, and global networks.
Youth Seminar Series
Our Youth Seminar Series is aimed at developing the capacity of the WFUNA Youth Network.
Youth & Sustainable Development
Young people’s contribution to the process that led to the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was fundamental in shaping the entire outcome. Labeled as “torchbearers of the sustainable development agenda through 2030” by former UN Secretary General Ban-ki moon, there are many successful examples of young people contributing to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Youth, Peace & Security
In December 2015, the Security Council passed the groundbreaking resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security recognizing the important and positive contribution of youth in efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security. The resolution affirmed the important role youth can play in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and as a key aspect of the sustainability, inclusiveness and success of peacekeeping and peacebuilding efforts.
Youth & Human Rights
Since the launch of the International Year of Youth in 2010, the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), has drastically increased efforts to strengthen its youth network and build the capacity of young leaders to develop and implement projects.