In 1995, member states of the United Nations agreed to increase youth participation at the international level with the adoption of the World Programme of Action for Youth (A/Res/50/81). One of the sections of this document invites member states to send youth representatives with their delegations to the General Assembly, hence including youth in decision making-processes.
Although this commitment has been reinforced through several consequent General Assembly resolutions, out of 193 member states less than 40 member states have a Youth Delegate Programme in place. Aligned with our ultimate goal of significantly increasing youth participation at the United Nations, we partnered with former and current UN youth delegates to launch the WFUNA Youth Delegates Programme Multipliers.
The main objectives of the WFUNA Youth Delegate Programme Multipliers are:
- To increase youth participation in decision-making processes at the UN by multiplying the Youth Delegate Programme around the world.
- To raise awareness on the Youth Delegate Programme at all levels.
- To mentor youth who wish to establish a Youth Delegate Programme in their countries.
If you wish you to establish a Youth Delegate Programme in your country, send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org