This collection consists of a shortlist of key tools that have been selected based on their perceived relevance to the efforts of UN Country Teams and other stakeholders to implement Youth2030, the UN system-wide Youth Strategy. The curated tools cover all five priority areas of the UN Youth Strategy.
Curated Tools on Engagement, Participation, and Advocacy
#Generation17, a new collaborative campaign with between UNDP and Samsung. This initiative aims at promoting youth as trusted partners in sustainable development and inclusive and effective multilateralism, in line with the United Nations #Youth2030 strategy.
Curated Tools on Informed and Healthy Foundations
The Opportunity for Digital Sexuality Education in East Asia and the Pacific
This review examines the opportunity for digital sexuality education in East Asia and the Pacific by considering in-person sexuality education in the region, the digital ecosystem and young people’s behaviour in these spaces, existing digital sexuality education platforms and the impact of these media, and potential child protection issues.
Voices of Youth: How to take care of yourself during stressful times
Here are some tips to take care of yourself, learn to navigate through tough times at home while you spend more time with family, and become problem solvers to overcome the challenges, big and small, that we all face in our lives.
Curated Tools on Economic Empowerment
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Unpacking school to work transition: data and evidence synthesis
The paper clarifies the concepts around school-to-work transition; highlights trends in school-to-work transition of young people and the drivers that shape these trends; and uses the evidence to propose a holistic theory of change for consideration by UNICEF.
Generation Connect aims to engage global youth and encourage their participation as equal partners alongside the leaders of today’s digital change, empowering young people with the skills and opportunities to advance their vision of a connected future.
IDEA Programme - Innovation, Development and Entrepreneurship for All
Innovation, Development and Entrepreneurship for All (IDEA) is a UNIDO programme designed to foster an entrepreneurial culture and facilitate integration into the formal economy through a modular and flexible approach. IDEA establishes better socio-economic conditions and the opportunity for people and beneficiaries to support the development of their own communities. The programme helps to encourage people to stay and / or return to their countries, which now offer new economic opportunities.
Curated Tools on Youth and Human Rights
Enhancing Youth Political Participation throughout the Electoral Cycle
This publication identifies key entry points for the inclusion of young people in political and electoral processes and compiles good practice examples of mechanisms for youth political empowerment around the globe, focusing on innovative instruments with the potential to provide fresh inputs for UNDP programmes as well as initiatives by other stakeholder.
Women and Young Persons with Disabilities: Guidelines for Providing Rights-Based and Gender-Responsive Services to Address Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)
Aims to provide practical and concrete guidelines for making GBV and SRHR services more inclusive of and accessible to women and young persons with disabilities and for targeting interventions to meet their disability-specific needs.
Curated Tools on Peace and Resilience Building
Frontlines: Young people at the forefront of preventing and responding to violent extremism
The report puts forward and synthesizes data from field case studies/focus group discussions, a mapping of youth-led actions in the five regions, a global literature review, and a global survey on Youth and countering and preventing violent extremism for practitioners, to better understand young people’s aspirations and perceptions and improve programming.
Guidelines for Working with and for Young People in Humanitarian Settings
These guidelines address a gap in humanitarian tools that tend to overlook young people, a specific but broad demographic with interlinked needs across multiple sectors.