UN Youth Library
Please visit the UN Youth Library website for more publications, resolutions, reports, presentations and other resources published by other UN entities.
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Private Sector Toolkit for Working with Youth
The UN Programme on Youth has developed a new technical paper " Private Sector Toolkit for Working With Youth". It aims to discuss partnerships between youth and the private sector, both in principle and in practice. It also provides guidance to companies willing to work with young people as partners towards development.
Youth Participation in Development- Summary Guidelines for Development Partners
This Guide has been produced by Restless Development and the UN Programme on Youth (UNPY). The Guide is a summary of the 2010 publication "Youth Participation in Development – A Guide for Development Agencies and Policy Makers", developed by the UK Department for International Development- Civil Society Organisation (DFID-CSO) Youth Working Group coordinated by Restless Development.
New 2010 Edition of the World Programme of Action for Youth
This publication was prepared in response to numerous requests by youth non-governmental organizations, youth policy practitioners and young people for a ready reference to the WPAY, its 15 priority areas and their corresponding proposals for action. It also includes the means for implementation at the national, regional and international levels.
The IYY Brochure is intended to provide an overview of the importance of the International Year for young people. Everyone is invited to promote the ideals of peace, freedom, progress and solidarity towards the promotion of youth development and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
The Brochure is available in all of the official UN languages:
New 2010 Guide to Youth Delegates to the United Nations:
The purpose of the guide is to provide Member States with information on national youth delegates to the United Nations and practical guidance on developing youth delegate programmes. The Guide presents the many avenues through which young people may take part in the work of their national delegations, including by highlighting how some Member States have enabled youth to participate in the intergovernmental processes at the United Nations.
The Guide is available in all of the official UN languages:
Growing Together: Youth and the Work of the United Nations
The brochure is a welcome example of how the United Nations system and the young people it serves are growing together. By taking stock of UN system activities related to youth development, the brochure provides a chance to assess how effectively the United Nations system is responding to this important development challenge, and it helps to identify any gaps that may exist in our approach.