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Youth Global Programme for Sustainable Development & Peace: YOUTH-GPS | 2016-2020

Author: UNDP
Publication Date: July 2016

Description: The Youth Global Programme for Sustainable Development and Peace (“Youth-GPS,” 2016-2020) is UNDP’s first global programmatic offer for youth empowerment for sustainable development and peace. The project aims to systematically foster youth empowerment where UNDP has a presence by significantly boosting the implementation of UNDP’s Youth Strategy 2014-2017 (itself aligned with UNDP’s Strategic Plan 2014-2017) and to sharpen the organization’s focus and corporate response to the challenges young people face worldwide across three priority thematic areas: enhanced youth civic engagement and participation in decision making and political processes and institutions; increased economic empowerment of youth; and strengthened youth engagement in resilience- and peace-building. A key priority for the project will be to deploy systematic and coordinated action to support the role of young people as active agents of change and partners in SDG implementation, monitoring and accountability as well as the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on youth, peace and security and related international agreements. The project simultaneously aims to strengthen UNDP’s overall accountability and commitment to youth.

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