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What is YUNGA?

We are YUNGA! YOU are YUNGA!

Formed in 2009, the Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA) is a partnership between United Nations agencies, civil society organizations and other entities that work with children and young people.

YUNGA acts as a gateway for children and youth from around the world to participate in the activities and initiatives of the United Nations. YUNGA seeks to empower children and young people to have a greater role in society, raise awareness and become active agents of change. YUNGA aims to engage young people in activities of key environmental and social concern at both national and international levels.

© FAO. YUNGA at the 14th International Scout Moot, Canada, 2013
© FAO. YUNGA members and the UN Secretary General's Envoy on Youth at the World Conference on Youth, 2014

YUNGA partners are collaborating on a number of projects, ranging from YUNGA’s flagship educational series of Challenge Badges and Youth Guides, to capacity building programmes, international competitions, and programmes inspiring active youth participation. Find out more about these activities on our Themes page. 

YUNGA is hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and based in FAO’s headquarters in Rome, Italy.

Click on the links below to find out more about YUNGA: