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World Atlas of Youth policies

Zoom in the map to look at youth policies and click on markers to access the documents. You can also use the list below.

This mapping of Youth Policies has been undertaken in collaboration with the UNESCO Youth-led Social Innovation Team.

Are you aware of a national youth policy which is not on this map? Does your country have a more recent youth policy. Send us your contributions and we will update the map. Thank you!







Angola - Plano executivo de apoio à juventude

Luanda, Ministério da Juventude e Desportos, 2005, 8 p. Authors / Organisations : Angola. Ministério da Juventude e Desportos

Benin - Politique nationale de la jeunesse

Ministère de la jeunesse, des sports et des loisirs, 2001, 48 p. Authors / Organisations : Benin. Ministère de la jeunesse, des sports et des loisirs

Botswana - National Youth Policy

Botswana. Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs. Department of Culture and Social Welfare, 1996, 34 p. Authors / Organisations: Botswana. Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs. Department of Culture and Social Welfare

Burkina Faso - Politique nationale de jeunesse

Ministère de la Jeunesse et de l'Emploi, 2008, 71 p. Authors / Organisations : Burkina Faso. Ministère de la jeunesse et de l'emplo

Burkina Faso - Politique nationale de jeunesse de Burkina Faso

Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Jeunesse Authors / Organisations : Burkina Faso. Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Jeunesse

Burundi - Politique nationale de la jeunesse [National youth policy of Burundi]

International Council on National Youth Policy, 1998, 4 p. Authors / Organisations : Burundi. International Council on National Youth Policy

Cameroon - Politique nationale de la jeunesse

Cameroon. Ministère de la jeunesse, 2006, 56 p. Authors / Organisations: Cameroon. Ministère de la jeunesse

Cape Verde - Respostas à juventude: políticas públicas para a juventude

Ministério da Juventude e Desportos, 2009, 20 p. Authors / Organisations : Cape Verde. Ministério da Juventude e Desportos

Congo DR - Politique nationale de la jeunesse

Congo DR. Ministère de la jeunesse et des sports, 2009, 29 p. Authors / Organisations: Congo DR. Ministère de la jeunesse et des sports

Ethiopia - National youth policy

Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Authors / Organisations : Ethiopia. Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture

Gabon - Politique nationale de la jeunesse du Gabon. "Contrat de partenariat pour une jeunesse responsable"

Gabon. Présidence de la République, 2012, 178 p. Authors / Organisations: Gabon. Présidence de la République

Gambia - The National Youth Policy (2009-2018)

Ministry of Youth and Sports, 2009, 29 p. Authors / Organisations : Gambia. Ministry of Youth and Sports

Ghana - National youth policy of Ghana. Theme: Towards an empowered youth, impacting positively on national development

Ministry of Youth and Sports, 2010, 33 p. Authors / Organisations : Ghana. Ministry of Youth and Sports

Kenya - Kenya national youth policy. Sessional paper no. 3 of July 2007

Ministry of Youth Affairs, 2007, 25 p. Authors / Organisations : Kenya. Ministry of Youth Affairs

Madagascar - Loi n°2004-028 du 09 septembre 2004 portant Politique Nationale de la Jeunesse

Antananarivo, Présidence de la République, 2006, 5 p. Authors / Organisations : Madagascar. Présidence de la République

Malawi - National youth policy

Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Authors / Organisations : Malawi. Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture

Mauritania - Stratégie définissant la politique nationale de la jeunesse

Ministère de la culture, de la jeunesse et des sports, 2004, 13 p. Authors / Organisations : Mauritania. Ministère de la Culture, de la Jeunesse et des Sports

Mauritius - National youth policy 2010-2014: Youth on the move

Port Louis, Ministry of Youth and Sport, 2009, 47 p. Authors / Organisations : Mauritius. Ministry of Youth and Sports

Mozambique - Politica de Juventude

Government, 1996, 3 p. Authors / Organisations : Mozambique. Government

Namibia - Draft strategic plan 2008-2011

Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture, 2008, 35 p. Authors / Organisations : Namibia. Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture

Nigeria - Second national youth policy document of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2009

Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2009, 80 p. Authors / Organisations : Nigeria. Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Rwanda - National youth policy / Politique nationale de la jeunesse

Kigali, Ministry of Youth, Culture and Sports, 2005, 36 p. Authors / Organisations : Rwanda. Ministry of Youth, Culture and Sports

Sierra Leone - National youth policy

Ministry of Youth and Sports, 2003, 9 p. Authors / Organisations : Sierra leone. Ministry of Youth and Sports

Somalia - Human Development Report 2012: Empowering youth for peace and development

Nairobi, UNDP, 2012, 214 p. Authors / Organisations : UNDP Type of document : Human Development Reports (HDR)

South Africa - National youth development strategy 2007/08-2011/12

Department of Social Development, 2007, 22 p. Authors / Organisations : South Africa. Department of Social Development

South Africa - National youth policy (NYP) 2009-2014

The Presidency, 2008, 40 p. Authors / Organisations : South Africa. Presidency

Swaziland - Swaziland national youth policy

Ministry of Sport, Culture and Youth Affairs, 36 p. Authors / Organisations : Swaziland. Ministry of Sport, Culture and Youth Affairs

Uganda - The National youth policy. A vision for youth in the 21st century

Uganda. Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, 2001, 19 p. Authors / Organisations: Uganda. Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development

United Republic of Tanzania - National youth development policy

Dar es Salaam, Ministry of Labour and Youth Development, 1996, 44 p. Authors / Organisations : Tanzania UR. Ministry of Labour and Youth Development

Zambia - National youth policy

Lusaka, Department of Youth Development, 1994, 9 p. Authors / Organisations : Zambia. Department of Youth Development

Zimbabwe - The National youth policy

Ministry of Youth Development, Gender and Employment Creation, 2000, 30 p. Authors / Organisations : Zimbabwe. Ministry of Youth Development, Gender and Employment Creation



Algeria - Politique nationale de la jeunesse

Authors / Organisations : Algeria. Ministère de la Jeunesse et des Sports

Jordan - National youth strategy for Jordan 2005- 2009. Summary

Jordan. Higher Council for Youth, 2004, 24 p. Authors / Organisations: Jordan. Higher Council for Youth

Palestine - Palestinian national plan 2011 - 2013. Youth cross-cutting strategy

Palestine. Government, 2011, 18 p. Authors / Organisations: Palestine. Government

Palestine - The National policy for adolescents and youth

Palestine. Government, 2005, 12 p. Authors / Organisations: Palestine. Government

Qatar - Expanding the capacities of Qatari youth: mainstreaming young people in development: Qatar's third National Human Development Report

Doha, GSDP, 2012, 134 p. Authors / Organisations : Qatar. General Secretariat for Development Planning, GSDP; UNDP Type of document : Human Development Reports (HDR)

Saudi Arabia - The National youth strategy

Ministry of Economy and Planning. Authors / Organisations : Saudi Arabia. Ministry of Economy and Planning

Yemen - The national children and youth strategy of the Republic of Yemen 2006 û 2015

Yemen. Ministry of Youth and Sports, 2009, 73 p. Authors / Organisations: Yemen. Ministry of Youth and Sports; Yemen. Ministry of Planning; Yemen. Higher Council for Motherhood and Childhood



Afghanistan - National youth programme. Joint programme document

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, 2007, 48 p. Authors / Organisations : Afghanistan. Government

Australia - Investing in Australia's young people

Office for Youth, 2009, 254 p. Authors / Organisations : Australia. Office for Youth

Bangladesh - National Youth Policy

Ministry of Youth and Sports, 2003. Authors / Organisations : Bangladesh. Ministry of Youth and Sports

Bhutan - National youth policy

Ministry of Edcation, 2010, 35 p. Authors / Organisations : Bhutan. Ministry of Education

Fiji - National youth policy

Ministry of Education, National Heritage, Culture and Arts, and Youth and Sports, 2011, 10 p. Authors / Organisations : Fiji. Ministry of Education, National Heritage, Culture and Arts, and Youth and Sports

India - National youth policy 2003

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, 2003, 13 p. Authors / Organisations : India. Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

India - National youth policy 2010

New Delhi, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sport, 2010, First draft, 56 p. Authors / Organisations : India. Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sport

Japan - National youth development policy

Headquarters for Youth Development, 2008, 51 p. Authors / Organisations : Japan. Headquarters for Youth Development

Kiribati - National youth policy 2011 - 2015

Kiribati. Ministry for Internal and Social Affairs, 2011, 28 p. Authors / Organisations: Kiribati. Ministry for Internal and Social Affairs

Micronesia - National youth policy 2004 - 2010

Micronesia. Department of Health, Education and Social Affairs, 2004, 58 p. Authors / Organisations: Micronesia. Department of Health, Education and Social Affairs

Nepal - National youth policy

Ministry of Youth and Sports, 2010, 26 p. Authors / Organisations : Nepal. Ministry of Youth and Sports

New Zealand - Making it happen...: Strengthening youth development in schools

Wellington, Ministry of Youth Development, 2005, 26 p. Authors / Organisations : New Zealand. Ministry of Youth Development

Niue - Niue National Youth Policy 2003 - 2008

Niue Youth Council, 2003, 48 p. Authors / Organisations: Niue Youth Council; Pacific Youth Bureau, Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Pakistan - National youth policy

Islamabad, Ministry of Youth Affairs, 2008, 31 p. Authors / Organisations : Pakistan. Ministry of Youth Affairs

Philippines - National Framework for Youth Development. Medium-Term Youth Development Plan 2005 - 2010

2005, 77 p. Authors / Organisations : Philippines. National Youth Commission

Republic of Korea - Youth policy

Seoul, Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, 2012. Authors / Organisations : Korea R. Ministry of Gender Equality and Family

Samoa - Samoa National Youth Policy 2001 - 2010. Taking youth into the new millenium

Government, 2001, 105 p. Authors / Organisations : Samoa. Ministry of Youth, Sports and Cultural Affairs; Samoa. Government

Timor-Leste - National Youth Policy of Timor-Leste

Dili, Secretary of State for Youth and Sport, 2007, 15 p. Authors / Organisations : Timor-Leste. Secretary of State for Youth and Sport

Vanuatu - Ministry of Youth development and training corporate plan 2004 to 2006

Port Vila, Department of Youth Development and Training, 2004, 22 p. Authors / Organisations : Vanuatu. Department of Youth Development and Training

Vietnam - Youth law and the Vietnamese youth development strategy 2011 - 2020

Vietnam. Ministry of Home Affairs, 2012, 28 p. Authors / Organisations: Vietnam. Ministry of Home Affairs



Albania - Plan kombëtar i veprimit për rininë 2007-2013

Ministria e Turizmit, Kulturës, Rinisë dhe Sporteve, 2007, 32 p. Authors / Organisations : Albania. Ministria e Turizmit, Kulturës, Rinisë dhe Sporteve

Andorra - Pla nacional de joventut d'Andorra

Departament de Joventut i Voluntariat, 2008, 176 p. Authors / Organisations : Andorra. Departament de Joventut i Voluntariat

Armenia - Conception of state youth policy

Yerevan, Government of Republic of Armenia, 1998, 5 p. Authors / Organisations : Armenia. Government. [translated from Armenian by NAYO and YES-Armenia Country Network]

Belgium - Jeugd. Samen toekomst maken. Door ruimte te geven aan kinderen en jongeren

Government, 2009, 28 p. Authors / Organisations : Belgium. Ministerie van Onderwijs, Jeugd, Gelijke Kansen en Brussel; ; ; Smet, Pascal

Belgium - Towards a youth pact 2020. Synthesis of the 3rd Flemish Youth Policy Plan and Priorities for the governing period 2010-2014

Flemish Government, 2011, 64 p. Authors / Organisations : Belgium. Agency for Socio-Cultural Work for Youth and Adults; Belgium. Ministry of Youth

Bulgaria - National youth strategy 2010 - 2020

Bulgaria. Government, 2010, 40 p. Authors / Organisations: Bulgaria. Government

Croatia - National youth program from 2009 till 2013

Croatia. Ministry of Family, Veterans' Affairs and Intergenerational Solidarity, 2009, 230 p. Authors / Organisations: Croatia. Ministry of Family, Veterans' Affairs and Intergenerational Solidarity  

Czech Republic - Government Policy on Children and Young People for 2007-2013

Czech Republic. Government, 2007, 32 p. Authors / Organisations: Czech Republic. Government

Estonia - Estonian youth work strategy 2006-2013

Tartu, Ministry of Education and Research, 2006, 38 p. Authors / Organisations : Estonia. Ministry of Education and Research

Finland - Child and youth policy programme 2012-2015

Ministry of Education and Culture, 2012, 72 p. Authors / Organisations : Finland. Ministry of Education and Culture

Finland - Youth Act (72/2006)

Ministry of Education, 2010, 8 p. Authors / Organisations : Finland. Ministry of Education

Finland - Youth work and youth policy. Fact sheets - youth

Finland. Ministry of Education, 2006, 30 p. Authors / Organisations: Finland. Ministry of Education

France - Priorité jeunesse

Comité Interministériel de la Jeunesse, 2013, 80 p. Authors / Organisations: France. Comité Interministériel de la Jeunesse

Georgia - National policy of youth

Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs, 2010, 20 p. Authors / Organisations : Georgia. Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs

Hungary - So they can make it better! National youth strategy 2009 - 2024

Hungary. Government, 2009, 72 p. Authors / Organisations: Hungary. Government

Iceland - Youth act

Iceland. Government, 2007, 4 p. Authors / Organisations: Iceland. Government

Ireland - Statement of strategy 2011-2014

Dublin, Department of Children and Youth Affairs, 2012, 35 p. Authors / Organisations : Ireland. Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Italy - National youth plan: objectives and activities

Ministry for Youth Policies and Sport, 2007, 20 p. Authors / Organisations: Italy. Ministry for Youth Policies and Sport

Kyrgyzstan - Successful youth, successful country: NHDR 2010

Bishkek, UNDP, 2009, 102 p. Authors / Organisations : UNDP Kyrgyzstan Type of document : Human Development Reports (HDR)

Latvia - Jaunatnes politikas pamatnostadnes 2009. - 2018.gadam (informativa dala)

Latvia. Government, 2009, 85 p. Authors / Organisations: Latvia. Government

Lithuania - Law on youth policy framework

Lithuania. Government, 2003, 10 p. Authors / Organisations: Lithuania. Government

Luxembourg - Loi du 4 juillet 2008 sur la jeunesse

Luxembourg, Service Central de Législation, 2008, 6 p. Authors / Organisations : Luxembourg. Ministère de la famille et de l'Intégration

Luxembourg - Pacte pour la jeunesse 2012-2014

Luxembourg, Gouvernement du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, 2012, 60 p. Authors / Organisations : Luxembourg. Gouvernement

Luxembourg - Pacte pour la jeunesse 2012-2014

Luxembourg, Governement de la Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, 2012, 60 p. Authors / Organisations : Luxembourg. Gouvernement

Malta - National youth policy 2010-2013

Parliamentary Secretariat for Youth and Sport, 2010, 64 p. Authors / Organisations : Malta. Parliamentary Secretariat for Youth and Sport

Montenegro - National youth action plan

Podgorica, Republic of Montengro, 2007, 96 p. Authors / Organisations : Montenegro. Republic of Montenegro

Netherlands - Youth Policy in the Netherlands

Netherlands Youth Institute, 2008, 36 p. Authors / Organisations : Netherlands Youth Institute

Northern Ireland - Our children and young people - our pledge. A ten year strategy for children and young people in Northern Ireland 2006 - 2016

Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, 2006, 98 p. Authors / Organisations : Northern Ireland. Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister

Poland - Polish youth strategy for the years 2003-2012

Warsaw, Ministry of National Education and Sport, 2003, 23 p. Authors / Organisations : Poland. Ministry of National Education and Sport

Republic of Moldova - Lege Nr. 25 din 03.02.2009 privind aprobarea Strategiei na°355 / ionale pentru tineret pe anii 2009-2013

Ministerul Tineretului &351;i Sportului, 2010, 22 p. Authors / Organisations : Moldova R. Ministerul Tineretului &351;i Sportului

Serbia - The National youth strategy

Republic of Serbia, 2007, 81 p. Authors / Organisations : Serbia. Republic of Serbia

Slovenia - Act on the public interest in youth sector (ZJIMS)

Slovenia. Ministry of Education and Sport. Office of the Republic of Slovenia for youth, 2010, 15 p. Authors / Organisations: Slovenia. Ministry of Education and Sport. Office of the Republic of Slovenia for youth

Spain - Libro blanco. Juventud en España 2020

Instituto Nacional de la Juventud, INJUVE, 2012, Versión Borrador, 143 p. Authors / Organisations : Spain. Instituto Nacional de la Juventud, INJUVE; Spain. Comisión de estudio del Senado para la elaboración del Libro Blanco Juventud en España 2020

Sweden - The Swedish Government's youth policy

Stockholm, Government Offices of Sweden, 2009, 2 p. Authors / Organisations : Sweden. Ministry of Integration and Gender Equality

Switzerland - Strategie für eine schweizerische Kinder- und Jugendpolitik

Bundesamt für Sozialversicherungen, 2008, 47 p. Authors / Organisations : Switzerland. Bundesamt für Sozialversicherungen, BSV

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - National youth strategy

Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, 2005, 24 p. Authors / Organisations : The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Government

United Kingdom - Positive for youth: A new approach to cross-governmental policy for young people aged 13 to 19

London, Department for Education, 2011, 104 p. + 11 p. Authors / Organisations : UK. Department for education



Antigua and Barbuda - National youth policy

Ministry of Health, Sports and Youth Affairs, 2007, 110 p. Authors / Organisations : Antigua and Barbuda. Ministry of Health, Sports and Youth Affairs

Barbados - Draft national youth policy of Barbados

National Youth Policy Steering Committee, 2011, 72 p. Authors / Organisations : Barbados. National Youth Policy Steering Committee

Belize - National Youth Development Policy of Belize

Belize. Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. Department of Youth Services, 2012, 66 p. Authors / Organisations: Belize. Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. Department of Youth Services

Bolivia - Ley de la juventud

Bolivia. Government, 2013, 23 p. Authors / Organisations: Bolivia. Government

Bolivia - Plan nacional de juventudes: "Jóvenes unidos/as po el cambio" (2008 - 2012)

Bolivia. Government, 2008, 47 p. Authors / Organisations: Bolivia. Government

Brazil - Guia de políticas públicas de juventude

Brasíila, Secretaria Nacional de Juventude, 2010, 28 p. Authors / Organisations : Brazil. Secretaria Nacional de Juventude

Chile - Chile se compromete con los jóvenes. Plan de acción en juventud

Chile. Ministerio de Planificación, 2004, 24 p. Authors / Organisations: Chile. Ministerio de Planificación; Chile. Instituto Nacional de la Juventud; Chile. Comité Intergubernamental en Juventud

Colombia - Política nacional de juventud. Bases para el plan decenal de juventud 2005 - 2015

Colombia. Programa Presidencial Colombia Joven, 2004, 64 p. Authors / Organisations: Colombia. Programa Presidencial Colombia Joven

Costa Rica - Política pública de la persona joven

San José, Consejo Nacional de la Política Pública de la Persona Joven, 2004, 70 p. Authors / Organisations : Costa Rica. Consejo Nacional de la Política Pública de la Persona Joven

Costa Rica - Política pública de la persona joven y su Plan de Acción

Costa Rica. Ministerio de Cultura y Juventud, 2010, 39 p. Authors / Organisations: Costa Rica. Ministerio de Cultura y Juventud; Costa Rica. Consejo de la Persona Joven

Dominica - National youth policy

Youth Development Division, 2004, 32 p. Authors / Organisations : Dominica. Youth Development Division

Ecuador - Agenda de Políticas de la Juventud 2012 - 2013

Ecuador. Ministerio de Inclusión Económica y Social, 2012, 96 p. Authors / Organisations: Ecuador. Ministerio de Inclusión Económica y Social; Ecuador. Mesa Interministerial de Juventud

El Salvador - Política nacional de juventud 2011-2024 y Plan de acción 2011-2014

El Salvador. Dirección Nacional de la Juventud. Secretaría de Inclusión Social, 2011, 160 p. Authors / Organisations: El Salvador. Dirección Nacional de la Juventud. Secretaría de Inclusión Social

Guatemala - Política national de juventud 2010-2015. Construyendo una nación pluricultural, incluyente y

Guatemala. Consejo Nacional de la Juventud (Conjuve), 2010, 76 p. Authors / Organisations: Guatemala. Consejo Nacional de la Juventud (Conjuve); Guatemala. Secretaría de Planificación y Programación de la Presidencia (Segeplan)

Honduras - Política national de juventud 2007 - 2021. Por una ciudadanía plena

Honduras. Instituto nacional de la juventud, 2007, 68 p. Authors / Organisations: Honduras. Instituto nacional de la juventud

Jamaica - National youth policy

Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture, 2003, Final draft, 43 p. Authors / Organisations : Jamaica. Ministry of Educatiohn, Youth and Culture

Mexico - Programa nacional de Juventud 2008-2012

México, Instituto Mexicano de la Juventud, México, Mexico. Secrétaria de Educación Pública, 2008, 138 p. Authors / Organisations : Mexico. Secrétaria de Educación Pública; Mexico. Instituto Mexicano de la Juventud

Nicaragua - Plan de acción de la politica nacional para el desarrollo integral de la juventud 2005-2015

Nicaragua. Jóvenes Actores Estratégicos del Desarrollo, 2004, 100 p. Authors / Organisations: Nicaragua. Jóvenes Actores Estratégicos del Desarrollo

Panama - Política Pública de juventud de Panamá

Panama. Ministerio de la Juventud, la Mujer, la Ni±ez y la Familia, MINJUMNFA, 2004, 70 p. Authors / Organisations: Panama. Ministerio de la Juventud, la Mujer, la Ni±ez y la Familia, MINJUMNFA

Paraguay - Plan nacional de juventud "Don Félix de la Guarania" 2011-2013: hacia la nueva generación de próceres

Asunción, Viceministerio de la Juventud, 2011, 37 p. Authors / Organisations : Paraguay. Viceministerio de la Juventud

Saint Kitts and Nevis - Draft federal youth policy

Saint Kitts and Nevis. Government, 2010, Draft, 50 p. Authors / Organisations : Saint Kitts and Nevis. Government

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines -

National Youth Commission, 1996, 16 p. Authors / Organisations : Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. National Youth Commission

Trinidad and Tobago - National youth policy

Trinidad and Tobago. Government, 2008, 63 p. Authors / Organisations: Trinidad and Tobago. Government

Uruguay - Plan Nacional de Juventudes 2011 - 2015

Govrenment, 2011, 98 p. Authors / Organisations : Uruguay. Comisión de Juventud del Comité de Coordinación Estratégica de Infancia, Adolescencia y Juventud - Consejo Nacional de Políticas Sociales

Venezuela - Ley para el poder popular de la juventud

Venezuela. Asamblea Nacional, 2009, 22 p. Authors / Organisations: Venezuela. Asamblea Nacional