Policies & Related Resources by Country

Currently, more than half of the world's 7 billion people are younger than 25. Nearly 2 billion are between the ages of 10 and 24, and, of these, roughly two-thirds live in less developed countries. Ensuring the health and wellbeing of the world's youth will have countless social, economic, environmental, and other benefits. The national youth policies available in this section of the Toolkit outline individual countries' overall commitments to empowering youth and enabling them to succeed in becoming productive members of their local communities and of an increasingly global society. Many of these policies contain strategies that detail the actions that will be taken to ensure young people succeed.

This section of the Youth Policy Toolkit allows you to browse policy and strategy documents organized by region and country. Many of the materials found here are cross-listed in other sections of the Toolkit according to the particular elements of youth policy that they address.

The youthpolicy.org website provides a list of all countries and the current status of their national youth policy. Through this site, individuals can access the available national youth policies and a specific country's factsheet on a number of youth-related issues.

Use the purple navigation menu on the right to access resources from a particular region and from specific countries within each region.

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