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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)


UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO's programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.


Commitment to Youth Empowerment 

UNESCO works with young people and is committed to accompany them to work together to drive social innovation and change, participate fully in the development of their societies, eradicate poverty and inequality, and foster a culture of peace.


Target Countries/region:


Collaboration with Youth Co:lab


UNDP, UNESCO and the Asia Indigenous People’s Pact (AIPP) work together to enable young Indigenous peoples to protect their communities. On January 20-23, 2020, young Indigenous entrepreneurs from nine countries gathered at the Regional Dialogue on Youth Indigenous Social Entrepreneurship in Bangkok. Participants developed the skills needed to grow social enterprises that will support the preservation of Indigenous culture and livelihoods.

UNESCO also collaborates with Youth Co:Lab on the Youth as Researchers programme - supporting country teams in Pakistan and the Philippines.

More on our collaboration

Focusing primarily on SDG:

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 Youth empowerment 


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