Toolkit: Government

This collection consists of tools of particular relevance to governments’ efforts to strengthen their capacity to meaningfully engage with youth in their policy and programmatic work. Tools categorized as belonging to the following domains have been included in this collection: policy alignment, public finance, data, youth engagement in national processes, and multistakeholder coordination.

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Knowledge Portal on Volunteerism


Knowledge portal to access the latest global, regional and national data and evidence on volunteerism

Opportunities for Youth in Africa (OYA)


Programme committed to accelerating job creation in the agri-food sector. It envisions youth as agripreneurs within Industry 4.0, mediating Africa’s competitive engagement in global agricultural value chains.

U-INSPIRE Alliance


To support disaster risk reduction and resilience building, in line with SDGs and the Sendai Framework
Alliance of youth, young scientists, young professionals working in Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation (SETI)

Secondary education guidance: Multiple and flexible pathways


Targeted education interventions are important during the second window of developmental opportunity.

Youth engagement in the implementation, review and follow-up processes of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration.


The Global Compact is the first inter-governmentally negotiated agreement, prepared under the auspices of the United Nations, covering all dimensions of international migration in a holistic and comprehensive manner.

Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE)


Multi-stakeholder coalition that aims to provide leadership and resources for catalytic action to increase the number of young people engaged in productive work.

General Tools on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice


UNODC develops tools for stakeholders to assist States in the implementation of the UN standards and norms.

SDG4 steering committee


UNESCO convenes the SDG-Education 2030 Steering Committee - a democratic, multi-stakeholder partnership - which provides strategic guidance to Member States and the education community, makes recommendations for catalytic action, advocates for financing, and monitors progress.

Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities (Youth Council)


Global multi-stakeholder coalition, platform for collective action and advocacy to ensure that the rights of children with disabilities are included in and prioritized by both the disability and child rights agendas at all levels. oThe Youth Council currently consists of 19 young people with disabilities, including representatives from youth with disabilities-led DPO’s, and youth with and without disabilities rights’ advocates.

IASC Guidelines on Working with and for Young People in Humanitarian and Protracted Crises.


The aim of these guidelines is to serve as the ‘go-to’ guide for working with and for young people in humanitarian settings and protracted crises.

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