OBJECTIVES

OBJECTIVES

The primary objectives of the International Youth Society shall be:

a) to contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the United Nations by promoting mutual collaboration among young people, and working in partnership with state and non-state actors in order to empower the young people of the World, without distinction of race, ethnic origin, caste, colour, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, special needs, socio-economic status, marital status, language, religious belief or political opinion;

b) to be a global platform which mainstreams young people into the work of the World at all levels; supporting and advocating for an enabling environment that facilitates the active participation and influence of young people in decision-making processes, and the consideration of youth-specific needs in all policy areas;

c) to be a centre for mobilising, harmonising, formalising, recognising, legitimising, utilising, and prioritising the voices and actions of young people in the advancement of youth; and to be a unified voice for youth in the World; and to encourage and extend, as appropriate, assistance to the whole world, in particular, small states, in the promotion and acceleration of their youth development strategies;

d) to advocate the inclusion and, and encourage governments to include young people in delegations to international functions and as members of, in particular, United Nations meetings; and to support young people’s participation in election observer missions

e) to be a centre for information on youth work and development, and accordingly collect, monitor, analyse and disseminate information including the exchange of experiences and best practices in youth-led development; and to provide a website, online resources and to create project plans and campaigns so that young people can be integral in the achievement of the United Nations youth development agenda and sustainable development; and

f) to partner with other specialised organisations and agencies with a focus on youth development, to ensure a relevant, impactful, and unified youth development agenda across the Globe.

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