Through International Youth Society to promote the dignity of the person by building a global coalition of young people able to articulate, defend and live the dignity of the person in their lives and influence the communities and world in which they live and to create sustainable solutions for the UN sustainable development goals.


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 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.