The main aim of the United Nations System-wide Action Plan on Youth (Youth-SWAP),  is to enhance the coherence and synergy of United Nations’ system-wide activities in key areas related to youth development. The Youth-SWAP builds on the specific mandates, expertise and capacities of individual United Nations entities, pooling the strengths of the whole United Nations system and promoting joint programmatic work.

The Youth-SWAP website has been developed to ensure that progress related to the development and implementation of the Youth-SWAP is highlighted. Young people, UN entities, Member States and practitioners are encouraged to use the website as a tool to learn about the activities of the UN in youth development, as well as to help further their own work.

So why not start off by learning a little about the background to the Youth-SWAP here: