|Autor institucional :||Division for Social Policy and Development - United Nations|
|Fecha de publicación:||2010|
|Resumen:||Young people between the ages of 15 and 24 represent approximately 18 per cent of today’s global population, signifying the largest youth cohort in history. They are increasingly mobilizing and impacting social policy dialogue within their communities as well as at the global level. In response, the international community has recognized their contributions and potential for greater participation by encouraging the inclusion of youth delegates in United Nations meetings and conferences.
The purpose of the following Guide is to provide Member States with information on national youth delegates to the United Nations and practical guidance on developing youth delegate programmes. The Guide presents the many avenues through which young people may take part in the work of their national delegations, including by highlighting how some Member States have enabled youth to participate in the intergovernmental processes at the United Nations.