Every August, in celebration of the United Nations’ International Youth Day, IFES holds a social media campaign on Twitter @IFESYouth
Nearly half of the world’s population is 25 years or younger, making the current youth generation of 3 billion people potentially one of the most influential in history as civic and political leaders. Recognizing that young people are a diverse group of individuals with unique beliefs and experiences, IFES’s youth programming is driven by an intersectional approach and tailored to reflect the diversity of young people worldwide. IFES draws on several complementary approaches to supporting youth engagement, including:
- Integrating human rights standards and principles.
- Enhancing skillsets and fostering engagement between young people and political and civil actors, systems and processes, applying a positive youth development approach to facilitate youth agency.
- Engaging young people as active participants in the electoral process.
- Partnering with young people as positive agents and equip them with conflict resolution and peacebuilding tools.
- Explore our resources linked here to learn more and get involved.
News and Updates Feature Getting Results on the Bureaucratic Merry-Go-Round in Armenia The Engaged Citizen is a civic education course made possible by the support of USAID as part of the Strengthening Electoral Processes and Political Accountability in Armenia (SEPPA) project implemented by IFES. Participant Lilit Petrosyan shares the program's impact.
PastVirtual Youth with Disabilities Lead: Linking the Summit for Democracy and the Global Disability Summit On Thursday, Feb. 17 at 11:30 A.M. EST/UTC-5, as part of the 2022 Global Disability Summit, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) will co-host a discussion with young leaders with disabilities from around the world about inclusive democracy. Young people make up almost half of the world’s population and are critical decision-makers and positive change agents in communities around the world but often face significant barriers to their participation in public life.
February 17, 2022 11:30 AM UTC
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