The World Youth Foundation (WYF) is a youth focused International Non-governmental Organization (NGO) which was launched in 1994 with the aim to promote development, research and documentation beneficial to the youth worldwide. The Foundation is an NGO with Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) and an NGO Associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information. WYF supports the work of the UN, in particular the newly endorsed Sustainable Development Goals 2030.
World Youth Foundation seeks to create opportunities for youth to get involved and grow, regardless of where they are in the world. Our activities include engagement in dialogues, conferences, training, seminars, exchange programmes, consultative and knowledge based research. Our activities support our programmes in knowledge sharing, capacity building, civic engagement, educational and cultural exchanges, local outreach programmes among others.
WYF has addressed several youth issues in the past including (but not limited to) education, HIV/AIDS, drug and substance abuse, violence against women , child brides, youth employment, community development entrepreneurship, globalization, climate change, disaster risk management, sustainable development, human rights, culture and diversity, peace and religion, conflict resolution, terrorism, racism, democracy, population, poverty and hunger-management, life under land, sustainable cities etc.
WYF works closely with following UN agencies:
In recognition of our work the WYF was granted:
Representatives from youth organizations, youth workers and youth leaders, Civil society organizations, Government organizations, Corporate Organizations and students of higher learning institutions whose concerns are related to youth issues. We also organize open events throughout the year.
All young people around the world between the ages 18-32 years are welcome to register as volunteers with WYF. For more information about volunteering, please click here
WYF Internships Programmes are available in a wide variety of sectors and roles. Now is your time to build your time confidence, gain experience and build your leadership capabilities. For more information about internship opportunities, please click here
WYF may endorse and support certain campaigns that advocate youth development issues if they are aligned with the aims and objectives of the Foundation. If you would like to launch a campaign through WYF please send your initial proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WYF is not a membership based organization.
You can support the Foundation through:
WYF gets funding from corporates bodies, international and local organizations, ministries and related agencies, individuals etc. WYF accounts are audited by an external auditing company.
WYF is non – profit organization registered in Malaysia. However, the Foundation is not a grant awarding or donor organization.
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