Future Policy Award 2019 on Youth Empowerment (Winners will be celebrated at IPU’s 141st General Assembly in Serbia)
Deadline: April 26, 2019
Nominations are open for the Future Policy Award 2019 on Youth Empowerment. This is global call for nominations to identify and honour the world’s most successful policies enabling youth empowerment. Know of a school, business, public organization, or government offering youth policies which are truly making a difference in the lives of young people? Nominate them!
The Global contest was announced on the eve of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum and the 140th IPU Assembly by the World Future Council, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), with the support of the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and Youth Policy Labs.
Every year, the most visionary policies tackling humankind’s most pressing challenges are celebrated through the Future Policy Award (FPA), the only global award that recognises policies for the benefit of present and future generations. The Future Policy Award 2019 on Empowering Youth will highlight proven policies that effectively promote and scale up local, national and international youth empowerment solutions.
They seek policies that advance the economic empowerment of young women and men in decent and sustainable jobs, for instance, youth skills development programmes that pave the way for youth to build the green economy we need. It also encompasses youth entrepreneurship or programmes targeting particularly marginalized groups including women. They also seek inspiring policy and legislative frameworks that enable much more civic engagement and political participation of youth. This includes, for instance, policies that promote enhanced youth representation in politics and decision-making, and enable the integration of youth at all levels of governance.
The winners of the 2019 Future Policy Award will be celebrated at a high-level award ceremony at IPU’s 141st General Assembly in Belgrade, Serbia in October 2019, convened by the World Future Council in partnership with IPU and UNDP with the support of UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, ILO and YPL.
Typically this Award event is bringing together more than 200 decision-makers, including heads of state, ministers, permanent representatives, parliamentarians, heads of international organisations and leading civil society organisations from across the world.
- Know of a school, business, public organization, or government offering youth policies which are truly making a difference in the lives of young people? Nominate them!
- They are particularly interested in nominations of innovative and impactful laws, policies and legal frameworks that create enabling environments and empower young people in the following fields:
- Economic empowerment of young women and men in decent and sustainable jobs
- Youth civic engagement and political participation in support of sustainable development and peace.
Representatives of international organizations, academia, non-governmental organizations, parliaments, government agencies, and others are invited to nominate.