Youth Power in a Pandemic Report

The State of Youth Civil Society.

While everyone has been profoundly affected by the pandemic, this generation of young people now face challenges unlike any other. They face overlapping crises – from physical and mental health emergencies to the climate crisis to economic hardships. They are in a world where their future cannot be taken for granted and radical changes to the ways we live are underway.

Despite the enormous and unique challenges facing young people, this report shows that there is great strength and optimism in change being led by young people and youth civil society.

The environment youth civil society creates for the youth, enables young people to be heard and more easily perceived by those in power.

Macedonian national CSO representative

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Read about how Youth Civil Society is affected by – and responding to – the COVID19 pandemic.

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Launching the report.

With the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth and the brilliant report contributors we launched the Youth Power in a Pandemic report on 30th March 2022. At the event we heard first hand how youth organising has stepped up around the world to respond, recover, and rebuild in communities in 2021.  

You can watch a recording of the event here: