Youth Advisory Board
The Youth Advisory Board was created to better integrate the views of urban youth into the UN-Habitat urban strategy and work programme. The board was established at the World Urban Forum IV held in Nanjing China on 1 and 2 November 2008, and launched at the 22nd session of the UN-Habitat Governing Council in April 2009.
The Youth Advisory Board is made up of youth aged 18-32 years who seek to increase youth involvement in UN-Habitat initiatives. The board comprises 12 advisors, two per UN-Habitat region as well as one youth observer representing young people with disabilities. It also comprises two observer members, one youth representative from informal settlements and one external advisor appointed by UN-Habitat.
Members of the advisory board are elected at the World Urban Youth Assembly to serve for a period of two years. The board advises UN-Habitat on strategies to engage young people in sustainable urbanization and urban development, and may represent youth in local, national and international forums. The board also seeks to strengthen youth participation and advocacy in youth-led initiatives.
Read more: Youth Advisory Board – Terms of Reference