The challenge

Young women and men are flocking to cities more than ever before. It is expected that by 2030 more than 50% of urban populations will be under 35. Despite this, young people have little voice in decision-making and face major obstacles to education, employment and safety.

Impact

18,156
youths in seven countries had their capacities on employment and improved livelihoods enhanced through programmes such as the One Stop Youth Resource Centers.
The Urban Youth Fund has supported
285
Youth-led projects in 172 cities and 63 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean, providing vocational training and credit mechanisms for entrepreneurship and employment.