current status of their national
youth policy, as far as known.
updates, amendments, additions, questions and corrections along.
will do the trick :)
Antigua & Barbuda
The national youth policy & agenda of Antigua & Barbuda was adopted in 2007.
Argentina has no national youth policy, but the National Youth Bureau determines policy.
The Bahamas envisage to finalise the development of their first national youth policy in 2013.
While a 2011-2015 youth strategy was prelaunched, it is unclear whether a youth policy exists.
Youth Policy in Belgium is regionally organised, a briefing explains how. A review was conducted in 2012.
Bosnia & Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands established a committee in 2012 to develop a youth policy framework.
Cameroon has a 2006 national youth policy, which prioritises national development.
Central African Republic
A national youth policy has been prepared, but is currently not available online.
Chad has no national youth policy. A national youth congress in 2011 demanded one, to no avail so far.
China does not have a national youth policy. A 2011 article describes the current situation.
Comoros has no national youth policy. An economic outlook has some info on policy impact.
The Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) has no national youth policy.
Côte d’Ivoire is drafting a national youth policy. A draft is not yet available online.
Cuba has no dedicated national youth policy. Recently, the youth policy approach was summarised.
Previous youth policies are from 2001 and 2007. A revision began in 2011; its status is unclear.
Egypt has no national youth policy yet. A 2010 youth policy briefing is available.
Equatorial Guinea has no overall youth policy, and no specific policies on youth issues either.
Gambia renews its national youth policy every ten years. The most recent one was adopted in 2009.
Ghana adopted its latest national youth policy in 2010, focused on youth empowerment.
Grenada adopted a national youth policy in 2003, but it has been defunct since the 2008 elections.
Guinea-Bissau has no comprehensive dedicated national youth policy yet.
Guinea-Conakry is said to have a new national youth policy, but it is not online.
Haiti has no current national youth policy. A draft was developed in 2011.
Honduras has a national youth policy, adopted in 2007, that covers the period 2007-2021.
Iceland has no national youth policy. A 2007 Youth Act covers children and youth participation.
A 2010 article explains youth policy discourses in Iran, including the recent regime.
Ireland has a youth policy framework, ‘Better Outcomes Brighter Futures,’ covering 2014–2020.
Laos has no national youth policy. A comprehensive youth analysis is currently being conducted.
There is a national youth policy of Lesotho from 2005. A new one is currently under development.
There is no functioning youth policy or strategy in Libya. Current efforts concentrate on youth employment.
The Marshall Islands have a national youth policy covering 2009-2014. A recent book chapter has details.
Mauritania has a national youth strategy and policy from 2004, which will be revised soon.
Mongolia has a national youth participation policy and a national youth development programme.
The national youth policy of Namibia is from 2006, and there is a push to review it soon.
Nauru has a national youth policy covering 2008-2015, replacing the previous one from 1998.
Nicaragua adopted its current national youth policy in 2004. It is valid for the period 2005-2015.
Niue has a national youth policy for the period 2009-2013, a revision of the youth policy 2003–2008.
A human rights report gives a brief description of youth policies, however information is still limited.
Oman has no national youth policy. Youth issues are tackled through sectoral development plans.
Palau adopted its national youth policy in 2005, and added an implementation framework in 2009.
Panama has a national youth policy from 2004, outlining six principles and 12 key areas.
Papua New Guinea
The national youth policy of Papua New Guinea covers 2007-2017. A 2011 book chapter provides details.
The national youth plan of Paraguay was adopted in 2011 and covers the period 2011–2013.
Qatar has a youth development report to mainstream youth policy with the development strategy.
The national youth policy of Rwanda was adopted in 2005. There are attempts to review and revise it.
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent & Grenadines
A 2011 UNFPA report describes the draft of a national youth policy. Its current status is unclear.
Sao Tome & Principe
São Tomé and Príncipe has no national youth policy. A 2012 briefing focuses on unemployment.
Scotland has a national youth work strategy, covering 2014–2019, replacing the previous 2007 edition.
The Seychelles renewed it’s national youth policy in 2013. It is however not yet available online.
Singapore has no dedicated youth policy, but a government-run council for coordination.
Somalia has no current national youth policy. A 2012 youth development report exists.
Sudan has no current national youth policy. A 2012 youth employment briefing is available.
The youth policy development is completed, but the new youth policy is not yet online.
Syria does not yet have a national youth policy, but development is underway. A 2009 study has details.
Taiwan has a national youth policy, which was adopted and launched as a youth policy act in 2007.
Trinidad & Tobago
Turkmenistan has a 2013 state law on youth policy, replacing the previous 1993 version.
United Arab Emirates
Youth policy in the United Arab Emirates is coordinated regionally by the seven different Emirates.
In 2013, Pathways for Youth was published, a draft federal youth policy framework.