National Youth Policy Overview
A list of all countries & the
current status of their national
youth policy, as far as known.
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A further 37 (19%) are revising their existing national youth policy or are, in a few cases, developing their very first national youth policy.
31 states (16%) have no national youth policy (yet). Of those, 14 states are in Africa, 9 in Asia, 5 in the Americas, and 3 in Europe.
Denmark has an integrated youth policy approach. A 2008 article
and a 2012 briefing
Previous youth policies are from 2001 and 2007. A revision began in 2011; its status is unclear.
Ghana adopted its latest national youth policy
in 2010, focused on youth empowerment.
Greece has no dedicated national youth policy. A 2012 report
and a 2012 briefing
Grenada adopted a national youth policy in 2003, but it has been defunct since the 2008 elections.
The current national youth policy
covers 2012-2020, the previous one
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.
The national youth policy of Guyana is under development
, but the process apparently is very slow
Haiti has no current national youth policy. A draft was developed
A 2010 article
explains youth policy discourses in Iran, including the recent regime.
Iraq is developing
a national youth strategy, and conducted a youth survey
to inform the effort.
Ireland has a youth policy framework
, ‘Better Outcomes Brighter Futures,’ covering 2014–2020.
Oman has no national youth policy. Youth issues are tackled through sectoral development plans.
Papua New Guinea
The national youth policy of Papua New Guinea covers 2007-2017. A 2011 book chapter
The national youth plan
of Paraguay was adopted in 2011 and covers the period 2011–2013.
The national youth strategy
covers the period 2012-2021, the previous plan covered 2006-2011
The Youth Development Plan 2012-2016 is awaiting
endorsement. A video
explains its contents.
The national youth policy
of Rwanda was adopted in 2005. There are attempts to review and revise it.