National Youth Policy Overview

A list of all countries & the current status of their national youth policy, as far as known. Thank you in advance for sending any updates, amendments, additions, questions and corrections along. A quick email to national@youthpolicy.org will do the trick :)

Afghanistan

Afghanistan recently approved its first ever national youth policy in August 2014. A youth strategy is being developed.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Afghanistan
Albania

Albania has a national youth stra­tegy. An international youth policy review was published in 2010.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Albania
Algeria

An international study by Euromed(2009) concludes there is "no policy, no comprehensive vision" and "no strategy" on youth.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Algeria
Andorra

Andorra has a national youth plan. A background document details legislation and framework.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Andorra
Angola

Angola has a governmental national youth plan. A 2006 international profile by USAID provides additional context.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Angola
Antigua & Barbuda

The national youth policy & agenda of Antigua & Barbuda was adopted in 2007.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina

Argentina has no national youth policy, but the National Youth Bureau determines policy.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Argentina
Armenia

1998 concept is underpinned by a 2013-2017 youth policy strategy. Reviews from 2009 and 2011 exist.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Armenia
Australia

The national youth strategy was launched in 2010, underpinned by two reports on youth and policy.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Australia
Austria

Austria launched a youth strategy in 2013. A youth policy summary and two briefings (2011, 2012) add detail and context.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Austria
Azerbaijan

There is a state law on youth policy and a programme to implement it. An international briefing exists, too.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Azerbaijan

Bahamas

The Bahamas envisage to finalise the development of their first national youth policy in 2013.

Is there a national youth policy? Draft

Factsheet for Bahamas
Bahrain

While a 2011-2015 youth strategy was prelaunched it is unclear whether a youth policy exists.

Is there a national youth policy? Unclear

Factsheet for Bahrain
Bangladesh

The national youth policy of Bangladesh dates back to 2003, and is currently under revision.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Bangladesh
Barbados

The national youth policy of Barbados was adopted in late 2011. A draft had been presented earlier that year.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Barbados
Belarus

The state law on youth policy of Belarus is from 2009. A briefing paper from 2011 is available.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Belarus
Belgium

Youth Policy in Belgium is regionally organised, a briefing explains how. A review was conducted in 2012.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Belgium
Belize

The government of Belize launched a new national youth development policy in early 2013.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Belize
Benin

The national youth policy was adopted in 2001. An assessment report was published in 2011.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Benin
Bhutan

The national youth policy of Bhutan was drafted in 2010 and launched in 2011. An action plan will follow.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Bhutan
Bolivia

The latest national youth plan of Bolivia covered 2008-2012. A 2012 youth rights bill exists, too.

Is there a national youth policy? Unclear

Factsheet for Bolivia
Bosnia & Herzegovina

A 2010 youth law exists, a national youth policy is under development. A 2011 briefing paper exists.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Bosnia & Herzegovina
Botswana

revised national youth policy was adopted in 2010, complemented by a National Action Plan 2010-2016.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Botswana
Brazil

In 2010, a new youth policy was adopted, and the constitution was amended to include youth.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Brazil
Brunei

The national youth policy of Brunei dates back to 2002. A reform has been urgently called for.  

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Brunei
Bulgaria

Bulgaria has a national youth strategy 2010-2020. A youth law was adopted in 2012. See the youth policy briefing for more details.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Bulgaria
Burkina Faso

The national youth policy of Burkina Faso was adopted in 2008. A French summary is available online.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Burkina Faso
Burundi

Burundi has a rudimentary national youth policy from 2008. A revision was initiated in 2011.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Burundi

Cambodia

Cambodia has a policy for youth development. A UN situation analysis from 2009 exists.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Cambodia
Cameroon

Cameroon has a 2006 national youth policy, but lacks instruments for its systematic implementation.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Cameroon
Canada

There is a national employment program, but no national youth policy. A 2008 report from United Way Toronto compares regional ones.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Canada
Cape Verde

The national youth policy of Cape Verde is from 2009. A strategic youth plan is under development.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Cape Verde
Central African Republic

A national youth policy has been prepared, but is currently not available online.

Is there a national youth policy? Draft

Factsheet for Central African Republic
Chad

Chad has no national youth policy. A national youth congress in 2011 demanded one, to no avail so far.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Chad
Chile

Chile has a national youth action plan from 2004. A youth health program was added in 2012.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Chile
China

China does not have a national youth policy. A 2011 article describes the current situation.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for China
Colombia

Colombia has a national youth policy covering 2005-2015 and a youth law from 2013.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Colombia
Comoros

Comoros has no national youth policy. An economic outlook has some info on policy impact.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Comoros
Congo-Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo)

The Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) has no national youth policy.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Congo-Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo)
Congo-Kinshasa

The Democratic Republic of Congo adopted a national youth policy in 2009. A reform is underway.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Congo-Kinshasa
Costa Rica

Costa Rica adopted a new national youth policy in 2010, building on a 2006 action plan.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Costa Rica
Croatia

Croatia has a National Youth Action Program from 2003, underpinned by a Youth Program for 2009-2013.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Croatia
Cuba

Cuba has no dedicated national youth policy. Recently, the youth policy approach was summarised.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Cuba
Cyprus

There is no national youth policy yet. Briefings from 2012 and 2010. A policy review was done in 2007.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Cyprus
Czech Republic

The national youth policy was adopted in 2007. Briefings from 2012 and 2010 are available.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Czech Republic

Denmark

Denmark has an integrated youth policy approach. A 2008 article and a 2012 briefing explain.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Denmark
Djibouti

The 2001-2005 national youth policy focused on development, empowerment and integration. It hasn’t been replaced.

Is there a national youth policy? Unclear

Factsheet for Djibouti
Dominica

The national youth policy of Dominica was adopted in 2004. It is currently under review.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Dominica
Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic has a youth law from 2000, monitored by regular youth policy reports.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Ecuador has a 2001 youth law. The2012-2013 youth policy focuses on equality.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Ecuador
Egypt

Egypt has no national youth policy yet. A 2010 youth policy briefing is available.

Is there a national youth policy? Unclear

Factsheet for Egypt
El Salvador

El Salvador has a national youth policy, an action plan and a youth law from 2013.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea has no overall youth policy, and no specific policies on youth issues either.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea

Eritrea concentrates on employment policies. The lack of an overall youth policy has been criticised.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Eritrea
Estonia

The youth policy of Estonia is based on the 2010 youth work act and the 2006 youth work strategy.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Estonia
Ethiopia

The national youth policy of Ethiopia was adopted in 2004. An online summary is available.



Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Ethiopia

Fiji

The national youth policy of Fiji was adopted in 2011. A 2012 youth participation mapping is available.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Fiji
Finland

The youth policy of Finland is based on a youth act and decree and a 2012-2015 youth programme.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Finland
France

France renews its youth policy biennially. Here are the 2011 and 2013 editions and a 2012 briefing.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for France

Gabon

The national youth policy of Gabon was introduced in 2011 at the first national youth forum

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Gabon
Gambia

Gambia renews its national youth policy every ten years. The most recent one was adopted in 2009.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Gambia
Georgia

Georgia adopted its national youth policy in 2014. Its previous draft policy is from2011.

 

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Georgia
Germany

Germany is developing a new federal youth policy framework. Briefing papers from 2012 and 2014 explain.

Is there a national youth policy? Draft

Factsheet for Germany
Ghana

Ghana adopted its latest national youth policy in 2010, focused on youth empowerment.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Ghana
Greece

Greece has no dedicated national youth policy. A 2012 report and a 2012 briefing are available.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Greece
Grenada

Grenada adopted a national youth policy in 2003, but it has been defunct since the 2008 elections.

Is there a national youth policy? Unclear

Factsheet for Grenada
Guatemala

The current national youth policy covers 2012-2020, the previous one covered 2010-2015.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Guatemala
Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau has no compre­hensive dedicated national youth policy yet.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Conakry

Guinea-Conakry is said to have a new national youth policy, but it is not online.

Is there a national youth policy? Unclear

Factsheet for Guinea-Conakry
Guyana

The national youth policy of Guyana is under development, but the process is apparently very slow.

Is there a national youth policy? Draft

Factsheet for Guyana

Haiti

Haiti has no current national youth policy. A draft was developed in 2011.

Is there a national youth policy? Draft

Factsheet for Haiti
Honduras

Honduras has a national youth policy, adopted in 2007, that covers the period 2007-2021.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Honduras
Hungary

Hungary has a national youth strategy. A 2008 review, a 2011 briefing and a 2012 briefing exist.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Hungary

Iceland

Iceland has no national youth policy. A  2007 Youth Act  covers children and youth participation.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Iceland
India

A new national youth policy was adopted in 2014. See the 2010 draft, 2012 draft and 2003 version.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for India
Indonesia

There are attempts to develop a national youth policy. A review and mapping, both from 2013, exist.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Indonesia
Iran

2010 article explains youth policy discourses in Iran, including the recent regime.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Iran
Iraq

Iraq is developing a national youth strategy, and conducted a youth survey to inform the effort.

Is there a national youth policy? Draft

Factsheet for Iraq
Ireland

Ireland has a youth policy frame­work, ‘Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures,’ covering 2014–2020.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Ireland
Israel

Israel has no national youth policy, but plans to create one. A 2009 briefing is available.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Israel
Italy

While there is no national youth policy, in 2006 the Ministry for Youth and Sports was founded and introduced a national youth plan. A 2011 briefing and 2012 briefing have details.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Italy
Ivory Coast

Côte d'Ivoire is drafting a national youth policy. A draft is not yet available online.

Is there a national youth policy? Draft

Factsheet for Ivory Coast

Jamaica

The national youth policy of Jamaica was adopted in 2003 and is undergoing revision.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Jamaica
Japan

Japan has a 2010 youth policy vision and published an extensive White Paper on Young People in 2013.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Japan
Jordan

Jordan has a 2005 national youth strategy. It is about to be renewed. A short study is from 2009 available.

Is there a national youth policy? Unclear

Factsheet for Jordan

Kazakhstan

There is a 2004 youth policy law, a 2013 national youth policy and a 2012 implementation report.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Kazakhstan
Kenya

The national youth policy of Kenya was adopted in 2006, followed by a strategic plan. Both will be renewed.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Kenya
Kiribati

Kiribati has a new national youth policy for 2011-2015, and a draft action plan to implement it.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Kiribati
Kosovo

Kosovo has a youth law and youth strategy with action plan. A 2011 review exists.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Kosovo
Kuwait

Kuwait is developing a youth policy. A youth project concluded in 2013 with youth recommendations.

Is there a national youth policy? Draft

Factsheet for Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan has a youth policy law. A 2010 study and 2012 review provide context and details.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Laos has no national youth policy. A comprehensive youth analysis is currently being conducted.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Laos
Latvia

Latvia has a youth lawyouth policy guidelines, and a programme. An international review was done.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Latvia
Lebanon

Lebanon endorsed its national youth policy in 2012. A 2009 youth policy study is available.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Lebanon
Lesotho

There is a national youth policy of Lesotho from 2005. A new one is currently under development.

Is there a national youth policy? Unclear

Factsheet for Lesotho
Liberia

Liberia revised its national youth policy and action plan. The policy was passed by the House's Plenary as the “Liberia Youth Act”. A fragility assessment was conducted.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Liberia
Libya

There is no functioning youth policy or strategy in Libya. Current efforts concentrate on youth employment.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Libya
Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein has a 2008 youth law, a 2011 youth policy vision with an action plan, and a 2013 briefing.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Liechtenstein
Lithuania

Lithuania has a youth policy law and development programme. Details in a review and a briefing.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Lithuania
Luxembourg

Luxembourg has a youth law, a youth report and a youth pact. A 2012 briefing provides context.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Luxembourg

Macedonia

Macedonia has a youth strategy and an action plan. A 2010 briefing and 2011 review have details.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Macedonia
Madagascar

The national youth policy of Madagascar is from 2004. A review has begun in December 2012.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Madagascar
Malawi

Malawi adopted a new youth policy in August 2013, after pressure to review its 1996 policy.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Malawi
Malaysia

The 1997 national youth policy is under review. The 10th Malaysia Plan has a youth chapter.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Malaysia
Maldives

The national youth policy of Maldives is from 2003. A 2005 youth study provides context.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Maldives
Mali

Mali has had a national youth employment programme since 2003, which has been extended.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Mali
Malta

Malta has a national youth policy. There are a 2005 review, a 2012 briefing and a 2012 youth study.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Malta
Mauritania

Mauritania has a national youth strategy and policy from 2004 and is being supported to define a new youth policy. .

Is there a national youth policy? Unclear

Factsheet for Mauritania
Mauritius

The national youth policy of Mauritius covers 2010-2014. A 2011 briefing is available.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Mauritius
Mexico

Mexico has a youth programme for 2014-2018, after a nation-wide consultation to renew the 2008-2012 programme.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Mexico
Micronesia

Micronesia has a national youth policy from 2004. A recent book chapter adds context.

Is there a national youth policy? Unclear

Factsheet for Micronesia
Moldova

Moldova has a youth law, a youth strategy and an action plan. A 2009 review and 2011 review exist.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Moldova
Monaco

Monaco has no national youth policy. The approach is service-oriented with thematic priorities.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Monaco
Mongolia

Mongolia has a national youth participation policy and a national youth development programme.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Mongolia
Montenegro

Montenegro is evaluating its expired 2006-2011 youth action plan. Briefings from 2012 and 2013 have details.

Is there a national youth policy? Unclear

Factsheet for Montenegro
Morocco

Morocco has a national youth policy, which is being overhauled. A 2009 study and 2012 report exist.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Morocco
Mozambique

Mozambique adopted a new youth policy in 2013 (not yet online), replacing the 1996 version.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Mozambique
Myanmar

Myanmar has no national youth policy yet, but there are ongoing efforts to develop one.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Myanmar

Namibia

The national youth policy of Namibia is from 2006, and there is a push to review it soon.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Namibia
Nauru

Nauru has a national youth policy covering 2008-2015, replacing the previous one from 1998.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Nauru
Nepal

The national youth policy of Nepal is from 2010. A 2011 paper and a 2011 survey add context.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Nepal
Netherlands

Youth policy in the Netherlands is undergoing a shift. A 2011 review and 2012 briefing explain.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Netherlands
New Zealand

New Zealand has a national youth development strategy. An extensive review was undertaken in 2009.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for New Zealand
Nicaragua

Nicaragua adopted its current national youth policy in 2004. It is valid for the period 2005-2015.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Nicaragua
Niger

A National Youth Policy was adopted in 2011. A Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper provides a brief description.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Niger
Nigeria

Nigeria has a national youth policy from 2009, and an accompanying action plan for 2009-2013.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Nigeria
Niue

Niue has a national youth policy for the period 2009-2013, a revision of the youth policy 2003–2008.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Niue
North Korea

human rights report gives a brief description of youth policies, how­ever information is still limited.

Is there a national youth policy? Unclear

Factsheet for North Korea
Norway

Norway has a national youth policy from 2002. A 2004 review and 2012 briefing have details.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Norway

Oman

Oman has no national youth policy. Youth issues are tackled through sectoral development plans.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Oman

Pakistan

Pakistan has a youth policy from 2008, but responsibility has shifted to the regions since its adoption.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Pakistan
Palau

Palau adopted its national youth policy in 2005, and added an implementation framework in 2009.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Palau
Palestine

The youth policy and strategy of Palestine will be revised. A youth study and a policy study exist.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Palestine
Panama

Panama has a national youth policy from 2004, outlining six principles and 12 key areas.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Panama
Papua New Guinea

The national youth policy of Papua New Guinea covers 2007-2017. A 2011 book chapter provides details.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Papua New Guinea
Paraguay

The national youth plan of Paraguay was adopted in 2011 and covers the period 2011–2013.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Paraguay
Peru

The national youth strategy covers the period 2012-2021, the previous plan covered 2006-2011.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Peru
Philippines

The Philippine Youth Development Plan 2012-2016 is awaiting executive endorsement. A video explains its contents.

Is there a national youth policy? Draft

Factsheet for Philippines
Poland

Poland’s youth strategy has expired. A 2011 youth report and 2012 briefing exist.

Is there a national youth policy? Unclear

Factsheet for Poland
Portugal

Portugal created a Commission for Youth Policies to develop a national youth policy. A 2012 briefing exists.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Portugal

Qatar

Qatar has a youth develop­ment report to mainstream youth policy with the development strategy.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Qatar

Romania

Romania has a 2006 youth law and a draft 2014-2020 youth strategy. Studies from 2001, 2012 & 2013 provide some background.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Romania
Russia

Russia has a 2013 youth policy strategy, underpinned by the report Youth of Russia 2000-2025.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Russia
Rwanda

The national youth policy of Rwanda was adopted in 2005. There are attempts to review and revise it.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Rwanda

Saint Kitts and Nevis

draft national youth policy has been developed in 2010. The final version is available online.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia drafted a youth policy in 2000. For 2012-2017, there is a youth & sports plan.

Is there a national youth policy? Unclear

Factsheet for Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

2011 UNFPA report describes the draft of a national youth policy. Its current status is unclear.

Is there a national youth policy? Unclear

Factsheet for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa

Samoa replaced its 2001 national youth policy in 2011. A 2011 book chapter and 2006 analysis exist.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Samoa
San Marino

San Marino has a youth policy law from 2007, which established a commission on youth policies and a youth forum.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for San Marino
São Tomé and Príncipe

São Tomé and Príncipe has no national youth policy. A 2012 brief­ing focuses on unemployment.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for São Tomé and Príncipe
Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is developing a youth policy. The ninth development plan (2010-2014) has a youth chapter.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Saudi Arabia
Senegal

Senegal has a 2012-2017 Plan of Action for Youth.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Senegal
Serbia

Serbia has a youth law, a youth strategy, an action plan and gui­de­lines. Two reviews: 20112012.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Serbia
Seychelles

The Seychelles has no current national youth policy, though an old one from 1995 exists.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Seychelles
Sierra Leone

The National Youth Commission announced a review of the 2003 youth policy in 2012.  The draft version is available.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Sierra Leone
Singapore

Singapore has no dedicated youth policy, but a government-run council for coordination.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Singapore
Slovakia

Slovakia has a youth strategy for 2014–2020. A 2007 review2012 briefing and 2014 report exist.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Slovakia
Slovenia

Slovenia has a 2010 youth sector act & a 2013-2022 youth programme. Studies from 2010, 2011 and 2012 exist.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Slovenia
Solomon Islands

The national youth policy covers 2011-2015. A 2003 study2005 analysis and 2011 chapter exist.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Solomon Islands
Somalia

Somalia has no current national youth policy. A 2012 youth development report exists.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Somalia
South Africa

The national youth policy covers 2009-2014. A youth development policy (draft 12) is being discussed.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for South Africa
South Korea

South Korea has a youth law and a national youth policy. An English summary is available.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for South Korea
South Sudan

The youth policy is under revision. A 2012 youth report (longer) and a 2012 employment briefing exist.

Is there a national youth policy? Unclear

Factsheet for South Sudan
Spain

Spain is discussing a draft white paper on youth policy. A 2012 briefing adds detail and context.

Is there a national youth policy? Unclear

Factsheet for Spain
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka launched a new youth policy in 2014 after a long and partly disputed process.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Sri Lanka
Sudan

Sudan has no current national youth policy. A 2012 youth employment briefing is available.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Sudan
Suriname

The youth policy development is completed, but the new youth policy is not yet online.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Suriname
Swaziland

The national youth policy is from 2009. A 2012 youth unemployment briefing exists.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Swaziland
Sweden

Sweden has a 2004 youth law. A fact sheetsummary and 2012 briefing explain the approach.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Sweden
Switzerland

Switzerland has a 2011 youth law and a 2008 youth policy strategy. A 2012 briefing exists.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Switzerland
Syria

Syria does not yet have a national youth policy, but development is underway. A 2009 study has details.

Is there a national youth policy? Unclear

Factsheet for Syria

Taiwan

Taiwan has a national youth policy, which was adopted and launched as a youth policy act in 2007.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Taiwan
Tajikistan

Tajikistan has a youth law, a youth policy and a youth programme. A 2010 book has details.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Tajikistan
Tanzania

Tanzania overhauled its 1996 national youth policy in 2007. A detailed critique of the policy exists.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Tanzania
Thailand

Thailand has a youth development act and a youth development plan covering 2012-2016.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Thailand
Timor-Leste

The national youth policy national youth policy of Timor-Leste is from 2007. A youth survey and a youth analysis exist.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Timor-Leste
Togo

Togo has a 2007 national youth policy and published a youth employment report in 2012.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Togo
Tonga

Following an analysis, the youth policy was adopted in 2007. A 2008 briefing and 2011 chapter exist.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

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Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago has a youth policy covering 2012-2017, which has replaced the previous 2004 version.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Trinidad & Tobago
Tunisia

Tunisia has no national youth policy. Studies on youth policy from 2009 and on youth work from 2013 exist and explain.

Is there a national youth policy? No

Factsheet for Tunisia
Turkey

Turkey’s national youth policy is from 2013. A 2008 research, 2009 study and 2010 briefing exist.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

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Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan has a 2013 state law on youth policy, replacing the previous 1993 version.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

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Tuvalu

Tuvalu’s Draft Youth Policy (2012-2016) is awaiting endorsement. A 2006 analysis exists.

Is there a national youth policy? Draft

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Uganda

Uganda has a national youth policy from 2001. A 2011 youth mapping (Vol 1Vol 2) is available.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

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Ukraine

Ukraine has a 2013 youth policy strategy and a youth development law (1993). Reviews: 2010, 2011 & 2013.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

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United Arab Emirates

Youth policy in the United Arab Emirates is coordinated regionally by the seven different Emirates.

Is there a national youth policy? No

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United Kingdom

The UK has a transversal youth policy framework, Positive for Youth. Briefings from 2010 and 2012 exist.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

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United States

In 2013, Pathways for Youth was published, a draft federal youth policy framework.

Is there a national youth policy? Draft

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Uruguay

The youth policy of Uruguay is from 2011. A 2012 briefing focuses on youth unemployment.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Uruguay
Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan has a national youth policy law from 1991. A 2011 article has details on the approach.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Vanuatu launched a youth development policy and an action plan. A youth monograph exists.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Vanuatu
Venezuela

Venezuela has a youth law from 2009 and a youth policy launched in 2013.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Venezuela
Vietnam

Vietnam has a youth law from 2005 and a youth development strategy for 2011-2020.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Vietnam

Yemen

Yemen has a national youth strategy for 2006-2015. A 2008 youth assessment report exists.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Yemen

Zambia

The national youth policy of Zambia from 2006, is under review. A previous one is from 1994.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Zambia
Zimbabwe

A nation youth policy was launched in 2000. Following criticism, a revised national youth policy was published in 2013.

Is there a national youth policy? Yes

Factsheet for Zimbabwe