Youth Participation in Decision Making and Policy Implementation


Project Document Signing Ceremony, March 2012, Source: APA

Recognizing that youth are tremendous agents for change and are important constituencies and drivers for peace and development, and considering its corporate experience in working on youth-related challenges in Europe and former Soviet Union, UNDP supports the Ministry of Youth and Sport (MYS) of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the thematic area of “youth empowerment and democratic governance” with the purpose of the assisting the government in implementation of the State Programme on Azerbaijani Youth 2011-2015.

Project Goals

The overall project goal is to empower the young people of Azerbaijan to participate in decision-making more actively by contributing to policy planning and policy outcomes, and to develop their capacity as future leaders and public servants. The project will provide young people with knowledge and skills to identify and advocate for youth-specific outcomes in the state programmes and strategies; attract more youth to the civil service; and strengthen young people’s capacities to participate at the international fora.

Project Accomplishments

  • Project management team is established and project work plan developed


Donor Amount of contribution, US$
UN Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund 150,000
UNDP 60,000

Delivery by years

Fiscal year Amount of disbursement, US$
2012 74.988
Project start date
June 2012
Estimated end date
December 2013
Geographic coverage
Focus Area
Democratic Governance
Ministry of Youth and Sports
Project Officer
Mr. Vugar Allahverdiyev, Programme Adviser
International Model UN Security Council Conference in Baku

The Conference brought together 45 university students and graduates from Azerbaijan and fourteen other Member States currently serving as members of the UN Security Council.

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