Youth Agency

IYF Welcomes New Board Chair, A Lifelong Advocate for Locally Led Development

(Doug Becker, Dina Buchbinder Auron, and Joseph Matalon in Washington, DC.)

On September 7, at a gathering in Washington, D.C. that included current, past, and Emeritus members of IYF’s Board of Directors from around the world as well as partners and Youth Opportunity Ambassadors...

Honoring International Youth Day, YO Ambassadors Amplify the Issues They Care About Most

(Photo by Wylly Suhendra, Unsplash)

Since 1965, the United Nations has made a concentrated effort to promote youth development. What began as the Declaration on the Promotion Among Youth of the Ideals of Peace, Mutual Respect and Understanding Between Peoples evolved into the...

What Do International Youth Day and IYF's New Podcast Have in Common?

Officially, International Youth Day was born on December 17, 1999, when the U.N. General Assembly endorsed a recommendation which was made on August 12, 1998, by the first assembly of the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth.



Has the Pandemic Made Us All Young Again?

Happy International Youth Day 2022! As you may know, this year's IYD theme is Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages.

The first IYD was celebrated on August 12, 2000, having...

Emerging Leaders, The Podcast: Episode 1

In celebration of IYD 2022, the theme of which is Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages, IYF's Emerging Leaders Group unveils their new podcast series.

International Youth Day 2022

Continuing IYF's tradition of hearing from our own Emerging Leaders (formerly Young Professionals) group on International Youth Day, this year our team shares their thoughts and reflections on how age divides us, why it's important to stand in solidarity, and how after the pandemic "we're all you

Here’s the Scoop on IYF’s Summer 2022 Interns!

(Main image courtesy of [email protected] and Unsplash.)

During the school year, I attend Bowie State University, where I study Mass Communications and Broadcast Journalism. During Spring Semester 2022, I took an internship...

Meet the Fall 2022 Cohort of Youth Opportunity Ambassadors

As Fall approaches, the Youth Opportunity (YO) program is transitioning from one cohort to another. Thanks to International Youth Foundation programming, YO Ambassadors like Vianey Delgado are leaving the program well-equipped to...

Learning From 28 Young Leaders What It Takes to Partner for Impact

(Daniela Retamales, GYRF Awardee and founder of Fundación Prótesis 3D and Maria Elisa Muñoz YouthActionNet Fellow and founder of D’Cuero.)

At IYF, we know from experience the value of...

Mentorship, Social Justice, and Paying It Forward: A Conversation With YO Ambassador Yessica

Youth Opportunity Ambassador Yessica Pineda values mentorship because of the positive impact it's had on her life.

“One of the biggest challenges for me initially going into college was being a first-generation student. As much as my parents wanted to help me, there were barriers. I was...