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Welcome to the IYF newsroom. Here you’ll find our blog posts, newsletter articles, publications, and videos. We invite you to explore what we’ve learned through three decades of positive youth development. For media inquiries, please contact Gillian McCallion.

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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.

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Strategy & COVID-19 Response: Transformation 2022

When COVID-19 hit with global force, the world changed around us. In the face of uncertainty, we at IYF know that transformative change requires collaboration and putting youth at the center. Find out how we are doing that by reading our full COVID-19 response (PDF), which describes how our strategic objectives are more necessary than ever and how IYF is adapting to meeting young people where they are, for the benefit of everyone.

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YouthMap Casamance: Fatmata's Story

YouthMap Casamance: Fatmata's Story

A young mother in southern Senegal has learned valuable life skills through her Passport to Success® training.

Youth Help Youth to Get Jobs

Youth Help Youth Get Jobs

Watch as Cristina, a facilitator, and Miriam, a program graduate, share the uniqueness of Youth:Work Mexico's youth-to-youth approach.