UNESCO Youth Desk established in response to the call of the first UNESCO African Youth Forum and fifth UNESCO Youth Forum held in Burkina Faso on 24th-28th September 2007 and in Paris (France) on 12th-13th October 2007. The Programme aims at engaging young people in UNESCO’s activities and development.
The Youth Desk at UNESCO National Commission
The desk is committed to foster active involvement of young people in UNESCO activities in order to empower them for sustainable development through youth empowerment and poverty reduction programmes, capacity building and to offer career counseling for educational development.
The desk’s mission is to explore opportunities, which will enhance youth
involvement in UNESCO activities and to create a platform for Tanzanian youth to interact with other youth around the globe in order to foster partnership and international cooperation. It also aspires to develop programmes that would enhance environmental conservation and increase young peoples’ capacity to
engage in issues of HIV/AIDS and reproductive health.
The desk also aspires;
• to design and implement skills enhancement programmes targeting the youth,
• to enhance school performance and enrollment in marginalized
• areas, and
• to demystify the belief that science subjects are hard.