UN Alliance of Civilizations; Youth Solidarity Fund 2014-2015
Development cooperation , 16.04.2015

UN Alliance of Civilizations; Youth Solidarity Fund 2014-2015

Description

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Youth Solidarity Fund (YSF) was established in 2008 to support the work of youth organizations in developing countries and to advance the mission of the UNAOC within their communities. The YSF programme aims to strengthen human development and promote peace in developing countries. The programme is implemented mainly in developing countries of Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and MENA regions. The objectives of the YSF meet the requirements of Finland's Development Policy Programme by emphasizing equality and diminishing of inequality and marginalization. The programme is in line also with the priorities of Finland's UN strategy underlining conflict prevention, contributing to gender equility by confirming the political and financial opportunities for women. The results of the YSF projects have indicated that the youth can significally influence the national policy and the awareness of local decision-makers and link the generation gap of cultural and religious stereotypes. Based on the results and recommendations of the previous YSF projects the UNAOC has launched a 4th edition of the Youth Solidarity Fund in December 2014, aiming to select and support up to 20 youth projects. The objectives of these projects are: - foster understanding and cooperative relations among youth at the local, national and international levels - foster involvement of marginalized youth in decision making processes - enhance the skills among youth willing to contribute to their contry's social, economic and civic development. The activities of the project meet the ODA requirements; they will be carried out in Africa and Asia. The DAC objectives are participatory development, good governance and gender equility. The main beneficiaries of the project are the youth living in those developing countries where the projects will be carried out as well as the youth of the alumni network and the marginalized youth. The objective of the project is also women's involvement in the education, thus the beneficiaries of the project are also the women in the region. The funding of Finland will be directed to the youth projects implemented in the developing countries.

Funding decision  16.04.2015

200 000 €

Target region

Africa

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Democratic participation and civil society 60%
  • Human rights 20%
  • Women’s equality organisations and institutions 20%

Type of aid

Project-type interventions

Special target group

  • women
  • youth

Funding channel

  • YK:n Sivilisaatioiden Allianssi
  • YK:n projektipalvelutoimisto UNOPS

Contact

pol-50

Code for the object of funding

29892379

ID

UHA2014-048886

Modified

22.04.2015