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Date:

19/07/2011

Organisation:

Child Rights International Network

Resource type:

Child-friendly - by/for children

Summary:

This is a regularly updated list of Youth and Youth Led Organisations. If you know of any other youth or youth led organisation in your country, please contact CRIN at info@crin.org


Austria - Azerbaijan - Belgium - Botswana - Cyprus - Denmark - Estonia - Germany - Greece - Hong Kong - India - Lebanon - United Kingdom - Latvia  -  Lithuania - Malta - Namibia - The Netherlands - Norway - Portugal - Russia - Spain - St.Vincent and the Grenadines -  Sweden - United States - Uruguay

Africa - Europe - Latin-American and the Caribbean - The Pacific

International

Useful Links


 
  • Austria Bundes Jugendvertretung - Austrian National Youth Council

 W: http://www.jugendvertretung.at/

E: christina.unterberger@jugendvertretung.at, nicole.pesendorfer@jugendvertretung.at

The Austrian National Youth Council, also known as Bundesjugendvertretung (BJV), is the representative body for youth organisations in Austria and is a member of the European Youth Forum.

 

  • National Assembly of Youth Organizations in Azerbaijan (NAYORA)

T: +994 12 564 90 14

W: http://www.nayora.az

E: secretariat@nayora.az 

NAYORA was established by 11 youth organizations in 1995, has 70 member organizations at the moment and is a member of European Youth Forum. NAYORA is a united youth platform, cooperation centre, mediator of youth structures, organizing international integration of youth.

 

  • Azerbaijan Young Lawyers Union

W: http://www.aylu.az/

E: -form on website - http://www.aylu.az/?hd=email

Azerbaijan Young Lawyers' Union (AYLU) is a non-governmental and non-profit, independent youth organization. AYLU unites about 700 law students, masters and young practising lawyers for the promotion of research in human rights and legal issues.

 

  • Botswana National Youth Council (BNYC)

T: +267 393 9735

W: http://www.bnyc.org.bw/

E: info@bnyc.org.bw

 

  • British Youth Council (BYC)

6th Floor Hillgate House 26 Old Bailey London EC4M 7HW

T: 0845 458 1489

W: http://www.byc.org.uk/

E: form- http://www.byc.org.uk/contact-us

The British Youth Council provides a platform for young voices, supports youth participation in democracy and decision making .

 

  • Cyprus Youth Council (SyNK)

W: http://www.cyc.org.cy/ 

E: info@cyc.org.cy 

The SyNK was founded in 1996 to promote dialogue between youth NGOs in Cyprus and offer a platform for developing initiatives, exchanging information and experiences between young people on issues that concern them.

 

  • Danish Youth Council (DUF)/ Dansk Ungdoms Faellesrad (DUF)

T: +45 39298888

W: http://duf.dk/english/

E: duf@duf.dk 

DUF is platform for more than 70 volunteer organisations working with children and young people in Denmark.

 

  • Estonian National Youth Council (ENK) Eesti Noorteühenduste Liit 

T: + 372 661 6487

W: http://www.enl.ee/en

E: enl@enl.ee

Estonian National Youth Council (ENL) was established in 2002 and unites 57 youth organisations throughout Estonia. ENL works for the recognition and participation of young people.

 

  • Flemish Youth Council – Vlaamse Jeugdraad

T: Phone: +003225511380

W: http://www.vlaamsejeugdraad.be/

M: info@vlaamsejeugdraad.be

The Flemish Youth Council is the official advisory body of the Flemish Government on all matters concerning children and young people.

 

  • German Federal Youth Council (DBJR)

W: http://www.dbjr.de/

E: Web form - http://www.dbjr.de/der-dbjr/kontakt.html

The German Federal Youth Council represents youth organizations and their interests at the federal level.

 

  • Greek National Youth Council (ESYN)

W: http://www.esyn.gr/

E: secretariat@esyn.gr

The ESYN is the official body representing the Greek youth in Greece and abroad actively pursuing the effort to inform and raise awareness of issues concerning the Greek youth.

 

W: http://www.kidsdream.org.hk/v2/web/

E: info@kidsdream.org.hk

Kids' Dream is the first child-led organization established in Hong Kong.

 

  • India – BHIMA SANGHA Union of working children

W: http://www.workingchild.org/htm/cwc.htm#bhima

E: contact@workingchild.org or webmaster@workingchild.org 

Bhima Sangha is a union of, by and for working children. It has a membership of 13,000 working children in Karnataka. Since its inception in 1990, Bhima Sangha has been a powerful advocate for the rights of working children. 

 

  • Latvia National Youth Council (LJP)

W: http://www.ljp.lv/

E: ljp@ljp.lv

 

W: http://www.sdclebanon.org/ and http://www.sdclebanon.org/blog/

E: info@sdclebanon.org

T: +961 1 219 486

The Youth Clubs were established to build an independent youth dynamic on the topics of peace building, culture of peace and citizenship all over Lebanon and to actively engage them, as agents of change, in an advocacy campaign related to their right to participation in public policy making.

 

  • Lithuanian Youth Council (LiJOT)

T: +370 (5) 279 10 14

W: http://www.lijot.lt

E: lijot@lijot.lt

LiJOT was founded in 1992 and is an umbrella structure for Lithuanian 62 national youth organizations and regional unions of youth organizations. LiJOT is a member of the European Youth Forum, a member and a founder of the Baltic Youth Forum and Agency of International Youth Co-operation.

 

  • Malta National Youth Council

T: +356 21245376

W: http://www.knz.org.mt/

E: info@knz.org.mt

The Malta National Youth Council is a forum for dialogue for young people and a channel of information and opinions between young people and decision makers.

 

  • Namibian Youth Council

W: http://www.youthcouncil-namibia.org

E: info@youthcouncil-namibia.org

The National Youth Council of Namibia was established in1994 to address the challenges, opportunities and obstacles facing young people in Namibia.

 

  • The Netherlands - The Dutch National Youth Council

T: 030-2303575

W: http://www.njr.nl/

E: info@njr.nl

NJR gives young people the chance to show who they are and what they can do. NJR also advises governments and various other youth organizations.

 

  • Norwegian Youth Council (LNU)

Tel: +47 23 31 06 00

W: http://www.lnu.no

E: lnu@lnu.no

An umbrella organisation for more than 70 Norwegian non-governmental organisations for children and youth.

 

  • Portuguese Youth Council

W: http://www.cnj.pt/

E: geral@cnj.pt

T: 218802130

The National Youth Council, established in 1985, is the representative platform of youth organizations nationwide, covering many different expressions of youth associations ( cultural, environmental, Scout, political parties, students, trade unionists and religious).

 

  • Russian Federation National Youth Council (NYCR)

 

T: (495) 624-00-18

W: http://www.youthrussia.ru

E: pressa@youthrussia.ru

The NYCR was established in 1992 and unites 41 Russian and inter-regional organisations and 32 Regional youth councils.

 

  • Spanish Youth Council (CNJ)

T: 91 701 04 20

W: http://www.cje.org

E: info@cje.org

The Spanish Youth Council (Consejo de la Juventud de España, CJE) is a platform of youth organisations formally set up by law in1983. CJE4s main goal is to promote youth participation in the political, social, economic and cultural development of Spain.

 

  • St.Vincent and the Grenadines National Youth Council

W: http://orgs.tigweb.org/national-youth-council-of-st.-vincent-and-the-grenadines

T: 784-456-2323

The National Youth Council established in May 1966 to encourage young people to contribute to national, regional and international development.

 

  • Swedish National Council (LSU)

W: http://www.lsu.se

E: info@lsu.se

Tel: 08-672 66 70

Twitter: LSU_ungdomsorg

Facebook: LSU - Sveriges ungdomsorganisationer

The LSU is a coordinating body for 82 Swedish youth organisations. The members come from all kinds of organisations, from the party political youth organisations, student movements, religious organisations, environmentalists to chess players.

 

  • US Free Child project

W: http://www.freechild.org

E: info@freechild.org

The mission of The Freechild Project is to advocate, inform, and celebrate social change led by and with young people around the world.

 

  • National Youth Rights Association

W: http://www.youthrights.org/

E: http://www.youthrights.org/contact.php

The National Youth Rights Association (NYRA) defends the civil and human rights of young people in the United States through educating people about youth rights and empowering them to work on their own behalf in defence of their rights.

 

  • National Child Rights Alliance

http://www.youthrights.net

Wiki based youth rights forum and information centre

 

  • Uruguay Foro Juvenil (UFJ)

W: http://forojuvenil.org.uy/

E: direccionforojuvenil@gmail.com


 


Regional Organisations

 

  • The African Movement of Working Children and Youth, AMWCY

T: +221 33 821 74 03 

W: http://www.maejt.org/

E: jeuda@enda.sn

The AMWCY was established in 1994 and consist today of 126 association organised by children and youth, present in cities in 21 African countries.

 

  • Action for Solidarity, Equality, Environment and Development (ASEED;Europe)

 

T: +31-20-668-2236

W: http://www.aseed.net

E: info@aseed.net This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

A SEED Europe is an international campaigning organisation, giving importance to involving youth in direct democracy activities. A SEED Europe targets the structural causes of environmental destruction and social injustice.

  • European Youth Forum

W: http://www.youthforum.org/

T: + 32 2 230 64 90

E: (online form) http://www.youthforum.org/index.php?option=com_alfcontact&Itemid=92&lang=en

The European Youth Forum (YFJ) is an independent, democratic, youth-led platform, representing 98 National Youth Councils and International Youth Organisations from across Europe. The YFJ works to empower young people to participate actively in society to improve their own lives, by representing and advocating their needs and interests and those of their organisations towards the European Institutions, the Council of Europe and the United Nations.

 

  • European Confederation of Youth Clubs (ECYC)

T: +323 231 18 70

W: http://www.ecyc.org

E: carmen@ecyc.org , ben@ecyc.org

ECYC aims to promote democratic civil society and to encourage young people to be actively involved in their communities.

 

  • OBESSU – The Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions

T: +32 2 6472390

W: http://www.obessu.org/

E: obessu@obessu.org

OBESSU is a platform for cooperation between the national school student unions active in general secondary and secondary vocational education in Europe.



  • Latin-American and Caribbean Youth Portal

W: http://www.youthlac.org

E: team@youthlac.org

The website of the Latin-American and Caribbean Youth Portal is an Internet meeting-place, a network of networks of youth organizations and people working with youth, public and private, national and international, in all subject areas dealing with youth issues in Latin America and the Caribbean.

 

  • Pacific Youth Council (PYC)

Cook Island National Youth Council, Nauru National Youth Council, Niue National Youth Council, Solomon National Youth Council (SINYC), Tonga National Youth Council (TNYC), Tuvalu National Youth Council (TNYC)

W: http://www.pacificyouthcouncil.org

E: (Web form) http://www.pacificyouthcouncil.org/index.php/index.php?option=com_contact&view=contact&id=1&Itemid=100

The Pacific Youth Council is a non governmental regional organization that empowers young people to become active citizens and leaders.


 

 


 

International organisations

 

  • CSD - Commission for Sustainable Development Youth Caucus

W: http://www.youthcaucus.net/

E: http://www.youthcaucus.net/Contact

 

The United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) was established by the UN General Assembly in December 1992 to ensure effective follow-up of United Nations Conference on Environment and Development also known as the Earth Summit. The focus of the CSD Youth Caucus is to facilitate youth input into the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), and to foster information sharing and communication between a diverse network of youth organizations who share a common interest in sustainability.


 

 

 

USEFUL LINKS

 

http://www.unicef.org/adolescence/cypguide/index_orgs.html

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Last updated 17/02/2012 09:57:55

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