The Department endeavors to create an international perspective among youth in collaboration with other countries and international agencies/organizations on various youth issues. The Department also collaborates with the Commonwealth in organizing a number of events concerning youth in Commonwealth countries in the Asia-Pacific Region.
2. Against the backdrop of the National Youth Policy objectives, inter-Alia, to create an International perspective in the youth and to involve them in promoting peace and understanding, the International Exchange of Youth Delegations has been conceived as an effective instrument.
3. Under this programme, exchange of Youth Delegations with friendly countries is taken up on reciprocal basis for promoting exchange of ideas, values and culture amongst the youth of different countries and also to develop International understanding.
UNITED NATIONS VOLUNTEER
The United Nations Volunteer Programme was created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1970 with the objective of providing developing countries with an additional source of qualified and trained manpower at low cost and opportunity to young professionals from all nations to take part in development activities worldwide. This Ministry releases $ 15,000 every year as India’s voluntary contributions to UNDP for United Nations Volunteers Programme.
“STRENGTHENING OF NYKS AND NSS” – PROJECT JOINTLY IMPLEMENTED BY DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH AFFAIRS AND UNDP/UNV
With the objective to promote volunteer-ism as a modality, for social mobilization and outreach at district and local levels, a project Strengthening of NYKS and NSS has been started from the Financial Year 2015-16. This Project is being implemented jointly by the UNDP/UNV India and Government of India. The Project will continue till Financial Year 2017-18. The Project Team comprises of One Project Manger, 3 UNV Management Associates and 29 District Youth Coordinators. The Team has started working in the identified Districts of 29 States.