National Youth Delegate Programme to the United Nations

The World Programme of Action for Youth (A/RES/50/81), adopted by UN member states in 1995, aims at increasing youth participation at the international level. The respective GA resolution 50/81 specifically invites member states to send youth representatives to the General Assembly along with their delegations. Thereby, youth is directly included in the decision-making process and adequately represented.

So far, less than 30 out of 193 member states have established a national Youth Delegate programme. In line with our objective to increase youth participation and representation at the United Nations, UNYANET supports national UN Youth Delegates by, inter alia,

  • raising awareness for the Youth Delegate programmes worldwide
  • lobbying governments to establish a Youth Delegate programme
  • supporting current Youth Delegates by organizing exchanges, webinars and joint trainings
  • offering mentoring and training for young people aiming at establishing a Youth Delegate programme in their country

If you are interested in creating a Youth Delegate programme in your country or currently serve as Youth Delegate, but are not included in our list, contact info[at]








Carina Lange and Alexander Kauschanski are the German UN Youth Delegates 2015.

Together they are currently doing a tour throughout Germany in order to collect the desires and thoughts of young people. In the United Nations they will represent the voice of German Youth at the General Assembly and the Commission on Social Development.

As a journalist Alexander has published articles in several newspapers and online platforms. After finishing high-school he volunteered in Peru as a cultural youth ambassador at educational institutions for the official program of the German UNESCO Commission, the ministry of foreign affairs and the Goethe-Institute. Today, Alexander studies political sciences at the University in Leipzig and involves himself supporting people seeking asylum in Germany.

Contact: alexander[at], carina[at]


Sierra Leone

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Junisa Kallon serves as National Youth Delegate 2015 for Sierra Leone.
My name is Junisa Kallon. The first and eldest son to Mr. Momoh Kallon and Mrs. Seray Kallon. The only brother to Tiangay Kallon, Mattia Kallon and a half-brother Samuel Kallon. I live and grew up in a small community within constituency 111 cammed Cockle Bay. I first attended the Becklyn Preparatory School where I studied about a year my nursery academics and later transfered to another primary school called Murraydeen Preparatory School where I studied from receptions 1&2grade 1 to 6 after which I sat to the National Primary School Examination (NPSE). I further my education to the Sierra Leone Grammar School where I studied from grade 7 to 12 as I attained my Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in grade 9. Sat to the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in 2013 and later applied for a diploma course in Architectural Technology at the Limkokwing University Sierra Leone. In 2014 I have been studying at Harvard EDX Introduction to Computer Science. In 2015, I got admission at the Atlantic International University to study Political Science as an undergraduate.
I have been working with numerous youth-led organization such as People’s Advocacy Network, Youth 4 Civic Education, etc also in partnership and co-ordinating work I have been working with the Ministry of Youth Affairs as well as the Ministry of Sport.
I have been representing my country over the years in different events locally, nationally as well as internationally. It is my honor to serve again in the office of the National Youth Delegate to the United Nations.
Contact: junisak[at], Twitter/Skype: junisak




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  1. Dear SIr/Madam,
    I am from Pakistan and currently working with many youth forums. I am geologist by profession but equally social and active. I love to work for the causes of youth, social change and environment. I feel my country’s youth voices are not being heard on government and community level. Corruption and culture where poor are born to serve rich has kept me working for the just causes so far.
    Pakistani government didn’t establish National Youth Delegate Program for United Nations so far. I came to know about this forum after completing my online course on UNITAR’s website “Introduction to 2030 Agends”.
    I also want to get involve in my region for youth activities and voice.
    Please reach me and guide me.
    Jawad Sohail

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