How WHO and International Youth Organizations Are a Driving Force to Help Young People During the COVID-19 Pandemic Period?

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US$5 Million Support

The Global Youth Mobilization will convene a Global Youth Summit in April 2021, and a fund of US $5 million in support of local and national youth organizations, and to scale up response efforts.

Who Is the Driving Force

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The Impact of the Pandemic on Young People

There have been many disruptions in young people’s education, economic downturn, loss or lack of employment opportunities, impact on physical and mental health, low-level of moods and some kind of expression of unhappiness at home.

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The Community and Voluntary Service

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The Big 6 Leadership Statement

In a joint statement, the leadership of the Big 6 stated:

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Strategic Partnership Youth Council

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  • Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA)
  • World Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA)
  • World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM)
  • World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS)
  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and a leading programme for youth development
  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (The Award)

The New Policy Paper

A new policy paper was published and it was titled ‘Young People Championing Post-Pandemic Futures’, depicting the unique challenges faced by young people today and also to commemorate the launch of the Global Youth Mobilization.

About the World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a global leadership organization in public health within the United Nations system. Founded in 1948, WHO works with 194 Member States, across six regions operating with 149 offices, to promote health, and to (make) keep the world a better place while helping those in need.

The United Nations Foundation

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COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

More than $238 million were raised to support the World Health Organization (WHO) in their global response to COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund in order to carry out works of prevention, detection and response to COVID-19. You can learn more about COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO, sponsored by the United Nations Foundation at



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