Youth Initiative

“A Decade of Action, which is not much time, but I have confidence that with young people like yourselves we can make it."

UNODC Executive Director, Ms. Ghada Waly

UNODC Youth Initiative aims to connect young people from around the globe and empower them to become active in their schools, communities and youth groups for substance use prevention and health promotion. It provides a platform for youth to share their experiences, ideas and creativity, and to get support for creating their own substance use prevention and health promotion activities.

The United Nations is committed to empowering youth and ensuring youth engagement at all levels. In the context of substance use prevention, Youth Initiative provides youth with possibilities to participate and become active members of a community of young people committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of their peers.

Youth Forum

DAPC Grants


Youth Action


Made possible with the support of the Russian Federation and the Sovereign Order of Malta