Youth4South is an Advanced Youth Leadership Programme launched by the UNOSSC in partnership with the Office of the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, the China Institute for South-South Cooperation in Agriculture (CISSCA), the Finance Center for South-South Cooperation (FC-SSC), IFAD, NOREC-Norway, UNFPA and the Zayed International Foundation for the Environment. Youth4South is designed as an umbrella facility dedicated to supporting South-South and triangular cooperation initiatives, projects and activities in promoting youth leadership and capacity development for achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs).

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  • Support the exchange of knowledge mutual learning among young people globally.
  • Provide capacity development opportunities for youth to learn, adapt and apply South-South and triangular cooperation tools and methods in scaling up sustainable development solutions and projects in their home community, institution, and country contexts.
  • Provide accesses to expertise, mentorships, resources, and networks.
  • Promote dialogue between youth and development stakeholders and increase youth participation in global dialogue

Youth4South Pillars

Capacity Development

The Capacity Development Training Pillar aims to support capacity development of young government officials and technical experts from developing countries government entities, Intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and international organizations in learning and utilizing South-South and triangular cooperation tools, methodologies and resources in advancing sustainable development.

Fellowship & Scholarship

Academic Fellowship and Scholarship Pillar offers funded fellowship and scholarship opportunities to qualified young professionals and scholars to undertake research projects, pursue postgraduate degrees, and participate in short-term exchange and training courses in areas relevant to South-South and triangular cooperation at selected prestigious universities and research and technical institutes.


Entrepreneurship PillarYouth Entrepreneurship for the South (YES) programme will provide OneStop-Shop support to emerging and established youth entrepreneurs from developing countries with to provide access to entrepreneurship and skills development trainings, technologies, incubation and seed funding support. It aims to foster the growth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in developing countries.

News and Announcements

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September 6, 2022

2022 GSSD Expo Special Event: Digital Innovation and Youth Entrepreneurship through South-South and Triangular Cooperation, 12-14 September 2022

Background The outcome document of the second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40)( A/RES/73/291) highlighted and recognized the role South-South and triangular cooperation plays in capacity building, strengthening…
July 5, 2022

Top Youth Entrepreneurs Selected for Final Youth4South Entrepreneurship Competition, to be held in Bangkok in September

5 July 2022, New York: More than twenty young entrepreneurs from 15 developing countries came together for the first-round pitching of the Youth4South Entrepreneurship Competition on 23 and 24 June…
July 30, 2021

Call for Applications: UNOSSC Youth4South & ICGEB Empower Fellowship, Deadline 30 September 2021

EMPOWER Fellowships The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) under its Youth4South initiative and the ICGEB have partnered to offer early-career female scientists from the Global South, aged 45…
March 11, 2021

Fellowship Announcement: Youth4South Fellowship Programme 2021

About Under the Youth4South umbrella initiative, UNOSSC and its partners jointly  developed a fellowship component which connects  funded opportunities with qualified young professionals and young scholars from developing countries to…

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