Year In Review: 2021
Meeting the needs of young people is a defining issue of our time. At Generation Unlimited (GenU), we believe that governments and businesses owe it to current and future generations to enable all young people everywhere to realize their full potential.
In 2021, leveraging UNICEF’s extensive field presence, GenU benefited nearly 105 million young people in 54 countries, finding innovative ways to achieve impact with and for youth despite the ongoing obstacles caused by COVID-19. Drawing on support from over 3,000 partners, diverse organizations contributed to the design and implementation of programmes as well as youth engagement, helping to expand our reach to the most marginalized populations. Activities spanned all four impact areas: Skills and Employment, Entrepreneurship, Social Impact and Connectivity. Globally, Skills and Employment activities reached the most beneficiaries in 2021 – nearly 72 million young people.