Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge

We are bringing together bright young minds to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing their generation.

Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge bootcamp at KMUTT Knowledge Exchange for Innovation Center (KX) in Bangkok Thailand.

Young people are experts in their own lives and experiences. They have the ideas and energy to create a better world for themselves - if only we give them the chance. We recognise that while talent is universal, opportunity is not.

We work hard to support young people who have brilliant ideas but lack the resources to turn ideas into reality and we're proud to help these young innovators to develop their own game-changing ideas and make an impact for their communities.

The Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge calls on young innovators to design solutions to improve education, employment and civic engagement. It aims to inspire young people with brilliant ideas, but without the resources to bring them to life. This includes young refugees, those who face daily discrimination due to their ethnicity, their gender or their disability and those who are disadvantaged by poverty.


Launched in September 2019, the Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge 2019/20 will take place in 41 countries worldwide and be co-hosted globally by four Generation Unlimited partners – UNICEF, UNDP, Plan International and the World Organization of the Scout Movement, with support from Irish Aid.


Launched in September 2018, the Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge 2018/2019 worked with more than 800 innovators across 16 countries to answer an urgent question: how can we ensure every young person has the education, skills and empowerment to build a better future?

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Join us

Two participants present their ideas at the Youth Challenge in Montenegro.
UNICEF Montenegro

“Give it a try! You will become the person who will lead by example, creating a change.”

- Danijela, 20, at the Youth Challenge in Montenegro.

Your creativity and passion can unlock new ideas and create a world without limits.

We hope you can be a part of the Generation Unlimited as we expand our reach across more countries and please follow us on Twitter or Instagram to be the first to hear our announcements in the coming months and to start an application.

Partner with us

We are inviting expressions of interest for global, regional and country level partnerships with the Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge. This is an exciting opportunity to empower young people, sponsor a rapidly growing initiative and join us in building sustainable impact throughout the world.

Alongside financial partnership, we welcome support for the challenge design, judging, mentorship and business development.

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