Youth Committee for Unity and Development (YCUD)
Address: #135, St.259, Sangkart Toek La-ak I, Khan Toul Kork, Phnom Penh City,Cambodia
Telephone & Fax: 855-23-884 306
Mobile Phone: 855-12-992 841
The Youth Committee for Unity and Development (YCUD) works to strengthen and expand youth participation in social affairs. Established on March 8, 2008, it is guided by the vision of a prosperous Cambodian society where the youth can contribute solutions to social issues and participate in the development of their country.
YUCD is a coalition of prominent youth organizations: Khmer Youth Association (KYA), Youth for Peace (YFP), Youth Council of Cambodia (YCC), Youth Resources Development Program (YRDP), Khmer Youth for Social Development (KYSD), Khmer Institute for National Development (KIND), and People Center for Development and Peace (PDP-Center).
Social accountability initiatives
Through its network, YUCD eventually seeks to push for the institutionalization of a National Youth Center through its advocacy for a National Youth Policy that makes use of the framework of social accountability. The youth is encouraged to be part of the decentralization processes and to promote more sustainable cooperation. The organization also seeks to engage policy-makers and government and have them acknowledge the contributions of the youth to societal development.
Over time, YUCD intends to explore networking and cooperation opportunities among fellow youth and youth organizations at the national, regional and international levels. It is supported by the ANSA – EAP.