SDG Youth Summit

BACKGROUND OF YPSA

The youth community makes up half of the world’s population. With a view to create worldwide awareness about this youth community and to ensure youth participation in development programs, the UN General Assembly on 3rd November 1978, according to its resolution no. 33/7, declared the years 1981-90 as Youth Decade and 1985 as International Youth Year. Being inspired by sprit of International Youth Year some socially conscious youths of Sitakund Upazilla under Chittagong District of Bangladesh began to motivate and organize the youth community to establish a development organization. In this way on 20th May 1985 by active initiation of the socially conscious youth, a social development organization called YPSA (Young Power in Social Action) began its course of participation in the development process.


LEGAL STATUS YPSA
YPSA is a voluntary, nonprofit, nonpolitical organization for sustainable development registered with the different department of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh including NGO Affairs Bureau, Department of Social Welfare, Department of Youth Development, Health & Family Welfare, Copyright office, Register of Joint Stock Companies and Firms and Micro Credit Regulatory Authority

VISION OF YPSA
YPSA envisions a society without poverty where everyone’s basic needs and rights are ensured.

MISSION OF YPSA
YPSA exists to participate with the poor and vulnerable population with all commitment to bring about their own and society’s sustainable development.

CORE VALUES OF YPSA
Patriotism and commitment to national interest, sovereignty and national pride ¬ Justice, transparency and accountability ¬ Mutual respect and gender friendliness ¬ Quality and excellence ¬ Humility and confidence ¬ Respect for diversity ¬ Support for environment and ecology

GEOGRAPHICAL COVERAGE OF ACTIVITIES:
At present YPSA’s direct program interventions reach in Greater Chittagong Division (including Chittagong Hill Tracts) and Dhaka District. Besides, YPSA doing country-wide and regional campaigning through its advocacy initiatives and joint program with grassroots NGOs, CSOs, CBOs and DPOs through its Networking & Strategic Linkage Unit. Currently YPSA is working for and with a total of 14 million (estimated) disadvantaged and vulnerable people.
YPSA is working in 5 thematic areas:
Health, Economic empowerment, Human Rights and Good governance, Environment, Education, Climate Change and disaster management along with Rohingya Response Program.

For more details visit YPSA website: www.ypsa.org