9.2 Administration and governance
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Youth cooperation, participation and contribution to policy-making at the global level is promoted by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, the national youth agency, in cooperation with the Minister for Inclusion and Social Wellbeing and the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs.
Malta plays an active role at regional level - the Mediterranean region - in cooperation with the EU-CoE youth partnership in the youth field, and at global level through the United Nations and the Commonwealth. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ represents Malta in cooperation initiatives under the Commonwealth Youth Programme and in promoting the Commonwealth Plan of Action for Youth Empowerment its strategic policy framework, the Commonwealth Youth Civil Activism Network and initiatives to professionalise the youth work sector.
Aġenzija Żgħażagħ collaborates also with the voluntary youth sector and NGOs such as SOS Malta and Anna Lindh Foundation. Also youth organisations such as Malta UNESCO Youth Organisation, MaltMUN, Kopin and AIESEC participate in the participate in the development of polices related to young people’s contribution on global issues.
Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, the national youth agency, in cooperation with the Minister for Inclusion and Social Wellbeing collaborates with the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs on polices related to young people’s contribution on global issues.
In 2020 Aġenzija Żgħażagħ together with the Ministry for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change organised a conference with the objective of encouraging further engagement of youth in the development of Malta’s Sustainable Development Strategy for 2050.
In 2021 Aġenzija Żgħażagħ was part of a panel together with representatives from the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and the Permanent Mission of Malta to the United Nations to offer a unique opportunity to represent Malta's 'future generation' at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The position pertains to the participation of a Maltese young person in international fora dealing with various issues relevant to future generations, operating under the auspices of the UN, in which more than 40 nations are represented by youth delegates.