Formed in 2009, the Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA) is a partnership between United Nations agencies, civil society organizations and other entities that work with children and young people. YUNGA is hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and based in FAO’s headquarters in Rome, Italy.

YUNGA acts as a gateway for children and youth from around the world to participate in the activities and initiatives of the United Nations. YUNGA seeks to empower children and young people to have a greater role in society, raise awareness and become active agents of change.

YUNGA Challenge Badges aim to educate and motivate young people to change their behavior and participate in the construction of a more sustainable, fairer world. The series can be used by teachers in school classes as well as by youth leaders, especially Guide or Scout groups. The challenge badges are being developed on a number of topics, and they provide background information as well as a wide range of activities and ideas that are both educational – and fun.

Requirement levels vary by age:

YUNGA Challenge Badges have been incorporated into ScoutsTT’s programme and can be found in the requirements for advancement in all of the sections.

Cub Scouts:

  • President’s Pack Award


  • Scout Standard
  • Advanced Scout Standard
  • Chief Scout Award

Venture Scouts:

  • Personal Growth
  • Venture Challenge Award

How to Start

To start, register Your Tribe by emailing: [email protected] with the following information:

  • The Country you are from
  • The name to be linked to the account
  • The email address that you are using for that account
  • Tribe Group Name (Scout Group)
  • Your Intent: That you would like to register your tribe to run the YUNGA Challenge Badges

Next, download the resources for the respective badges you are interested in doing.

1. Ending Hunger

Download Resource or Read More

2. Forests

Download Resource, Download Youth Guide or Read More

3. The Ocean

Download Resource, Download Youth Guide or Read More

4. Water

Download Resource or Read More

Each Challenge Badge has 5 Sections:

  • A: How it makes up Life
  • B: How we use it
  • C: How it is at Risk
  • D: How it helps create a Better World
  • E: Taking Action

For each section you must do 1 of the 2 compulsory activities and at least of the others activities.

The badge is completed when you have finished all sections and they are signed off on by an assessor.