The International Youth Health Organization (YHO) was officially established as an international non-governmental organization in 2011 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It is one of the leading organizations in Europe that empowers young people to work on youth health. YHO works towards health and wellbeing of young people, promotion of healthy lifestyles and prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including mental health and environmental health. It develops and supports evidence-based and effective policies to assure health-promoting environments for young people.
Currently YHO consists of 30 member organizations from 16 different countries, all of which working on/for youth health. YHO brings together diverse members: from global international federations to national and local youth organisations.