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Youth and Sustainable Development: Quick Guide

Youth at the United Nations

The 2017 ECOSOC Youth Forum took place at the UN Headquarters in New York on 30-31 January 2017. The theme of the forum was: The role of youth in poverty eradication and promoting prosperity in a changing world. 

Previous Sessions:

  • 2016: Youth Taking Action to Implement the 2030 Agenda
  • 2015: Transitioning from MDGs to SDGs: Engaging Youth
  • 2014: Realizing the Future They Want
  • 2013: Shaping tomorrow's innovators: Leveraging science, technology, innovation and culture for today's youth
  • 2012: Creating a Sustainable Future: Empowering Youth with Better Job Opportunities

UN Youth Milestones

Statistical Resources

Thematic SDGs

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