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Youth and Sustainable Development: Quick Guide

Youth at the United Nations

  • YOUTH 2030: The United Nations Youth Strategy: an umbrella framework to guide the entire UN as it steps up its work with and for young people across its three pillars – peace and security, human rights, and sustainable development – in all contexts. It seeks to significantly strengthen the UN’s capacity to engage young people and benefit from their views, insights and ideas.

  •  ECOSOC Youth Forum:  an annual event that brings together youth leaders from around the world, giving them an opportunity to engage with government representatives, youth delegates, policymakers and other relevant stakeholders in civil society and the private sector on issues that affect them. The two-days high level event concludes with ideas on innovation, collective action and proposes solutions to global problems.
  •  Reports of the UN Secretary-General on Youth.
  • Resolutions on youthadopted in the General Assembly, ECOSOC and Security Council.
  • World Youth Reports: Flagship publication on youth issues prepared biennially by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). 


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