2020 ECOSOC Youth Forum

(Postponement)

"Accelerated Action and Transformative Pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development"

© Marco Suazo, UNITAR

WHAT?

The ECOSOC Youth Forum and UN75 Youth Plenary, which were scheduled to take place from 31 March to 2 April 2020 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York are postponed.

The Youth Forum will provide a platform for young people to meaningfully engage in a dialogue with UN Member States and UN entities on transformative pathways for realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development.

The Forum serves as a unique space for young people to share ideas and solutions -- and showcase innovative initiatives and individual and collective action by youth and others -- to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) based on national, regional and global experiences.

The ECOSOC Youth Forum will be guided by the theme of the 2020 High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on “Accelerated Action and Transformative Pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development” and build on the Youth Plenary’s theme of the United Nations 75th anniversary on “The Future We Want, the UN We Need: Reaffirming our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism”.

WHO?

The Forum will bring youth leaders from around the world to the United Nations Headquarters in New York. It will give them the opportunity to engage with government representatives, youth delegates, policymakers and other relevant stakeholders in civil society and the private sector.

HOW?

The two-day event will feature interactive plenary sessions with representatives from youth entities and organizations, Ministers responsible for youth, high-level and other keynote speakers on the emerging priority areas for the decade of action, as well as breakout sessions on the UN75 issue briefs, with a youth focus, and the regional priorities based on the SDG Summit’s Political Declaration. 

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2020 UNITED NATIONS YOUTH PLENARY“The future we want, the United Nations we need: reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism” is postponed