Youth at the 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference



The UN DPI/NGO Conference is a dynamic platform that brings together various actors on global issues.  This year’s conference, with the theme, Education for Global Citizenship: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Together, was held in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea from 30 May to 1 June 2016.

Conference organizers invited youth representing the different regions around the world to promote and participate in all conference events, including on-line and off-line youth activities. It is important to raise the voice of young people from around the world in global conferences tackling pressing issues on the international agenda.

Youth are directly impacted by decisions made regarding education around the globe. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, the presence of youth voices is needed now more than ever. This page serves as an online hub for youth that attended the conference in person and on-line to connect, share information, and continue the conversation beyond the conclusion of our conference.


Pre-conference Youth Activities


25 March Youth Google Hangouts: Introduction of the SDGs in our communities

9 April Youth Pre-conference in Korea – Organized by Conference Youth Sub-Committee in Korea

9 April Google Hangouts: Education and Early Childhood Development

28 April Youth Pre-conference in New York – Sponsored by DPI/NGO Relations with the support of the Conference Youth Sub-committee

28 April Youth Pre-conference Networking Reception – Sponsored by Youth Sub-committee with the support of DPI NGO Relations

30 April Google Hangouts: Formal Education – Organized by the Conference Youth Sub-committee with the support of DPI

14 May Google Hangouts: Outreach and Advocacy as Education Tools – Organized by the Conference Youth Sub-committee with the support of DPI

24 May Youth Networking Session – Sponsored by the Bahá’í International Community


Youth Voices @ the 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference

Youth Caucus I: 
30 May, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Youth-led Innovation in Education

Youth Caucus II:     
31 May, 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. – Education in Conflict and Post Conflict Situations

Youth Caucus III:   
1 June, 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. –  Education and Youth Employment, Unemployment, Underemployment

Youth Hub @ the 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference
A dedicated space for youth to meet, network and showcase innovation.

Youth Press Conference
A youth press conference is proposed to take place on the second day of the conference.


Resources for Youth

Youth Declaration

DPI/NGO Youth Page

DPI/NGO Youth Facebook

17 Goals to Transform Our World

SG Envoy on Youth Page