Mainstreaming of youth voices and perspectives in the process of SDG Summit will be essential to ensuring that the Summit heeds to expectations of current and future generations. Youth constituencies and movements are already mobilizing toward the “the SDG Summit and the Summit for the Future (2024), through decentralized consultations and policy dialogues - across all regions.
This specific consultation and session at the ECOSOC Youth Forum comes at a prominent time - both to consult and hear from young people, and to generate sustained longer-term impacts.
- To convene diverse youth constituencies and partners which support the Youth agenda, the 2030 Agenda and youth consultations in the lead up to HLPF and SDG Summit, building on the outcomes of previous and ongoing consultations with youth on SDGs and other relevant internationally agreed development goals;
- To contribute to a substantive insights paper on the role of youth in SDG implementation, monitoring and review and on young people’s aspirations and recommendations, which will be presented at the ECOSOC Youth Forum and be made available on the online consultation space, via social media and on relevant websites and platforms;
- To provide inputs to the ECOSOC Youth Forum session which will discuss Youth & SDG Summit, in April 2023 in New York (hybrid event), in the lead up to the September 2023 SDG Summit
- To feed into the ECOSOC Youth Forum informal summary and ECOSOC Presidential statement, and the “Voices of Youth” Report by youth constituencies.
- To inform the upcoming Youth Sectoral paper for the HLPF, prepared by the Major Group for Children and Youth.
- To inform ongoing and future programming and policy support and partnerships with, for and on youth
Young people’s positive role in driving SDG implementation, monitoring and review
Challenges and opportunities to accelerate progress with young people in the driving seat
Looking ahead - youth recommendations in the lead up to the SDG Summit
Hello everyone and a warm welcome to this consultation on how we can forge a path to a more inclusive, upward journey towards achieving the SDGs!
My name is Richa Gupta, one of the 17 Young Leaders for the SDGs, and co-founder of Labhya, an India-based education nonprofit that works with 2.4 million vulnerable children on emotional wellbeing in public schools.
Very much look forward to hearing your thoughts and solutions to the above list of questions and hope we can come up with some amazing groundbreaking solutions and recommendations!
When commenting, please let us know which particular question(s) you are responding to. The space is yours to co-create and lead!
Richa & Eddy