Offical Youth Delegates

In many UN meeting governments appoint though national youth councils or United Nations Associations young people to represent the youth and their organizations in their country.  Raising awareness through campaigns is an important part of our work. Campaigns help to bring us together, to demonstrate a unified voice, to achieve our objectives. There are a number of campaigns on the go

Youth Delegates Training and Email list

With the European Youth Forum and ICMYO (the network of international youth organisations) we facilitate the work of official youth delegates at the UN in sustainable development negotiations. We have an email list which is here

Official youth delegate campaign

During negotiations there are two ways to be represented: through civil society movements (such as the MGCY) or through official governmental delegations. Currently, there are very few official youth delegates and we are trying to change this. Official youth delegates have access to closed discussions, can participate more fully in the process and help to push the youth policies forward.

DOES YOUR COUNTRY HAVE A YOUTH DELEGATE? IF NOT, JOIN THIS CAMPAIGN AND HELP US BUILD OUR YOUTH MOVEMENT!

launch of pink youth campaign at COP17, durban

At the moment, the only countries with official youth delegates are:

  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • Switzerland
  • Sweden
  • The Netherlands

The lack of official youth representation needs to change and we need your help in lobbying your government to support an official youth delegate as part of their delegation to the UN.

ALL THE INFORMATION YOU’LL NEED IS HERE:

Official Youth Delegates for Rio: One pager on everything you need to know about the official youth delegate campaign.

Jeunes délégués officiels pour Rio+20: une page sur les détails cruciaux de connaître le programme des délégués des jeunes officiels.

Official Youth Delegates for Rio+20 Lobbying Guide: Are you interested in making this happen? This is a step by step guide on how to successfully lobby for official youth delegates.

Official UN Youth Delegate Guide : UN guide for official youth delegates prepared by UN Youth.

Let us know about how you are supporting these campaigns – send us a story, an email, make a video and record your thoughts and ideas. Click [here] to share your stories with us.

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