Title: Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum
Event Date: 30 – 31 January 2017
Location: USA

About

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, to be held on 30-31 January 2017, will provide a platform for youth to engage in a dialogue with the Member States and share ideas on innovation, collective action and solutions to global problems. It will also address the concept of “shared prosperity”, which is at the core of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  The forum will bring youth leaders from around the world to the UN Headquarters in New York. It will give them the opportunity to engage with policy-makers and other youth delegates and representatives.

Eligible?

The forum will bring youth leaders from around the world to the UN Headquarters in New York. It will give them the opportunity to engage with policy-makers and other youth delegates and representatives.

Benefits

This two-day event will feature interactive dialogues among representatives from youth organizations, high-level and other keynote speakers. A number of sessions will be held on aspects of the themes for the Economic and Social Council and the High-level Political Forum and space will be created for regional perspectives. A Ministerial Roundtable, The UN’s Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals and a diverse group of YouTubers will also take part in the discussions aimed at supporting multilateral approaches led by the United Nations

How to Apply

Generally, sessions of the functional commissions of ECOSOC, that take place in the spring of each year such as Commission for Social Development, the Commisison on the Status of Women, the Commission for Population and Development, the Commission on Sustainable Development, the UN Forum on Forests, and the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, are open to NGOs in consultative status. Click here for an overview of subsidiary bodies of ECOSOC.

Many of the other events listed on this site will be open to all NGOs. However all will require pre-registration. Please check carefully the information on the organizer’s event page. You must always have a valid grounds pass, and be accredited by a recognized NGO, to attend any event at the United Nations. Click here to login into the CSONet event registration system.

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