ACP YPN represented at UN ECOSOC Youth Summit

For the first time, ACP YPN was represented at the 7th United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) Youth Summit by Yentyl Williams, ACP YPN, President and Founder. This year’s summit had the theme of “The role of youth in building sustainable and resilient urban and rural communities” and it was held on 30-31 January 2018 at the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the UN Headquarters, New York (NY). The Summit was preceded by the UN Youth Blast on 29 January and followed by the UN Major Group on Children and Youth (UNMGCY) strategy meeting, 01 February 2018.

The annual Youth Forum of the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), is a platform where young people can contribute to policy discussions at the UN through their collective ideas, solutions and innovations. There were also a number of breakout sessions, including on ‘SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption production patterns’ organised by UNIDO (30 January) and the regional break-out session for ‘Africa’ (31 January), as well as two side events on ‘Decent Jobs for Youth – The Global Initiative for Action’ organised by the ILO (29 January) and ‘Opportunities, barriers and challenges for meaningful institutional youth engagement at the UN’, organised by UN MGCY (31 January).

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