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The 6th Youth Forum on SDG Implementation

 
 
INTRODUCTION
Background
 
Since 2017, the Youth Forum has established a platform to bring young people’s views, ideas, solutions, and innovations to policy discussions on issues that matter to them. The 6th Youth Forum on SDG Implementation on “Leveraging Public Governance to Promote Youth Participation for Climate Action and Building Resilience” will be co-organized by the Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), with the support from its Project Office on Governance (UNPOG), and in collaboration with the Ministry of the Interior and Safety of the Republic of Korea and Incheon Metropolitan City Government. The Forum will serve as a unique platform for young people to share their vision and elaborate on their substantive contributions to pursuing sustainable and resilient recovery from climate change) amidst the continuing crisis. Consequently, the youth forum will be a platform to enable the youth to raise their voices and exchange ideas to accelerate SDG implementation whereby focusing on the roles of public governance.
 
To engage the young people in policy dialogue, the “6th Youth Forum on SDG implementation” will take place in Incheon on 3 November 2022.
 
A special youth session will be organized during the UN DESA Symposium where the winners and participants of the 6th Youth Forum will engage in a dialogue with the UN Member States and explore ways and means of promoting youth development and engagement for climate action with the view of realizing the SDGs Decade of Action. Consequently, the youth forum will be a platform to enable the youth to raise their voices and exchange ideas to accelerate SDG implementation whereby focusing on the roles of public governance for climate action. The Symposium will be attended by the UnderSecretary-General of UN DESA, ministers, and senior decision-makers from Asia and the Pacific.
 
Objecitves
 
• Provide a platform for young people to engage in a dialogue on concrete governance actions to recover from climate change
• Provide an opportunity for meaningful youth engagement, consultation, collaboration, empowerment, participation and calls for climate action
• Share experiences and identify solutions to support youth in surmounting the devastating impact of climate change in their economic, social, health and education lives and bolstering their resilience to future shocks.
• Allow young people to contribute to the review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs and to shaping policy recommendations.
 
Eligibility for Applications
 
Young individuals born between 1996 and 2006 are eligible to apply regardless of nationality, educational background, and residing country.
 
For more information, please kindly see the attached Concept Note
 
 
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