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We facilitate the voices of children and youth from around the world


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 What is the UN MGCY?   

The UN MGCY is the formal United Nations General Assembly mandated and self organised space for children and youth to contribute to and engage in certain intergovernmental and allied policy processes at the UN.

 


 

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How Does the UN MGCY Get it’s Mandate?

The first United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992 – ‘The Earth Summit’, recognized that achieving sustainable development would require the active participation of all sectors of society and all types of people.

Hence its outcome, Agenda 21, formalized nine sectors of society as the main channels through which broad participation would be facilitated in UN activities related to sustainable development.

These are officially called “Major Groups” and have since been expanded and referenced in over a dozen GA resolutions and expanded to “Major Groups & Other Stakeholders”: In addition, we have formal ad hoc agreements with different UN bodies.


GA_Hall600250R2What Does UN MGCY Do?

It act as a bridge between children and youth and the UN system. Its primary purpose is engaging young people and their organizations in the Design, Implementation, Monitoring, and Follow Up & Review of sustainable development policies at all levels by fostering dialogue amongst young people and other stakeholders including governments.To achieve this, it facilitates and conducts a number of online and offline activities associated with- Policy & Advocacy, Capacity Building, Youth Action, and Knowledge generation.

It act as a bridge between children and youth and the UN system. Its primary purpose is engaging young people and their organizations in the Design, Implementation, Monitoring, and Follow Up & Review of sustainable development policies at all levels by fostering dialogue amongst young people and other stakeholders including governments.To achieve this, it facilitates and conducts a number of online and offline activities associated with- Policy & Advocacy, Capacity Building, Youth Action, and Knowledge generation.

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