Internal Working Groups

Internal Working Groups

Working Groups and their FacilitatorsEach of our Internal Working Groups is based around getting us to work better together, they can be about the functioning of the UN MGCY (like our Communications and Media Working Group) or about coordinating issues across themes (like our Children Working Group). They are coordinated by a team of facilitators who are selected internally within each working group on a personal mandate.

Renewal and Outreach

The Renewal and Outreach working group is working on renewing our structures and internal guidelines. It aims to facilitate outreach to young people around the world by developing a set of guides for how to participate in the UN MGCY. relationships with other bodies.  To email the Working Group Please email, to join their work the email list is here.

hilliary Hilary Clauson

Communications and Media

Communications developed in parallel to the Post-2015 and HLPF external processes in 2013 to ensure internal coordination and messaging was as strong as external promotion.  Specific areas of prioritization include website maintenance, and standardization of external communications such as press releases, signatures, presentation slides, and corporate identity. 

Please email, to join their work the email list is here.

James Andrews


The Children Working Group aims to coordinate better child related policy through the process and look at how we can better engage children in the process of the UN to speak for themselves directly. To email the Children’s Working Group please email, to join their work the email list is -Here.

Elections and Selections

The Elections and Selections Working Group is convened by Children and Youth International (the holding company of the UN MGCY). The current group is facilitated by:

Nhattan Nguyen Nhattan Nguyen


The Finance and Legal issues are handled by the board of Children and Youth International (the holding company of UN MGCY)