Secretary-General’s Message Salutes Leading Role of Young People on Climate, Racial Justice, Gender Equality Fronts, in Message to ‘Youth2030’ Forum

20 Apr

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the 2022 Economic and Social Council Youth Forum — “Youth2030:  Achieving the SDGs With and For Youth”, held in New York and virtually today:

Young People’s Meaningful Involvement Vital for Advancing Sustainable Development Goals, Speakers Stress as Youth Forum Concludes

20 Apr

The participation of young people is vital in order to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals, young delegates and high-level Government officials alike told the Economic and Social Council today as it concluded its eleventh annual Youth Forum.

Future of Multilateralism Hinges on ‘What Young People Make of It’, Speakers Stress, as Economic and Social Council Launches 2022 Youth Forum

19 Apr

From remote work to green energy to ending conflicts, young people must be at the forefront of planning for a truly transformed, post-COVID-19 future, speakers told the Economic and Social Council’s annual Youth Forum today, while warning against resorting to tokenism or including youth voices to merely “tick a box”.

Economic and Social Council Youth Forum Concludes with Calls to Retain Pandemic-Era Tools, Eliminate Structural Inequities Thwarting Young People’s Potential

8 Apr

With more than 19,000 participants joining virtually over its two-day session, the 2021 Economic and Social Council Youth Forum concluded today as the largest and most diverse gathering of young people in the United Nations history, amid calls to retain useful pandemic-era tools while addressing the structural inequities that have long held youth back from achieving their full potential.