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Youth Engagement

OUR INTERGENERATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

“Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity”, is an international UN meeting that will take place on 2 and 3 June 2022, during the week of World Environment Day.  It commemorates 50 years since the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, widely seen as the first global meeting that made the environment a pressing global issue. The 1972 Stockholm Declaration resulted in the formation of environment ministries and agencies, and produced a host of new global agreements to protect the environment.

Recognizing the interconnections between humans and nature, Stockholm+50 will be an occasion to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our planet. It sets a path for us to overcome the triple planetary crisis of climate change, of nature and biodiversity loss, and of pollution and waste.


Stockholm+50 is convened by the United Nations and is hosted by Sweden with support from the Government of Kenya. It will drive action to achieve sustainable development for the well-being of current and future generations.

 

The anniversary and the high-level meeting are an opportunity for the international community to strengthen cooperation and show leadership in the transformation towards a more sustainable society, in line with the declaration that was recently adopted in conjunction with the marking of the 75th anniversary of the UN. You can read more about it on: https://www.stockholm50.global/ 

Capacity Building Materials for Stockholm+50!

We have prepared for you a live compilation of capacity building resources for Stockholm+50!

To further enhance participation of youth, and to provide a universal space for all interested youth and youth advocates to contribute, engage and co-design the youth engagement for Stockholm+50 , the Children and Youth MG in cooperation with LSU has operationalized a Working / Focus Group specific for the process of Stockholm+50, called the Stockholm+50 Youth Working/Focus Group.

 

The group will work inclined and closely with the facilitating body: Stockholm+50 Youth Task Force (the selections for which are ongoing) and further design and support youth engagement work  along the process until June 2022 and beyond. It will also provide a space to generate policy positions, inputs as required. 

What is Stockholm+50?

“Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity”, is an international UN meeting that will take place on 2 and 3 June 2022, during the week of World Environment Day, to commemorate the 50 years since the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment and its outcome documents.  


The anniversary and the high-level meeting are an opportunity for the international community to strengthen cooperation and show leadership in the transformation towards a more sustainable society, in line with the declaration that was recently adopted in conjunction with the marking of the 75th anniversary of the UN. You can read more about it here.  UNEP serves as the coordinating UN agency for this process. 

Thematic Focus

Stockholm+50 and its process will drive contribution to the environmental dimension of sustainable development. This will accelerate the implementation of commitments in the context of the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development, including a sustainable recovery from COVID19 pandemic. The role of young people in this transformation will be considered, as well as what role nature-based solutions can play. A development perspective will also be integrated throughout the meeting.

Policy Paper

School Supplies

First Draft

School Supply

Second Draft 

What are Leadership Dialogues ?

What are Informal Working Groups?

The Secretary-General of the Stockholm+50 international meeting is requested to prepare background papers for each of the Leadership Dialogues by end of March 2022 before its Preparatory Meeting.  To ensure that strong messages and concrete recommendations will be presented in the Leadership Dialogues, Informal Working Groups are being established for each of the three themes to guide the work leading up to the international meeting. More Info here

What are Leadership Dialogues?

The Leadership Dialogues are expected to contribute to the outcome of Stockholm+50 by yielding clear and concrete recommendations and messages for action at all levels, mobilizing the global community behind strengthened cooperation and accelerated innovative action. The three themes of the Leadership Dialogues are :

  1. LD 1 : Reflecting on the urgent need for actions to achieve a healthy planet and prosperity of all

  2. LD 2 : Achieving a sustainable and inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

  3. LD 3 : Accelerating the implementation of the environmental dimension of Sustainable Development in the context of the Decade of Action

  1. More Info here 

Male officer suggesting steps to success

S+50 Leadership Dialogues WGs YTF Preparation

Family and Social Worker

Zero Draft on Methodology & Next Steps for Meaningful Youth Engagement in Stockholm+50 National Consultations  

High School Friends

Contributions from youth to the first Informal Working Groups on Leadership Dialogues in March 2022

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Contributions from youth to the second Informal Working Groups on Leadership Dialogues in April 2022

Resources

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