Stockholm+50 Youth Engagement
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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 on: https://www.government.se/government-policy/stockholm50/
Purpose & broad functions of the Stockholm+50 Youth Task Force
Stockholm+50 Youth Task Force will coordinate youth engagement in the Stockholm+50 process. The Youth Task Force undertakes the following broad functions. Further functions, tasks and activities can be determined by the Task Force in cooperation with the host country:
Coordinating and providing substantive youth inputs to the various thematic aspects of Stockholm+50 through the preparation, delivery and follow-up
Facilitating engagement of broader youth community, formal and informal groups, in the process of Stockholm+50
Planning and conducting the self-organised youth pre-event / forum in conjunction with / the lead-up to Stockholm+50
Contributing across various Action Tracks / or any thematic avenues that may come up in Stockholm+50 process
Linking efforts on the road to Stockholm+50 with key youth milestones / avenues (highlighted in the timeline section) in policy processes across the multilateral system
Conducting / planning and mapping youth consultations (of various scopes - regional, international, grassroots, etc) through their networks and collectively to feed into the Stockholm+50, including enabling consultations on community-level
Mobilising winder youth community via outreach, social media, and consultation based activities;
Act as multipliers of the Stockholm+50 process and its thematic aspects in their respective networks and communities
Further functions and activities as determined by the Task Force in cooperation with the host
Learn more about the Decade!
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), in March 2019, through intergovernmental resolution A/RES/73/2841 proclaimed 2021-2030 as the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (hereafter UN Decade), “with the aim of supporting and scaling up efforts to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide and
raise awareness of the importance of successful ecosystem restoration”.
Pursuant to the resolution, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations - the lead agencies for the UN Decade - prepared a Strategy for the Decade that was launched in September 2020. The Strategy reflected inputs from virtual and on-ground youth consultations in 21+ countries, which were carried out throughout 2019 and 2020 via a Youth Paper on Ecosystem Restoration. The Strategy elaborated the need and intention to actively engage youth groups.
Visit the webpage of Restoration Decade
Access the Youth Paper on #GenerationRestoration