Structure

In order to smoothly conduct its work, the constituency works through different organisational structures which provide support, coordination, and transparent conduct of work. The primary structures are outline below:

The Assembly

The Assembly constitutes the entirety of MGCY. It consists of all members (entities and individuals) and all structures. It serves as the primary avenue for decision-making within the constituency.

Its functions, among other things include, receiving reports from the Secretariat, contributing to consultations, opening and closing working structures, and elect the members of the Secretariat and Steering Committee.

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The Secretariat

The Secretariat comprises the Global Coordinators and the Operations Facilitation Team. It is responsible for administrative facilitation of the constituency.

Global Coordinators/Focal Points

Two Global Coordinators who are elected with a term of two years and until their successors have been elected, are responsible for overall facilitation and oversight of work within the Children and Youth Major Group.

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Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is elected or peer-selected for one year. The Steering Committee is composed of regional facilitators, thematic facilitators, platform coordinators and is responsible for policy coherence, regional coordination, oversight of working groups and general governance functions of the constituency.

Ex-officio seat is also provided for youth group from the country of UNEA-Presidency to be represented in the Steering Committee.

There are further structures such as the Operations Facilitation Team, Policy Coordination Group, several thematic Working Groups, Regional Caucuses, Platforms, and others. Explore full details in the Processes and Procedures document linked below.