Open Call for UNEP MGCY Steering Committee

Major Group for Children and Youth to UN Environment Programme (UNEP) - Global Youth for Environment is formal mechanism for youth and youth organisations to engage in the process of environmental governance and conservation in the UN system.

This is an open call for the Steering Committee of the Major Group for Children and Youth to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP - MGCY). UNEP MGCY Steering Committee serves as the Coordination Team of UNEP MGCY, wherein performing functions of, inter alia, governance, policy coherence, regional and thematic coordination. We are calling upon youth movements, organisations and youth advocates interested in environmental governance and conservation to apply to join the team !

Read about the full structure of UNEP MGCY at >> www.youthenvironment.org/governance

Steering Committee Members - Regional Facilitator

This is an Open Call for Regional Facilitator in the Steering Committee. As as regional lead, your tasks would include coordination with the regional offices of UNEP, facilitating youth engagement with UN system on a regional / sub-regional level on environmental topics and working with youth and youth organisations of that region, supporting Regional Youth Environment Assembly.

 

Call being open for the regions -

 

  • Africa

  • Western Asia and Greater Arabia

  • Asia-Pacific

  • Europe

  • North America and Oceania

  • Latin America and Caribbean

  • SIDS

 

Read full TOR Of the Position HERE. You can apply as an individual or as an organisation.

Deadline - 26 October 2020

Steering Committee Members - Thematic Facilitator

This is an Open Call as Thematic Facilitator in the Steering Committee. As as thematicl ead, your tasks would include coordination with the respective thematic divisions of UNEP, secretariats of MEAs, facilitating working group / youth engagement on that thematic and help drive policy coherence in work of the constituency.

 

Call being open for the thematics / focus areas -

 

  • Marine litter and Micro-Plastics

  • Environmental Law

  • Environment and Health (including COVID-19 recovery)

  • Climate Change and Environment

  • Environmental Education

  • Environment Security/Crisis Response

  • Human Rights/Environmental Defenders

  • Faith-based Engagement

  • Children Focal Point

  • Science and Policy Focal Point

  • Nature and Ecosystem Focal Point

 

Read full TOR Of the Position HERE. You can apply as an individual or as an organisation.

Deadline - 26 October 2020

Chemicals and Waste Platform Facilitator

To further enhance engagement of youth in the processes of Chemicals and Waste, especially those convened by UNEP, the Chemicals and Waste working group of the youth constituency is formalised into a Youth Platform on Chemicals and Waste to facilitate institutional access, engagement and participation of the youth audience into different processes on chemicals and waste custodianed by UNEP. This includes among others, BRS Convention, SAICM Process, Minamata Convention on Mercury and others.

 

The Platform would be facilitated by Platform Facilitator who would also serve in the Steering Committee of UNEP MGCY.

 

Read full TOR of the position HERE. You can apply as an individual or as an organisation.

Deadline - 26 October 2020

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