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Youth Voices from Asia Pacific for Stockholm+50 and Rio+30: JOIN US!

Dear youth and youth partners, Greetings from the Children & Youth Major Group!

We are pleased to invite you to participate at the youth consultation: Youth Voices from Asia-Pacific for Stockholm+50 and Rio+30 that will take place during the Asia Pacific Youth Forum on DRR and Climate Crisis, on the 30th April 2021 from 3.30 pm - 4.45 pm Bangkok Time. Funded by SIDA & Stockholm Environment Institute, the Youth Forum led by Sendai Children & Youth Stakeholder Group serves as preparatory children and youth pre-event to the upcoming 9th Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (APMCDRR). Children and Youth Major group is hosting this partner event during the Forum to mobilise youth engagement on road to Stockholm+50. Register NOW!! Stockholm+50 to be held in mid-2022 will mark the one of the biggest conversations this generation will see - 50 years since the environmental agenda became a focus of the UN system in 1972, and 30 years since Rio 1992. The road to Stockholm+50 will serve both as an inflection point for the multilateral system, and space to generate solutions and urgent actions to combat the ecological crises we face. We believe that youth and future generations need to lead and be at the fore-front of these discussions. And we want to hear from young people from the Asia Pacific region!


Objectives of the event -

  • To provide space for young people and youth organisations from the Asia Pacific region to share their perspectives and demands in the lead-up to Stockholm+50 and UNEP@50 commemoration; and with their views feeding to the plan of the constituency

  • Facilitate dialogue among youth and non-youth (decision-makers, policy leads, etc) on what social transformation on climate action entails

  • Highlight role of science, using best available knowledge including traditional knowledge, and role of young researchers in socially inclusive environmental policies

  • Highlight nexus of SDG12, green jobs, among others as levers of collective change and meaningful youth engagement

Questions for youth audience -

  • What are your views, recommendations and perspectives?

  • How should youth engagement on the road to Stockholm+50 and Rio+30 be inclusive of youth voices from regions?

  • What does the future of multilateralism mean to you?

The outcomes of the session will inform the youth engagement roadmap for Stockholm+50. Join us!


Moderators -

  • Ms. Rubina Adhikari, Steering Committee, Children & Youth Major Group of UNEP, YFEED & SAARC Youth Platform

  • Mr. Rahul Prasad, youth advocate from Pacific


Speakers -

  • Ambassador Johanna Lissinger Peitz, Ambassador for Stockholm+50, Government of Sweden

  • Ms. Georgina Lloyd, Program Officer on Environment Governance, Asia Pacific UNEP Office

  • Mr. Lavetenlagi Seru, Youth Vice Chair at UN Food Systems Summit & Alliance for Future Generations, Fiji

  • Ms. Saher Baig, YOUNGO - Youth Constituency of UNFCCC

  • Ms. Archana Soreng, UN SG Advisory Group on Climate Change

  • Ms. Sharifah Norizah, Regional Caucus Coordinator for Asia Pacific, Major Group for Children and Youth

  • Ms. Aich Machani, Youth Convenor, Our Common Agenda UN group / UN Foundation

  • Ms. Josefa Cariño Tauli, Steering Committee, GYBN - Youth Constituency of UNCBD

  • Ms. Kuntum Melati, Research Associate, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)





Read more -


Submission by Youth Constituency on Stockholm+50 and Environmental Law - https://wedocs.unep.org/bitstream/handle/20.500.11822/33156/Children%20%26%20Youth%20Views%20on%20GA%20res%2073_333%20and%20Stockholm%2B50_Part%201.pdf?isAllowed=y&sequence=1


PPT by Stakeholders Forum to further understand the topic https://stakeholderforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/From-Stockholm-1972-to-a-Vision-for-the-Future-UNEA-5.1-MGoS-Consultation-no.-4-Feb-2021.pdf


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