13 July: Inter-Generational Leadership Dialogue on Planetary Action - Member States, Youth & UN!!
Inter-Generational Leadership Dialogue on Planetary Action! Join youth, member states, UN and partners at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2021
13 July 2021, 10 AM - 1 PM New York Time
Dear youth and youth organisations!
We are pleased to invite you to the Inter-Generational Leadership Dialogue on Planetary Action - a youth flagship event for the HLPF 2021. Join youth organisations, member states, UN agencies and partners in a multi-stakeholder policy discussion that will take place in a hybrid format based out of New York and virtually on Tuesday, 13th July 2021, from 10 am - 3 pm New York time!
We are at a critical turning point in human history. As the global community recovers from the COVID-19 crisis, focus on the environmental dimension of the 2030 Agenda cannot be higher. Children and youth are not only a stakeholder group, but are agents of change, who are already taking action and advocating for a healthier planet.
COPs, UNEA, the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and other processes are coming up! We invite you to the Inter-generational Leadership Dialogue on Planetary Action convened by youth! Organised by youth constituencies - GYBN: Youth constituency of CBD, Children and Youth Major Group of UNEP and YOUNGO: Youth constituency of UNFCCC, this will serve as space for UN agencies, member states, youth groups, and relevant multilateral partners to:
Learn about priorities and plans of youth constituencies and groups that are leading work, including formal preparation, for upcoming and on-going policy process and moments -
Share what partners are doing
Engage in dialogue with UN agencies, member states and other partners on possible synergies and areas of cooperation toward joint work
Agenda of the event, together with a tentative program schedule is accessible on the link here.
After many youth consultations organized by our constituencies, members and partner organizations - young people are certain that unless we ignite a massive, whole of society, transformative change - we will be facing a catastrophic social-environmental crisis that will put our entire livelihoods at risk. However, the decision-makers and powerful actors in our society today are not putting in the necessary effort.
We have taken the first steps towards this pathway by bringing together several youth groups and constituencies across sectors to strategize coordinated efforts that could build up the change we need. Now we would like to invite you to join our dialogue and bring your expertise and determination to make this transformation happen!