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Information regarding the UN75 Youth Plenary

Please find below information about the upcoming UN75 Youth Plenary on the 9th of September 2020, at 10AM EDT. We very much hope you will support us in promoting this initiative with partners and youth networks at large.




For background, the UN75 Youth Plenary is convened under the auspices of the President of the General Assembly and organized by the Office of the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth in collaboration with the Major Group on Children and Youth (MGCY) and the International Coordination Meeting of Youth Organizations (ICMYO) – with the participation of the Secretary-General.

The event will take place virtually and will bring together young people from all over the world to lead and drive a discussion of the theme: “The Future We Want, The UN We Need: Reaffirming our commitment to multilateralism”, bringing opinions, views, ideas and solutions in connection with the thematic topics of the United Nations’ 75th Anniversary and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Throughout the event, the audience will be invited to interact and shape the discussion through a live chat function.

Please kindly refer to the following resources:

  1. Official webpage - https://www.un.org/pga/74/un75-virtual-youth-plenary/

  2. Trello board - https://trello.com/b/Jb2F8mK8/un75-youth-plenary

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WHAT?

The UN 75 Youth Plenary, convened under the auspices of the President of the General Assembly and organized by the Office of the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth in collaboration with the Major Group on Children and Youth (MGCY) and the International Coordination Meeting of YouthOrganizations (ICMYO) – with the participation of the Secretary-General.

WHEN?

9 September 2020, at 10:00am EDT HOW?

The Plenary will be transmitted live on - event.un.org

WHY?

  • To discuss emerging risks, trends and opportunities of the multilateral system in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its socio-economic impacts.

  • To provide a platform for young people to engage in UN@75 discussions around the importance of global citizenship and international cooperation today, the future of multilateralism and young people’s role in shaping that future. 

  • To enhance discussion among young people on what is needed to shape a more responsive United Nations that best supports people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership in the future.

  • To enable discussions that will contribute to deliberations with policy makers (Ministers, Government Representatives, UN Leaders) at the GA high-level event on UN@75 on September 21, 2020.

  • This virtual Youth Plenary constitutes an opportune moment to support and amplify young people’s voices for a peaceful, just, and sustainable world as outlined in the priority area of the UN Youth Strategy: Youth 2030, which the UN Secretary-General launched in September 2018 to strengthen UN’s position as not only working “for” young people but “with” young people.

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