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Youth Segment to the UN Environment Management Group (EMG) - Register Now!

Calling upon youth & youth groups globally to engage in the youth pre-meeting for inputs to the UN Environment Management Group




Dear youth and youth partners, I hope you are all doing well today. We are excited to share this news with you regarding youth engagement in one of the highest coordination groups in the UN system. We are delighted to share with you that the Youth Segment (for inputs) to the UN Environment Management Group (UN EMG) will take place on the 5th October 2021, 3 pm - 5 pm UTC time / 11 am - 1 pm New York time/ 6 pm - 8 pm EAT. We invite participation of the youth groups globally, including those that have previously not engaged with the UN system. This event is being organised by the youth constituency! Access the detailed agenda here!!

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What is the UN EMG?

The United Nations (UN) Environment Management Group (EMG) is a system-wide coordination body on environment and human settlements, bringing together UN agencies, specialised bodies, secretariats and conventions on the topics of environment and related nexuses. It is chaired by the UNEP. It works on various system-wide coordination initiatives across environmental topics. Youth Engagement in the UN EMG In 2021, youth engagement in the UN EMG continues to have progressive developments. During the June 2021 Technical Segment of the EMG, youth representatives participated at the EMG meeting for the first time, and also delivered an intervention on behalf of the youth constituency, outlining the recommendations captured in the written submission.

In the recommendations made to the EMG, the Children and Youth constituency had taken the lead to host a Self-organised Youth Pre-Meeting to the EMG Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) of the EMG taking place on the 7th October 2021. Youth also participated at the Technical Segment of the EMG on the 30th September 2021, where they shared perspectives, plans, and recommendations.

Participate at the Youth Segment (for inputs) to the EMG

The Youth Segment for inputs to the EMG is a youth-led meeting and intends to provide space for youth constituencies and groups to frame inputs on meaningful youth engagement, role of young people in environmental protection and other areas of synergy.

The session will start with a short networking and exchange session for those engaging in these processes for the first time, followed by presentation from the EMG secretariat. Then there would be two Thought Exchanges on various topics, including Pollution Free Planet and Stockholm+50 between youth organisations and some invited UN agencies.

Access the detailed agenda and background documents for the Youth Segment here!!

The Youth Segment will serve as a space for different youth organisations, especially the underserved and those from developing countries, to share their views and recommendations on meaningful engagement of young people in environmental processes.

We would be deeply grateful for your participation. Join us!!


5th October 2021, 3 pm - 5 pm UTC time

Register Now Children and Youth Major Group on environmental governance / UNEA (Youth Constituency of UNEP)