The designated space for children and youth in the governance of the United Nations Restoration Decade
The #GenerationRestoration Youth Task Force will facilitate formal youth engagement in the context of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. As a self-organized space of and for young people, the Task Force will engage directly in the governance of the Decade to ensure co-creation and focus on youth issues. Read the TOR designed by youth and approved by the UN below!
Call for applications open!
Call for applications are now open for youth globally to apply for the Youth Task Force - upto 13 spots are available through public application process. Check out the requirements in the TOR and apply now!
Deadline: 6th September 2021
Expertise and areas of focus of Task Force entities
We welcome a range of experiences and expertise in the Youth Task Force. The Task Force, in addition to being balanced in terms of gender, region and representation of minority groups, will aim to comprise youth from various backgrounds. These factors can include, inter alia,
Research / academia
Action portfolio including on-ground action
Entrepreneur / young workforce
From a range of thematic focuses inter alia resilience, sustainable development, economic aspect, energy, sustainability, social dimension, humanitarian groups etc.
Range of groups, including informal youth groups of various scopes: grassroots, regional, international, etc.
From person-centric and marginalised youth groups inter alia Indigenous youth, young migrants, refugees, young persons with disabilities, young people living with HIV, young people facing work and descent based discrimination, etc.
Youth who have not previously engaged in the UN system /international processes together with youth with previous experiences
Youth on frontline of degraded ecosystems, especially young people from climate vulnerable countries
Learn more about the Decade!
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), in March 2019, through intergovernmental resolution A/RES/73/2841 proclaimed 2021-2030 as the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (hereafter UN Decade), “with the aim of supporting and scaling up efforts to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide and
raise awareness of the importance of successful ecosystem restoration”.
Pursuant to the resolution, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations - the lead agencies for the UN Decade - prepared a Strategy for the Decade that was launched in September 2020. The Strategy reflected inputs from virtual and on-ground youth consultations in 21+ countries, which were carried out throughout 2019 and 2020 via a Youth Paper on Ecosystem Restoration. The Strategy elaborated the need and intention to actively engage youth groups.
Visit the webpage of Restoration Decade
Access the Youth Paper on #GenerationRestoration