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Youth Environment Assembly (YEA)

Act #ForNature. Act #WithYouth

12, 13 and 18, 19, 20 February 2021

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Join the largest youth-led environmental event!

Global Youth Environment Assembly is the official youth forum toward the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN Environment Assembly (UNEA).  The first YEA of 2021 will take place on 12, 13 and 18, 19, 20 February in lead the up to UNEA 5.1.

 

The Assembly will comprise sessions on variety of environmental topics, interactive segments, regional and thematic breakouts, dedicated plenary sessions and a high-level segments featuring dialogues between environment ministers and youth. 

Registrations are now open for youth advocates, organizations and stakeholders to register for YEA!

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"This is not only for us, it's for children of the world, and the future generations. And we will hold you accountable."

- at UNEA Bureau Retreat, June 2020

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Agenda and Topics
12 February, 2021
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Summary Overview

10.30 AM - 11.30 AM      

Pre-Session: Capacity-building Session for Newbies

 

11.30 AM - 01.00 PM      

Political Coordination Group - Preparation for Negotiations [closed session] 
This is a working group session for members of UNEP MGCY only, to consult and prepare for the OECPR and UNEA-5. Please become a member HERE.

 

01: 00 PM - 02.30 PM      

Official Opening Ceremony!

02.30 PM - 03.30 PM       

Stockholm+50 Dialogue - A Youth Perspective 

03.30 PM - 04.30 PM       

Youth Influencing Public Policy: Dialogue with first-ever Future Generations Commissioner 

04.30 PM - 05.30 PM

Youth Dialogue with Member States - Tell the Governments What You Want!

 

05.30 PM - 06.30 PM

Youth and Faith-Based Engagement - Thematic Consultation 

06.30 PM - 08.00 PM          

Political Coordination Group - Preparation for Negotiations [closed session] 

This is a working group session for members of UNEP MGCY only, to consult and prepare for the OECPR and UNEA-5. Please become a member HERE.

Summary Overview

09.30 AM - 11.00 AM

Asia Pacific Regional Breakout

 

11.00 AM - 12.30 PM

Thematic Consultation 2: Science Policy, Chemicals and waste, environmental law 

12.30 PM - 01.30 PM 

Youth Dialogue with Member States - Tell the Governments What You Want! 

01.30 PM - 03.00 PM

Europe Regional Breakout (in parallel) 

01.30 PM - 03.00 PM

Africa Regional Breakout (in parallel) 

03.00 PM - 04.30 PM

Global Consultation on World Youth Report

03.00 PM - 04.30 PM

Thematic Consultation 3: Education and Environment

04.30 PM - 05.30 PM

Policy Coordination Group (preparation for OECPR)

05.30 PM - 06.30 PM

Thematic Consultation 4: Nature and food security, environment and health

08.00 PM - 09.30 PM

Regional Breakout - Latin America and Caribbean

13 February, 2021
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