Youth Organisations address a letter to mr. Ban Ki Moon

At their International Coordination Meeting in Cairo, Regional Youth Platforms and International Non Governmental Youth Organisations agreed to send a letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations. The letter has been sent this week and it highlights three main concerns of the global youth movement:

  • The increasingly importance of youth in the global political agenda, being more than half of world population aged under 30
  • The importance of involving democratic, representative and youth-led organisations in the global decisions that affects them
  • The need for increased coordination of youth affairs within the United Nations System, in the spirit of the “One UN” Reform and co-management with youth organisations.

Click here for full text of the letter: c0290-08_letter-youth-ngos-to-ban-ki-moon

Published by ICMYO

The International Coordination Meeting of Youth Organizations (ICMYO) is an informal network of membership-based, democratic, representative and accountable International Youth NGOs and Regional Youth Platforms. Our main objective is to strengthen the cooperation of youth organisations at the regional and global levels in order to coordinate policy inputs to the UN and other global youth policy processes.

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