Youth-Agents of change for transformative recovery of LDCs

ICMYO has partnered with the Office of the High Representative for LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS that is organising a side event to the ECOSOC YF 2021 on the 6th of April. This session will launch the consultation process to gather inputs from young people and feed the Youth Declaration of LDCs aimed to support the next LDC 10 years Programme of Action which will be adopted in the 5th LDC Conference in January 2022, in Doha (Qatar).


The side event aims to provide a platform for youth of LDCs and development partners to share their perspectives on the role of youth in shaping the development agenda of LDCs and address the challenges in harnessing the potential of youth in LDCs in achieving the transformative recovery of LDCs. It also provides an opportunity for young people around the world to share experiences of influencing policy-making and developing innovative solutions to address emerging challenges and to achieve equitable, inclusive and sustainable development.  The results of the discussion will feed directly into a Youth Declaration of LDCs.  The discussion will also support the inter-governmental consultations on the new programme of action of LDCs to be adopted at the Fifth UN Conference on LDCs in January 2022 in Doha, Qatar.

6 April 2021, 8:00-10 a.m ( New York Time) 

Co-organized by: Office of the High Representative for LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS (UN-OHRLLS)Bangladesh (tbc), Canada (tbc), Malawi (tbc), Qatar,TurkeyOffice of the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth,Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) and the International Coordination Meeting of Youth Organizations (ICMYO)

Agenda and access

The side event will be held on Zoom in English and French languages.  Registration link will be provided at a later stage.
| 08:00-08:15 hrs | Opening Segment
| 08:15-09:45 hrs | Substantive discussion
| 09:45-09:55 hrs | Interventions/response by representatives of Member States
| 09:55-10:00 hrs | Wrap-up and way forward


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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