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2023 ECOSOC Youth Forum - 1) Spotlight session…

2023 ECOSOC Youth Forum - 1) Spotlight session. 2) Strengthening Trust of Youth in Multilateralism: Exploring Intergenerational and Peer-to-Peer Dialogue.
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The 2023 Annual Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, will take place over three days on 25-27 April 2023, guided by the theme of the 2023 HLPF on "Accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels". Youth will be given the opportunity to present their assessment, vision and recommendations for member states' consideration ahead of the SDG Summit in September 2023. 
  • Young leaders spotlight session on Partnerships
  • Strengthening Trust of Youth in Multilateralism: Exploring Intergenerational and Peer-to-Peer Dialogue

This session will explore the intersection of multilateralism, ageism and gender issues, and examine how peer-to-peer and intergenerational exchanges can advance inclusion and meaningful participation of young people in efforts to address global issues. The plenary session will seek to generate creative solutions and concrete policy recommendations that would enable the multilateral system to meaningfully and effectively engage a greater diversity of young people. It will draw on innovative and inclusive methods, such as intergenerational exchanges, peer-to-peer models, and other methods and programmes, which hold tremendous potential to inform multilateralism and contribute to improving its efficiency and accountability.  

Youth leaders from around the world will have the opportunity to engage with government representatives, youth delegates, policymakers and other relevant stakeholders in civil society and the private sector. They will share best practices, lessons learned, solutions as well as creative and innovative ideas with Member States, other youth participants and stakeholders on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and on the sustainable development goals under review in the Economic and Social Council and the High-level Political Forum in July 2023.

The 2023 ECOSOC Youth Forum is convened by the President of ECOSOC and co-organized by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), and the Office of the Secretary General's Envoy on Youth, in collaboration with the United Nations Inter Agency Network on Youth Development (IANYD), and co-convened by the Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) and the International Coordination Meeting of Youth Organizations (ICMYO), with technical inputs from youth-led and youth-focused organizations relevant to the theme of the forum.