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Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7) - 2023 ECOSOC Youth Forum, Thematic Breakout Session 2A
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The thematic session on SDG 7 will aim to highlight the contribution of youth action and youth-led initiatives in driving progress towards driving universal energy access, a just energy transition, and meeting the targets of SDG 7 in their local communities, regions and countries.

The objectives of the thematic session on SDG 7 are to:

  1. Discuss the implementation of the UN Youth Strategy, Youth 2030: Working with and for Young People in the context of SDG 7, and how this strategy can help to accelerate recovery from COVID 19.
  2. Propose a set of recommendations and key messages that are critical to support young people in strengthening their engagement and work in global efforts towards SDG7. 

The parallel thematic breakout sessions will review progress in the 4 SDGs and make recommendations for implementation at national, regional and global levels.

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.