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(Part 2) Torchbearers for the SDGs: Meaningful…

(Part 2) Torchbearers for the SDGs: Meaningful Youth Engagement & the 2030 Agenda (SDG Action Weekend, Mobilization Day, Youth)
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The SDG Summit 2023 provides a unique opportunity to expand and strengthen meaningful youth engagement at all levels, particularly in the scope of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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Lead Facilitators:

  • United Nations Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth
  • The Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY)
  • International Coordination Meeting of Youth Organizations (ICMYO)

Building on the views and recommendations from young people, highlighted during the "Youth & the SDGs'' global consultation, the outcomes of the2023 ECOSOC Youth Forum as well as the process culminating in the Secretary-General's Policy Brief on Meaningful Youth Engagement in Policymaking and Decision Making Processes, the Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth alongside the Major Group for Children and Youth and the International Coordination Meeting for Youth Organizations facilitated a youth led meaningful youth engagement roadmap towards the SDG Summit 2023.

This roadmap included two virtual youth consultations hosted between June and August 2023, as well as guidance for self-organized consultations, inviting any youth-led, youth-focused or youth-serving organizations to host consultations in their communities and contribute to the global process and outcomes. The process will culminate in the SDG Action Weekend of the SDG Summit 2023, particularly during the Youth Pillar of the SDG Mobilization Day on Saturday, 16 September 2023. The outcomes of the consultations will be unveiled as an outcome document, which will be at the centre of the discussions.

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To maximize the SDG Summit's impact, the Secretary General is convening an SDG Action Weekend, which will generate opportunities for stakeholders, UN entities, and Member States to convene inside the United Nations Headquarters and set out specific commitments and contributions to drive SDG transformation between now and 2030.

The SDG Action Weekend will consist of the SDG Mobilization Day on Saturday, 16 September, and the SDG Acceleration Day on Sunday, 17 September at UNHQ in New York.

  • The SDG Mobilization Day (16 September) will create an opportunity for stakeholders from all sectors to convene inside the United Nations Headquarters and mobilize towards an ambitious SDG Summit and UN General Assembly High-Level Week.
  • The SDG Acceleration Day (17 September) will be centred around the UN High-Impact Initiatives

The SDG Summit on 18-19 September will mark the mid point of the SDGs. It must secure the breakthroughs and momentum needed to change course and achieve the SDGs by 2030. To maximize the Summit's impact, the Secretary General is convening an SDG Action Weekend, which will generate opportunities for stakeholders, UN entities, and Member States to convene inside the United Nations Headquarters and set out specific commitments and contributions to drive SDG transformation between now and 2030.