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A People-Centric Response, Thematic Breakout session, 10th Economic and Social Council Youth Forum
7 Apr 2021 -  The slowdown in economic activity due to the impact of COVID-19 has weighed heavily on household incomes and youth sources of livelihoods. In the face of such challenges, youth have stepped up and are contributing to their communities by engaging in agriculture and rural development in support of SDG 2, thus contributing to address youth unemployment, poverty and migration. Young people working in the health sector (SDG 3) are also helping their communities by speaking out for – and in some cases, providing – effective, equitable care and emergency health response. Effective mental health support services for children and young people need to be put in place to address the psychological impact of COVID-19.

This breakout session aims to bring together the contribution of young people in their communities in support of SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being).

Co-Moderators: Ms. Pramisha Thapaliya, Major Group for Children and Youth – SDG2 Youth Constituency; and Lucy Fagan, Major Group for Children and Youth – SDG 3 Youth Constituency