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APFSD SIDE EVENT

Meaningfully Engaging Youth in Climate
Governance

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Organizers: Youth Empowerment in Climate Action Platform (YECAP), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and Regional Collaboration Centre (RCC) Bangkok

Summary: On 21 February 2024 from 11:30 AM-12:45 PM (GMT+7), online and open to public.

Participants took a deep dive into participation and representation, partnerships and collaboration, and support and resources regarding meaningful youth engagement in climate change governance.

Engaging Youth in
a Green and Just Economy Transition at Scale

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Organizers: Youth Empowerment in Climate Action Platform (YECAP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), UN Women and International Labour Organization (ILO)

Summary: On 23 February 2024 from 9:00-10:15 AM (GMT+7), this in-person workshop will take place both at Meeting Room G, UNCC, Bangkok and online (open to public).

 

Participants explored youth's vital role in driving a green economy transition, from engaging in green jobs to co-creating programs with stakeholders. They also discovered how stakeholders promote essential green, digital, and 21st-century skills for decent youth employment, and fostered public-private-youth partnerships for a sustainable future.

Side Event - the 11th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD)

Side Event - the 10th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD)

Access to Safe and Sufficient Water: A Right of Children and Future Generations

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Organizers: Save the Children International, UN Human Rights (OHCHR) Regional Office for South-East Asia, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Youth Empowerment in Climate Action Platform (YECAP), Child Rights Coalition (CRC) Asia

Summary: On 29 March 2023 from 5:15-6:30 PM (GMT+7), this in-person workshop took place at the United Nations Conference Centre Theatre, Ground Floor, United Nations ESCAP, Bangkok.

 

The side event facilitated conversations around the impacts of water scarcity and pollution on children, the role that 'child rights’ play in achieving SDG 6, and the experiences of child and youth human rights defenders in advocating for climate and environmental action, especially around access to clean and safe water.

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