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YOUTH EMPOWERMENT IN CLIMATE ACTION PLATFORM

YECAP is a safe and inclusive space for youth to meaningfully engage in climate action

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Youth Climate Leaders Reached

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Active

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Earth for Us to Protect

Read the new op-ed on the "Urgent need to protect young climate activists" by Christophe Bahuet, the UN Development Programme’s Deputy Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific and AnnaMaria Oltorp, Head of the Development Cooperation Section, Regional Asia and the Pacific, of the Swedish Embassy in Bangkok.

Upcoming Events

  • ASEAN Blue Innovation Challenge
    ASEAN Blue Innovation Challenge
    Deadline: 31 May 2024 (11:59 PM Jakarta)
    Call for Solutions
    Deadline: 31 May 2024 (11:59 PM Jakarta)
    Call for Solutions
    Deadline: 31 May 2024 (11:59 PM Jakarta)
    Call for Solutions
    This ASEAN endeavour is supported by UNDP and the Government of Japan to spark innovation for the blue economy in ASEAN countries and Timor-Leste. Up to US$ 40,000 in funding is available for each of the 60 most promising ideas!
  • Youth & the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - A global public consultation in the lead up to ECOSOC Youth Forum
    Youth & the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - A global public consultation in the lead up to ECOSOC Youth Forum
    Time is TBD
    Online Consultation
    We want to hear you, young people, about the role you already play and would like to play in driving the 2030 Agenda and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals!
  • Youth-Led Digital Innovations for Sustainable Development and Climate Action in Asia and the Pacific Side Event
    Youth-Led Digital Innovations for Sustainable Development and Climate Action in Asia and the Pacific Side Event
    Tue, Apr 23
    Hybrid Event
    Apr 23, 2024, 5:30 AM – 6:30 PM GMT+7
    Hybrid Event
    Apr 23, 2024, 5:30 AM – 6:30 PM GMT+7
    Hybrid Event
    This event will take place on 23 April 2024, from 17:30 to 18:30 (GMT +7), both in-person* at Meeting Room A, United Nations Conference Centre Bangkok, and online via Zoom and will be on the second day of the YECAP Regional Dialogue on Youth empowerment in Climate Action.
  • Climate Action Spotlight: Youth Power in Motion –  Regional Dialogue on Youth Empowerment 2024
    Climate Action Spotlight: Youth Power in Motion –  Regional Dialogue on Youth Empowerment 2024
    Mon, Apr 22
    Hybrid Event
    Apr 22, 2024, 11:00 AM GMT+7 – Apr 23, 2024, 6:00 PM GMT+7
    Hybrid Event
    Apr 22, 2024, 11:00 AM GMT+7 – Apr 23, 2024, 6:00 PM GMT+7
    Hybrid Event
    The Climate Action Spotlight: Youth Power in Motion Regional Dialogue will provide a platform for showcasing youth experiences, fostering partnerships, and sharing initiatives that drive impactful change.
  • ECOSOC Youth Forum 2024 (Virtual Participation)
    ECOSOC Youth Forum 2024 (Virtual Participation)
    Tue, Apr 16
    Virtual Forum
    Apr 16, 2024, 9:00 PM GMT+7 – Apr 19, 2024, 5:00 AM GMT+7
    Virtual Forum
    Apr 16, 2024, 9:00 PM GMT+7 – Apr 19, 2024, 5:00 AM GMT+7
    Virtual Forum
    The annual ECOSOC Youth Forum, which was launched in 2012, has become a space where young people can contribute to policy discussions at the United Nations through their collective ideas, solutions and innovations.
  • YECAP Climate Action Week 2024
    YECAP Climate Action Week 2024
    Mon, Apr 15
    Virtual Event
    Apr 15, 2024, 4:00 PM GMT+7 – Apr 19, 2024, 6:00 PM GMT+7
    Virtual Event
    Apr 15, 2024, 4:00 PM GMT+7 – Apr 19, 2024, 6:00 PM GMT+7
    Virtual Event
    Join us and our partners for week-long climate activities!
  • Young Champions of the Earth
    Young Champions of the Earth
    Fri, Apr 05
    Location is TBD
    Apr 05, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Location is TBD
    Apr 05, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Location is TBD
    UNEP's flagship youth engagement initiative Young Champions of the Earth has been re-launched and applications for the 2024 cycle are now open until 5 April. Help spread the word!
  • Workshop: Empowering Young Women and Girls with Green Skills and Careers
    Workshop: Empowering Young Women and Girls with Green Skills and Careers
    Fri, Mar 08
    Virtual Workshop
    Mar 08, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM GMT+7
    Virtual Workshop
    Mar 08, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM GMT+7
    Virtual Workshop
    Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore green careers and empower young women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region this International Women's Day
  • Hear our voice! Young People at the Summit of the Future 2024
    Hear our voice! Young People at the Summit of the Future 2024
    Tue, Mar 05
    Consultation series
    Mar 05, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:37 AM
    Consultation series
    Mar 05, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:37 AM
    Consultation series
    The online consultation: "Hear our voice! Young People at the Summit of the Future 2024" has been launched on UNDP's SparkBlue platform.
  • Engaging Youth in a Green and Just Economy Transition at Scale - 11th APFSD Side Event
    Engaging Youth in a Green and Just Economy Transition at Scale - 11th APFSD Side Event
    Fri, Feb 23
    Khwaeng Bang Khun Phrom
    Feb 23, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM GMT+7
    Khwaeng Bang Khun Phrom, Rajdamnern Nok Avenue United Nations Building, Khwaeng Bang Khun Phrom, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
    Feb 23, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM GMT+7
    Khwaeng Bang Khun Phrom, Rajdamnern Nok Avenue United Nations Building, Khwaeng Bang Khun Phrom, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
    Come learn about the role of youth in a green and just economy transition, from engaging in green jobs, leading solutions, or co-creating programmes with stakeholders and so much more.
  • Meaningfully Engaging Youth in Climate Governance - 11th APFSD Side Event
    Meaningfully Engaging Youth in Climate Governance - 11th APFSD Side Event
    Wed, Feb 21
    Webinar
    Feb 21, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM GMT+7
    Webinar
    Feb 21, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM GMT+7
    Webinar
    Join us to take a deep dive into participation and representation, partnerships and collaboration, and support and resources regarding meaningful youth engagement in climate change governance.
  • The Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD)  2024
    The Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD)  2024
    Tue, Feb 20
    Khwaeng Bang Khun Phrom
    Feb 20, 2024, 9:00 AM GMT+7 – Feb 23, 2024, 5:00 PM GMT+7
    Khwaeng Bang Khun Phrom, Rajdamnern Nok Avenue United Nations Building, Khwaeng Bang Khun Phrom, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
    Feb 20, 2024, 9:00 AM GMT+7 – Feb 23, 2024, 5:00 PM GMT+7
    Khwaeng Bang Khun Phrom, Rajdamnern Nok Avenue United Nations Building, Khwaeng Bang Khun Phrom, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
    By invitation only, the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) is an annual, inclusive intergovernmental forum to support follow-up and review of progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the regional level.
  • 11th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) Youth Climathon
    11th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) Youth Climathon
    Mon, Jan 01
    Virtual Event
    Jan 01, 2024, 9:00 AM – Feb 29, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Virtual Event
    Jan 01, 2024, 9:00 AM – Feb 29, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Virtual Event
    Participate in the 11th APFSD Youth Climathon, a climate action 'ideathon' organized by UN ESCAP, YECAP, Hackathon Thailand, and Asia LEDS that will bring together young minds from across the Asia-Pacific region to develop innovative solutions for accelerating climate action.
  • Workshop and Idea Competition on Access to Justice: “Empowering Youth Through Judicial Engagement"
    Workshop and Idea Competition on Access to Justice: “Empowering Youth Through Judicial Engagement"
    Sat, Nov 18
    Khwaeng Wang Mai
    Nov 18, 2023, 8:30 AM GMT+7 – Nov 19, 2023, 1:00 PM GMT+7
    Khwaeng Wang Mai, เทพทวาราวดี 254 Phaya Thai Rd, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
    Nov 18, 2023, 8:30 AM GMT+7 – Nov 19, 2023, 1:00 PM GMT+7
    Khwaeng Wang Mai, เทพทวาราวดี 254 Phaya Thai Rd, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
    UNDP Judicial Integrity Network in ASEAN- Law Students’ Association, Chulalongkorn University Workshop and Idea Competition on Access to Justice: “Empowering Youth Through Judicial Engagement”, 18-19 November 2023
  • Asia Pacific Climate Week 2023
    Asia Pacific Climate Week 2023
    Mon, Nov 13
    Hybrid Event
    Nov 13, 2023, 9:00 AM – Nov 17, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Hybrid Event
    Nov 13, 2023, 9:00 AM – Nov 17, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Hybrid Event
    This year, the Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2023 (APCW2023) is held in Malaysia, hosted by the Government of Johor. It will take place at Persada Johor International Convention Centre in city of Johor Bahru.
  • High Level Political Forum (HLPF) Part 2
    High Level Political Forum (HLPF) Part 2
    Mon, Sep 18
    New York
    Sep 18, 2023, 9:00 AM – Sep 19, 2023, 5:00 PM
    New York, New York, NY, USA
    Sep 18, 2023, 9:00 AM – Sep 19, 2023, 5:00 PM
    New York, New York, NY, USA
    High Level Political Forum (HLPF) is the central platform for the UN to assess progress on the 2030 Agenda (and associated frameworks / sustainable development broadly), exchange of experiences, identify gaps and share lessons learned.
  • Climate Change and Youth International Forum
    Climate Change and Youth International Forum
    Mon, Aug 21
    Virtual Forum
    Aug 21, 2023, 9:00 AM – Aug 22, 2023, 5:00 PM
    Virtual Forum
    Aug 21, 2023, 9:00 AM – Aug 22, 2023, 5:00 PM
    Virtual Forum
    Objectives - Build youth skills, capacity, knowledge, and networks, particularly in the country, to engage in climate processes. - Ensure that youth views and proposals are fully integrated into global climate policymaking and dialogues. - Provide a model for the COP process on youth inclusion.
  • Movers Changemaker Summit 2023
    Movers Changemaker Summit 2023
    Tue, Aug 01
    Shipokola Academy, Barishal
    Aug 01, 2023, 9:00 AM – Aug 02, 2023, 5:00 PM
    Shipokola Academy, Barishal, Barishal, Bangladesh
    Aug 01, 2023, 9:00 AM – Aug 02, 2023, 5:00 PM
    Shipokola Academy, Barishal, Barishal, Bangladesh
    The Movers Changemaker Summit 2023 is happening at Shilpakala Academy in Barishal, Bangladesh on 1-2 August 2023.
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