UNDP and Key Partners to Co-Organize Road to Stockholm+50: Regional Dialogue on Youth Empowerment in
Updated: May 6, 2022
Building upon portfolios and knowledge of convening partners to empower youth in climate action
UNDP, UNICEF, UNFCCC, UNEP, OHCHR, UNV, UNESCO, The British Council, YOUNGO, Movers Programme and 2030 Youth Force are co-organizing the virtual regional summit, Road to Stockholm+50: Regional Dialogue on Youth Empowerment in Climate Action on 6-7 April 2022 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (GMT+7). The two-day event happening virtually via the Youth Empowerment in Climate Action Platform (YECAP) will serve as one of the key activities in preparation for the Stockholm+50 conference in June 2022. This regional dialogue invites stakeholders, individuals, communities, organizations and governments across Asia and the Pacific to step up the collective efforts to support young environmental human rights activists and their transformative solutions to lead the way in the journey beyond recovery, towards 2030.
Through this year’s Road to Stockholm+50: Regional Dialogue on Youth Empowerment in Climate Action, UNDP, UNICEF, UNFCCC, UNEP, OHCHR, UNV, UNESCO, The British Council, YOUNGO, Movers Programme and 2030 Youth Force are embarking on a journey to provide a safe and inclusive platform for young people in Asia and the Pacific to make their voices heard. Together with these key partners, UNDP will highlight shared environmental portfolios, global partnerships and collaborations for the planet, immediate actions for the environment to create a better future on a healthy planet, and an opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.
Aligning with one of Stockholm+50’s key messages, “We have Only One Earth, and time is running out. Everyone’s actions count,” the objectives of the regional dialogue are to:
Raise awareness, create a call-to-action and prepare young climate advocates across Asia and the Pacific for larger, global dialogues in the lead up to Stockholm+50 conference;
Provide a platform for young environmental human rights activists at national and regional levels to discuss experience of climate change and environmental advocacy strategies;
Encourage stakeholders to participate in a meaningful and diverse way to address the underlying opportunities, obligations, and delivery of unfulfilled pledges;
Strengthen the collaboration among youth from the Asia-Pacific region, development organizations, policy makers and other stakeholders;
Launch key YECAP programmes such as Fellowship Cohort #3, Climate Negotiator Programme, and Indigenous Youth Support Programme;
Highlight local and regional youth-led climate adaptation and mitigation initiatives; and
Promote green jobs and green businesses available in the Asia-Pacific region.
The discussions will recognize the role of youth in advocacy and participation at the global level including Stockholm +50; strategies to be part of the solutions – sharing of results of national discussions; improving youth representation in the new action plans; launch of knowledge products and opportunities for youth; and experiences in assessing the risks of youth advocacy and how to ensure that youth are protected.
To scale up the youth engagement after the regional dialogue, there will be multiple national level consultations convened by UNDP and other partners to facilitate the participation of children and youth in the Regional Climate Justice Dialogue, as follow-up activities leading to the Stockholm +50 conference in June 2022.
To join the Road to Stockholm+50 Regional Dialogue, please register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/yecapdialogue2022
To learn more about YECAP, please visit https://linktr.ee/yecap.ap
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