The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum 2024

The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum 2023
The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum 2023

The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum 2023

From April 25 to April 27, 2023, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum will take place in a mixed setting.
The Forum offers a forum for young people to interact with Member States and other stakeholders to express their opinions, raise issues, and inspire action on how to make the world a fairer, greener, and more sustainable place under the direction of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The topic of the Youth Forum is “Accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at levels,” which is also the issue of ECOSOC and the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in 2023. Additionally, it will assess advancements in the areas of affordable and clean energy (SDG 7), sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11), partnerships for the goals, and clean water and sanitation (SDG 6). (SDG17).
In order to prepare for the SDG Summit, which will take place in September 2023 under the auspices of the General Assembly, the Youth Forum will also bring together young people. Additionally, it will seek to complement other international conferences, such as the upcoming UN Water Conference in March 2023, the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework in May 2023, and the Second LDC-5 Conference (March 2023).

Conditions for the Youth Forum of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Meanwhile the President of ECOSOC will convene the 2023 Economic and Social Council Youth Forum. The Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) will also do the co-organization. The Office of the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, and the (MGCY) and the (ICMYO), with technical expertise from the United Nations Inter Agency Network on Youth Development (IANYD).
Global youth leaders will have the chance to interact with government officials, youth delegates, decision-makers, and other pertinent members of civil society and the private sector.

Features of the Event

  1. Plenary sessions, interactive thematic talks, and regionally oriented debates will all be included in the three-day conference. On the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, and the sustainable development goals being reviewed in the Economic and Social Council and the High-Level Political Forum in July 2023, young people are invited to share best practises, lessons learned, solutions, as well as original and creative ideas with Member States, other youth participants, and stakeholders. Also, they will have the chance to participate in the SDG Summit preparations on April 27, 2023.
  2. On April 25, 2023, virtual and actual side events will take place. Participation High-level government representatives, such as ministers of youth and other ministries in charge of coordinating the national implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The Youth Strategy, high-level representatives of national youth institutions and representatives of National Youth Councils, official country youth delegates, representatives of regional and multilateral organisations, and youth-led and youth-focused organisations will all be participants in the Youth Forum.


Inputs to the High-Level Political Forum. The High-Level Segment of the Council in July 2023. The SDG Summit under the auspices of the General Assembly in September 2023, will come from the President of ECOSOC’s informal summary of the proceedings. A document capturing key messages and findings from the various sessions, and a Presidential Statement.

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