The United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is one of the six primary organs of the UN, responsible for promoting sustainable development and fostering economic and social progress. One of the ways ECOSOC aims to achieve this is by collaborating with governments, civil society organizations, and the private sector. However, there is another important group that is often overlooked in sustainability efforts: children and youth.
The world’s young people make up the largest generation in history, and they are also the most connected and informed. Engaging young people in sustainability efforts is critical for ensuring the long-term success of these initiatives. As the leaders of tomorrow, young people will be responsible for implementing and sustaining sustainable solutions over time.
To highlight the efforts of young people in promoting sustainable development, the ECOSOC forum 2023 Side Event, “Establishing Sustainability: The Children and Youth Way,” will be held. This event will focus on the role of young people in decreasing risk and enhancing resilience through various partnerships that promote sustainable cities and communities.
Why is youth involvement important for sustainability?
Young people are the ones who will inherit the world we leave behind. It is essential to involve them in sustainability efforts because they have a vested interest in creating a better tomorrow. Young people are also more likely to think outside the box and come up with innovative solutions to complex problems.
Additionally, youth-led movements have already demonstrated their potential to create sustainable solutions and drive change. These movements have brought attention to the urgent need for action on climate change and have led efforts to create sustainable communities through initiatives such as urban farming, green energy, and waste reduction.
What can we expect from the ECOSOC forum 2023 Side Event?
The ECOSOC forum 2023 Side Event, “Establishing Sustainability: The Children and Youth Way,” will feature presentations from young people who are leading sustainability efforts in their communities. Attendees can expect to hear about partnerships that promote sustainable cities and communities and the role of young people in driving change.
Interactive discussions and workshops will also be held to explore the challenges and opportunities of youth-led sustainability initiatives. The event will conclude with a summary of the findings, which will be shared with ECOSOC and other intergovernmental procedures.
How to register for the ECOSOC forum side event
If you are interested in attending the ECOSOC forum 2023 Side Event, “Establishing Sustainability: The Children and Youth Way,” you can register by clicking on the following link:
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The ECOSOC forum 2023 Side Event, “Establishing Sustainability: The Children and Youth Way,” is an excellent opportunity for young people to showcase their sustainability efforts and contribute to the broader efforts of ECOSOC and other intergovernmental procedures.
We encourage young people from around the world to register for this event and join the global movement for sustainability.