Ms. Nisreen Nisreen Elsaim, Chair of UN Secretary-General’s Youth Advisory Group and Chair of the Sudan Youth Organization on Climate ChangeOpening Remarks: H.E. Mr. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, President, International Peace Institute
UN Correspondent Society & Diplomatic Review and UNNGO PeaceeverTV have received an email invitation from the International Peace Institute (IPI) to participate in a virtual policy forum organized by the International Peace Institute (IPI) and the Global Challenge Foundation, entitled "Moving Away from Rhetoric: How to Systemically Include Youth in Peace and Climate Action". The forum will be held on April 20, 2021 (Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Eastern Time (9 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. Beijing time on the 20th).
In order to enable youth future leaders of the world to have a comprehensive understanding of the urgent global warming that endangers the human living environment and how to participate in the United Nations climate action, we will use our ZOOM cloud platform and YouTube for live streaming, young leaders are welcome to join our cloud platform to attend the conference.
Any network device (mobile phone, etc.) as long as the ZOOM video software is installed, you can directly enter our cloud platform to participate in the meeting as long as you click the picture below, which is very convenient.
Moderator: Ms. Jimena Leiva Roesch, Senior Fellow and Head of the Peace and Sustainable Development Program, International Peace Institute
H.E. Ms. Geraldine Byrne Nason, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations (TBC)
H.E. Ms. Inga Rhonda King, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations
Mr. Selwin Hart, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Climate Action and Assistant Secretary-General for the Climate Action TeamMr. Selwin Hart,
H.E. Ms. Johanna Lissinger Peitz, Ambassador for Stockholm+50
Ms. Disha Sarkar, Ambassador for the International Youth Conference from India
Youth have emerged as a powerful voice in the fight against climate change, demanding transformative change to safeguard the planet. Many youth-led organizations from around the world are also engaged in initiatives to build peace and prevent violence in their communities. Youth movements are increasingly calling for their voices to be heard and for policymakers to include them in decision-making processes at the local, national, and global levels.
This public discussion will focus on the synergies and connections between the youth, peace, and security (YPS) and climate action agendas, including how to ensure more meaningful engagement with youth leaders across the world on peace and climate governance. It will also launch an issue brief on this topic.
The following questions will guide the discussion:
Using the YPS and climate action agendas as leading examples of youth engagement, how can youth be more systematically engaged in decision-making processes at the local, national, and global levels?
2021 is a pivotal year for renewing multilateralism, how can we use the alignment in the Security Council on climate change and the upcoming COP26 and Stockholm+50 Conference to transform governance structures that have excluded youth?
What do donors need to do differently for funding to be accessible to youth-led organizations?
How do we better engage youth as experts in building evidence, gathering data, and developing case studies on the synergies between peace and climate action?
This event will bring together stakeholders from governments, the United Nations, and civil society and will ensure that participation is intergenerational.
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