Economic and Social Council Youth Forum-YOUTHGETHER GLOBAL SIDE EVENT:

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Since 2012, the Youth Forum has established itself as the largest gathering of young people at the United Nations, bringing their views, ideas, solutions, and innovations to policy discussions on issues that matter to them. In that context, the Forum is the platform for young leaders and representatives of youth-led and youth-focused organizations and networks from around the world to engage in a dialogue with UN, Member States, and to explore ways and means of promoting youth development and engagement with the view of realizing the SDGs Decade of Action.
The 2022 ECOSOC Youth Forum will be convened by the President of ECOSOC and is co-organized by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the Office of the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth (OSGEY), in collaboration with the United Nations Inter Agency Network on Youth Development (IANYD), and co-convened by the Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) and the International Coordination Meeting of Youth Organizations (ICMYO), with technical input from youth organizations relevant to the theme of the forum.
The Objectives
The 2022 ECOSOC Youth Forum will:
i. Provide a platform for young people to engage in a dialogue with United Nations Member States and other actors on concrete actions to rebuild from COVID-19 in a way that advances the sustainable development goals at the grassroots, national, regional, and global levels.
ii. Share experiences and identify solutions to support youth in surmounting the devastating impact of COVID-19 in their economic, social, health and education as well as in bolstering their resilience to future shocks.
iii. Allow young people to contribute to the review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs and to shaping policy recommendations at the High-Level Political Forum and other Intergovernmental fora, such as the UN Transforming Education Summit, the UN Ocean Conference, the Financing for Development (FfD) Forum and others.
iv. Discuss and report on progress for the implementation of the UN Youth Strategy, Youth 2030 Working with and for Young People and leverage the Forum in support of advocating and advancing the UN Youth Strategy, as well as increasing coherence between the Youth Forum and UN Youth Strategy.
In responding to the theme of 2022 ECOSOC Youth Forum, our organization, YOUTHGETHER Global, will discuss the plight of youth in communities of developing countries through the theme “YOUTHGETHER Global Youth Community Action for Sustainable Future”. We are committed to this discussion in engaging youth in communities for the Decade of Action through empowerment, exchange, education, and entrepreneurship. Our event will explore on the opportunities for youth in communities to act in ensuring their future is made sustainable.
The Objective of the event is to explore empowerment skills to enable youth to develop their inherent skills and be able to take action for their sustainable future. The event will also provide a platform for youth and young people to share thoughts on best practices in their taking action for their future.
The event will respond to guiding questions through presentations and shared discussion on;
v. What are empowerment resources in getting youth into taking action for a sustainable future?
vi. How can Youth explore their potentials in building back better from COVID19 and achieving their sustainable future?
vii. What are best practices in providing solutions to Challenges, and taking action in realizing the SDGs priorities for youth across the world in committing to the Decade of Action?
Opening Greetings and Introduction
Ms. Tonisha Tangoe Founder/CEO Apples and Pears Holdings /award-winning entrepreneur, academic and businesswoman
2022 ECOSOC Youth Forum
Dr Ada Okika,
Executive Director, Center for SDG Global Education USA and Chancellor, YOUTHGETHER Global
Our organizations and journey in the engagement of youth in communities
Ambassador Dr Bannister Devon
Executive Director, MACBAN Arts
Dr. Atchadé Denis ASSONGBA
Director, African Cultural Promotions Inc.
Our organizations and journey in the engagement of youth in communities
HRH Prince Dr Osita Aniemeka
Chairman, Governing Council YOUTHGETHER Global
and President, Sub-Saharan Open University Africa
Call to 2022 ECOSOC Youth Forum
COVID-19 recovery: Youth taking action for a sustainable future
Dr AnneMarie Armstrong
Associate Director for Academic Services SUNY Farmingdale State College
Dr David Dan Mayanja
CEO, Business Friends Africa, Makerere, Uganda
Convener, Youth for Business in Africa (YOBA)
Empowerment Resources and Youth for Sustainable future
Dexter Todd
UN Representative, Irene Menakaya School, Geneva
Queen Zainab Iddriss
Teamlead, Youth, Girls, and Women Empowerment Accra, Ghana
Intervention for Youth in Communities
(Youth Voices)
Youth and exploring their potentials in Building Back Better from COVID19 and achieving their sustainable future?
Tshepi Motloung (Anchor)
Secretary-General, YOUTHGETHER Global
Amaka Agulue
Director of Programs, YOUTHGETHER Global
Eno Ibas
Coordinator, YOUTHGETHER Global UK Chapter
Simeon Peters
CEO, Light Bearers Generation
HE Ambassador Dr Diana Kenoly
Director, Leadership and Learning Strategy, YOUTHGETHER Global
Best Practices in providing solutions to Challenges, and taking action in realizing the SDGs
Lady Priscilla Nwikpo, Broadcaster
Director, Kairos Media Works
United Kingdom
priorities for Youth across the world
Dr. Arjumand Zaidi
President – Youth for Human Rights India
Head UP & Uttarakhand – United Nations Global Compact Network India
H.E. Dr Delon Fraser
WOLMI Peace Ambassador /Guyana Police Force
2022 ECOSOC Youth Forum Intervention Statement
H.E Ambassador Dr Denis Antoine
Author/ Chair Advisory Council, Center for SDG Global Education USA
Event Summary and Outcome
Mary Kurek
Director, Building Institutions and Networks
Appreciation and Closing Remarks
HRH Prince Dr Osita Aniemeka
Chairman, Governing Council YOUTHGETHER Global
and President, Sub-Saharan Open University Africa