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Towards the Economic and Social Council Youth Forum: Latin American and Caribbean perspectives on the COVID-19 recovery and youth action for a sustainable future

Reunión virtual

Session |
Wed, 09/03/2022 - 14:30 to 16:00

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Towards the Economic and Social Council Youth Forum

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ECLAC, with UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNEP, UN WOMEN (tentative). This meeting has the support of the cooperation project between ECLAC and the Government of Norway “Enhancing human capacities throughout the life cycle for equality and productivity”.


• Provide space for young people of the LAC region to express their recommendations, insights and expertise on pressing needs and issues.
• Showcase the youth engagement processes in preparation for the fifth meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development and the ECOSOC Youth Forum LAC Regional Table with the 2022 HLPF theme “Building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.
• Follow up on regional youth consultation efforts towards the implementation and review processes of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the recovery process from the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Reflect on the role of National Youth Policies as potential SDGs accelerators during the Decade of Action.
• Create an interactive platform between youth and Member States to promote meaningful youth engagement in the revision, implementation and follow up process of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


10 minutes: Opening remarks
Jayathma Wickramanayake, United Nations Secretary-General Evouy on Youth

10 minutes: Context Presentation
Allán Sánchez, Working Group on Youth of the Regional Collaborative Platform for Latin America and the Caribbean

50 minutes: Intergenerational dialogue (conversation format)
Adrián Moreira, Representative of Costa Rica Government as Forum Presidency
Matías Capeluto, Representative of Argentina as Next Forum Presidency
Bernice Antoine, Co-chair of Youth Advisory Group of UNFPA
Rosario Diaz Garavito, Punto Focal Electo del Grupo de NNAyJ - MeSCLAC / MGCY, Directora Ejecutiva The Millennials Movement
Eliana Riaño Vivaz, Punto Focal Adjunto Grupo de NNAyJ MeSCLAC, Red de Salud de las Mujeres Latinoamericanas y del Caribe RSMLAC
Sabrina Cabral Souza, Participante del Campamento Regional de Liderazgo Juvenil #JuventudesYa
Daniel Delgado, Coordinador de Movilización, World Vision Colombia

Moderated: Daniela Trucco, ECLAC

15 minutos: Q and A
Gabriela Nones, UNDP
• Miguel Trancozo, UNWOMEN

5 minutes: Videos youth voices
Collection of videos from different youths that can share what action or what is the most important for them in the recovery process.

Important: There must be a balance in terms of subregion/countries, gender, and diverse youth groups. 

Closing remarks