ECOSOC Youth Forum 2022 | Economic and social council


The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum is taking place on April 19-20, 2022 in a virtual format. The Forum will provide a platform for young people to engage in dialogue with Member States and other actors on concrete actions to rebuild after COVID-19 and to move forward towards the implementation of the Decade of Action Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Youth Forum will address the 2022 ECOSOC and United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) theme on “Building Back Better after COVID-19 while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda”. It will also review progress on quality education (SDG4), gender equality (SDG5), life below water (SDG14), life on land (SDG15) and partnerships for the goals (SDG17).


The ECOSOC Youth Forum 2022 is convened by the President of ECOSOC and 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-organized by the Major Group for Children and Young People (MGCY) and the International Coordinating Meeting of Youth Organizations (ICMYO) ), with the technical contribution of youth organizations related to the theme of the forum.

Young leaders from around the world will have the opportunity to engage with government officials, youth delegates, policy makers and other relevant actors from civil society and the private sector. They will contribute to the review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs and to the development of policy recommendations during the HLPF and other intergovernmental forums, such as the United Nations Summit on the transformation of the Education, UN Ocean Conference, Financing for Development (FfD) Forum. , among others.


The two-day event will include plenary sessions, interactive and regional thematic discussions. Young people are encouraged to share best practices, lessons learned, solutions as well as creative and innovative ideas with Member States, other young people and stakeholders on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda as well as the goals of sustainable development currently being examined by the Economic and Social Council. and the High Level Political Forum in 2022.

The side events will take place virtually on Monday, April 18, 2022, one day before the ECOSOC Youth Forum. Guidelines for submitting applications for side events will be posted online shortly.


Concept Notes

April 19, 2022

Opening session

Plenary sessions

Parallel thematic sessions in small groups

April 20, 2022

Parallel regional sessions in small groups

Plenary sessions

Closing session – ECOSOC Youth Forum (5:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) (Live video)

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