Principles and Barriers for Meaningful Youth Engagement

Year of production: 2017

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This set of principles is derived from consultation processes of the UN MGCY and builds on its work around related efforts throughout the UN system. The UN MGCY sees them as intrinsic to any form of meaningful youth engagement with the UN. In addition, these principles draw legitimacy from rights already granted to young people while engaging with the UN in various avenues.


United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (UNMGCY)

Established in 1992, the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth is the United Nations General Assembly mandated, official, formal and self organised space for children and youth to contribute to and engage in certain intergovernmental and allied policy processes at the United Nations.