Sign-up form for entities (youth organisations/NGOs/groups): Children and Youth Major Group to UNEP
Dear youth organisations,

We are in process of membership drive for youth engagement mechanism / constituency to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and would like to invite interested youth organisations and individuals to join this process.

This is a sign-up form for organisations.

What is UNEP ?
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations Organisation which concentrates on environmental issues. It is governed by the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment. UNEA addresses the critical environmental challenges facing the world today. Understanding these challenges and preserving and rehabilitating our environment is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Environment Assembly meets biennially to set priorities for global environmental policies and develop international environmental law. Through its resolutions and calls to action, the Assembly provides leadership and catalyses intergovernmental action on the environment.

More details on UNEP and UNEA can be found at:

Since the establishment of stakeholder engagement under UNEP processes through the UNEA rules and procedures in 2013, there are 9 major groups and 6 regional caucuses that coordinate the engagement of non-state actors within the work and proceedings of UN Environment. 2 Focal Points (through their respective accredited organisations) from each of the 9 constituencies, and 2 regional representatives (through their respective accredited organisations we well) from each of the 6 regions form the broader UN Environment Major Group Facilitation Committee that works with UN Environment, member states, other stakeholders of relevance and the respective constituencies / groups they serve.

Children and Youth Major Group to UNEP (UNEP MGCY) as the mandated space for children and youth within these processes of environmental governance and conservation serves as the formal avenue for participation of younger generation.

Thematic coordination particularly takes place on following topics under the purview of UN Environment processes -
Air, Education and Environment, Green Economy, Bio safety, Energy, Oceans and Seas, Chemicals and Waste, Environment and Gender, Resource Efficiency, Climate Change, Environmental Rights and Governance, Transport, Disasters and Conflicts, Extractives, Technology, Ecosystems, Forests, Water

Some key activities include :
- increased representation of the interests of children and youth in UNEP’s decision making process, and broader processes and activities within the environmental domain within and beyond United Nations;
- Capacity building or education activities;
- on-ground activities and actions;
- networking opportunities with other constituency members;
- Amplifying messaging and delivery from this process to feed into other processes within the UN such as HLPF, UN General Assembly, etc.

This is an invitation for youth-organizations around the world to join this process! Participation of youth entities from developing countries and communities on front line impacts of environmental degradation is specially encouraged.

Is your organization (formal, informal, registered, or unregistered) interested to join this process? We are keen to have you on board! Please fill this form below and join the membership to engaged in substantive and procedural discussions.

In case of any questions, please feel contact the UNEP MGCY Focal Points & Global Coordinators -
Ms. Yugratna Srivastava and Ms. Teresa Oberhauser via
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