• Monday 17 Oct 2016
  • Launching the Quito Youth Commitment: Young People as Drivers for Sustainable Urban Development

    Urban Stage
    Venue: Urban Stage
    Lead Organization:
    • United Nations Major Group For Children And Youth (UNMGCY).

    The United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (UNMGCY), the official children and youth engagement platform in UN processes, will launch the Quito Youth Commitment (QYC), which is comprised of three pillars. The first revolves around meaningful engagement in the follow-up and review of the NUA within the Governing Council, World Urban Forum (WUF), and High-Level Political Forum (HLPF). The second pillar is the "Cities 2030 Young Professional Programme," which seeks to create synergies and partnership between youth and local governments for sustainable urban development. Finally, the third pillar is the "Sustainable Urban Development Youth Initiatives" programme, which seeks to showcase actions and campaigns undertaken by young people around sustainable urban development, as well as academic research conducted by young practitioners and scientists.