WFEO at the 2017 ECOSOC Youth Forum

Launch of the UN MGCY Youth Commission on Science, Engineering & Technology for SDGs
 

The 2017 Economic & Social Council Youth Forum took place between January 30-31, 2017 at the UN HQ in New York City. Bringing together hundreds of youth alongside ministers, UN agencies, and other stakeholders to discuss the role of youth in poverty eradication and promoting prosperity in a changing world.

During the forum, the WFEO Committee on Young Engineers / Future Leaders (WFEO-YEFL), the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs / Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA/DSPD), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the UN Major Group for Children & Youth (UN MGCY) helped organize a side event on the role of technology and youth for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

This event served as the formal launch of the UN MGCY Youth Commission on Science, Engineering, & Technology for the SDGs. It seeks to meaningfully engage youth in developing positions on the appropriate use of data, science, engineering, technology, and innovation for the SDGs through online surveys, offline consultations, policy briefs, blogs, and more.

The inputs will be synthesized and presented at the Annual Multi-Stakeholder Science, Technology, & Innovation Forum on SDGs, with specific focus on SDGs 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 14, and 17.


Donovan Guttieres, Focal Point of the UN Major Group for Children & Youth Science-Policy Interface Platform, member WFEO Committee on Young Engineers / Future Leaders

Donovan Guttieres, Focal Point of the UN Major Group for Children & Youth Science-Policy Interface Platform, member WFEO Committee on Young Engineers / Future Leaders

 

For more information:

  WFEO Committee on Young Engineers / Future Leaders webpage

  UN Major Group for Children & Youth website

  Youth Science Policy Interface Platform website




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