ECOSOC Youth Forum 2022 held virtually

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In a bid to bring together different perspectives on how young people can support and take action against the ongoing pandemic, to ensure youth participation for achieving 2030 at the local, national, and global level and to promote meaningful youth engagement, the 11th ECOSOC Youth Forum held on 19-20 April 2021. The Forum was attended by youth representatives, policy experts, and government officials from various parts of the world. The forum was watched through official social media accounts of organizers and co-organizers of the event by thousands of people across the globe.

Youth Advocacy Network along with Institute for Sustainable Development and Active Help Organization organized a side event focusing “Youth Engagement & Participation in Achieving UN Agenda 2030 Amidst Covid-19”.

The session was opened with a welcome note by Mr. Fsahat-Ul-Hassan, CEO of Youth Advocacy Network (YAN). First-panel discussion focused on “National Level Formal Youth Engagement Opportunities, Obstacles, and Way-forward. The panelists have represented 5 different countries and 3 continents; including Mr. Farhan Mohamed from the National Youth Council of Maldives, Ms. Tayyaba Nisar Khan from the National Youth Council of Pakistan, Mr. Ramin Habibzade of National Assembly of Youth Organizations of the Republic of Azerbaijan (NAYORA), Canada’s National Youth Delegate, Mr. Mesgna Mesgna, and Ms. Moitshepi Matsheng from Botswana National Youth Council.

The second penal highlighted the “International and Regional Spaces for Youth” moderated by Mr. Qasim Farasat Co-founder of the Institute for Sustainable Development Cooperation (ISDC). This panel was joined by representatives of the different regional and international organizations; Mohamad Hazime vice president of ICYF from Islamic Risala Association, Ms. Fahmida Faiza from South Asian Football Federation, Ms. Leah Elizabeth from Young Diplomats of Canada, Mr. Kendell Vincent from Caribbean Regional Youth Council, and Mr. Anish Shrestha from SAARC Youth Platform.