The event will take place on June 18th (9am – 11am EDT) and it will be co-hosted by the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations in New York and the European Union Delegation to the United Nations in New York in partnership with OHCHR, Peace Direct, CIVICUS, the Major Group for Children and Youth, and Search for Common Ground.
The event aims to bring together high-level government representatives, representatives of international and regional organizations, civil society and youth to raise awareness about:
It will also include an official launch of the first-ever Global Report on Protecting Young People in Civic Space, commissioned by the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth and supported by the Government of Norway, in collaboration with the Protection Working Group under the Global Coalition on Youth, Peace and Security, and led by Ambassador Ms. Rita Izsák-Ndiaye, the former UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues and the current Special Representative on Children and Security at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
SEGMENT 1 – High-Level Introduction and LAUNCH OF THE GLOBAL REPORT
Welcoming - Celebrating the Launch of the Global Report - Time: 9:00 – 9:30
SEGMENT 2 –INTERACTIVE HIGH-LEVEL PANEL DISCUSSION
High-Level Panel Discussion "The Price of Peace - Risks for Youth Activism in Civic Space & How to Prevent It"- Time: 9.30-10.15
Moderator: Ms. Rita Izsák-Ndiaye, Expert Member and Rapporteur of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on Children and Security
Reflection “Regional organization’s role to protect young people”
SEGMENT 3 – ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION ON THE COMMITMENTS AND THE WAY FORWAD
What is the Way Forward? Time: 10.18-11.00
Round Table Discussion on the Way Forward
This is an accessible event. International Sign and Real time captioning in English will be provided. The event will also include simultaneous translation into French, Spanish, and Arabic.
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