Young people have a right to meaningfully participate in decision-making spaces – to support young people’s engagement in international advocacy processes CHOICE has developed a series
of youth-friendly resources which aim to demystify UN processes and make them more accessible to young people
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advocacy at the un
So, you’re going to the UN! Now what? Whether it’s your first time or whether you are already a well-weathered advocate, preparing to attend a New York based UN event like the Commission on Population and Development (CPD), the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), or the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), can be a daunting task. But it doesn’t need to be!
Let our infographic guide you to become the UN advocate we know you are!
Also referred to as the Post-2015 Development Agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or simply as the Global Goals, the 2030 Agenda provides a global blueprint for international development for the coming fifteen years. The 2030 Agenda consists of 17 SDGs and 169 Targets which cover a broad range of development issues, including improving health and education, gender equality, combatting climate change, and ending poverty.
Read about the 2030 Agenda!
cpd – commission on population and development
The Commission on Population and Development (CPD) helps the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to monitor, review, and assess the implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action (PoA) at national, regional, and international levels and advises ECOSOC on: issues and trends regarding population and development strategies, the ICPD PoA etc. The CPD takes place yearly in New York to address key thematic issues which include adolescents and youth; ageing; environment; family planning; fertility; HIV/AIDS; international migration; marriage and unions; mortality ; population policies; population trends and urbanization.
Read our Factsheet on the CPD!
csw – commission on the status of women
The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) helps the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to monitor, review, and assess the implementation of the Beijing Programme for Action (BPfA) at the national, regional, and international level. Every year member states gather at UN headquarters in New York to discuss issues related to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, and to negotiate a series of action-oriented outcome documents in the form of agreed conclusions and resolutions based on one of the issues highlighted in the BPfA.
Read our Factsheet on the CSW!
HRC – Human Rights council
The Human Rights Council (HRC) is an important part of the UN system which is responsible for the strengthening, promotion, and protection of human rights around the world. This Factsheet provides you an overview of the essentials: what is the HRC, why is it important, and how you can engage with it.