The role of youth in building sustainable and resilient urban and rural communities- #YOUTH2030

Youth 2030


The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum held on 30-31 January 2018 provided a platform for youth to engage in a dialogue with Member States and to discuss the policy frameworks and promote innovative, institutionalised approaches and initiatives for advancing the youth development agenda at national, regional and global levels with a view to promoting solutions to the global challenge of strengthening resilience and sustainable development.


The Forum brought youth leaders from around the world to the United Nations Headquarters in New York. It gave them the opportunity to engage with government representatives, youth delegates, policymakers and other relevant stakeholders in civil society and the private sector.


This two-day event featured plenary sessions, interactive thematic and regionally-based discussions and region perspectives, and provided an opportunity for a rich exchange of views and ideas on innovative solutions to issues of relevance to young people on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and also on the sustainable development goals under review in the Economic and Social Council and the High-level Political Forum in 2018.  





Concept notes

Thematic Breakout Sessions, 30 January 2018 (3.00 to 5.00 p.m.)

Regional Breakout Sessions, 31 January 2018 (10 to 11.30 a.m.)

Interactive Roundtable on Means of Implementation (finance, technology, capacity building, trade, and systemic issues), 31 January 2018 (12.00 to 1.00p.m.; and 3 to 5.00 p.m.)