Transitioning from MDGs to SDGs: Engaging Youth

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The Forum discussed ways in which young people can and are helping to manage the shift from the   Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also addressed ways to ensure that the needs and priorities of all youth are at the centre of the future development agenda and its implementation. 


The Youth Forum brought young leaders from around the world to the UN Headquarters in New York. It is a platform for youth to engage in dialogue with Member States and contribute to policy formulation on economic and social aspects.

Official Meeting

This two-day event featured brainstorming sessions, interactive speaker panels and discussions with Member States, providing youth representatives with an opportunity to voice their opinions, share ideas, and think together about specific issues of relevance to youth as well as the broader role of young women and men in enabling and promoting sustainable development.