Man Up Campaign Youth Lead in 1st Youth CSW Forum
Man Up Campaign Youth and leacership help plan and attend the first ever Youth Forum at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) On March 11 and 12, 2016, the held in New York. Organized by UN Women, YWCA, the UN Inter-agency Network on Youth Development's Working Group on Youth and Gender Equality and partners.
The two-day forum gathered over 300 participants from all over the world who are active and engaged in the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and specifically in achieving gender equality. The key outcome of the two-day meeting was the development of a set of “Youth-Agreed Conclusions” for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. At the end of the conference, the Conclusions were presented to the Chair of the CSW60, Brazilian Ambassador to the United Nation in New York H.E. Antonio de Aguiar Patriota. For the first time ever, a youth representative also made a statement at the opening session of CSW60, on 14 March, highlighting the role of youth in achieving the 2030 Agenda.
Participation in the new UN Inter-agency Network on Youth Development's Working Group on Youth and Gender Equality was key to creating and planning the forum. Board Member Ravi Karakara, Executive Director Fred Sullivan, Yourh Advocates, Richard Castillo, Patrick Mbaya, Valentine Camar, Valentin Camaño, Erum Aziz and Mercy Sati participated in meeting leading up to the forum and attended planning meetings and work on different set up tasks. Man Up Campaign also brought in the participation of sponsor for photography and video MHPV Maggie Hallahan to help document the event with photography and video. Which we woudl really like to thank her and her whole team many of them youth leaders themselves.