UN Inter agency on youth development (IANYD)

The United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development (IANYD) is a network consisting of UN entities, represented at the headquarters level, whose work is relevant to youth. The aim of the Network is to increase the effectiveness of UN work in youth development by strengthening collaboration and exchange among all relevant UN entities, while respecting and harnessing the benefits of their individual strengths and unique approaches and mandates.

MGCY Major Group for children and youth

The vision of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) Major Group for Children and Youth is the advanced participation of young people all levels; locally, nationally, regionally and internationally, in the protection of the environment and the promotion of economic and social development.
The mission of the Major Group for Children and Youth is to ensure that the interests of children and youth are taken into account in the planning and decision making processes, and that youth in particular participate meaningfully in the CSD processes.
The main objectives are:
  • To advance the role of children and youth within the CSD and related processes;
  • To facilitate dialogue and collaboration within its constituency, resulting in group dynamism and unity in diversity; and 
  • To encourage and support dialogue and collaboration between Major Groups and civil society at the CSD.