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Introduction to the Rio+20 Youth Caucus

Introduction to the Rio+20 Youth Caucus

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Welcome! This document will introduce youth to the Major Groups of Children and Youth for the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development.
Welcome! This document will introduce youth to the Major Groups of Children and Youth for the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development.

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TheMajorGroupforChildrenandYouth(MGCY)istheofficialvoiceforyoungpeopleintheUNsustainabilitynegotiations,specificallytheCommissiononSustainableDevelopment(CSD)andtheRio+20EarthSummit.TheMGCYismadeupoforganisationsandindividualswhocareaboutthesustainabilityofourplanetandactivelywanttoparticipateinshapingthefuture.Throughnetworkingandcollaboratingwithyoungpeoplearoundtheworld,wedeveloppolicyrecommendationsfortheofficialsustainabledevelopmentprocessandparticipateinthenegotiationstolobbyfortheiradoption.Inaddition,theMGCYisaplatformforyouthinvolvedinsustainabilityatalocalleveltosharetheirideas,telltheirstoriesandvoicetheiropinions.TheMGCYisopentoeveryyoungpersonandthemorepeopleinvolved,thestrongerourinfluencewillbetoinspirechange.AttheUnitedNations,wedesignthewaytheworldworks.Wedesignthefuture.
TheMGCYisyourvoice.Letitbeheard.
UNCSD
 
MGCY
MajorGroupforChildrenandYouth
OverviewoftheMGCY
MGCYCommunicationFebruary2012
WelcometotheMGCYandRio+20
Who is the Major Groupfor Children and Youth?
TheRio+20EarthSummitisanticipatedtobethelargest,andarguablymostimportant,UNconferenceinhistory.TheMGCYaimstoadvancetheparticipationofallyoungpeopleintheprotectionoftheenvironmentandthepromotionofeconomicandsocialdevelopment.TheMGCYworkstoensurethatyouthvoicesarerepresentedinthenegotiationsandtodothis,weneedyourvoice.ThisMGCYcommunicationisaimedatprovidingyouwithinformationyouneedtogetinvolved.WewilltellyoumoreaboutwhotheMGCYisandwhyyoushouldjoin.
 
 Lorem Ipsum Dolor [Issue] :: [Date]
Principles 
TheworkoftheMGCYisdoneentirelybyvolunteers;internationalyoungpeoplewhoarecommittedtomakingadifference.TherearedifferentlayersoforganizationwithintheMGCYtohelpfacilitatetheinclusionofyouthvoicesinthesustainabilityprocess.
OrganisingPartners
TheOrganisingPartners(OP)arethemainliaisonbetweentheMGCYandUNDESA,theUNDepartmentofEconomicandSocialAffairs,underwhichtheCSDandRio+20fall.TheirmainroleistodisseminaterelevantdataandinformationfortheMGCYtohelpfacilitateactivitiesthatmaximizeyouthparticipation.
FacilitationTeam
TheFacilitationTeam(FT)istheMGCY'sdecision-makingbodywiththemandatetofacilitatechildrenandyouthparticipationandactivitieswithintheMGCYandRio+20process.MembersoftheFTareenergeticandresult
How does the MGCY work?
orientedpeoplewithacommoninterestinadvancingtheroleofyoungpeople,andworkingwiththeMGCY.
TaskForces
ThreeTaskForces(TFs)havebeenestablishedinlinewiththethematicdiscussionsforRio+20.TheTFsarefocusedonpolicycontributionsandworkwithyouthinternationallytodevelopandlobbyforpolicythatreflectsthevoices,aspirationsandconcerns,ofyouth.
WorkingGroups
YouthactivismwiththeMGCYisfacilitatedthroughtheWorkingGroups(WGs).DifferentWGshavebeenestablishedtoenableyoungpeoplewithdifferentintereststogetinvolvedintheirowncapacity.TheWGshaveaprimaryfocusofinspiringlocalactiontohelpbuildthestrengthoftheyouthvoicesintheprocess.
 
TheMGCYoperatesonprinciples.Theseprinciplesguideourworkintermsofpolicyandwhatweadvocatefor,andalsohowweworktogether.TheMGCYisopentoeveryonewhosharestheseprincipleswithusandiscommittedtoachievingasustainableworld.
 
WhoistheMGCY?
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MGCYCommunicationFebruary2012
 
 Lorem Ipsum Dolor Issue [#] :: [Date]
TheFacilitationTeam(FT)istheMGCY'sdecision-makingbodywiththemandatetofacilitatechildrenandyouthparticipationandactivitieswithintheMGCYandRio+20process.MembersoftheFTareenergeticandresultorientedpeoplewithacommoninterestinadvancingtheroleofyoungpeople,andworkingwiththeMGCY.
HowdoestheFacilitationTeamwork?
TheFTregularlymeetsevery2weeksthroughanonlinecalltomonitorandreportonTFs,WGsandotherrelevantactivities,identifyneeds,makeplansandcoordinateactivities.MinutesfromtheFTcallsarekeptonashareddocumentandavailableonline.AlldecisionsaremadebyconsensusandareguidedbyourMGCYProcessesandProceduresdocument.
WhatkindofactionsaretakenbytheFacilitationTeam?
TheFTmakesdecisionsthathavebroadreachingimpactsontheMGCYasawhole,suchashowaprogramwillbeimplementedorwhatactionswillbetakentomeetcertainobjectives.DecisionsarealsomadeabouthowcertaingroupsfunctioninanefforttoincreaseyouthparticipationandtoensureMGCYactivitiesareofahighstandard,reflectingtheprinciplesthatweoperateon.AlldecisionsaremadebyconsensusandareguidedbyourMGCYPolicyandProceduresdocument.
HowdoIcatchuponwhat’sbeengoingon?
BecominganactivecontributortotheFTcantaketimebecausethereisalotofworkthathasbeendonethatyouwouldneedtocatchupon.Readingthedifferentpagesonthewebsiteandreviewingpreviousminutescanhelp.Inaddition,introductorysessionswillbeheldwithnewmembersoftheFTpriortoeachcalltohelpyougetstarted.
Facilitation Team
Coordinating activities and strategically guiding the work of the MGCY 
TheMajorGroupsaretheofficialrepresentationofcivilsocietyintheUNsustainabilitynegotiations.ThefirstRioEarthSummitheldin1992producedAgenda21,knownasthe‘BlueprintforSustainableDevelopment’.Acomponentofthisdocumentwastherecognitiongiventoninegroupsofcivilsociety,whichformalizedtheirpresenceinthenegotiations.TheninegroupsareWomen,NGOs,BusinessandIndustry,Farmers,IndigenousPeople,LocalAuthorities,WorkersandTradeUnions,ScientificCommunities,andChildrenandYouth.Historically,theMajorGroupshavebeenactivelyinvolvedinthesustainabledevelopmentnegotiationsandhaveprovidedinnovativespacesfordiscussionstooccur.Theirparticipationisafundamentalprerequisitefortheachievementofsustainabledevelopment.
WhoaretheMajorGroups?
 
WhoistheMGCY?
MGCYCommunicationFebruary2012

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