Youth

Youth Environment Assembly (YEA)

12–20 February 2021 | Online

United Nations Environment Assembly – UNEA

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33rd Session of the ITTC

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1st Meeting of the UNEP Open-ended Committee of Permanent Representatives (OECPR-1)

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UNEA-1

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2nd Meeting of the UNEP OECPR

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UNEA-2

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UNEA-3

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1st Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Expert Group on Marine Litter and Microplastics

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Negotiation of the Summary for Policy Makers of the 6th Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6)

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4th Meeting of the OECPR and 4th Session of UNEA

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2nd Global Session UN Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment

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Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF)

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Youth Environment Assembly (YEA)

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5th Meeting of the Open-Ended Committee of Permanent Representatives to UNEP (Online Session)

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UN Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment (2021)

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UNEA-5 (Online Session)

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Inaugural Regional Session of the UNEP Science-Policy-Business Forum for Asia and the Pacific (AP-SPBF 2021)

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Online Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF)

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Youth Environment Assembly 2022

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UNEA-5.2, OECPR-5.2 and [email protected]

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2nd UNEA Cities and Regions Summit

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UNEA Flagship Side Events

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Big Data for the Planet Breakfast and Ministerial Dialogue: The Next 50 Years

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Ad hoc Open-ended Working Group to Prepare for the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to End Plastic Pollution

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Youth
Photo courtesy of Kiara Worth

The Youth Environment Assembly is organized by youth for youth. It is a self-organized space for youth to discuss critical issues and build their capacity to make change in the world. More immediately, the 2021 Assembly is a key moment for youth to organize in the run up to the online session of the fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly, the high-level body where countries discuss and help set the direction of global environmental governance.

The Youth Environment Assembly has a full roster of events and topics. All these issues matter for future generations. Climate change is always an important environmental issue because of the lasting effects that future generations will have to grapple with. The event takes up other environmental issues with equally important intergenerational effects. Sessions on chemicals and hazardous wastes will discuss how some toxic chemicals can affect fetuses and children’s development and children’s rights. Because of these dangers, the Assembly will launch a Chemicals and Wastes Youth Platform in the second week. Nature and food security are crucial to the healthy development of children and young adults and will be a key topic discussed at the Assembly.

Youth will also be able to discuss key issues with other youth in their regions through the coordination meetings. There are also opportunities to speak to the Committee of Permanent Representatives, the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme Inger Andersen, and the President of UNEA.

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