Round table event - Youth at the Heart of the 2030 Agenda: the Case for Space

30 Nov 2016 to 2 Dec 2016
Bangkok, Thailand

ESCAP, in partnership with UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA and civil society organizations, convened a roundtable discussion on “Youth at the Heart of the 2030 Agenda: The Case for Space” at the United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok from 30 November to 2 December 2016. The event brought together young people, civil society organizations, private sector and UN agencies to discuss a series of critical issues related to how best to engage youth in SDG implementation. At the meeting, a collection of research findings and identify innovative measures to enhance youth participation were presented, while strategic elements for civil society and youth to collectively engage in work related to sustainable development were promoted. The event, along with numerous others, was held as part of ESCAP's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Week from 28 November to 2 December 2016.