Information note of Summer Global Youth Forum 2021- Youth at the forefront of achieving the 2030 agenda for sustainable development

Far from being mere beneficiaries of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, young people are recognized as having been among the architects in its development, and should continue to be engaged in the frameworks and processes that support its implementation, follow-up and review.

With its disproportionate effects on young people, however, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated inequalities along already existing divides, and it now risks reducing the productive potential of an entire generation.

As the Decade of Action calls for accelerating sustainable solutions to the world's biggest challenges, it is important to continue including youth in their design and implementation.

As the training arm of the International Labour Organization, the ITCILO invites participants to the Summer 2021 edition of its Global Youth Forum - an experiential learning platform bringing youth at the forefront of efforts aimed at supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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