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Major Group for Children and Youth HLPF Position Paper

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Background

The Major Group of Children and Youth (MGCY) is the official constituency for children and youth within the Commission of Sustainable Development. Through extensive consultations within the full constituency, the MGCY strongly affirm that the following factors must lie at the core of any High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) proposal:

• Action, Implementation and Accountability through the adoption of a hybrid “AMR-UPR+” mechanism and synergy with the SDGs Framework.
• Youth participation in decision-making mechanisms at the HLPF through youth delegate in the HLPF bureau
• Ensuring long-term decision making by establishing a High-Level Representative for Future Generations as part of the HLPF
• A strong mandate with the HLPF reporting directly to the General Assembly.