Reinforce, do not replace, national and local systems
Individual Commitments (1)
- Commitment Type
- Core Responsibility
- The World Federation of United Nations Associations - Youth Advisory Council commits to establishing a common approach to providing information to affected people and collecting, aggregating and analysing feedback from communities to influence decision-making processes at strategic and operational levels.
- Change People's Lives: From Delivering Aid to Ending Need
1. Highlight the concrete actions taken between 1 January – 31 December 2017 to implement the commitments which contribute to achieving this transformation. Be as specific as possible and include any relevant data/figures.
Strengthening national/local leadership and systems
The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) Youth Seminar was held in Kampala, Uganda on November 22 - 24, 2017.
In December 2015, with the adoption of the United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2250, the UN Security Council formally recognized the critical role young people play in building and sustaining peace. The WFUNA Youth Seminar in Kampala took place in Grand Global Hotel from November 22 to 24, 2017. The seminar brought together over 80 young women and men from 13 different countries (Canada, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Finland, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda) either as United Nations Associations (UNA) youth representatives or as external guests. The main objectives of the Seminar were to promote the UNSCR 2250 on Youth, Peace, and Security and to enhance the capacity of the WFUNA Youth Network to support its implementation.
2. A. How are you measuring progress toward achieving your commitments? Only the categories selected by the organisation will be seen below.
- Other: By providing capacity-building to youth-led organisations and building partnerships with diverse multilateral stakeholders
B. How are you assessing whether progress on commitments is leading toward change in the direction of the transformation?
WFUNA's Youth Advisory Council priorities include establishing a long term structure for a more sustainable youth framework, as well as to work with WFUNA's mission of developing youth programs that build the capacity of its global membership and work to strengthen and improve the work of the United Nations.
3. A. Please select no more than 3 key challenges faced in implementing the commitments related to this transformation. Only the categories selected by the organisation will be seen below.
- Funding amounts
- Gender and/or vulnerable group inclusion
- Human resources/capacity
4. Highlight actions planned for 2018 to advance implementation of your commitments in order to achieve this transformation.
In 2018, WFUNA Youth Advisory Council will continue partnering with diverse stakeholders including the UN Working Groups on youth, peace, security and gender equality in order to achieve its mission of preparing youth to act to build peaceful and more resilient societies.
5. What steps or actions are needed to make collective progress to achieve this transformation?
WFUNA in partnership with the UN Working Group on Youth and Peacebuilding and with the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), held an event during the 2017 United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum in order to take stock of progress made in implementing UNSCR 2250 since adoption and how various stakeholders plan on taking Youth, Peace and Security forward.
6. List any good practice or examples of innovation undertaken individually or in cooperation with others to advance this transformation.
The Urban Innovation Challenge: Citypreneurs is an urban start-up competition for young entrepreneurs to propose business solutions that accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Co-hosted by The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)), WFUNA, Seoul Metropolitan Government and organized by the Seoul Digital Foundation, the competition was held from 19-20 September in Seoul.
Innovation, Local action, Urban, Youth