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The Implementing Organisations

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UNMGCY

Established in 1992, the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (UNMGCY) is the United Nations General Assembly mandated, official and self-organised space for children and youth to contribute to and engage in certain intergovernmental and allied policy processes at the United Nations. UNMGCY is based in New York.

STEVE S.J. LEE

UNMGCY Organizing Partner
MGoS/HLPF

KHALED EMAM

UNMGCY Organizing Partner

Youth Policy and Development

MARIE-CLAIRE GRAF

YOUNGO Focal Point

Global North

Switzerland

HEETA LAKHANI

YOUNGO Focal Point

Global South

India

JAN KAIREL GUILLERMO

Global COY Liaison

Philippines

SAHER RASHID BAIG

Virtual COY Liaison

Pakistan

ABDALLAH EMAD AFIFY

Local COY Liaison

Egypt

MIRKO BATTINI

Finance Coordinator, COY-UNMGCY

Italy
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YOUNGO is the official youth constituency of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change or UNFCCC. It consists of mainly youth-led organisations, groups and individuals working in climate change-related fields. YOUNGO has the capacity to directly involve in the UN climate negotiation process.

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The UK Youth Climate Coalition (UKYCC) is a voluntary, consensus led, non-hierarchical non-profit organisation – by youth, for youth. UKYCC’s members come from all over the UK and its mission is to mobilise and empower young people to take positive action for global climate justice. UKYCC works via different working groups: Communications, Community, COP and Systems Change. Alongside enormous local and national achievements, UKYCC has sent a youth delegation to COP since COP24, and also organised the UK’s first ever Local Conference of Youth in 2019.

Representatives:

SERENA 

UKYCC Member 

Representative to COY16

Coordination Committee

Representatives:

TALIA GOLDMAN

Co-Director, UKY4N 

Representative to COY16

Coordination Committee

AISLINN MULLIGAN

UKY4N COY16 Lead

Representative to COY16

Coordination Committee

UK Youth for Nature (UKY4N) is the UK’s leading youth-led network calling on UK politicians to take urgent action to address the loss of nature and wildlife. This movement is committed to highlighting the impact of climate change on biodiversity, the power of nature as a tool to mitigate climate change, and the overall state of nature in the UK- putting pressure on key stakeholders across all four nations to ensure a more action-oriented policy and legislative measures.

UKSCN a group of youth strikers who work together to support youth strikes all over England and Wales. We run campaigns, work with other national movements and provide support to over 100 local groups across the country. We aim to create a new generation of young activists who are educated about society and the change we need, in order to work with other movements to change the system we live in.

Representatives:

FREYA TISCHKOWITZ

UKSCN Member

Representative to COY16

Coordination Committee

KARIS MACINTYRE

UKSCN Member

UKY4NRepresentative to COY16

Coordination Committee

Representatives:

Fridays For Future Scotland is a grassroots organisation of young people with the founding concept of striking from school for the climate. It’s part of the global Fridays For Future movement which has mobilised millions of people around the world to fight for climate justice. Within Scotland, we are the primary voice of students on environmental actions and have organised the largest climate demonstrations in Scottish History and are pushing for a just transition in every sector, and climate justice to ensuring that nobody is left behind.