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CPD 50: Youth Coalition Submits Written Statement

13 Feb - In preparation for the fiftieth session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development (CPD) in April 2017, the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights has submitted a written statement on this year’s CPD theme of: “Changing population age structures and sustainable development”. The statement calls on governments to prioritize youth rights, inclusion,...

Indicators, Data, the SDGs and YOU(th)

06 Dec - This blog post was written by Youth Coalition member Jose Maria “Lloyd” Nunag, a Registered Nurse, aspiring social entrepreneur and LGBT advocate from the Philippines. Lloyd is also a member of Youth Coalition’s Board of Directors. Do you remember what happened in September 2015? Let me remind you. It was at that time that the...

Adolescents and Youth: The Driving Force for the SDGs

24 Oct - Representatives of organizations and networks working with and for adolescents and youth, including the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, gathered at the High Level Opening of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN Headquarters in New York. Together, they drafted a call to action to the Secretary-General Designate, Mr....

Press Release: Youth Coalition Granted Consultative Status at United Nations following ECOSOC Council Vote

25 Jul - For Immediate Release 25 July 2016 New York –The Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR or Youth Coalition) was granted consultative status by the United Nations Economic Social Council (ECOSOC) this afternoon. The decision came after Australian Ambassador Gillian Bird made a motion to overturn the decision made in May by the UN...

Press Release: Youth Coalition denied ECOSOC status at United Nations following NGO Committee Vote

27 May - For Immediate Release 27 May 2016 New York –Following an unprecedented series of events at a United Nations Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations meeting, the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR or Youth Coalition) had its consultative status with the Economic Social Council denied. Consultative status allows organizations to access UN bodies and processes,...

CPD 49: Youth Caucus Statement

13 Apr - This oral statement was presented at the 49th Session of the Commission on Population and Development by Youth Coalition member Venoranda Kuboka, on behalf of the CPD49 Youth Caucus. Dear representatives, esteemed delegates, My name is Venoranda Kuboka and I come from Kenya. I am 29 years young and I would like to present this...

A Day in the Life of a Global SRHR Activist

05 Oct - Daniel Tobon Garcia is a Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights member from Colombia. He recently attended the United Nations General Assembly and Global Summit on Sustainable Development on behalf of Have You Seen My Rights? In this post he gives you an insight into his role as an advocate in New York, including...

YCSRR at the Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations

23 Jun - This week marks the beginning of the June session of the Post-2015 intergovernmental negotiations. Governments and civil society organizations from around the world are coming together to discuss and negotiate the zero draft of the Sustainable Development Goal declaration that will shape the Post-2015‬ development agenda. Youth advocates Jakub (Poland) and Venoranda (Kenya) are at...

No Resolution at the CPD 48

28 Apr - It has been just over a week since the end of the 48th Session of the Commission on Population and Development at the United Nations. The CPD is an international gathering of states, agencies, and civil society organizations to discuss the integration of population issues into the sustainable development agenda –including the Post-2015 agenda. This...

Realizing Young Urban Women’s Rights: A Successful Side Event at CPD 48

27 Apr - On April 15th, the YCSRR co-hosted the successful side-event “Realizing Young Urban Women’s Rights to SRHR and Decent Work: Challenges and Opportunities for the Post-2015 Development Agenda” with the UNDP, Action Aid and the IPPF. Through an integrated and comprehensive approach, the speakers explored the challenges faced by young urban women, including access to decent...

CPD 48: Youth Caucus Statement

21 Apr - Statement presented at the 48th Session of the Commission on Population and Development by the Youth Caucus. The following statement has been endorsed by over 91 civil society organizations, including the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR). We, adolescents and young people, account for 1.8 billion people in the world. We were left behind...