Issue UN Processes

CSW 62 Written Statement: Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls

20 Oct - Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, with the support and endorsement of sixty civil society organizations, presented the following written statement to the 62 Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women: Download the statement (PDF) Taking an intersectional and human rights-based approach to achieving gender equality and the empowerment of...

CSW61 Young Feminist Caucus Statement

28 Mar - 2017 Young Feminist Caucus Statement at the Sixty First Session of the Commission on the Status of Women In March 2017, young feminists representing different youth-led and youth-serving civil society organizations from around the world came together at the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations in...

#WhatYouthWant: SRHR Priorities for CSW61

07 Mar - In preparation for the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), we are excited to release our CSW fact sheet! This resource highlights the links between sexual and reproductive health and rights and economic empowerment for young people, and pinpoints some of the youth priorities that we are advocating for at CSW61. Co-developed by...

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...