Issue UN Processes

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...

CPD48: International Sexual and Reproductive Rights Caucus Statement

17 Apr - Statement delivered at the 48th Session of the Commission on Population and Development by Saida Ali of the International Women’s Health Coalition, on behalf of the International Sexual and Reproductive Rights Caucus of which the YCSRR is a member. Sustainable development will only occur when all individuals fully realize their human rights, including sexual rights. Governments...

CPD48 Joint Statement: Young People and Adolescents Must be Included in the Development Agenda

14 Apr - Written Statement jointly submitted by the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) and the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) at the 48th Session of the Commission on Population and Development. The International Women’s Health Coalition and the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights welcome the opportunity to emphasize the importance of integrating population...

Young People ‘Want In’ on Post-2015 U.N. Goals

03 Oct - By: Nadia Rajaram and Ani Colekessian Source: Women’s eNews Originally published by Women’s eNews as part of a series on teen’s voices.  Next year marks the end of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, a set of eight goals agreed to by nearly 200 governments to end poverty by 2015. While there have been some advances, the...

AWID Friday File: Youth Strategize for the Post 2015 Development Agenda

05 Aug - FRIDAY FILE – From 27-29 June, 21 young people from across Central, Eastern and Southeast Asia, the Pacific, Africa, North America, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, with diverse experiences came together in Hong Kong to strategize for the post-2015 development agenda process currently underway at the United Nations. By Susan Tolmay* Source: AWID The three-day meeting,...

YGSM Blog: Youth Meet to Prioritize the Post-2015 Agenda

25 Jul - The blog is the third in the series written by participants of the Post-2015 Youth Global Strategy Meeting. The meeting convened by the YCSRR brought together young advocates working on the Post-2015 process from across regions and movements and was held from June 27-29 in Hong Kong. Click here to read more blogs. by Jasmine Kaur*† The Youth Coalition for Sexual...

YGSM Blog: Listening to the Youth Voice in Post-2015

17 Jul - The blog is part of the series written by participants of the Post-2015 Youth Global Strategy Meeting. The meeting convened by the YCSRR brought together young advocates working on the Post-2015 process from across regions and movements and was held from June 27-29 in Hong Kong. Click here to read more blogs. By Katie Lau* It’s time that young people...