Issue UN Processes

Like a Virgin: CSW for the Very First Time

21 Mar - *Originally written for the AWID Young Feminist Wire By YCSRR Member Clara Fok The almighty United Nations, every political science student’s dream, the place where member states set aside their interests to fix the world’s problems (or so they say). I always had this picture in my head that I would one day rule the...

CSW58 Oral Statement

20 Mar - YCSRR Member Clara Fok delivers an oral statement during the 58th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). I would like to share the following recommendations from the Youth Rights Caucus at CSW58. As we begin to define the post-2015 global development framework, it is absolutely critical that we reflect...

YCSRR, CHOICE and IWHC Statement to the 58th Commission on the Status of Women

26 Feb - The Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR), CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality, and the International Women’s Health Coalition welcome the Commission’s focus on challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) for women and girls. As we move into the future global development framework, it is absolutely critical that...

YCSRR, RESURJ & IWHC Statement to the 47th Commission on Population and Development

- The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC), Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Justice (RESURJ), and the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) statement to the 47th Commission on Population and Development. In the last twenty years there has been significant progress in the implementation of the ICPD PoA. However, gaps in implementation remain. For women...

Press Release: Youth Demand: Youth Forum of the 6th APPC

24 Oct - September 16, 2013: 45 Young People from 20 countries across the Asia Pacific region gathered in Bangkok from September 14-15, 2013 to prepare for the Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference (6th APPC). The second regional conference and 6th APPC brought together ministers, senior policy makers, parliamentarians, civil society and United Nations members to assess...

Press Release: YCSRR’s 3rd Regional ICPD@20 and Post-2015 Development Agenda Training for Youth Sexual and Reproductive Rights Advocates

20 Feb - February 20, 2013: A four-day training for youth sexual and reproductive rights (SRR) advocates on the ICPD@20 Review Process and Post-2015 Development Agenda is currently taking place in Nairobi, Kenya. It is the 3rd regional training in a series of workshops, which brings together 20 youth SRR advocates from 9 countries throughout the African continent....

Press Release: Bali Global Youth Forum Declaration

07 Dec - The Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights celebrates the release of the Final Declaration from the Global Youth Forum, which took place in Bali, Indonesia from December 4-6th 2012, & applauds the hard work of all those who were engaged in and supported the outcomes of the process. The Global Youth Forum brought together...

The YCSRR announces 5 key recommendations for themes to be addressed throughout ICPD Review Process

01 Oct - Today, former Presidents Tarja Halonen (Finland) and Joaquim Chissano (Mozambique) announced the launch of the High Level task Force for ICPD. Halonen & Chissano will chair the High Level Task Force which will aim to “to galvanize political will and social mobilization for sexual and reproductive health and rights.” The High Level Task Force for...

Beginners Guide to the ICPD @ 20 Review Process

19 Sep - In early 2012, the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) was selected to co-chair the International Steering Committee of the Global Youth Forum, alongside the Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Center for Women (ARROW). The Global Youth Forum is part of a series of events organized by the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) which...

YCSRR Asia-Regional Training for Youth SRR Advocates

26 Jun - 1st in Series of Regional SRHR and Advocacy Workshops in the Lead-up to ICPD+20 organized by the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR). July 26 2012, Bangkok, Thailand: Today marks the first day of a 4-day workshop in the Asia-Pacific region, Building Youth Leadership: Regional Training for Sexual and Reproductive Rights Advocates, led...

Get G.R.E.E.N

01 Jun - This short video developed by the YCSRR examines the intersections between youth sexual and reproductive rights, gender equality, the empowerment of young women and girls, human rights & sustainable development. With less than 1 month left before the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20 Summit), young people, NGOs, governments and UN agencies need to take...

UPDATED: YCSRR @ #CPD45

25 May - From April 23-27 2012, the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights will participate in the 45th Session of the Commission on Population and Development for which the theme is Adolescents and Youth. The Commission on Population and Development (CPD) represents an important space through which the YCSRR has continuously advanced a progressive youth sexual...