Issue UN Processes

SRHR Caucus: Youth Coalition at the UN HLM on Youth

02 Sep - Since arriving in New York to attend the High Level Meeting on Youth, the Youth Coalition’s delegation has been hard at work! On Sunday, July 24th, the YC, in partnership with IPPF-WHR & Central Office, YPEER, Advocates for Youth, YouAct, and GYCA, facilitated the Sexual and Reproductive Rights Caucus, with meeting space generously provided by...

UN High Level Meeting on AIDS and Youth Summit

05 Jul - HLM on AIDS Following up on our advocacy during the UN Civil Society Hearing on Universal Access in April, the Youth Coalition headed to the High Level Meeting (HLM) on AIDS in New York from June 8-10th. The HLM reviewed progress of the implementation of the 2001 Declaration of Commitment and the 2006 Political Declaration...

Youth Oral Statements at CPD44

01 Jun - Updates from the Youth Coalition’s CPD44 delegation: On Monday, April 11th, the Youth Coalition held a Youth Caucus on Sexual and Reproductive Rights in collaboration with Advocates for Youth, CHOICE for youth and sexuality, Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA), and YouAct. In addition to developing a youth advocacy strategy for the CPD, a very...

Youth Coalition at CPD44

15 Apr - The YC is currently advocating for youth sexual and reproductive rights at the 44th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) in New York from April 11-15th. The Session’s theme of fertility, reproductive health, and development is particularly significant for young people, and the YC delegation is working with youth organizations, International Year...

Youth Coalition on the Road to Universal Access

07 Apr - The Youth Coalition will be attending the upcoming Civil Society Hearing on Universal Access as part of the lead up to the United Nations General Assembly 2011 High Level Meeting on AIDS this June 2011 to review progress of the implementation of the 2001 Declaration of Commitment and the 2006 Political Declaration on HIV &...

YCSRR’s Response to Secretary General #CPD45 Reports

19 Mar - March 2012: The Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) welcomes the release of the Reports of the Secretary-General on Adolescents and Youth, and Monitoring of Programmes Focusing on Adolescents and Youth. The two timely Reports describe the changing and diverse realities faced by the generation of 1.8 billion young people and outline recommendations...

Learning to Speak MDGs – Second Edition

23 Oct - The Youth Coalition’s popular publication Learning to Speak MDGs has been revised in time for the ten year review of the Millennium Development Goals! Four goals: universal education; gender equality; maternal health; and HIV and AIDS, malaria and other diseases were analyzed from a youth, sexual and reproductive health and rights perspective. This comprehensive guide...

Youth Coalition in Addis Ababa

15 Jun - High-Level Meeting on Maternal Health (MDG 5) In October 2009, the Dutch Minister for Development Cooperation and UNFPA organized a High-Level Meeting on Maternal Health (MDG 5), which was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The purpose of the meeting was to give maternal health a more prominent place on the development agenda, as well as...

Youth Coalition at CSW54

04 Jun - The 54th session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place in New York from March 1st to March 12th. It was an important and special session, since it was fifteen years ago that the Beijing Platform of Action was adopted. World leaders and representatives of governments, civil society and youth organizations gathered...

The 43rd Commission on Population and Development (CPD)

03 Apr - In April 2010, the Youth Coalition sent a delegation to the 43rd session of the Commission on Population and Development, which had as its theme, “Health, Mortality, Morbidity and Development”. While at the meeting, Youth Coalition members worked closely with partners to lobby State representatives on sexual and reproductive health and rights issues and were...

Young People and Universal Access to Reproductive Health

24 Mar - What does universal access to reproductive health mean for young people? In September 2006, the United Nations General Assembly resolved to adopt Target 5.B of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): “Achieve, by 2015, universal access to reproductive health” (RH). Nearly half of the world’s population is currently under the age of 25 and across the...

Meaningful Youth Participation Factsheet

24 Sep - 15 years ago, the Programme of Action (PoA) was signed by 179 states during the International Conference on Population and Development. One of the key promises articulated in the PoA was to increase youth participation in the planning, implementation and evaluation of development activities that directly affect our daily lives. 15 years later, it’s important...

Youth Coalition at the HRC

08 Jul - On Monday, September 17th, 2007, Youth Coalition member, Daniel Townsend gave a statement on behalf of Action Canada for Population Development (ACPD) at the Sixth session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, Switzerland.The statement puts forward that the existence of protection gaps (areas of human rights which are not covered under...

Gender Integration Panel (Human Rights Council)

- On Friday, September 21st, YC member Joana Chagas attended the Gender Integration Panel at the Sixtth session of the Human Rights Council (HRC). Joana delivered a statement on the need to incorporate a gender perspective into the work of the HRC. A complete gender perspective would adequately analyze the intersections of many forms of inequality...