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The Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) is the official voice young people under 30 years on sustainable development at the United Nations. It engages with young people from across the world and through networking and collaborating puts together strong teams that contribute to the policy negotiations. The MGCY also works to inspire and platform youth activism through a series of working groups, aimed at bringing people together to help build the global youth voice.


Five Organising Partners are elected for a two year term each by people active in the UN Major Group Children and Youth. There role is to facilitate the work of the UNMGCY, coordinate the training activities. The MGCY coordinate trainings and "Youth Blast" events prior to all major UN negotiations and events relating to sustainable development. Any young person, under 30 years old, can join the MGCY as an individual or group and participate in the online Working Groups and participate in the decision-making processes of the organisation. More information is available here: