The voice for young people at the UN
THE UNITED NATIONS MAJOR GROUP FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Established in 1992, the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY) is a youth mechanism for involving children and youth in intergovernmental processes within the United Nations. Engagement with UN MGCY is open to any young person, or youth-serving organisation.The UN MGCY is governed by its adopted Processes and Procedures, and organised into external and internal working groups. External working groups facilitate inputs into particular UN processes, while internal working groups manage procedural and internal matters. Day-to-day matters are managed by elected Organising Partners. UN MGCY’s legal and financial affairs are managed by Children and Youth International, a charity jointly registered in Belgium and the United Kingdom.In practice, UN MGCY is a network of youth from across the globe. Its members are citizens and residents of over 170 countries.