UN Major Group for Children and Youth

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.