Assembly hall of the ECOSOC Youth Forum

ECOSOC Youth Forum: Financing our future

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This ministerial session of the ECOSOC Youth Forum will address the financial and other means that are needed to implement the 2030 Agenda Agenda 2030 for sustainable development with a view to allow young people to achieve their full potential, contribute to youth development and reach the goals and targets contained therein. It will focus on experiences and best practices in promoting Youth-led innovations for Decent Jobs for Youth.

Opening Remarks

Maria Rodriguez
President of the European Youth Forum


Susana Puerto
Coordinator Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth
International Labour Organization (ILO)

Impactful partnership: Panelist

Antonio de Jesus Navarro Padilla
Institute for Youth Development of Guanajuato State

Youth-led solutions for inclusion : Panelist

Lëmnec Tiller
Daisry Obal
Presidential Advisor on Youth Matters and Enterprise Development, Namibia
Lamin Dibba
Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Jurriaan Middlehoff
Ambassador for Youth, Education and Work, Netherlands
Diana Kimojino
Nailepu Girls’ Empowerment Programme
Rahul Antao
Rural youth and social inclusion specialist
International Fund for Agricultural Development

Impactful partnership: Panelist

Angeline Callista
Nara Synergy
Othman Almoamar
Senior Expert, Ministry of Economy and Planning, Saudi Arabia
Amandeep Singh Gill
Secretary General’s Envoy on Technology
United Nations (UN)
Ahmed El Sabagh
Major Group for Children and Youth
Lydia Logan
Global Education and Workforce Development

Youth-led solutions for youth employment : Panelist

Maria Florencia Cagliero
SDG Co-Lead Youth Representative
World Organization of the Scout Movement
Kirsty Coventry
Minister of Youth, Sports, Arts and Recreation, Zimbabwe
Edgar Colmán
Minister and National Secretary of Youth, Paraguay
João Paulo Correia
State Secretary of Youth and Sports, Portugal
Kai Liu
Deputy Secretary General
All-China Youth Federation
María Fernanda Tandazo González
Destellos de Luz