Who are we ?

Children & Youth International (formerly Rio+twenties) is a youth led NGO that facilitates youth participation in Sustainable Development Policy and acts as the fundraising and legal arm of the UN Major Group of Children and Youth. It is also currently the Organising Partner of the MGCY. 

Half of the board members are elected annually for a two year term by any member of the UN MGCY who has been active for the last year. The following people are the Trustees of the registered organisation, they represent the diversity of the MGCY, from each of the topic areas we cover and are elected annually before the HLPF:

Ex-officio (non-voting)

Ex-officios members of the board are observers and sit representing the elected organising partners of the MGCY.

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