Children & Youth


The Secretariat invites children and youth, the leaders of tomorrow, to take action for the protection of life on Earth. Surf with us and learn how!

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Global Youth Biodiversity Network

Stay connected: follow the activities of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network !

Youth and COVID 19

On 22 April 2020, 50 members of the United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development (UN IANYD) released a joint statement calling for:

  • partnering, safely and effectively, with young people during and after the COVID-19 crisis
  • recognizing young people’s own actions and their potential to advance the fight against the pandemic
  • understanding the specific impacts the pandemic has and will have on young people

The statement notably reminds us that young people are already leveraging their strengths to develop and implement solutions to the COVID-19 and related challenges including climate change and biodiversity loss.

Read the joint statement here

Youth, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development Goals

At the occasion of the High Level Event of the President of the General Assembly in September 2014, Debora, 23 years old, from Sao Paulo, Brazil, delivered a statement on the need to take planet boundaries into account in defining the Sustainable Development Goals :

"Young People’s rights are not just about education and employment. And neither are the planet’s resources infinite... >>

Visit the Children's Portal on Farming and Biodiversity

Learn more about farming and biodiversity. Visit the children's portal and accompanying teaching resources.

Youth Newsletter - Gincaniño

Gincaniño Volume 1, issue 1

It's here! Check out the latest edition of Gincaniño Volume 1, issue 2.

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