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Who We Are

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The Children and Youth Major Group to UN Environment Programme (CYMG) 

We are a group of young individuals and youth organisations that work towards environmental conservation and the representation of young people's voices in governance and conservation processes. 


CYMG has the role of the official youth engagement mechanism to UNEP. We, therefore, act as the official constituency for youth and children in the negotiations of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA), its subsidiary bodies and other processes and activities of UNEP. 


Recognized and supported by UNEP, we bring together young people from different regions, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds and inspire them to take action locally, nationally and globally towards environmental conservation and governance based on the interest of youth.

History and Mandate

Global Steering
Committee (GSC)


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