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Children and Youth Major Group (CYMG)

Plastic Action Working Group

The Plastics Action Working Group of the Children and Youth Major Group (CYMG) comprises a devoted and dynamic team of young individuals committed to combating plastic pollution in all ecosystems. Through the working group, these enthusiastic youths actively participate in relevant discussions and dialogues organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). By leveraging meaningful engagement, they strive to foster inclusive actions that involve young people in the UN processes, enabling them to share their innovative ideas, experiences, and successful approaches in addressing the pressing challenge of plastic pollution.

Key engagement avenues:

  • One Plastics Initiative

  • Global Partnership on Plastic Pollution and Marine Litter

  • Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Plastic Pollution (INC)

Road to Busan (INC-5)

More details coming soon!

Preparation for INC-4 in Ottawa, Canada

We convened a series of virtual roundtables, followed by a hybrid consultation workshop during the Global Youth Environment Assembly at the UNEP Headquarters in Nairobi, focusing on the Revised Draft Text of the Plastics Treaty in preparation. These discussions aimed to solicit essential perspectives and inputs from youth and children, serving as an avenue to comprehend their expectations and requirements for the forthcoming legally binding agreement addressing plastic pollution.

First Virtual Roundtable


Date: 21 January 2024​

Time: 16:30 - 18:30 UTC

Platform: Zoom

Second Virtual Roundtable

Date: 31 January 2024 

Time: 14:30 - 16:30 UTC

Platform: Zoom

Third Virtual Roundtable


Date: 10 February 2024 

Time: 13:30 - 15:30 UTC

Platform: Zoom

Consultation Workshop

(At Global YEA 2024)

Date: 18 February 2024

Time: 14:30 - 16:00 UTC

Venue: UNON, Nairobi, Kenya and Zoom

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