Motion - Expressing support for the safeguarding and expansion of united nations youth delegate programmes globally
The European Youth Forum's member organisations are troubled by recent developments surrounding the withdrawal of funds for United Nations Youth Delegate programmes across various European countries. Beyond the funding difficulties, several UN Youth Delegate programmes around Europe now also face a challenge to their legitimacy. In certain countries, the government is finding ways to work around the National Youth Councils and operate programmes through alternative organisations.
As a platform built in part by the collective strength of National Youth Councils, the European Youth Forum denounces this effort and calls on governments to integrate National Youth Councils and not sideline them into irrelevance.
Expressing support for the safeguarding and expansion of united nations youth delegate programmes globally
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National Youth Councils all across Europe have always proven to be indispensable partners in the field of youth policy. The European Youth Forum and its member organisations categorically oppose any attempts to overtake and replace self-organised, youth-led, democratically elected and independent National Youth Councils with any other parallel structures that have been established without consulting the aforementioned National Youth Councils.