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Motion - Expressing support for the safeguarding and expansion of united nations youth delegate programmes globally

17/11/2023

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.

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