Date: Friday 23 July 2021
Time: 8:30 am EST/ 2:30 pm CEST
Register to attend at https://www.gqyn.org/qydjulywebinar
Event co-hosted by:
Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, ILGA World, and the Global Queer Youth Network, in partnership with UN Women and UNESCO
This event will launch a discussion around the meaningful role of queer youth in advancing the LGBTIQ rights movement and feature two inter-generational segments.
To ensure impactful and engaging discussions, these segments will not be based on presentations of prepared statements, but rather dynamic conversations between speakers, facilitated by the United Nations Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake and the UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity (IE SOGI), Victor Madrigal-Borloz.
The first segment will invite speakers to reflect on the situation of young LGBTIQ people and key challenges that need attention as the world adjusts to a “new normal”, as well as the actions and policy changes needed to create positive change for a more equal world. The focus will also be placed on queer youth-led action to address the challenges imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The second segment will focus on the challenges, opportunities, and importance of young LGBTIQ people’s meaningful participation, and discuss how to create more inclusive and diverse spaces for decision making in order to influence the change we want to achieve by 2030.
The event will also feature creative elements and a video presentation of the Queer Youth Dialogues, introducing the campaign to the global public audience present at the session.