The ‘Unlock Declaration’ launches a new coalition which will focus on the needs of next and future generations within the international system and highlights the need to prioritize the inputs and perspectives of young people, in order to determine their own futures.
The coalition set out a shared statement of ambition in an ‘Unlock Declaration’ at the Unlock the Future event being held as part of UNGA week. The focus of the coalition will be to work collaboratively to: 1) ensure young people are at the heart of the decision-making process; 2) increase funding for youth-led and youth-focused organisations; 3) foster opportunities for development and civic engagement; and 4) advocate for shared and aligned policy asks that matter most to young people.
Signatories of the declaration include WEF Global Shapers, Restless Development, Girl Up, BRAC, the United Nations Foundation and all the members of the Big 6 – World Organization of the Scout Movement, World Young Men’s Christian Association, World Young Women’s Christian Association, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. A number of other major campaigning organisations are supporting the work, including Save the Children and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation.