The Children and Youth Constituency for Sustainable Communities (CYCSC) is a collective platform for facilitating young peoples' meaningful participation in the follow-up and review of the New Urban Agenda, SDG 11, and other United Nations processes relevant to the urban and territorial dimensions of sustainable development.
CYCSC is not itself an organization, rather it is an engagement mechanism for child- and youth-led organizations/entities, child- and youth-serviving organizations/entities, as well as individual young people (under age 30). Membership is voluntary and open to all eligible organizations/entities and individuals.
Our Work. CYCSC facilitates young peoples' participation in the follow-up and review of the New Urban Agenda, SDG 11, and other processes, through four substantive areas of work: Policy & Advocacy, Action, Knowledge, and Capacity-Building. We work through multiple channels, including the General Assembly of Partners, and the Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY); we engage at multiple events within the United Nations System, such as the World Urban Forum, UN-Habitat Governing Bodies, and the High Level Political Forum. Learn more.
Our Approach. CYCSC employs consensus-based, collective decision-making to establish positions that reflect the priorities of young people around the world. Externally, we build collaborative relationships with UN agencies and other stakeholder constituencies. We strive to uphold the values of the United Nations at all times.
Mandate & History. CYCSC was established in 2014 as the Habitat III Working Group of the Major Group for Children and Youth, for the purpose of facilitating young peoples participation in the 3rd UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development and in the creation of the New Urban Agenda. Today, we focus on engaging young people in the follow-up and review of United Nations processes related to urban and territorial sustainable development. Learn more.
Coordination Team. CYCSC's work is facilitated by a team of volunteer focal points, composed of both individuals and representatives of organizations. Learn more.