Home page picture 3As part of the first-ever CSW Youth Forum, the 400 young women and young men participants are raising their collective voices on issues of importance to youth around the world. On 17 March, the Youth Forum issued an official 2016 YouthCSW Declaration on Gender Equality and the Human Rights of Young Women and Girls.

Hosted by the World YWCA, UN Women, and the UN Inter-Agency Network on Youth Developments Working Group on Youth and Gender Equality, the CSW Youth Forum marks the first time youth have participated in the official Commission on the Status of Women programme. The Youth Forum took place from 11 to 12 March in New York.