The YLYPs are a community of young people and youth advocates who are passionate about global gender equality and looking to engage in or learn about UN processes.


To amplify the voices of youth leaders and young professionals, providing a platform for their perspectives on gender equality and channels for their advocacy at the United Nations. To convene young people to consult and contribute to the advancement of the international feminist movement.


We envision bridging the intergenerational gap in the global feminist movement and empowering young people to flourish as leaders and decision makers across all sectors, for a more gender equitable world.


  • Learn about & advocate for youth involvement at the UN
  • Prepare for the UN CSW and NGO CSW Forum
  • Join a community of other youth activists and young professionals
  • Contribute innovative ideas to the work of NGO CSW/NY and the NGO CSW Forum

Each year, the Youth Leaders & Young Professionals host an event series leading up to the CSW and NGO CSW Forum. The series aims to prepare youth to have a meaningful and effective experience at the CSW.  The eight events in the series include informational panels, advocacy training, and professional development and networking sessions.

The Youth Preparation Series for NGO CSW67 will start on Wednesday, 11 January 2023 and will continue every Wednesday at 12pm EST (unless otherwise stated) until the CSW in March. 

18 January: Youth Advocacy Training

25 January: Rural Women and Youth

1 February: Digital Innovation and Education

8 February: Effects of Digital Space on the Body

15 February @ 10am EST: The Role of Access to Digital Technology in Building Women's Resilience to Disaster

22 February @ 7am EST: Building a Technology-Friendly Society for Adolescents

1 March: Networking Session

Past Youth Preparation Series

Click the images below to learn more about Youth Preparation Series in past years.

YLYP Delegate Champions for CSW67

We are thrilled to announce our YLYP Delegate Champions for CSW67! Through collaboration with Women Have Wings, the YLYPs have been able to grant five youth advocates funding to travel to NYC or host events and watch parties in their communities for the NGO CSW67 Forum!

Connecting young advocates like our Delegate Champions to the CSW processes is an essential part of uplifting the future generation of civil society professionals. As one of the largest gatherings of global feminist civil society and gender equality advocates, it is vital to represent the ideas, goals, and experiences of global youth. Engaging with the needs and concerns of younger generations can create a powerful effort to move the needle and accelerate progress towards mutual goals.

Global Mentors for Youth Leaders

With our global mentorship program, our vision is to continue to facilitate the friendship, support and mentorship between generations of gender equality activists. We hope to encourage a mutually supportive learning relationship with youth and experienced advocates and foster an ongoing conversation where together we can create a community and inclusive culture that facilitates the emergence of a strong intergenerational movement of activists for gender equality.

For NGO CSW66, the YLYPs will be hosting two meet-and-greet events for the YLYP community to connect with our Global Mentors. The first will happen in the lead up to CSW66 as part of our Youth Preparation Series for NGO CSW66. The second will take place during the second week of CSW66. We hope these events can be the start of new meaningful mentorships and relationships between activists of all ages and experiences!

See the list of our Global Mentors for Youth Leaders and learn more about them. Each mentor is committed to gender equality with experience in civil society advocacy at the United Nations, particularly for CSW.

Event 1:

Mentorship Meet & Greet

Join this informal meet and greet session to connect with selected YLYP Mentors. We hope this event can be the start of new meaningful mentorships and relationships between activists of all ages and experiences!

Date: 9 February 2022
Time: 12 - 2pm EST

Event 2:

Global Mentors Networking Session

During the second week of CSW66, join our Global Mentors for an informal networking session. Discuss your work, CSW processes, and make connections!

Date: 23 March 2022
Time: 12 - 1pm EDT

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