GSEF member JCYCN successfully organized the National Youth Conference in Nepal

Generation Equality: National Youth Conference in Nepal was successfully held from 21-22 January in Lalitpur. This conference was jointly organized by GSEF member Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal (JCYCN), SAATHI, and the National Network for Beijing Review Nepal, under the coordination of Nepal Government National Youth Council, and gathered over 250 youth representatives from every one of the 77 districts of the country for a two-day discussion around the theme of generation equality.

It was held in the framework of the implementation of various national and international provisions such as the  Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) endorsed by Nepal, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women, Sustainable Development Goals; United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security; United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security; the constitution of Nepal 2015; and, the National Youth Policy and Youth Vision 2025. This conference was also the celebration of the completion of a significant era marked by the adoption of various international commitments towards gender equality (ICPD+25, Beijing+25, UNSCR1325 +20 and SDG +5, 75 years of United Nations and 40 years of CEDAW). 


The conference was convened by Ms. Bandana Rana, Vice Chair of the UN CEDAW Committee. Ms. Muskan Khatun, an acid attack survivor, was invited as Guest of Honor as a way to commend her willpower through which she has converted her pain into action. 
The proceedings of the conference as well as a joint call for action and a list of commitments endorsed by all participants is enclosed herewith.

JCYCN also recently took part in the 3rd Cycle Stakeholder Submission of the National Consultation on Girls Rights Situation in Nepal UPR (6 March 2020, Kathmandu, Nepal). Tilottam Paudel, the Chairperson of this program and of the National Coalition for Girls’ Rights (NCGR) & President of JCYCN noted with satisfaction that a large coalition of organizations was now engaged in UPR reporting, in comparison to 2015 when JCYCN was the sole organization woking on the preparation of girl centric UPR report.
For more information, please consult the enclosed press release.