Youth Forum is an annual event organised by the UNODC Youth Initiative in the broader context of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND). Its main objective is to gather young people, nominated by Member States and active in the field of drugs use prevention, health promotion and youth empowerment from around the world.  The aim is to allow them to exchange ideas, visions and different perspectives on how to better protect the health and wellbeing of their peers and provide them with an opportunity to convey their joint message to the global level policy makers.

It is often a life changing experience to the participants - the forum allows for networking among the participants as well as learning from the experiences of other youth from different regions of the world, on UNODC, and on global policymaking structures and discussions in the field of drug use prevention and health promotion.

Participatory thematic discussions facilitated by UNODC experts lead to the development of a short consensus statement by the youth to be delivered to the delegates of the CND- the policy making body of UNODC. See the compelling statements of the past years from below!
   
   

Together we can build a better future

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Will you believe in us?

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Together we CAN and we WILL change the situation in our communities and truly support the health and wellbeing of our peers

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We are not only the generation of tomorrow, we are the generation of today. We want and we can help!

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We Can Move the World

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Youth Initiative officially launched!

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Every year participants return home empowered and inspired, to initiate and scale up their activism, to contact and influence their national decision makers, and to create joint global activities with their peer youth from all regions of the world.

We invite you to have a closer look at how former participants stayed in touch and continued sharing their experiences and activities in the field of drug use prevention. Explore the links below and meet young active youth leaders!
   
   
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