Promoting the health and wellbeing of young people during the COVID-19 pandemic: Leveraging youth engagement in participatory governance
We have the pleasure to invite you to participate in an interactive civil society dialogue with WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on the theme “Promoting the health and wellbeing of young people during the COVID-19 pandemic: Leveraging youth engagement in participatory governance”, to take place on Friday 2 October 2:00-3:30 Central European Summer Time (GMT + 02:00). This invitation is open to all civil society members.
Organized by NCD Child, this dialogue forms one of the dialogues in the series of Civil Society – WHO Director General dialogues selected by CSOs to be organized on different topics of interest for the civil society related to COVID-19 response.
This session will focus on the importance of youth participation in the global COVID-19 response. As a group that is highly affected by the pandemic and the subsequent restrictive measures, it is essential for young people to not only be beneficiaries or stakeholders but also be centrally involved as the designers and implementers in the global action for COVID-19 prevention and control. Using lessons learned from young people involved in advocacy for non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the session will highlight opportunities for youth to be engaged in planning and decision making processes to create a sustainable response that leads to more robust health systems.