The Biannual UN Global Indigenous Youth Forum hosted by the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and organized by the Global Indigenous Youth will take place in October 2023 in Rome, Italy. The Forum will provide a space of dialogue between Indigenous Youth and Countries, UN Agencies, Universities, Research centres and other stakeholders to: Discuss policies affecting the future of Indigenous Peoples’ food and knowledge systems in the context of climate action.
- Advance the recommendations stated by the 2021 Global Indigenous Youth Declaration for Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems.
- Build upon the “My Food Vision…” Indigenous Youth campaign launched in October 2022.
- Build a line of work with the leadership of the Coalition on Indigenous Peoples' Food Systems to advance the objectives of the Coalition and campaign.
- Hold dedicated discussions with the FAO Investment Forum, the FAO Science & Innovation Forum, the World Food Forum, and the Committee on World Food Security.
Applications are now open for Indigenous Youth who are actively working for the future of Indigenous Peoples’ food and knowledge systems in the face of climate change, and want to engage in policy spaces related to the five topics listed above.