Who are We?

The Global Youth Caucus on Land and Desertification (UNCCD Youth Caucus) is the formal and dedicated youth engagement mechanism of the United Nations to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). Our areas of work include the following:

Youth Empowerment

We offer young people a platform that empowers them to take the lead, join, showcase, and share innovative and effective actions addressing the needs of both people and the planet.

Capacity Building

We facilitate activities for young people to enhance their understanding, knowledge, and skills in relation to Land and Desertification, meaningful engagement, and the UN system.


We facilitate the collective participation of young people in official, formal and informal avenues of policy design, implementation, monitoring, follow-up, and review at all levels.


The UNCCD Youth Caucus aligns itself with the vision of MGCY and seeks to build a world on the collective principles of solidarity, justice, diversity, equity, universality, inclusion, human rights, and the integrity of the planet. We strive for a resilient world where young people and all rights holders in all their diversity are equals in decision-making.


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