Youth: The Hope For Our Future

Young people at the climate march in Geneva | Credit: Raphael Duarte (Brazilian RFS in Geneva, videographer)
Young people at the climate march in Geneva | Credit: Raphael Duarte (Brazilian RFS in Geneva, videographer)
  1. That everyone everywhere has access to healthy, sustainable and resilient food. Young people can make choices every day to eat more sustainable and nutritious diets and strongly advocate for it within their communities and through social media.
  2. We are ready to support, advocate and take action to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss as needed to drive the urgent transformation towards a liveable future.
  3. Livelihoods matter. People working in food systems, many of whom are young people, are amongst the hardest-working and in many parts of the world, are sadly the ones paid less than minimum or living wages. We will continue to advocate for fair and decent wages for people working in food systems.
  1. Develop policy incentives, increase investment in nutrition and restrict unhealthy food marketing
  2. Eliminate barriers such as finance, land, and information that prevent young people from meaningfully engaging in different components of food systems. Decision-makers involved in the UNFSS and those in positions of power should determine how we can increase the minimum wage of people working within food systems, especially women and the young.
  3. Call for inter-generational co-leadership of the development of member states’ revised Nationally Determined Contributions that must include food systems.
Intensively farmed pig in farrowing crate | Credit: Compassion in World Farming
Training on vertical gardening in Kenya
| Credits by Simon Murungi, RFS Youth Ambassador from Kenya

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