ESCAP and UN partners establish the first ever RCM/UNDG Asia-Pacific Thematic Working Group on Youth

As Chair of the Regional Coordination Mechanism (RCM), ESCAP, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) Asia-Pacific, jointly established in late 2012 the "RCM/UNDG Asia-Pacific Thematic Working Group on Youth.”

The group comprising ESCAP and all other entities of the United Nations system, integrates the United Nations’ regional policy and normative expertise with its operational capacity to ensure a stronger and more coherent regional youth agenda to support member States in the implementation of the internationally agreed commitments on youth and development.

The RCM/UDNG Asia-Pacific Thematic Working Group on Youth replaces the Asia-Pacific Interagency Group on Youth. ESCAP and UNFPA are currently co-chairing the newly established RCM/UNDG group.