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Civil society (everyone who is not representing a government) is represented in the UNFCCC by 9 constituencies. YOUNGO (Youth NGOs) is one of them. Constituencies have a formal voice in the UNFCCC process and can deliver interventions (speeches).

Since 2005, each domestic coalition or network within the Youth Climate Movement has sent a delegation to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) torepresent young people in their respective country.

In June 2009, the youth organizations participating in the United Nations climate change negotiations submitted an application to become a constituency. In August 2009, the constituency application was provisionally approved by the climate change Secretariat, making youth the 7th constituency to join the climate negotiations: YOUNGO.

Two focal points for YOUNGO are elected to insure the connexion with the UNFCCC secretariat. The YOUNGO members elect one focal point for the global north and one for the global south, thus representing youth in an official capacity to the UNFCCC.

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