Engagement at the 


18 April  2024 

Trusteeship Council Chamber, New York Head quarters 

April 18, 2024 

AI for an Equitable Future: A youth-led dialogue on AI’s potential to bridge the gender digital divide and empower young people 

Organised by: ITU, UN Women and MGCY 


Engagement at the 

 UN ECOSOC Partnership FORUM

30 Jan 2024 

Trusteeship Council Chamber, New York Head quarters 

January 30, 2024 

Resilient prosperity: Strategic partnerships to advancing Science, Technology, and Innovation in Small Island Developing States

Organised by:  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, UNDESA, International Telecommunication Union


Engagement at the 

 UN Human Rights Council SOCIAL FORUM

2 - 3 November 2023

Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Thursday, 2 November 2023

Roundtable on the Triple Planetary Crisis: The Contribution of STI and Science-Based Decision-Making to the Rights of Present and Future Generations

Moderator:  Mr. Bonny Ibhawoh, Member, Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development



 Friday, 3 November: 

Roundtable: Challenges and Risks from New and Emerging Technologies - STI and Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Democracy and Development

Moderator: Mr. Scott Campbell, Senior Human Rights Officer, Thematic  Engagement, Special Procedures, and Right to Development Division, OHCHR 

Remarks and Speeches 

Represented India as a youth delegate in the Youth Peace Forum Titled a peace accord on the topic of "The role of Technology in Peacebuilding". This accord was published and shared at the UN Social Forum 

Invited to be a panelist on a Un Side Event: “Unlocking Sustainable Futures: Local Governments And Communities Leading The Way” 

Part of UN MGCY's Delegation to the 28th session of The Committee on Environmental Policy of the UNECE


The UN Human Rights Council Room XX, where the Social forum took place 

 UN Human Rights Human Rights Council Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development 

30 October 2023 - 01 November 2023

Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Tuesday 1 November 2023, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The UN system and opportunities for mainstreaming and promoting the RTD Presented by M. Kanade 

Yash Tadimalla Intervention: https://media.un.org/en/asset/k1c/k1cxhvl98t?kalturaStartTime=8026 

Monday 30 October 2023, 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Access to Technology and the Right to Development - Concept Note Presented by Bonny Ibhawoh 2nd Meeting, 8th Session 

Yash Tadimalla Intervention: https://media.un.org/en/asset/k18/k18puxtvkt?kalturaStartTime=9051 

Engagement at the 

 UN General Assembly

High-level Week 2023

16 - 17 September: SDG Action Weekend

18 - 19 September: SDG Summit

12-29 September: Science Summit 

I am honored to announce my appointment as the Thematic Focal Point for the Science-Policy Interface for the UN Major Group for Children and Youth. This pivotal role allows me to bridge the gap between scientific insights and policy decisions, ensuring that the voices of the youth are effectively represented and integrated into global policy dialogues. My engagement at the United Nations General Assembly this year was a testament to this commitment. 

I interacted with seasoned delegates and leaders who are championing transformative initiatives at all levels of society. These meetings underscored the importance of fostering a collaborative environment, encouraging cross-cultural dialogue, and embracing a unified vision for a future where both scientific understanding and youth perspectives are at the heart of sustainable development initiatives. 

Invited as a panel speaker at an SDG Action Weekend Side Event titled "Data for Action: Exploring the Potential for Integrated and Granular Data in Improving SDG Implementation in the Era of Polycrisis" 

Dived deep into the significance of integrated, multidimensional data for policy decisions. Emphasized that while data can shine a light on the marginalized, it can also risk shadowing them. Intersectionality is key! Highlighted the challenges posed by AI advancements and the necessity for civic society to have a voice in shaping the AI ecosystem.

With Mr. Nikhil Seth, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, Executive Director, UNITAR

Discussing the  Secretary-General's Policy Brief on Meaningful Youth Engagement in Policymaking and Decision-Making Processes ECOSOC CHAMBER 16 Sept

Catalyzing Transformative Change: Science, Academia and the Journey to 2030 sponsored by UN DESA, in collaboration with: the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) & International Science Council (ISC) 

Power of Data: This session will serve as a launching point for the data partnerships and a unifying moment for streamlining financing for data systems.

SDG Digital, senior leaders from government, the technology industry and civil society will come together to underscore how digital technologies can be leveraged to accelerate progress towards the SDGs

Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State, Electronics and Information Technology, India addressed the #UN High Impact Initiative – Digital Public Infrastructure: Scaling Inclusive and Open

Met Indian Ministry of External Affairs Secretary Sanjay Verm and other prominent Global Policy leaders and youth leaders from India. 

WIth global youth leaders and the United Nations Secretary-General''s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake. 

Engaged with Civic Leaders who represent the Major Groups and other Stakeholders (MGoS)   on a multitude of topics involving your representation and engagement at the UN and other multilateral global mechanisms. 

During my engagement at the United Nations General Assembly, I had the distinct privilege of meeting with a diverse group of global youth representatives and delegates. These young leaders, from varied backgrounds and regions, are at the forefront of driving meaningful change in their communities and on the global stage. 

These individuals, with their vast experiences and insights, are pioneering transformative initiatives at various levels, from grassroots to policy-making arenas. These meetings provided a unique opportunity for cross-cultural dialogue, knowledge exchange, and collaboration, reinforcing the importance of collective action and unified vision for a sustainable and inclusive future.

Engagement at the 


 FORUM 2023 

Under the auspices of ECOSOC

10-19 July 2023 New York


Discussion on Science, technology and innovation: Triggering transformation and sustaining a science driven recovery

The theme for the 2023 United Nations high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) and ECOSOC is “Accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels”.

Bilateral Meeting with the German Mission , I raised an intervention about need for engagning more youth in Science policy, how do we get them to the decision making table.  Discussed the importance of MGCY Sciene Policy Interface and SPEEDS crucial work on capicity building in Engineering education. 

Bilateral meeting with the Sweden Mission, I raised an intervention about the need for funding for women in STEM and broadening participation of underrepresented groups like LGBTQI+ folks and POC in Science, thinking about possible pathways to advocate for the same at the global level

The first-ever Science Day to convene on the margins of the annual session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) discussed strategies to ensure acceleration of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) implementation is as evidence-based, strategic, and effective as possible.  The event brought together approximately 150 scientists and academics, civil society representatives, and national government and intergovernmental decision makers. 

With other Youth Delegates and UN members who are working on Education (SD4) as a focus at the Zambia Mission New York 

Met the Union Minister G Kishan Reddy with the UN MGCY team, He delivered the keynote address at UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)-High-Level Political Forum meeting. This meeting was in furtherance to the 'Goa Declaration' of the #G20 Ministers Meeting held under the Indian presidency.

At the discussion about Youth engagement for systemic transformation at the SDG-Summit: Implementing the Global Sustainable Development Report call to action organised by The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

At the first-ever in-person event hosted by the UN LGBTI Stakeholder Group at the UN. Discussed safe access to water, sanitation, housing, transportation, and public facilities for LGBTI communities

Bilateral meeting with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) is one of the largest five regional commissions under the jurisdiction of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. I raised an intervention about the need for regional-level mechanisms to include youth in Technology/Scientific exchange at that level which have a socio-economic impact on micro and macro levels, especially when industry stakeholders are involved . 

Attended the 2023 HLPF HESI Global Forum.  The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) is a partnership between several United Nations entities and the higher education community, currently chaired by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)

Youth Blast and HLPF preperatory meeting with the UN MGCY team members and other youth delageates from around the world