VLADISLAV KAIM Well, to not sound selfish, I will first and foremost bring my own example in this regard. Before I came to the Youth Advisory Group, there was little to no discussion and actual push for a mainstreaming of green jobs in the context of climate action. We were helping in a small capacity the International Labour Organization the year before that and the Secretary General's Office to launch the Climate Action for Jobs initiative that outlined the participation of 46 countries on cooperation for strategies on how to create green jobs, especially in clean energy. But as a matter of wider discussion and wider recognition amongst the member States, it came only through the engagement that I had with the Secretary-General, and he started mainstreaming this topic further, including within the UN system, but not only. And for example, we can also see that green jobs as a matter of a Just Transition discussion has been advanced by youth as an agenda point quite a lot, especially at many national levels. For example, at COP26, we have heard a lot about the agreement for Just Transition that was signed for South Africa. I mean, ultimately, that type of agreement, if implemented well, it is having youth as the main engine of it and the main beneficiary of it by virtue of how dire of a need there is in Just Transition in South Africa, but also the situation with the unemployment amongst youth.
Secondly, we have seen at COP26, for example, that there was a whole Youth Day dedicated to our efforts and our advocacy because it demonstrates the power of youth as a constituency. Even formal bodies of the UNFCCC like, for example, the one that is related to Technology Mechanism, already incorporate representatives of the youth constituency to the UNFCCC on the formal scale. And we, of course, do not go here also into other aspects on the national level, like, for example, many young groups who were pursuing legal action for the governments to be obliged to consider a duty of care towards future generations in their climate policies. We have the example of a successful ruling of the German Federal Constitutional Court last year, and we have also an unfortunate example of the Australian High Court of Appeals that unfortunately threw that lawsuit out. But it also shows that youth are very versatile in the ways that they achieve their successes in higher offices, so to speak.