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  About the Advisory Council

The Tunza Youth Advisory Council (TYAC) was launched in February 1999 at the 20th Session of the UNEP Governing Council. The Council comprises 14 Advisors, two per UNEP region and two indigenous youth representatives. Members of the Advisory Council are elected at the Tunza International Youth Conference to serve for a period of two years. The Council advises UNEP on better ways of engaging young people in its work and represents youth in international environmental negotiations. The Council also seeks to increase youth involvement in UNEP's work by informing youth groups in the regions about UNEP's programmes for young people.