A two-day youth consultation workshop was coordinated by the UN South Africa to discuss the challenges, gaps, and recommendations towards the National Development Plan (NDP) 7 pillars from the youth perspective. Robust and constructive conversations took place whereby exploring different channels that the youth of SA could use to work towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 2030 Agenda. However, a recommendation was that the young people should embrace the ‘NOTHING FOR US, WITHOUT US” mantra meaning that youth need to participate in decision-making platforms and ensuring having youth in strategic UN positions to drive the youth agenda forward.