Written By Rio Gonzales on Monday, December 10, 2012 | Monday, December 10, 2012
As part of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICDP) Beyond 2014–a United Nations mandated reviews of the International Conference on Population and Development Programs of Actions- the Global Youth Forum represents 43% of the world’s population under the age 25 and is aimed to develop official recommendations for the United Nations development agenda.
Delegates of the Global Youth Forum will work closely to reach consensus on global recommendations for action on five crucial issues:
Staying Healthy : Creating communities, policies and services that respect individual health needs and human rights, ensuring that every young person achieves their full potential.
Comprehensive Education : Providing all young people, regardless of gender, disability, race or economic status, with good quality education so that they are empowered to be active citizens.
Transitions to decent employment for youth : Overcoming the challenges of youth unemployment and harnessing the potential of youth to drive development that creates a healthier, more equal and more sustainable world for everyone.
Sexuality, Families and Rights : Exploring the relationship between sexuality, family formation and sexual and reproductive health and human rights amongst adolescents and youth or family planning as a part of protecting sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Fully Inclusive CIVIC participation : Supporting and building the capacity of youth leaders and the ability of governments, institutions and businesses to work collaboratively to create a more equal, more sustainable planet.
Recommendations from the Global Youth Forum will be presented by the Secretary General of the United Nations to the General Assembly. Similar to the watershed International Conference on Population and Development in 1994, the ICPD Beyond 2014 Review will have a profound influence on future policies at national, regional and global levels, keeping human rights at the heart of development.
Anyone from any part of the globe between the ages of 14 and 25 are welcome to join the forum and register as a virtual delegate. From 3-6th December, these virtual delegates can follow conference presentations online and contribute directly using web, mobile and social media to submit their recommendations on the Forum themes. A team of moderators will ensure that the recommendations from virtual delegates are heard bringing the various views into the heart of the debate. Youth all around the world can also share their views about the issues through the Speech Bubble photos or short video with the #icpdyouth tag.
Nine hundred delegates will attend in person in Bali, Indonesia. Thousands more will participate virtually. No matter where you live, this is definitely your chance to shape the global agenda, so come on and join the movement!
More Information available at: http://www.icpdyouth.org