29.11.2012 - UNESCO Office in Jakarta

UNESCO teams-up with UNFPA to support Indonesian Youth “Speak out the future they want”

Reproductive health, misuse of public spaces, lack of character-building education and environmental changes are the main issues of concern for the Indonesian youth as it was stated by various Indonesian youth representatives during the national meeting, organized by UNFPA and supported by UNESCO, held in Jakarta on 26 November 2012.

Under the title ¨Road to Bali: Indonesian youth speak out!¨, the meeting was the last activity of a series of events organized by UNFPA Indonesia in the lead up to the 2012 Global Youth Forum, which will be held in Bali from the 4th to the 6th of December 2012.

UNESCO´s support to youth empowerment in Indonesia

UNESCO collaborated in the Road to Bali event by supporting the participation of 10 young social entrepreneurs coming from East Java, Jakarta, Lombok, Bali, North and South Sulawesi and Papua provinces as part of its new youth focused programme Building Skills for Youth Civic Engagement in Indonesia¨ .

The overall goal of this project is to contribute to youth empowerment and engagement of young women and men in their communities through support to opportunities for youth leadership and youth led-initiatives. The project has also strong linkages with Post-2015 Development Agenda, ensuring that youth can express the ¨future they want¨ and making their voices heard.

Global Youth Forum
Led by young people for young people and contributing directly to the process of defining future development goals, the Global Youth Forum, that will take place in Bali from 4 to 6 December 2012, will give young people a stronger voice. Over 600 delegates from 193 countries will agree on global recommendations for action on five crucial issues: Staying healthy; comprehensive education; transitions to decent employment for youth; sexuality, families and rights; and fully inclusive civic participation.
The Global Youth Forum is one of the three global events, including human rights and women’s health conferences, which mark the 20th anniversary of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).

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