18.10.2011 - Youth Drive Change - UNESCO Youth Forum 2011

Together you can shape tomorrow-UNESCO Youth Forum-2011

Peace-building and reconciliation for young participants of the Forum organized by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Forest Whitaker on 17 October 2011 © UNESCO / Kounila Keo

Do we take a break sometimes to ask ourselves, “Am I a peace maker or at least not a violence maker?” At this moment, I’m contemplating about this.

A few weeks after I got selected as one of the 10 youth journalists/bloggers for the 7th UNESCO Youth Forum, here I am in Paris with an expected 245 youth delegates from around the world. All I knew at that moment was that the world was here. I know you think I’m a lucky girl who does not need to travel to all those countries to meet all these young people. I admit that I have even never heard of some countries represented in the forum.  

“Together we can shape our future” was said by Forest Whitaker, the UN Goodwill Ambassador with the presence of all the youth delegates. One fact about the UNESCO is that there are 193 member states, but I am not perfectly sure if I have seen youth delegates from North Korea or Burma.

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This article was written by one of the Youth Bloggers of the 7th UNESCO Youth Forum. The ideas and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of UNESCO.

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