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9th UNESCO Youth Forum


An integral part of UNESCO’s General Conference, the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum 2015 will take place in the autumn of 2015, immediately before the 38th session of the General Conference, at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, bringing together young women and men from across the world to discuss youth issues and find solutions.

The Forum will bring together young women and men from across the Organization’s Member States to discuss current youth issues and formulate a number of strategic recommendations. These will reflect both the views of youth present at the Forum and those of youth who will have contributed online before the event. The recommendations will be presented to Member States at the General Conference.

Additionally, as a result of a successful innovation introduced in 2013, youth organizations will be invited to submit proposals for youth-led action projects in the months preceding the Forum. Participants in the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum will make a final selection of projects to receive the “9th UNESCO Youth Forum” label. These projects will be put into action over the subsequent 2-year period, bringing the effects of the Forum into local communities all over the world. The label will be a guarantee of quality and excellence of the projects, providing their initiators with international visibility and opportunities to mobilize funds and develop partnerships. The projects will also be presented at the 38th General Conference.

Online consultations with youth throughout the biennium and an online discussion platform will ensure that young people are able to participate in the Youth Forum process at any moment and get their voices heard wherever they are in the world.

The UNESCO Youth Team will engage in continuous consultation with youth throughout the Forum’s development, ensuring that the latest and most pressing youth needs and concerns are addressed in the 9th edition of the Forum and that this is truly an event for, with and by youth.


Type of Event Category 8-Symposium
Start 26.10.2015 08:00 local time
End 28.10.2015 17:00 local time
Date to be fixed 1
Focal point Schischlik, Alexander
Organizer UNESCO
Contact UNESCO Youth Team,
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 125 avenue de Suffren
Room Room I, Room II, Room III, Room IV, Room V, Room VI, Room VII, Room VIII, Room IX, Room XI, Room XII, Foyer Room I, Room Miro 1, Room Miro 2, Room Miro 3, Room Miro 4, Salle des Actes, Salle Pas Perdus
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian
Estimated number of participants 1000
Official Website
Link 1 8th UNESCO Youth Forum
Link 2 UNESCO: Acting with and for Youth
Link 3
Link 4

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