UNESCO ESD Youth Conference

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52 young ESD leaders have now been selected to attend the UNESCO ESD Youth Conference taking place on November 7 2014. More than 5000 applications were received from 180 countries. These young leaders come from all corners of the world, including Madagascar, Sierra Leone, Oman, Morocco, Fiji, India, Moldova, the United States of America, Brazil and Jamaica. Find out more about the young leaders’ engagement and commitment to ESD action here >>

During the ESD Youth Conference in Okayama City, Japan on 7 November 2014, participants will exchange ideas and experiences with peers. They will discuss innovative approaches to ESD and ways to promote young people’s contribution and further involvement in the global ESD movement.

Conference participants will also be involved in developing recommendations for the UNESCO World Conference on ESD, which will take place in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan from 10-12 November 2014. All Youth Conference participants will be invited to take part in the World Conference.

The Youth Conference is being organized by UNESCO, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT), the Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, the City of Okayama and The Goi Peace Foundation.

The conference is being organized as part of UNESCO’s Operational Strategy on Youth 2004-2021 (axis 3).

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