Stimulate youth civic engagement through media and information literacy

The Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week 2017 Youth Agenda Forum will take place on the first day of the Global MIL Week 2017 Feature Conference, on 24 October 2017, in the Caribbean School of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) of the University of the West Indies.

The Youth Forum is an extension of the UNESCO Global Youth Forum in Paris and will include thematic panels and hands-on workshops by various young people and youth organizations and leaders. Workshops will be innovative and creative, incorporating music, memes, poetry etc.

It will be held under the same theme as Global MIL Week 2017, Media and Information Literacy in Critical Times: Re-imagining Ways of Learning and Information Environments.

Building the MIL CLICKS Cloud

One of the main outcomes of the Youth Agenda Forum will be the MIL CLICKS Youth Pact, a commitment of youth to thinking critically and clicking wisely and engage in related advocacy through involvement in UNESCO MIL CLICKS social media innovation.  Youth will bond together to “building the MIL CLICKS Cloud”

MIL CLICKS is a social media innovation powered by UNESCO, partners, and you. It aims to share knowledge, tips, and resources on MIL so that people can acquire MIL competencies in their day-to-day use of social media in an atmosphere of playing, relaxing and connecting. Just as the internet grows and flourished organically.  More information about MIL CLICKS can be found at:

If you will not be able to attend the Youth Agenda in person, you can still get involved by building the MIL CLICKS Cloud or join the MIL CLICKS webinar. The Webinar will take place on 28 October on Twitter!

Global Youth Video Contest

In the framework of the Youth Agenda, UNESCO support our local partners who have launched a Global Youth Video Contest. Youth are invited around the world to create a 2-minute video of them explaining what MIL means to them and how MIL has touched their lives. Three winners will be announced at the Youth Agenda Forum.

Prize: 20,000 JMD (approx. 150 USD)

Deadline for submission: 20 October 2017

See how to submit a video here:

Feature Conference in Jamaica

The Global MIL Week 2017 Feature Conference, the Seventh MIL and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Conference, will be held from 24 to 27 October, in the Jamaica Conference Centre, in Kingston, Jamaica.

If you have not yet registered for the conference, you can still do so, last minute registration is open until 9 October 2017. Register here

The draft conference agenda is now available online.

Plan and Register an event/activity to join the Global MIL Week Movement to put MIL on the Development Agenda

Your MIL-related event/activity can be online or offline to take place before, during or soon after the designate period of Global MIL Week 2017.

Your event/activity will be showcased on the Global MIL Week 2017 global events map as above, as part of the global celebrations!

Register your event/activity now. When we stand/sing together, we draw attention and create collective and positive change!

UNESCO and partners suggest to media, schools and libraries around the world respectively with 6 low-cost ways to celebrate Global MIL Week 2017. See below the links to the posters in multiple languages:

Low-cost Ways for Media (English, French, Spanish, Chinese), Libraries (English, French, Spanish, Chinese) and Schools (English, French, Spanish, Chinese) to Celebrate Global MIL Week 2017.

Global MIL Week 2017 official website: (English) (Français) (Español) (中文) (Русский)


Contacts: Alton Grizzle,; Isabel Viera,; and Jing Xu,