UNESCO YOUTH FORUM-2015
Mr.dinesh Gajendran Catalyst and founder of Audacious Dreams Foundation was officially invited to Speak on “15 Min of Fame”- Young Global Citizens for a Sustainable Planet at World’s one of the largest and prestigious UNESCO Youth Forum organised by United Nations Education,Scientific and Cultural Organisation(UNESCO) which was held at Paris, France on @th-28th October 2015.
The UNESCO Youth Forum is an integral part of the General Conference. It was initiated in 1999 to create synergies between the Organization’s work on youth, youth organizations and public institutions in this field.
The preparation of the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum builds on the results of
- The evaluation of the Forum’s 8th edition 1
- Online consultations involving young women and men on the Forum’s thematic focus 2
- Exchanges with all UNESCO Programme Sectors at Headquarters and in the Field, as well as with international partners working in the field of youth.
Sub-themes of the 9 th UNESCO Youth Forum Under each of the two main thematic areas, UNESCO proposed 9 sub-themes related to the Organization’s fields of competence:
For the thematic area “Young global citizens in a post-2015 world”, these were:
- Youth, rights and freedoms: knowing, realizing and promoting human rights, addressing the role of media and ICTs from freedom of expression to access to information
- Youth engaging for change in the post-2015: skills, policies, role of media and ICTs
- Youth as knowledge brokers: the role of young scientists, researchers and innovators in knowledge production and its use in the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Gender equal societies: addressing gender stereotypes and gender-based violence, increasing young women’s participation in decision making and socio-economic life
- Diversity and culture of peace: the role of youth in promoting dialogue, mutual respect, protection and promotion of heritage in multicultural societies
- Youth employability: skills, policies, labour market vulnerability, entrepreneurship (economic, social, cultural), innovation, creative economies and cultural industries, STI (Science, Technology and Innovation)
- Education for sustainable development: skills, responsibilities, opportunities for, with and by Youth
- Inclusion: youth addressing vulnerability and exclusion, combatting violence and discrimination
- Mobilizing youth for accessible, affordable, reliable, sustainable energy solutions.
Under the thematic area “Young global citizens addressing climate change”, the following subthemes were proposed:
- Young people’s contribution in finding and mainstreaming solutions on causes, impact, mitigation and adaptation to climate change
- The role of youth in raising awareness, through mainstream and social media, on causes, impact, mitigation and adaptation to climate change
- Youth-led solutions to address climate change, biodiversity loss and disaster risk reduction through traditional knowledge and local environmental management practices
- Science education and promotion of careers in sciences as a strategy to address climate change
- Youth involvement in prevention and mitigation of natural disasters
- Integrating dimensions of mitigating and adapting to climate change in national public policies on youth
- Youth involvement in managing natural resources, water and the ocean to address climate change
- The opportunities for youth in the green economy in a context of climate change
- The role of young women and men in ensuring participatory and gender-sensitive mitigation and adaptation strategies.