The Global Youth Forum has just kicked off in Bali!
4 December 2012
900 young people, youth organizations, NGOs, government officials came together in Bali, Indonesia for December 4-6 as part of the ICPD Global Youth Forum - a landmark youth event that will gather voices and views of young people on future development priorities for post-2015 agenda and to identify concrete recommendations for achieving the rights and development goals of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Beyond 2014.
9 WAGGGS youth delegates will work with the rest of the youth to come out with recommendations on 5 key themes of the Forum. Nefeli, Pippa and Stephanie will also act as facilitators and rapporteurs for 3 sessions of key priority for WAGGGS, including comprehensive education, leadership and meaningful youth participation and staying healthy.
As Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director,stated: "This is a milestone, once in a generation, opportunity to ensure that the needs of young people - and in particular young women and girls - are given the focused attention they require to deliver a sustainable future for everyone. For the first time, the recommendations of young people will contribute directly to defining the new UN development agenda beyond 2015".