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".

Stay tuned following the blogs of our youth delegates and live video stream of the Forum and follow WAGGGS website to find out what are the recommendations of the Bali Youth Declaration.