INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FORUM ON PEACE, SOCIAL JUSTICE & SDG's

14 Sept - 15 Sept, Chennai, India Omandurar Government Estate,Chennai,Tamilnadu 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Organized by Sustainable Development Council
Posted by DATCHANAMOORTHY RAMU, Sustainable Development Council

The third International youth forum, to be held from 14 to 15 September 2019, will place with concept on “Peace, Social Equality, SDGs” in Chennai, India.

Since 2017, The international Youth forum (IYF) has become a platform where young people can contribute to policy discussions at the International Platform through their collective ideas, solutions and innovations. The Forum allows representatives of youth-led and youth-focused organizations and networks, youth advocates and others to dialogue with International Policy makers, and to explore ways and means of promoting youth development and engagement.

With 1.8 billion people between the ages of 10 and 24, youth around the world face their fair share of challenges. Whether these challenges are in education or employment, they are highly important

and need to be addressed. A proper response to youth challenges needs the involvement of young people themselves in decision-making and political leadership. IYF2019 which aims to educate and aware young population on the importance and foster their engagement for sustaining peace through Social Equality, Human Rights and Sustainable Development Goals further build their capacities for advocacy on standing for Equality, Justice and Human Dignity.

The International Youth Forum is therefore an important dedicated space to engage in the discussion on how to make globalization work for everyone through the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. This universal, integrated agenda is designed to ensure equitable sharing of the benefits of globalization. This engagement will not only help to deliver results but also strengthen accountability

The Forum will contribute to High Level Segments, which will be held in September 2019 on the theme “Partnering with Youth to Achieve SDGs Human Rights, institutionalize democracy and Peace: Moving from Policy to Action”. The SDGs to Revived in IYF 2019 are : Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing Goal 4: Quality Education “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” Goal 5: Gender equality Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth“Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all, Goal 10: Reducing inequalities Reduce income inequality within and among countries, Goal 13: Climate action Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impact Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels, Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development and also Others Respectively.

The 17 Sustainable Development (Global) Goals – especially Goal 16 Peace & Justice –  will be focused as it relates to Human Rights and used as a way of supporting learning about Peace & Justice (its causes and consequences; positives and negatives) and educating peers, colleagues, policy makers, politicians, and the public on key issues relating to Peace & Social Justice.

We can be the first generation to end extreme poverty, the most determined generation in history to end injustice and inequality, and the last generation to be threatened by climate change.

We all can be part of this. Let’s Change the World together!

 

Objectives:

  1. To share knowledge on achieving youth development by promoting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
  2. To launch ideas and initiatives for collective action for people, planet, peace and prosperity.
  3. To raise an informative generation on the current situation of youth and Social Equality conflicts with anticipated behavior adaptation and consequently admission to decision making amongst youth.
  4. To foster youth action towards implementation of ideas brought forward by the young people for the benefit of the societies. 

Format and Participants:

The 2019 IYF Forum will feature opening and closing plenary sessions with representatives from youth organizations, high-level and other keynote speakers. The program will also include thematic and regional breakout sessions. During the interactive sessions, the moderators will have a primary role to actively engage the audience, using social media, with pertinent questions related to the various themes to be addressed. Best practices and lessons learned could be shared that may benefit others. Representatives of youth-led and youth-focused organizations and networks, civil society and the private sector will provide views on youth development and engagement trends.

Young people will also be encouraged to make individual and group commitments for action for achieving the SDGs. The discussion will also reinforce the need for measures to ensure that globalization is embraced by everyone and its burdens and blessings are shared equally.

The Forum will also reflect diversity of youth organizations, include balanced representation of youth from developed and developing countries and ensure representation of youth from rural communities, indigenous groups and people with disability, both men and women.

 

The meeting will be webcast and participants will be able to pose questions via social media through Facebook and Twitter.

Outcome

The outcome will be named “Chennai Youth Declaration” of the proceedings by the President and General Secretory of IYF2019 capturing key outcomes of the discussions and findings of the forum, which will be made available to the following youth programs of United Nations, Commonwealth, Europe Union, African Union, various governments and other stake holders.

Location:

 India

 Benefits

  • 30 outstanding delegates from 30 different countries will get admin fee wave off.
  • Meeting a network of youth from around the world and learn from each other’s experiences in Human Rights, Peace, Social Justice & SDG’s.
  • Increase your knowledge of Human Rights and SDG’s
  • Certificate of participation

 Eligibilities

  • Must be 18 years above.
  • Must be able to speak English.
  • At least two years’ professional experience in the fields of Human Rights, SDG, politics, economics, administration, culture, media, science or civil society;
  • Strong interest in the respective topic of the Forum
Eligible Regions: Open for All
 

 APPLICATION PROCESS

Apply online through the given link.

Application Deadline: August 24, 2019 (38 Days Remaining)

APPLY NOW OFFICIAL LINK
2019-09-14 9:00 AM 2019-09-15 10:00 PM Europe/London INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FORUM ON PEACE, SOCIAL JUSTICE & SDG's The third International youth forum, to be held from 14 to 15 September 2019, will place with concept on “Peace, Social Equality, SDGs” in Chennai, India. Since 2017, The international Youth forum (IYF) has become a platform where young people can contribute to policy discussions at the International Platform through their collective ideas, solutions and innovations. The Forum allows representatives of youth-led and youth-focused organizations and networks, youth advocates and others to dialogue with International Policy makers, and to explore ways and means of promoting youth development and engagement. With 1.8 billion people between the ages of 10 and 24, youth around the world face their fair share of challenges. Whether these challenges are in education or employment, they are highly important and need to be addressed. A proper response to youth challenges needs the involvement of young people themselves in decision-making and political leadership. IYF2019 which aims to educate and aware young population on the importance and foster their engagement for sustaining peace through Social Equality, Human Rights and Sustainable Development Goals further build their capacities for advocacy on standing for Equality, Justice and Human Dignity. The International Youth Forum is therefore an important dedicated space to engage in the discussion on how to make globalization work for everyone through the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. This universal, integrated agenda is designed to ensure equitable sharing of the benefits of globalization. This engagement will not only help to deliver results but also strengthen accountability The Forum will contribute to High Level Segments, which will be held in September 2019 on the theme “Partnering with Youth to Achieve SDGs Human Rights, institutionalize democracy and Peace: Moving from Policy to Action”. The SDGs to Revived in IYF 2019 are : Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing Goal 4: Quality Education “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” Goal 5: Gender equality Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth“Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all, Goal 10: Reducing inequalities Reduce income inequality within and among countries, Goal 13: Climate action Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impact Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels, Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development and also Others Respectively. The 17 Sustainable Development (Global) Goals – especially Goal 16 Peace & Justice –  will be focused as it relates to Human Rights and used as a way of supporting learning about Peace & Justice (its causes and consequences; positives and negatives) and educating peers, colleagues, policy makers, politicians, and the public on key issues relating to Peace & Social Justice. We can be the first generation to end extreme poverty, the most determined generation in history to end injustice and inequality, and the last generation to be threatened by climate change. We all can be part of this. Let’s Change the World together!   Objectives: To share knowledge on achieving youth development by promoting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. To launch ideas and initiatives for collective action for people, planet, peace and prosperity. To raise an informative generation on the current situation of youth and Social Equality conflicts with anticipated behavior adaptation and consequently admission to decision making amongst youth. To foster youth action towards implementation of ideas brought forward by the young people for the benefit of the societies.  Format and Participants: The 2019 IYF Forum will feature opening and closing plenary sessions with representatives from youth organizations, high-level and other keynote speakers. The program will also include thematic and regional breakout sessions. During the interactive sessions, the moderators will have a primary role to actively engage the audience, using social media, with pertinent questions related to the various themes to be addressed. Best practices and lessons learned could be shared that may benefit others. Representatives of youth-led and youth-focused organizations and networks, civil society and the private sector will provide views on youth development and engagement trends. Young people will also be encouraged to make individual and group commitments for action for achieving the SDGs. The discussion will also reinforce the need for measures to ensure that globalization is embraced by everyone and its burdens and blessings are shared equally. The Forum will also reflect diversity of youth organizations, include balanced representation of youth from developed and developing countries and ensure representation of youth from rural communities, indigenous groups and people with disability, both men and women.   The meeting will be webcast and participants will be able to pose questions via social media through Facebook and Twitter. Outcome The outcome will be named “Chennai Youth Declaration” of the proceedings by the President and General Secretory of IYF2019 capturing key outcomes of the discussions and findings of the forum, which will be made available to the following youth programs of United Nations, Commonwealth, Europe Union, African Union, various governments and other stake holders. Location:  India  Benefits 30 outstanding delegates from 30 different countries will get admin fee wave off. Meeting a network of youth from around the world and learn from each other’s experiences in Human Rights, Peace, Social Justice & SDG’s. Increase your knowledge of Human Rights and SDG’s Certificate of participation  Eligibilities Must be 18 years above. Must be able to speak English. At least two years’ professional experience in the fields of Human Rights, SDG, politics, economics, administration, culture, media, science or civil society; Strong interest in the respective topic of the Forum Eligible Regions: Open for All    APPLICATION PROCESS Apply online through the given link. Application Deadline: August 24, 2019 (38 Days Remaining) APPLY NOW OFFICIAL LINK Chennai,India Sustainable Development Council

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How are Flemish municipalities already working on SDG localization?

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

Recognition of the Confederation of Private Employers of Bolivia to the Autonomous Municipal Government of La Paz

Posted by Pablo Bernal Aguilar, Gobierno Autónomo Municipal de La Paz

How the SDGs became the solution for merging municipalities

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

The quest for cities of peace

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

Advancing the localization of the SDGs in Tunisia

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

A call for SDGs-based provincial planning in Nepal

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

Localising the SDGs in Jamaica

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

SDSN Italia Launches SDG Cities Index for Italy

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

How are American cities taking on the SDGs?

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

SDG: Five institutions unite by Agenda 2030

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

Global call to share good practices in public management

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

Putting into practice the new Learning Module 2 about territorial planning to achieve the SDGs! Now in Santiago de Chile!

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

Mauritania: New regional presidents commit to further localization of SDGs through regional planning

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

Bonn aiming for more sustainability

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

From Policy Transfer to Urban Sustainability Exchange

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

The Seville Commitment: putting ´Local Action´in the center of the global development agenda

Posted by UCLG CGLU, UCLG

Consolidating the local-global movement to enhance the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

Posted by UCLG CGLU, UCLG

Expo’s Global Best practice & the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

Utrecht: a Global Goals City

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

Meeting in Madrid to build Peaceful and inclusive cities within the framework of the localization of the Sustainable Development Goals

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

SDG 16+ Technical Consultation on Inclusive Institutions at the Local Level

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

Voluntary Local Reviews LAB

Posted by UN-Habitat Local, UN-Habitat

Cities take up the challenge and report on their advances on the SDGs

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

Your opportunity to shape the Global Alliance’s HLPF Report on SDG 16+

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

The Voluntary Local Review of the Sustainable Development Goals in Helsinki

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

1st OECD Roundtable on Cities and Regions for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

SDGs Local Monitoring – China’s Pilot Practice

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

Integrated approach to support the localization of the 2030 Agenda by subnational governments in Mexico

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

Guatemala: National Priorities for the Development of Territories

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

SDG Caravan in Venezuela: Local Dialogues for Development

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

Closing and final declaration of the 3rd Regional Forum of Local Economic Development (LED)

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

OneNYC 2050: building a strong and fair city

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

Accelerating the achievement of the SDGs at local level: the case of the Regional Strategic Plan for Oé-Cusse

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

The role of decentralized cooperation to address rising inequalities

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

Bristol's Voluntary Local Review and One City Plan

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

New York City presents its second Voluntary Local Review on its SDG progress

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

Helsinki first European city to present the Sustainable Development Report to the UN

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

Buenos Aires presents its first Voluntary Local Review

Posted by UNDP , UNDP

Week of the Sustainable Municipality

Posted by Hanne Albers, VVSG vzw