Application open for 3rd International Youth Forum on Peace, Social Justice & SDGs!!!
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.
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.
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.
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