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Feature story on the Youth Visioning process, on the 'Whatkidscando' website includes interviews with some of the youth involved.

Youth Pan de Move
This is the website of Jamion Knight's project. The site hopes to provide all the necessary information young people will need to set up a business operation. It is also hoped that young people will be empowered and inspired by this site.

World AIDS Youth Debate
In December 2002, UNESCO and the World Bank brought some 1,000 young people together from 34 countries via video to exchange views and discuss issues relating to the WAC theme in six languages: Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

A highlight package combining the best moments of all the debates has also been produced and placed on a CD-ROM, which also contains useful resources for fighting stigma and discrimination in your community.

UNESCO : Mainstreaming the needs of youth
UNESCO wishes to empower young people and to encourage the inclusion of youth concerns into the policies of Member States.

HIV/AIDS and Human Rights: Young People in Action
UNESCO's contribution to the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemics, in co-operation with UNAIDS co-sponsors, Member States, civil society partners and the private sector, concentrates on :

- Integrating HIV//AIDS preventive education into the global development agenda and national policies,
- Adapting preventive education to the diversity of needs and contexts,
- Encouraging responsible behaviour and reducing vulnerability,
- Exploring the ethical dimensions of the HIV//AIDS pandemic.

Report of the UNESCO Youth Forum 2005
General Conference 33rd session, Paris, 30 September - 2 October 2005
Young people have come together from all over the world to attend the 4th UNESCO Youth Forum: 184 delegates from 128 countries plus 45 observers, making a total of 229 participants, which is the highest number of participants ever in the history of the UNESCO Youth Forum. Although its history is very young, by coming together, evaluating, strongly holding on to and defending our beliefs as we have done, we can ensure a future for the UNESCO Youth Forum. We are the embodiment of this year’s theme: ‘Young people and the Dialogue amongst Civilizations, Cultures and Peoples – ideas for action in education, the sciences, culture and communication’.

Living and Learning in a World with HIV/AIDS
This kit has been prepared with students from schools in Africa (Uganda, Gambia and South Africa). Explanations on the illness and its transmission, developments on prevention and the role of school, teachers and parents. Behaviour guidelines. For a supportive non-discriminative school environment.

UNESCO's commitment to youth: the Youth Forum
Prepared in the follow-up of the 3rd UNESCO Youth Forum, held 26-28 September 2003 at Headquarters. Thanking Member States for their strong support to the institutionalisation of the Youth Forum as an integral part of the General Conference and to reinforce its visibility, the brochure gives an overview of the three UNESCO Youth Forums held to date and features the three reports with the young delegates' recommendations. The document also seeks to initiate a discussion between Member States and young people on major issues, which will arise in the preparation of the Youth Forum in 2005.

Empowering Youth through National Policies: UNESCO's Contribution
A direct response to several Member States' request for assistance in formulating and developing a national youth policy in order to adequately respond to young people's needs and concerns and to promote substantial youth participation and integration in social development.

The publication aims to serve national decision-makers and diverse actors of civil society as a conceptual, methodological and practical tool in developing a viable national youth policy in active partnership with young people. Developed in close cooperation with UNESCO Field Offices and Institutes (which were solicited for their input of UNESCO 'best practice' in this domain), the publication features examples drawn from all regions of the world and particularly highlights UNESCO's approach and 'best practice'.

All Different, All Unique: Young People and the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity
The UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity is a set of guiding principles for the creation of a more peaceful and equitable society based on mutual respect and tolerance. It strives to recognise cultural diversity not as a mere fact but as a source of innovation, exchange and creativity, which constitute humanity's fundamental strengths.

Dakar Youth Empowerment Strategy
The World Youth Forum, which was hosted by the Government of Senegal, had as its central purpose the empowerment of youth to participate more effectively in every aspect of society.

A call for the establishment of an Education and ICT fund to promote North-South and South-South cooperation was one of a number of recommendations set out in the final document adopted by the World Youth Forum of the United Nations System following five days of debate and consultation between youth groups and representatives of United Nations agencies.

Fourth Session of the World Youth Forum of the United Nations System, Dakar, 6-10 August 2001 >> Website

Braga Youth Action Plan
The key objective is to improve the channels of communication and strengthen mechanisms for cooperation between the United Nations system, other inter-governmental organisations and youth organisations based on the goal: Youth Participation for Human Development.

Third session of the World Youth Forum of the United Nations, Braga, Portugal, 2-6 August 1998 >> Website

Lisbon Declaration on Youth Policies and Programmes World
Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth, Lisbon, Portugal 8 - 12 August 1998.

Youth Friendly Guide to UNESCO
This small booklet is your guide through the labyrinth of UNESCO, which won't be a labyrinth any more after you read it! By reading this compact guide, you learn in a clear way about UNESCO's structure, history and activities and Youth within this international organization. (Sept. 2001).

Information kit : Acting with and for Youth
Contains the UN World Programme of Action for Youth, the Lisbon Declaration and the Braga Youth Action Plan. You can also read more about youth participation, empowerment, research and development, the culture of peace and about young people at UNESCO. (Sept. 2000).

Who is who?
Directory of International Youth-led/Youth-serving Organisations - Youth Coordination Unit, UNESCO, June 2002.

Strategy for UNESCO's Action with and for Youth
The objective of our actions should therefore be the empowerment of young people to ensure their full participation in society as equal and valuable partners. To empower young people is to enable them to use the forces that they have in the service of development: our action must be one that reaches out to young people, responds to their concerns and expectations, and fosters skills which are useful and long-lasting. This approach is geared to be comprehensive in order to address all of youth -- a heterogeneous group in constant evolution.

World Heritage in Young Hands
New on-line learning community for students, teachers, museum-personnel and others involved in the preservation and promotion of cultural and natural heritage sites from local to global levels.

World Heritage Today, and Tomorrow with Young People
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the Section for Youth in the Bureau of Strategic Planning have published a trilingual brochure (English, French, Spanish) entitled "World Heritage Today and Tomorrow with Young People" that aims to make young people around the world aware of the need to protect world heritage.

youthXchange - Training kit on responsible consumption: The Guide
YouthXchange is a training kit on responsible consumption. It seeks to address the need for clear, reliable and youth oriented information on sustainable lifestyles. It includes a training guide, website, on-line discussions and related workshops. These tools provide youth with the knowledge of key concepts and empowering strategies for more sustainable consumption patterns and lifestyles. >> More information

Youth for a Sustainable Future
YSF acts as networking mechanism for young people in the Pacific to engage their communities in achieving the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals and other key international and regional development priorities by 2015 and beyond.






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