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UNESCO ESD Youth Conference

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52 young ESD leaders attended the UNESCO ESD Youth Conference on 7 November 2014. More than 5000 applications were received from 180 countries. The participants came from all corners of the world, including Madagascar, Sierra Leone, Oman, Morocco, Fiji, India, Moldova, the United States of America, Brazil and Jamaica. Find out more about the young leaders’ engagement and commitment to ESD action here >>

During the ESD Youth Conference in Okayama City, Japan on 7 November 2014, participants exchanged ideas and experiences with peers. They discussed innovative approaches to ESD and ways to promote young people’s contribution and further involvement in the global ESD movement.

Conference participants also developed recommendations for the UNESCO World Conference on ESD (10-12 November 2012, Aichi-Nagoya). All Youth Conference participants were invited to take part in the World Conference.

The Youth Conference was organized by UNESCO, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT), the Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, the City of Okayama and The Goi Peace Foundation.

The conference was organized as part of UNESCO’s Operational Strategy on Youth 2004-2021 (axis 3).

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