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The “Youth Blast – Conference of Youth for Rio +20″, which takes place from 7 to 12 June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, is the official event of the Major Group for Children and Youth Major Group with the aim of empowering young people to participate the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development – Rio +20.
SustainUS works as a part of the Major Group of Children and Youth (MGCY), one of the nine groups of acting stakeholders in the Commission on Sustainable Development process.
Besides providing information and training to participants, the event will be a space for youth to share experiences and solutions related to sustainable development issues and forms of participation in decision making at the international level. It will also be an occasion to build strategies for the activities to be developed during the conference.
The event will have five days of activities: two days aimed at young Brazilians, in Portuguese only, and three days for young people from around the world (including Brazil) with translations into Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.
No pre-registration is required to participate, but you can register at uncsdchildrenyouth.org/rio20/youth-blast/
SustainUS' Agents of Change delegation to the 50th session of the Commission for Sustainable Development have hit the ground in New York!
CSocD-50 started yesterday, and will continue until February 10th.
Follow the delegates blog posts at our AoC Blog!
The first post is already up:
SustainUS is recognized for its contributions on page 99 of the UN's High-level Panel on Global Sustainability's report, "Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing."
"The High-level Panel on Global Sustainability presented its report to the Secretary-General on 30 January 2012 in Addis Ababa.
The 22-member Panel, established by the Secretary-General in August 2010 to formulate a new blueprint for sustainable development and low-carbon prosperity, was co-chaired by Finnish President Tarja Halonen and South African President Jacob Zuma. The Panel's final report, "Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing", contains 56 recommendations to put sustainable development into practice and to mainstream it into economic policy as quickly as possible."
* Please note that the full report has not yet been formatted as a publication. The publication version will be available in mid-February 2012.
The SustainUS Agents of Change program has selected its SustainUS youth delegation to the 50th Session of the United Nations Commission for Social Development (CSocD-50), which will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City from February 1–10, 2012.
CSocD-50 is a policy session and addresses the priority theme of “Poverty Eradication.” Selected delegates will have the opportunity to work with government officials, scientists, civil society representatives, and youth from around the world to review progress on issues related to social development. In the past, AoC delegates have presented case studies and policy statements on behalf of youth; participated in forums with fellow representatives of civil society; and met with government delegates, international organizations, and the US State Department.
Follow their tweets @SustainUSAgents and read their blogs at www.sustainus.org/blog.
Meet the delegates after the jump!