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MORE THAN 50% OF THE WORLD’S 7 BILLION PEOPLE ARE LESS THAN 30 YEARS OLD.
THEY MUST HAVE THEIR VOICES HEARD.

WHO?

The MiSK-UNDP Youth Forum will bring together 400 individuals, including world leaders, UN representatives, young leaders, students, philanthropists and entrepreneurs.

WHAT?

The MiSK-UNDP Youth Forum is a call to action platform with the aim to create a path towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through fostering inter-cultural understanding, tolerance, mutual respect and an ethic of global citizenship and shared responsibility. The Forum will feature a full day of high-level panel discusions and collaborative workshops.

WHERE?

The MiSK-UNDP Youth Forum will take place in The Plaza Hotel, located in the heart of New York City.

With a focus on tolerance, peace, and the SDGs, the MiSK-UNDP Youth Forum aims to:

Provide a platform for a diverse group of young people, including youth organizations, movements and networks, to engage in a global dialogue with world leaders.

Promote youth-inspired ideas and youth-led solutions.

Help create and empower a global community of young leaders championing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and peace.

Act as a launchpad for collective action and regional and global youth initiatives towards sustainable development.


YOUTH MUST ALSO BE SEEN AS PARTNERS IN CREATING LASTING PEACE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, RATHER THAN SOLELY VICTIMS OR PERPETRATORS.

Topics to be discussed at the MiSK-UNDP Youth Forum:

Preventing violent extremism and how to build tolerant and peaceful societies.

Cultural diversity and the power of creativity for sustainable development and peace.

Social media for bridging divides

Inclusion of refugees in society.