Youth Policy Forum concludes with Baku Commitments

Committed to youth policy: UN Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, and  UNYANET President Tjalke Weber

Committed to youth policy: UN Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, and UNYANET President Tjalke Weber

(Baku, 30 October) Baku – Be, Act, Know, Unite – is the new formula in youth policy. The First Global Forum on Youth Policies, held in Azerbaijan from 28-30 October, concluded now with the Baku Commitment on Youth Policies.

The Forum was organized by the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UNESCO, the Council of Europe and hosted by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Azerbaijan. It brought together 700 participants from 165 countries. The governments officials, youth representatives, researchers and civil society members discussed the development and implementation of youth policies in various countries, tackling the most common challenges as well as sharing best practices and formulating concrete recommendations. The results of their panel discussions, workshops and informal meetings led to the Baku Commitments.

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UNA Slovenia Youth Section – Case study on the role of UNESCO

UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France / UN Photo

UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France / UN Photo

UNA Slovenia celebrated the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the World Cultural and Natural Heritage and published a publication in collaboration with the Slovenian National Commission of UNESCO.

40 years have passed since the adoption of the Convention on the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on 16 November 1972. United Nations Association of Slovenia celebrated the anniversary in collaboration with the Slovenian National Commission of UNESCO. Together they published a publication “Human rights perspective to cultural and natural heritage: Role of UNESCO” released in December 2012.

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