On Friday, UNEP released its report “Towards a Green Economy” as a contribution to the upcoming Rio+20 conference. According to the survey made The Regeneration Project in partnership with UNEP, “a Green Economy would have a more positive impact on major economic, social and environmental problems than today’s economy, according to two new global surveys of consumers and thought leaders released today.”
The results are presented in preparation of the UN’s World Environment Day is celebrated annually on 5 June. This year, the event is hosted by Brazil under the theme Green Economy: Does it Include You?
The UN Programme on Youth is putting together an interactive World Youth Report on the theme of employment, and would like to learn first hand about the experiences of young people worldwide. The UN invites all youth to participate in an online discussion from 11 October to 7 November to share your views on youth employment. Input gathered from young people during the online discussion will form the core of the 2011 World Youth Report. The e-discussion is intended to serve as a forum for young people and youth-led organizations to share their own views, experiences and recommendations on preparing for, entering, and remaining active in the workforce. Throughout each week, a broad theme will be explored in depth from a social lens through diverse views and perspectives.
More information can be found here: http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unyin/onlinediscussion/