The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in collaboration with the Government of Indonesia organised its Tunza International Children & Youth Conference on the Environment, from September 27th to October 1st 2011. The Conference brought together 1400 children and youth from over 120 countries.
During the Conference, participants discussed their role and inputs to the upcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development ” Rio+20″. Under the slogan “Reshaping Our future through A Green Economy and Sustainable Lifestyle”.
The conference also reviewed the contribution of youth to the International Year of Forests and how they can adopt more environment-friendly lifestyles. The conference themes are Rio + 20 (Green Economy) / Green Lifestyles, Forests, Sustainable Consumption and State of the Global Environment from the youth perspective.
I was part of the Steering Committee organizing the conference, particularly in charge of designing and coordinating the capacity building aspects of the program, as well as managing the participatory process of developing and negotiating the final outcome document.
You can read the English declaration here!
Curious to see a bit more about the event, check out the video summary made by UNEP: