Organized by the Youth for Habitat International Network
(Through 8 June)
7 June 2001
Number of the participants: 11
The youth Caucus gathered to draft the speech to be made
by Youth for Habitat International Network in the plenary
session on Friday. They departed at 13:00. The structure
of the statement is designed as having three parts. The
first part should be brief introductory part for Youth for
Habitat and the second part will be reminding the commitments
made by the governments in the Habitat Agenda and Agenda
21. Third part should be stating the obstacles and problems
faced by youth organizations and the recommendation of youth
to the governments.
problems were outlined as problems:
These stated problems were discussed as the most important
problems faced by youth organizations. Then recommendations
on these problems were discussed.
should formulate national youth policies, effective administrative
capacity and regular review mechanisms in consultation with
youth themselves for coordinated and integrated approach
and implementation in youth works.
Access to basic services and facilities, information and
financial resources- sufficient budgetary allocation and
capacity building for fund-raising and income generation
should be facilitated.
Youth councils and youth parliaments should be encouraged
and promoted for effective participation in decision making
processes which is a way through including youth in overcoming
challenges of urbanization as a partner in the implementation
of the Habitat Agenda.
Substantive awareness raising activities are needed to overcome
the health problems.
Potential of youth should be fully utilized to effectively