Ahead of this year’s 8th UNESCO Youth Forum to be held in Paris, France from 29-31 October 2013, all young people throughout the world can participate in the pre-Forum discussions online from 21 August 2013.
By taking part in the online discussion community, young men and women will be able to shape the way in which UNESCO’s Operational Strategy on Youth is to be implemented from 2014 to 2021.

In line with the three main axes of this Strategy, the topics for discussion are:
1.    Policy formulation and review with the participation of youth
2.    Capacity development for the transition to adulthood
3.    Civic engagement, democratic participation and social innovation

The preliminary debates will take place online, providing the blueprint for nine strategic recommendations that are to be presented by the youth delegates during the 8th UNESCO Youth Forum, held at the Organization’s Headquarters, in Paris, France, from 29 to 31 October 2013.
These discussions are open to all young men and women, not only those coming to Paris in October! This is a chance for youth from across the world to come together and share their concerns, local and global, and to put forward their solutions.

All discussions will be led by young people, about young people, and for young people!
You can sign-up to participate in the discussion here
For all your questions, contact youth@unesco.org

About the UNESCO Youth Forum

The UNESCO Youth Forum, held prior to UNESCO’s General Conference, brings together young participants  from all over the world to exchange views, share experiences, reflect together and identify common opportunities and challenges. The event allows young people to voice their ideas and concerns and make suggestions directly to the UNESCO General Conference. Their discussions lead to a final report which is presented at the UNESCO General Conference, allowing for young peoples’ views, concerns and recommendations to be taken into account by the representatives of the Member States and the UNESCO Secretariat.