One year ago, from October 28th to October 30th, 2014, over 700 experts from all different non-governmental and governmental backgrounds, came together in Baku, Azerbaijan for the 1st Global Forum on Youth Policies. Convened by the Office of the United Nations Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth (OSGEY), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Council of Europe (COE), it what was the largest UN hosted youth-focused event since the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth in Lisbon in 1998. Joining delegates from 165 countries, 115 governments, including over 70 Ministers or Deputy Ministers, participated in the biggest conference exclusively on youth policies ever held.
As we look back at the 1st Global Forum on Youth Policies, watch three great videos recapping each day of the three-day historic conference, learn all about the Baku Commitment to Youth Policies, and read through the recently released and detailed report on the 1st Global Forum on Youth Policies.
Watch this 4-minute summary of the first day of the 1st Global Forum on Youth Policies.
Enjoy this video review of Day 2 at the 1st Global Forum on Youth Policies.
View this 5-minute summary of the third and final day of the 1st Global Forum on Youth Policies.
A major outcome of the Inaugural Global Forum on Youth Policies was the Baku Commitment to Youth Policies. Read the commitment in full for yourself here: http://youthpolicyforum.<wbr />org/documents/commitment.pdf
Interested in learning more? View the report of the First Global Forum on Youth Policies here: http://www.youthpolicy.org/pdfs/GFYP_Report_20151015.pdf