The post 2015 agenda – Young People Getting Involved

Date: 23 August 2013

It is well known that in 2015 there will be a new framework launched by the United Nations to replace the current Millennium Development Goals. In order to continue to expand a global conversation around those issues, a series of talks are ongoing and YMCA will be closely involved in  some of these initiatives.

Starting August, UNICEF, UN-Habitat, the Major Group for Children and Youth and UNV (United Nations Volunteers) will be moderating an e-discussion on the theme “Children and Young People living in Urban Areas”. All YMCA young leaders are invited to take part in this initiative.

The conversation will focus on four sub topics:

•             Environmental challenges like climate change and natural disasters
•             Demographic migrations towards urban areas and access to services
•             Preventing and protecting from discrimination, abuse, violence,
exploitation and trafficking, respect of the human rights of children,
advance gender equality
•             Social cohesion and civic engagement through local action

To participate in this discussion, click here