The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) is approaching its 20th anniversary. In 2014, advocates, governments, and experts will come together to assess our progress since the landmark ICPD Cairo took place in 1994. ICPD+20will review theimplementationof the ICPD Programme of Action and will influence the future of global population and development policy at national, regional, and global levels.
A critical aspect of this review is the ICPD Global Youth Forum. This forum, which will take place December 4-6, 2012, in Bali, Indonesia, will include nearly 1000 youth leaders from every country.
According to the UN: “Representing the 43% of the world’s population under age 25, they will convene in Bali to develop official recommendations for the United Nations Development agenda.But they will not be the only ones contributing.Around the world, youth leaders will connect locally and electronically to provide a shared response to the social, economic and human rights challenges and opportunities faced by their generation. This is the moment when the 43% take control of our shared future.”
There are a five keyissues for which the Forum will develop global recommendations:
While the delegates and experts have already been chosen, YOU can be part of the conversation! HERE are some ways that you can participate in the Bali Global Youth Forum: