Global Youth Biodiversity Network

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The Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) aims to represent the voice of global youth in the negotiations under the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), raise awareness among young people of the values of biodiversity and connect individuals and youth organizations in order to build a global coalition for the protection of biodiversity. It is committed to bring the opinions and positions of young people into the negotiations so that they are heard and taken into consideration. GYBN seeks to inspire global youth and future leaders to work for the sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity for a healthy environment and society. A number of statements and declarations have been made at global youth events and international processes: • Go4BioDiv Youth Declaration on Conserving Coastal and Marine Biodiversity - 2012 • GYBN Position Paper for CBD COP11 - 2012 • International Youth Statement on Biodiversity - 2010 • Go4BioDiv Youth Declaration - 2008

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