Saturday, October 8, 2011

GU Networking and partnership officer attend Tunza conference, Indonesia

The 2011 TUNZA Youth and Children’s Conference was held from Tuesday, the 27th of September to 1st of October 2011 in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, after a colorful opening ceremony marked by cultural performance by Indonesian cultural groups; and statements by the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, the governor of West Java and the UNEP Executive Director.
The Tunza Children and Youth Conference is a biennial international conference of children and youth on the environment from countries across the world. More than 1300 young people from over 118 countries are believed to have taken part in this year’s event, to discuss, inputs young people’s ideas and;

- Strategize how to augment youth participation to the upcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development “Rio+20″. With the slogan: Reshaping our future through a Green Economy and Sustainable Lifestyle”, the Conference also reviewed the contribution of youth to the International Year of Forests and how they could adopt more environment-friendly green life styles, forests, sustainable consumption and state of the Global Environment from the youth perspective. read the full report here

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