Call for Nomination 2015-2017; UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board

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UN-Habitat has made a call for nominations for the 2015-2017 Youth Advisory Board. The Board will serve a two year term and comprises 12 advisors (one male and one female youth) from Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, North America and West Asia. Additionally, the board includes one youth observer representing young people with disabilities and two observer members (one youth representative from informal settlements and one external advisor), appointed by UN-Habitat.

Call for Young People to Lead Development.

Dear All,

Restless Development is launching The Big Conversation to find out what changes are needed to enable young people to take up this leadership role.

This is your chance to tell the world how young people can tackle the issues that affect us all most. Simply answer the three questions below to take part. The survey is available here:

Thank you. Usman

HABITAT III Youth Consultation Survey

HABITAT III is an intergovernmental process that aims to secure a renewed political commitment to sustainable urban development. It also seeks to assess accomplishments to date, address poverty and identify and address new and emerging challenges around human settlements. The UN Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY) as the Major Groups mentioned in Agenda 21has been mandated by General Assembly resolution resolution 67/216 to facilitate the meaningful participation of children and youth throughout this process.

United Nations Global Education First Initiative (GEFI): Advocacy Training for Young Leaders in Global Citizenship Education

The United Nations Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) will organize an advocacy training workshop for young leaders in Global Citizenship Education (GCED) from the 30th March to 4th April 2015, at the Geumjeong Cultural Center in Busan, Republic of Korea.

Organized in partnership with the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) and the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP), the workshop aims to build the capacity of dynamic young leaders from across the world to advocate for GCED.

World Economic Forum: 24 charts every leader should see

From the impact of the industrial revolution to today’s rapid urbanisation and the climate trends that made 2014 the warmest year on record, these charts are a snapshot of our changing world.

They testify to a great acceleration of humanity’s impact on our planet and the “new global context” that leaders operate in. In a single human lifetime, Earth has moved to a quantifiably new state.