Funded World Youth Conference 2017 in Belize
The World Youth Conference 2017 (WYC’17) will convene national, regional and international youth leaders under the theme: “Globally running to 2030, Becoming Sustainably Strong”. To bring the voice of youth into a transnational deliberation on how to make the post-2015 development agenda a reality, WYC’ 17 will convene a Youth Conference on November 6th – 9th, 2017 at the Ramada Princess Hotel. The Conference will be organised by the Department of Youth Service in collaboration with The Ministry of Education, Youth Sports and Culture and the Government of Belize.
The Conference is a timely response stemming from dialogue out of the global and international commitments that have been made, such as the:
- The World youth Conference 2016- New Delhi India
- CHOGM Youth Forum 2015- St. Paul’s Bay Malta
- 9th UNESCO Youth Forum 2015- Paris France
- World Youth Conference 2014- Sri Lanka
The conference will involve:
- Panel and roundtable discussions on thematic areas
- Working sessions for the creation of the Mahogany Declaration
- Musical and cultural presentations
- Culturally enriched tour.
All sessions are focused on various community, national, global, and international issues on youth and sustainable development.
It will also invite other special guests, including global youth representatives for participation and presentation at panel and roundtable discussions. The Conference is expected to close with a plenary workshop to discuss and finalise an official declaration.
To facilitate an enabling environment that motivates participants to create long lasting networks and partnerships.
To provide a platform for youth leaders to evaluate the past, by asking participants to acquire knowledge of their countries commitments to the SDGs and their respective implementation strategies.
The Mahogany Declaration (The Belize Declaration on Youth):
To agree upon an inclusive document created by young leaders that will establish their commitment to the implementation of the SDGs and their commitment to providing the inclusive youth approach and advice for the successful implementation of the SDGs by 2030.
Deadline: 31st July 2017