IAAI is promoting the event through its social media channels and through making available the videos of the Rount table discussion on Youtube
in the context of forthcoming IAAI/GloCha Conference 2014 “Sustainable Development, Innovation and Youth“ 5 & 6 June 2014 in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee and “IAAI West Africa Regional Workshop on Youth, Information and Communication Technologies and Global Challenges”, 17 & 18 April 2014, Accra/Ghana.
The United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna, in cooperation with the Academic Council on United Nations System (ACUNS) and the Juridicum of the University of Vienna
to a Round Table Discussion on
“Your world – your voice”
Youth engagement in setting the global development agenda
Date / Time: 13 March 2014, 6.00-7.00 p.m.
Location: Juridicum, Schottenbastei 10-16, 1010 Wien
Participants of the Round Table Discussion:
Ahmad Alhendawi – United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Youth
Matteo Landi – United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Andreas Schneider – Ministry of Family and Youth
Christina Unterberger – Austrian National Youth Council
Alexander Fanta – Austria Press Agency (APA)
The UN Secretary-General has identified in his second term working with and for young people as one of his top priorities. In this regard, he tasked the UN Volunteer Program to establish a Youth Volunteer Programme and the UN Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development (IANYD) to develop a System-Wide Action Plan on Youth. Moreover, he appointed Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi of Jordan as his first ever Envoy on Youth. The Envoy assumed his position on 17 January 2013 to advocate for addressing the development needs and rights of young people, as well as to bring the work of the United Nations with and for youth closer to them.
Recommended UN online youth engagement tools related to post2015 development agenda:
Global Partnership on Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda #GPY2015 https://crowdsourcing.itu.int/ and
My World post2015 Surveyhttp://www.myworld2015.org/