Children and youth
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The world's population is young, with nearly 2.2 billion people under the age of 18 of which 85 percent are living in developing countries. Children and young people are concerned, thoughtful citizens, capable of participating in, and changing the society of which they are a part; and they have an important role to play in addressing and affecting the issues of our world.
In addition, children and young people have enthusiasm, imagination and abundant energy to undertake local actions, act as effective communicators in their communities and be involved in international arenas. FAO with a number of partners is therefore developing resources, activities and the mechanisms to enhance awareness, access to information and participation of children and young people in a range of environmental, social and sustainable development issues, including climate change.
| | 3 December 2013
How do you think we should tackle climate change awareness-raising? The U.N. Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness is developing new climate change campaign and wants YOUR opinion! Give us a couple of minutes and take the survey: www.surveymonkey.com/s/UNClimateAllianceSurvey . [more
| | 29 November 2013
YUNGA Costa Rica does it again! Join Debi Nova, Percance and countless young members of YUNGA and discover the great work they have been doing in their communities! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYE7U8YBJlY [more
| | 5 November 2013
The second issues of the Student Leaders International eZine is out! And so is the new Teacher Module. Read the diverse range of articles provided to find out more about student leadership worldwide! These resources are free and available for all primary, middle and secondary schools globally. YUNGA is a partner of Student Leaders International. [more
| | 4 November 2013
Did YOU do something for World Food Day too? Share your story with us at email@example.com ! [more
| | 30 October 2013
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s fellowship programme allows future leaders to spend a year in Germany working on a research-related project of their own choice in the field of climate protection. Fellows are free to choose their own hosts. Submit an application if you come from a non-European transition or developing country and are involved with issues relating to the scientific, engineering, legal, economic or social aspects of climate change. Up to 20 fellowships will be granted, funded under the Federal Environment Ministry’s International Climate Initiative. Find out more about requirements and benefits here: www.humboldt-foundation.de/ICF The closing date for applications is 15 March 2014 . [more