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.
| | 8 April 2015
Do you care about forests? Do you care about climate change? Do you care about animals and plants? Do you care about yourself and your friends’ future? This is your opportunity. Get engaged - join us in Durban to express your concerns and ideas, and help build a sustainable future for forests! Find out more here: www.fao.org/about/meetings/world-forestry-congress/get-involved/youth/en/ [more
| | 2 March 2015
This fact-filled Guide demonstrates the many benefits that the ocean provides us with, discusses the negative impacts that humans unfortunately have on the ocean and explains how good protection and environmental regulation can help. At the end of the Guide, inspiring examples of youth-led initiatives are provided, and an easy-to-follow action plan aims to help YOU develop your own marine projects. [more
| | 28 November 2014
The joint FAO, IFAD and CTA publication, 'Youth and Agriculture: Key Challenges and Concrete Solutions', receives media attention in this article, which explores how young farmers can help stabilise economies and create a better future for all. [more
| | 17 November 2014
The XIV World Forestry Congress will be a key occasion for the world’s foresters and forest supporters to gather, to share their expertise and experience, and to project a new vision for the future of forests and forestry. We’d like you to help define that vision by inviting abstracts on the central theme of the Congress, “ Forests and People: Investing in a Sustainable Future ”. The deadline for submissions is 15 December 2014. For more information: http://www.fao.org/forestry/wfc/87584/en/ [more
| | 30 September 2014
This fact-filled Guide explores forests from the equator to the frozen poles, the depths of the rainforest to the mountain forests at high altitudes. It also demonstrates the many benefits that forests provide us with, discusses the negative impacts that humans unfortunately have on forests and explains how good management can help protect and conserve forests and forest biodiversity. At the end of the Guide, inspiring examples of youth-led initiatives are provided, and an easy-to-follow action plan aims to help YOU develop your own forest conservation activities and projects. Find it online here: PDF URL: www.fao.org/3/a-i3856e.pdf HTML URL: www.fao.org/3/a-i3856e/index.html [more