Apply to speak at the UNCCD COP13 Youth Forum!

8 – 10 September 2017 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China

Young people are an important force toward the development of a sustainable world.

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) secretariat recognizes the important roles youth play in combating land degradation and promoting sustainable land management (SLM). Empowering young people to protect and restore degraded ecosystems will lead to green innovations that will contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular, reaching SDG15.3 land degradation neutrality.

The UNCCD secretariat invites all young people and youth organization representatives to apply to speak and participate in the international UNCCD Youth Forum at its 13th Conference of the Parties (COP 13). The theme this year is "land, youth and sustainability."

Application Deadline: 26 June 2017

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The Forum will be the platform for youth to:
Voice their commitments toward achieving land degradation neutrality
Build their capacities and opportunities to work toward combating desertification, land degradation and drought
Share their experiences in combating desertification

For more information contact Marcos Montoiro at [email protected] or Jenny Choo at [email protected] .