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UNCTAD Youth Forum "Shaping the World We Want"

September 2015 was a big month in New York, as the world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development: a new program setting goals to be implemented over the next 15 years for a better world.

From 17 to 22 July 2016, world leaders from the public and private sectors, academia and NGOs will meet again at UNCTAD 14 in Nairobi, Kenya, to agree on concrete steps for UNCTAD to take in support of the 2030 Agenda.

As we move "from decisions to actions", the conference's theme, it cannot be a better moment to launch the UNCTAD Youth Forum.

UNCTAD Youth Forum will serve as a discussion platform to hear the views and ideas of youth on education, more and better jobs and government accountability; topics that are of great concern to the Millennials' generation. It will be a great opportunity for youth to share their views with global leaders.


This year's forum is open for students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 30 who speak English, are interested in trade and development related issues, and want to contribute to shaping the world that their generation will be at the helm of in 2030.

The application period is now closed. As such a large number of youth applied to participate in the UNCTAD Youth Forum in Nairobi, we at UNCTAD decided not only to have a Youth Forum in Nairobi, but to also kick-start an online discussion that will take place from 31 May to 22 June.

Join now, and share your views on shaping the world you want. Your voice counts as the outcome of the online discussion will be compiled into a report that will be brought to the Youth Forum and shared with decision-makers.



Youth from around the world can also contribute with ideas and comments through videos, blogs, and posts on Twitter using #UNCTAD14 and #UNCTADYouth.


Overview of the Youth Forum  
Overview of the Youth Forum