Children and Youth International Conference

04 November 2009 | News story

CEC members are invited to join an educational campaign that brings a political view on environmental issues into education. An international conference June 2010 in Brazil will produce a youth statement presented to the United Nations. From CEC member Andrea Margit.

The Children and Youth International Conference - Let's Take Care of the Planet
Brazilian Ministry of Education
5 to 10 June 2010
Brasilia, Brazil

More than 1,000 young people from 50 countries are expected to participate in a conference 5 to 10 June in Brasilia, Brazil. Along with learning about participatory processes, the young people will agree on a Charter of Responsibilities that expresses their commitment to buidling sustainable societies. By the time the statement is delivered to a United Nations representative, the number of voices will far exceed actual conference attendees. In addition to  Facebook and Twitter, a series of conferences at schools will greatly increase the participation of young people.

Come and join the Children and Youth International Conference – Let’s Take Care of the Planet!!! It is an interactive process based on participatory democracy which invites children, teenagers, teachers and communities from the whole world to think and debate social-environmental issues. Also, it encourages them to develop their own responsibilities and actions to confront these pressing issues.

Venga a hacer parte de la Conferencia Internacional Infantojuvenil - Cuidemos el Planeta!!! Este es un proceso interactivo fundamentado en la participación democrática que invita a niños, jóvenes, profesores y comunidades del mundo a pensar y debatir las cuestiones socioambientales planetarias, y a que se responsabilicen y comprometan con su enfrentamiento.

Venez faire partie de la Conférence Internationale des Enfants et Adolescents – Prenons soin de la Planète !!! Il s´agit d´un processus interactif fondé sur la participation démocratique invitant les enfants, adolescents, professeurs et communautés du monde à penser et débattre sur des questions socio-environnementales planétaires, et à assumer des responsabilités.

Are you a CEC member interested in joining? Andrea invites you to contact her:

A group of various educators is currently meeting in Brasilia with the aim of selecting suitable methodologies for the Conference. I had the pleasure to take part in this meeting last Friday. I believe that this is a good opportunity to connect both teams at IUCN-CEC and the Brazilian Ministry of Education in order to cooperate in this global event.

Some of the needs are:

  • to attract countries rich in biodiversity, such as Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, among others to participate in the Conference
  • to communicate the Conference among CEC members
  • to contribute with methodological approach that have been tested in previous intl conferences
  • to finance delegations of poor countries to participate in the Conference

There should be many other ways to cooperate.

Andrea Margit
Fundação Roberto Marinho
Andrea.Margit@frm.org.br

For more information about the conference, please contact:

Gabriela Michelotti, Communications Officer
Children and Youth International Conference – Let's Take Care of the Planet
phone +55 61 2022 9195
mobile +55 61 9325 6904
gabriela.michelotti@mec.gov.br