The International Hydrological Programme’s ‘50 Years, 50 Movies on Water’ special session at the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum

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from Tuesday 27 October, 2015
to Wednesday 28 October, 2015

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Where :

Paris, France

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With the purpose of raising awareness on water security amongst the youth participants of the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum, the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) is organizing a special session of its ‘50 Years, 50 Movies’ initiative. The event is also an opportunity to introduce the youth to the key themes on water that UNESCO has been working on during these 50 years.
As part of the activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of water programmes at UNESCO, IHP is organizing ‘50 Years, 50 Movies on Water’ to highlight key water-related challenges as well as the solutions to address them in different world regions. The events are taking place at UNESCO Headquarters every two weeks from 25 June to 26 November, screening a total of 50 films articulated around the key thematic areas of IHP. Each event is dedicated to a specific theme which is introduced by an IHP professional or partnering expert and is also an opportunity to exchange and learn more about the work of the International Hydrological Programme.

Taking the opportunity of the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum, IHP will include the youth in the commemorations of its 50th anniversary. On 27 October from 13:00 to 14:00 a special selection of the “50 Years, 50 Movies on Water” will be screened, combined with discussion and debate with the youth participants. The session will take place at the UNESCO Science stand at the UNESCO Forum Marketplace. Youth Forum participants as well as UNESCO staff, consultants, interns are welcome to join this special session, and share with us their ideas about water security!

At the Youth Forum, IHP is also a co-organiser of the capacity-building session “Science, Technology & Innovation and Climate Change - focus on Water and Biodiversity” that will take place on Wednesday, 28 October, 9 to 11 am in Room VII.