International Youth Day 2019: Transforming Education

When :

from Friday 9 August, 2019
10:00
to Saturday 10 August, 2019
13:55

Manager :

Mr Hezekiel Dlamini

Type of event :

Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

Where :

India

Contact :

h.dlamini@unesco.org

Observing Internaitonal Youth Day in India

The UNESCO New Delhi Cluster Office and its partners in India have co‐developed a number of initiatives that target youth and seek to achieve innovative learning outcomes. These activities span UNESCO’s fields of competence in education, the sciences, culture, and communication. On International Youth Day 2019, UNESCO New Delhi would like to create a platform for advocacy and engagement, bringing youth and other stakeholders together and raising awareness about UNESCO’s ongoing youth initiatives in India. 

The objectives of UNESCO’s celebration of International Youth Day 2019 in New Delhi are to:

  • Build awareness about and encourage wider participation in UNESCO’s ongoing youth
  • engagement programmes in India
  • Showcase UNESCO’s youth initiatives to potential new partners and donors, and invite
  • recommendations for strengthening these initiatives
  • Engage key stakeholders such as youth associations, schools, institutes of higher education,
  • UNESCO Clubs, youth‐oriented bodies such as the Indian Federation of UN Associations
  • (IFUNA), Government bodies and civil society organizationsB
  • Highlight the importance of youth for development, and educate stakeholders about the
  • importance of mainstreaming youth in development interventions
  • Foster leadership skills and a sense of responsible global citizenship among young Indians

Some of activities include:

  • The Ideosync UNESCO Information Fellowship (IUIF) Programme
  • Youth engagement initiatives undertaken by UNESCO’s Social and Human Sciences Sector
  • ‘Millennial Indian Writers’ – A pan‐Indian online essay contest
  • Heritage education for youth