IPDC Talks in Yemen
In the framework of the International Day for Universal Access to Information, UNESCO Cluster Office for the GCC and Yemen along with RNW Media are organizing a series of activities in Sana'a, Yemen under the theme "Yemeni Youth powering the Sustainable Development Goals and peace with public access to information" on 28 September 2017.
In a country where youth aged 15 to 29 years old represent three-quarters of the population, it is important for youth voices to be heard and amplified when discussing the SDGs, the peace-building process and their right to information.
The IPDC Talks in Yemen will be based on the project developed by Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW) Media in Yemen, entitled “Yemen Youth Panel”, on which UNESCO Doha has collaborated on several occasions to promote freedom of expression and youth participation in media development in the country.
The activities to be organized as part of the IPDC Talks in Yemen will include:
- a one-day event featuring inspirational talks and youth debates on the role of access to information in powering three specific SDGs, namely, SDG 4 on education, SDG 8 on decent work and employment and SDG 16 on peace and justice;
- a cartoon exhibition highlighting the work and creativity of Yemeni cartoonists on the issues of education, employment and peace and justice;
- capacity-building workshops for youth on the art of debating, journalism and the SDGs;
- a series of youth surveys on the SDGs and their relevance to Yemeni youth that will be published prior to the debates.
An online registration form is available for interested participants to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yemeni-youth-powering-the-sdgs-and-peace-wi...
The conversation can be followed on social media through #IPDCTalks #YemenYouthPanel