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8th UNESCO Youth Forum: 45 action projects shortlisted for final selection

For the first time in its 12-year history, the outcomes of the 8th UNESCO Youth Forum (29-31 October 2013) to be presented to the UNESCO General Conference (5-20 November 2013) will include, besides strategic recommendations, 15 youth-led action projects (3 projects per each of the 5 UNESCO regions). The deliberations of the independent international jury are over, and the short-list of 45 Action Projects that will be discussed at the 8th UNESCO Youth Forum is now available!

Following the Youth Forum’s call for Action Projects in July 2013, a total of 1,532 projects were received, from young people all over the world submitting their plans to turn ideas into action. The 45 shortlisted projects represent innovation and enterprise in youth action across the five regions of the world (Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and North America, and Latin America and the Caribbean).

This shortlist will be examined and discussed at the Youth Forum, where the participants will select a total of 15 projects (3 per region) to receive the “8th UNESCO Youth Forum Label”.

Check the shortlist [PDF]

More information on the projects, including the full project documents, videos presentations by the project leaders, as well as information on the jury, will be made available on the UNESCO Youth Forum website by Friday 18 October 2013.

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