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Caribbean youth create Network to address climate change under the auspices of UNESCO

04/12/2019
Havana, Cuba
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The II UNESCO International Science School and III MOST School in Cuba was inaugurated on 3 December in Havana. As a result of the event, the Caribbean Youth Network on Climate Change was created.

On the first day, close to 100 young attendees from 19 countries of the Greater Caribbean played a key role in a brainstorming exercise on how to organize and manage the Network.

Organized into subgroups, young people shared their views, in an exchange where language was no barrier because they were speaking the language of science, the language of youth. Based on this communion, they decided to associate with UNESCO, to build on the International Science Programmes of the Organization and become a united force on climate change issues.

As a result of this School, recognized by UNESCO as a space for young people within the Organization, Caribbean youths will create a Network that will not only facilitate  communication, but will also become a Network of exchanges to produce knowledge for decision-making.

The inauguration of the II UNESCO International Science School and the III Most School in Cuba included words of welcome by the Director of the UNESCO Regional Office for Culture, Katherine Muller-Marin, Culture Programme Specialist and Officer-in-Charge, Tatiana Villegas, the President of the Cuban National Commission for UNESCO (CNCU), Ambassador Oscar León, and the Environment Director of the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment of Cuba (CITMA), Odalys Goicochea.