Youth ECOSOC 2013: Shaping tomorrow's innovators: Leveraging science, technology, innovation and culture for today's youth

Wednesday, 27 March 2013
ECOSOC
United Nations HQ
New York  --
United States

This event is organized as part of the preparatory process for the 2013 ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) on “Science, technology and innovation, and the potential of culture, for promoting sustainable development and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)”, and is organized by Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), and with the support of “New York Tech Meet Up”.

The key objective of the Youth Forum is to provide a platform for youth to engage in dialogue with various stakeholders to explore possible ways and means for promoting global and sustainable development building upon the potential of Science, Technology, Innovation (STI), and culture.

Key recommendations coming out from the ECOSOC youth forum will be shared with Member States at the High-level Segment of ECOSOC in July 2013.

The primary target audience is young men and women (15-24 years old) and young adults (25-40 years old) who will participate as well as youth representatives from Member States. Representatives of Youth Networks and Organizations, students and young entrepreneurs with a scientific and/or technology background as well as youth-led NGOs, representatives of the private sector, the academic community, and civil society engaged in STI and culture will also be invited to participate.  

Leading universities around the world could be invited to participate in person or via video links.

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