UNSLCD 13-14 Archive


Keeping the Promise: Empowering Youth for Peace and Sustainable Development


Conference Recap

Students met in New York City for the all day, student led conference at the United Nations. Students collaborated via the Voices of Youth website to draft a Plan of Action. This Plan of Action remained in draft format after the conference as students continued to finalize their ideas and commitments toward sustainable development. Students then voted online on the final draft of the Plan of Action, which was presented to the United Nations Secretary General's Envoy on Youth, Amad Alhendawi on June 13, 2014.

Read the Plan of Action here - Plan_of_Action_Final_Version_2013-14.pdf
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During the presentation, students were challenged by Mr. Alhendawi to continue their work in the 2014-15 school year to move from awareness to responsibility, creating real solutions that students can take back to their schools and communities.

About the Conference
Conference Cosponsors - Global Education Motivators, Fundacion Cultural Baur, and Voices of Youth UNICEF. 

Important Conference Dates:
February 28, 2014 - Leadership meets in New York City for training
March 3, 2014 9:30-3PM EST - International Videoconference and Interactive webcast
June 13, 2014 - Follow up videoconference and presentation of the Plan of Action to UN Envoy

Levels of Participation
  • Online, through Voices of Youth Website, webcast, and Draft Plan on Google Docs
    • Comment on Draft Plan of Action here
  • Select Videoconference Sites
  • United Nations Headquarters in New York

Conference Premise and Background - 21st Century education needs to incorporate more learning across cultures and establish meaningful ways for students and their educators to broaden their perspectives on how to make the world a better place.  This event  moved forward with this premise and is ready to connect peace education with sustainable development with human perspectives for human sustainability.


Resources and Background Materials
UNSLCD Sub Themes for Student Selection

a.    Being Global Citizens in a Multi-Cultural World
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b.    Sustaining Development Through Environmental Responsibility
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c.    Achieving  Education for All
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d.    Food Security in an Interdependent World
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e.    Human Rights through Civil Society Initiatives

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