Youth Conference

UNESCO ESD Youth Conference

7 November 2014
Okayama International Center
2-2-1 Hokancho Kita-ku Okayama-city Okayama
52 young ESD leaders between 18-35 years old
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  • ・ To provide a platform for ESD youth leaders from around the world to engage in dialogue and peer learning to enhance their ESD practices.
  • ・ To highlight the contribution of youth to the ESD movement, particularly their innovative approaches.
  • ・ To formulate collective input and recommendations to the World Conference on ESD.
  • ・ To promote further youth involvement in ESD and a commitment to actions beyond 2014.


A collective youth statement, which will be developed through pre-conference online discussions and finalized at the UNESCO ESD Youth Conference, will be submitted to the World Conference on ESD. The statement will also be shared through the official UNESCO World Conference website.

Draft programme

6 November 14:00~16:30 Ice breaking
7 November 09:15-10:15 Opening plenary session
10:30-12:30 Parallel workshop sessions
12:30-13:55 Lunch break/Poster exhibition
13:55-15:00 Presentation of outcomes of the parallel sessions
15:15-16:30 Plenary discussion session
16:30-17:30 Wrap up


-Youth Statement
-Youth Conference on demand video
-Videos created by Youth

Documentary video created by Youth Conference participant Ms. Ingrid Rieser(Norway)

Interview video created by young journalist