Worldwide Nepalese Students Organization has conducted Kathmandu+20: Youth Conference on Sustainable Development on 7th June 2012. The program was blending expert paper presentations, discussion forum on multidisciplinary approach to sustainable development which made the participants know about the agendas to negotiated in the upcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD – 2012), known as Rio+20. The program prepared the youth to deal with the large and multiple challenges to deal in sustainable way.
Youth speakers and professionals from different organizations carried out their presentation on different topics related to Green Economy, Green Jobs, youth employment, poverty eradication and they also emphasized on reinforcing the role of local authorities to deal with the outcome of such conferences. Coordinator of the program Mr. Rajesh Pathak, General Secretary at WNSO, presented brief details about the Kathmandu+20 and how the ideas stemmed behind to organize such program. He continued to urge the head of the nation to carry out the youth voices of Nepal in Rio+20 participating it. Similarly, Mr. Dipesh Dulal from the Sustainable Education Group emphasized on education for sustainable development. In the series Kavita Gautam from Nepalese Youth Task Force on Rio 20 explained about the importance of such international conference on sustainable development and also she offered some glimpse of the details that is going to be held in Rio de Jenario. Mr. Subhash Duwadi emphasized the issues of poverty eradication.
The wide range of participants from government organization, NGOs, INGOs , youth and University students widely discussed on several relevant topics related to Rio+20 and they together appealed to the head of the nation to carry out their voice for sustainability as common voice of Nepali youth. The output gained through the Kathamandu+20 has been delivered in terms of report to the Head of the Nation by youth delegates insisting to attend the Rio+20 conferences and suggest- leading the youth voices towards sustainability through the negotiation.
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Observing the political scenario in the country, the organizing committee has decided to reschedule the date for the Kathmandu+20. The final date for the event has finalized for June 7, 2012. The organizing committee apologize for the inconvenience caused by rescheduling the program. We are committed to publish the details as early possible and few days before the event.
Thanks to all applicants for your interests and the time you contributed to apply. Participation selection is has been done and sent to the selected candidates. We expect your cooperation and suggestions to move forward.
Worldwide Nepalese Students’ Organization together with the Nepali Youth Task Force on Rio+20 is organizing Kathmandu+20 – a wider gathering of Nepalese Youth on 7th June in Kathmandu, Nepal as part of the international project “MyCity+20” (http://mycityplus20.blogspot.co.uk).
In the run-up to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (also known as Rio+20) in Rio de Janeiro this June, young people around the globe want to share their views on the future of their planet. Youth are eager to get involved in the decision-making process and learn and apply key issues surrounding sustainable development and the emerging global frameworks for sustainable socio-economic and environmental development as well as inter generational equity.
We are organizing a 2-days long Conference where we will interact with the experts, negotiators and government officials working on Rio+20. This event also aims to hold the simulation of the summit.
Kathmandu+20 is a youth led initiative aiming to bring up the voice of Nepali Youth towards Rio+20 (www.uncsd2012.org) and take them to the real event by organizing simulations of the summit and engaging and educating youth and students on the issues of the Rio+20.
If you want to be the part of the conference apply before 22:0018th May 2012 using the link below
Supporting partners: National Planning Commission of the Government of Nepal (NPC), International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Small Earth Nepal (SEN), Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists (NEFEJ), Ministry of Youth and Sport (MoYS), World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Road to Rio+20, Peace Child International, My City+20,
The United Nations Conference on sustainable Development is going to be held in Brazil 0n 20-22 June 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environmental and Development (UNCED), in Rio de Jenario, and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg. The objective of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 is to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development, assess the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development and to address new and emerging challenges. It is envisaged as a conference at the highest possible level, including Heads of States and Government or other representatives. The conference will result in focused political document. The conference will focus on two themes: (a) a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication; and (b) the institutional frame work for sustainable development.
Kathmandu+20 aims to motivate, inspire, engage and support people to take action on issues of sustainable development and influences the outcome of Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development.
Being a coalition partner organization of the Road to Rio, WNSO together with Nepali Youth Task Force has planned to conduct simulation of Rio+20 blending expert paper presentations, discussion forum on multidisciplinary approach to sustainable development on May 24-25, which will let the participants know how the negotiations at such conferences are held. This will inspire the young people, who seems ill-prepared to deal with the large and multiple challenges they will face in their life time, to operate with sustainable issues.
Vision: Youth and students take action as role model towards sustainable development
Mission: Young people will be ready to tackle international sustainable issues by simulating international summits. This will establish the youth negotiation towards SD issues and urge them to be participative
- Concentrate youth mind for worth realization of Rio+20 and to make them learn SD issues
- Creating youth action in sustainable way in their local community
- To deliver the message of youth readiness to be involved in transition towards a sustainable society
- The simulation will provide opportunity for live research and glimpse on how such issues are negotiated at international level
- Multidisciplinary approach to Sustainable Development will bring the experts and interested individuals from different walks of life and analyze upon the effects and contribution of different discipline and profession in sustainable development. This program basically centers on different facets of sustainable development in National as well as Global context. It is a consortium which will discuss in detail about sustainable development and the role we play in ensuring sustainability beyond Rio+20 in context of Nepal as well to reinforce the idea – think global act local.
- As the Road to Rio +20 regional meeting offers a perfect opportunity for Government, International Organizations and Civil Society Agencies to include youth people in remote areas in decision making process for Rio +2o, the proposed simulation program is aimed at mobilizing the youth of Nepal, educating them on the urgency of SD issues and encouraging them to involve themselves in the negotiation process, albeit from a distance. In this manner, we can engage the youth locally without sending thousands of people to Rio. This will delineate the message that the youth are ready to play an active part in international negotiations and to shape its own future of a sustainable world.
- The program is also expected to test new methods for negotiating and to arrive at some potential outcome. Through the experimentation, there would be possibilities to come up with new ideas that can restructure the UN process and restore hope in them. Kathmandu+20 projects to experiment with the negotiation models and thus become a tool for live research.
- Orienting youth and students towards sustainable development issues and making them capable of dealing with the SD issues at local arena.
- Promoting students and youth as role model for the sustainable society, acting beyond Rio+20.
- To set room for youth get involved with Rio+20 agendas discussion in their local platform.
The output through the Kathamandu+20 will be delivered in terms of report to the Head of the Nation by youth delegates and will insist to attend the Rio+20 conferences and suggest- leading the youth voices towards sustainability through the negotiation