Watch this informative video explaining why youth around the world should advocate for a High Commissioner for Future Generations at Rio+20. We need an official voice for youth today and in the future. This office should have the authority to help defend a safe future for all. The video was made by Shivina Harjani, a participant at NY+20 originally from Hong Kong.

On June 1-3 at the International College of Rio Branco, students hosted "Sao Paulo+20", a model UN negotiation similar to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Rio de Janeiro this month. Participants formed 20 different delegations, representing countries and international bodies such as the World Trade Organization (WTO) and World Bank. They discussed the definition of sustainable development and how to implement concrete measures at the global level. One of the first topics...


Source: We believe that reality is first shaped through shared visions and conversations. An ideal world has to be dreamt first, and then created. And the dreamers of this world have to be youth – for they have the time, energy and the stakes in playing a central role in our planet’s future. Mumbai+20 has added the idea of ‘peace’ strongly into the global sustainability discussion. While it will take time to trickle up, it’s our contribution to the la...

  • Based in NYC, I'm focused on addressing the injustice of poverty and the threats of modern civilization to the natural environment. We need solutions that address both inequality and environmental destruction if we want a more fair and sustainable world!

    Inscrit le 14 mai 2012

    NY+20, United States