DISABILITES: INCLUSIVE AT RIO+20

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For thousands of people who convened for the Rio+20 conference billed as the “most historic of our generation” –much has been lost because of the lack of political will to deliver the world out of its challenges. Anyway, out of all the things that Rio+20 could not achieve something right did happen. Something which is most of the time overlooked by you, I and everyone else. As the dust settled on two decades of negotiations, some of those among us and most vulnerable to climate change bec...


We Need Action

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"There will be a time when it doesn't matter your religion, it doesn't matter your nationality, it doesn't matter that you're human, thinking and feeling different things, but you just want to live." Adam Molner, Hungary. The reality of climate change is that those that have contributed the least to it, suffer from its imacts the most . At the frontline are small island nations, vulnerable to the adverse challenges such as sea-level rise, droughts, and other extreme weather events. When youth...


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The 6th World Youth Congress held prior to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio Brazil gave young people from 110 countries to produced a 20 point youth solution document to be presented to Government Delegations as they arrive into the Earth Summit - and also be taken home and localized by youth delegates. The youth gathering took place at Sitio des Pedras, a venue surrounded by a rainforest in the heart of Riocentro. You will see here the opening message, sha...


The odd of any breakthrough at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is highly unlikely as far as the concerns of young people who convened for the at the 6th World Youth Congress (WYC). While there was and still is a lot of optimism among leaders from the youth event – whether the Rio+20 Earth Summit will have any real impact on individual governments and its politics is anybody’s guess. The reasons for their reservations are many; how...


20 "Pacific" Solutions to a Sustainable Future

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In a few days time the 6th World Youth Congress will set the platform for the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. One of the outcomes of the WYC 2012 is to come up with 20 solutions for a sustainable future to save the world. As part of the WYC and a delegate from the Pacific region, I involved other young people from the Pacific to share what they view as solutions for a future which is sustainable for the present generation and the generations to come. These are thei...


20 Pacific Solutions for a Sustainable Future

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Recently, I asked this question to young people in the Pacific: "If we had to come up with 20 (Pacific) Solutions for a Sustainable Future, what would they be?" SO that when I am at the 6th World Youth Congress, Pacific youth also have a shot at getting their voice heard - and I would not be standing alone. I was amazed with the great responses from the future leaders. I believe it is worth sharing with the world because we here in the Pacific are just like you(th) from any corner or the "centr...


Join me on my road to Rio+20!

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Hi, I am Kelvin, a Fijian youth who will be participating at the 6th World Youth Congress from 4-13 June, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. To maximise the impacts of this once in a lifetime opportunity and with the kind assistance and support of UNICEF Pacific, I hope to create as much awareness possible and engage Pacific as well as global youth on the climate debate using social and traditional media before, during and after the WYC 2012. What is climate change? The challenges it poses to us no...



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