Indicators presented at OWG4

At the Open Working Group 4 focusing on among other topics youth the UN Major Group for Children and Youth hosted with the Commonwealth Secretariat brought together speakers to outline what indicators related to youth would be important in the up and coming SDGs/Post2015 framework. SIDE EVENT: INDICATORS AND BENCHMARKS […]

Green Economy gone toxic: time to get rid of it?

By Sevan Holemans and Brendan Coolsaet At YouthBlast on Tuesday, Mr Sha Zukang, the Secretary General of Rio+20, referred to the importance of peer-based education for a transition to sustainable development to take place. We, youth, could not agree more. Unfortunately, during the last round of ‘Informals’, the education paragraphs […]

Gearing up for Rio+20 – Youth activism in full swing

The official kick-off of the final round of Rio+20 negotiations is still a couple of days ahead and the high-level UN Conference on Sustainable Development itself wont start before another 10 days. Nevertheless, “Rio+20” has already started here in Brazil, with many events and conferences already ongoing to pave the […]