Youth Activists and Change Makers Convene in Apia

"Young people are not just beneficiaries of development agendas; they are active agents of change, catalysts for progress, and architects of peace and justice,

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Youth climate activists and change makers from the Pacific region are convening in Samoa this week for the Futuring Peace in Northeast Asia & the Pacific Strategic Foresight Youth Workshop.

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Organised by UNDP in Samoa, Cook Islands, Tokelau & Niue with support from the United Nations Department of Political and Peace Building Affairs, the workshop recognises that youth are important stakeholders in the achievement of Global Goals.

“We need young people at the centre of our collective efforts. The SDGs underscore the importance of empowering all individuals, including youth, to ensure inclusion and participation in decision-making processes,” said Themba Kalua, United Nations Resident Coordinator.

L-R: Youth Presenter Alesana Malo, Workshop Facilitator Ijun Kim, UN Resident Coordinator, Themba Kalua, UNDP Resident Representative and UNDP Deputy Resident Representative. IMAGES: UNDP.

“Young people are not just beneficiaries of development agendas; they are active agents of change, catalysts for progress, and architects of peace and justice,” he added.

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Over the next two days, the workshop participants will develop future visions in line with the Paris Agreement and accelerating the net-zero transition.

They will produce a ‘Call to Action’ paper containing advocacy recommendations, with an aim to present the document to relevant regional and global stakeholders ahead of key events this year.

Youth Participants from around the region. Images: UNDP

The Call to Action paper will be presented at major events such as COP29, the Commonwealth Heads of Governments meeting #CHOGM, the 4th International SIDS Conference, and the Summit of the Future.

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