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Tel: (+55+21) 35120067 or (+55+11) 30142042 or (+55+19) 35145600

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UN conference to highlight green job opportunities for young people
Providing training and education for young people so they can fully participate in the emerging ?green economy? will be the focus of a United Nations conference which kicks off today in the Indonesian city of Bandung.

The event, hosted by the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP), brings together about 1,400 young people from around the world who were selected based on their environmental projects and activism on green issues.

During the one-week conference, participants will compile their requests and appeals to world leaders through the Bandung Declaration, a document that will be delivered at next year?s Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012.

According to a news release by UNEP, nearly 40 percent of the world?s unemployed ? or over 80 million people ? are between the ages of 15 and 24, and more than 36 million of them live in Asia and the Pacific. However, the green sector is rapidly growing, making it essential for countries to provide the necessary skills to their younger citizens to successfully make the transition to a green economy.
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