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Conference of Youth for Rio+20 (aka YOUTH BLAST)
7 Jun 2012 - 12 Jun 2012
SulAmerica, Rio de Janeiro

Over 3,000 youth are expected to attend the Youth Blast this June. The purpose of the Youth Blast (aka Conference of Youth for Rio+20) is to strategise and mobilize young people for during and after Rio+20.

This event being organized by the UNCSD Major Group of Children and Youth and the Brazilian National Youth Secretary in partnership with the Government of Brazil, Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Agência Brasileira de Cooperação), CONJUVE (National Youth Council).

Thousands of young leaders from around the world will converge on the Conference of Youth for Rio+20 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) to share their skills and prepare for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).

The first two days of the Youth Blast are reserved for Brazilian youth only (June 7th to June 8th). Please see youth-blast.org for more information about the Brazilian days. These days will act as a national preparatory meeting for young people from Brazil. They will create their vision and present it to their government at the end of their conference.

The international segment of the Youth Blast (10th- 12th June) will focus on strategizing young people?s engagement with the remaining segments of the preparatory process and the conference itself. It will have capacity building workshops, introductions to policy and consultations on existing lobby points. There will be sessions specific to the objectives and themes of Rio +20: Green Economy and Institutional Frameworks for Sustainable Development (Governance). This is an event organized, run and held by young people for young people. It promises to be unforgettable?.so if you are in Rio?please feel welcome!

If you are interested in attending the Youth Blast, Register now on the MGCY website: http://uncsdchildrenyouth.org/

In an effort to engage as many youth and children as possible, the MGCY tried to integrate as many networks as possible to ensure maximum involvement in the Rio +20 prep process. Anyone under 30 is welcome to attend as a participant. Over 30s can only attend the international days as observers.

The UNCSD Major Group of Children and Youth (MGCY) is one of the nine major groups of participating civil society in Rio +20. There are many ways to get involved. To join please join the ?Youth Space? and visit the website: http://uncsdchildrenyouth.org/ to find out more.

Please send any questions to uncsdmgcy@gmail.com.

Register here: http://uncsdchildrenyouth.org/pages/youthblast.html but its OPTIONAL. you are also welcome to just turn up....please do!!!

The Youth Blast will take place at SulAmerica Convention Centre in Rio de Janeiro. http://www.ccsulamerica.com.br/default.aspx.

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