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Youth Perspectives: Environmental issues in contemporary societies
26 Apr 2012 - 29 Apr 2012
Geneva, Switzerland

During the three days, 100 participants, aged 16 to 28 years old, will share their opinions and expectations on environmental issues in contemporary societies through four different committees, each dealing with a different aspect of the issue. These committees are:

1. Modern societies? weaknesses facing environmental catastrophes
2. Degrowth: a solution to protect the environment?
3. Protecting biodiversity: issues of urbanism
4. Future of traditional knowledge: threats and solutions?

At the end of the third day, each committee will adopt a final report, which will be further voted upon by the ?Youth Perspectives General Assembly?, composed of all participants, thus legitimizing the outcome document. Due to the fact that GIMUN benefits from Special Consultative Status within the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), this outcome document will be circulated within UN and NGO networks; our work has the potential for significant impact beyond our conference.

This conference will not only give students and other young adults from various backgrounds the chance to express their opinions but also the unique opportunity to actively contribute to the decision-making process ? on issues that concern young people all over the world.

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