The Caribbean Youth Environment Network launches Earth Day video

CYEN launches its SIDS video in celebration of Earth Day 2014

In support of the International Year of Small Island Developing States (IYOS) and in recognition of the celebration of Earth Day 2014 (22nd April), the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) is launching this short video, through social media channels, which articulates many of the concerns and aspirations of our young Caribbean citizens.

Access video here

My World, My SIDS Project. Great opportunity for youth.

UNESCO and UNICEF launch My World My SIDS

Applications are open from young people from small island developing states to participate in the 2013 SIDS youth networking: My World My SIDS.

Selected young people from the Pacific, Caribbean and Indian/Atlantic Ocean regions will have a chance to participate in the preparation process for the SIDS 2014 global meeting (www.sids2014.org) by presenting youth voices at the regional and inter-regional preparatory meetings held in 2013. Through a series of regional conference in Jamaica, Fiji and the Seychelles, young people will be able to discuss the challenges for SIDS from a youth perspective and provide proposals for the post 2015 development agenda and next strategy for sustainable development in SIDS.

If you are passionate about your world and your island home, are an active youth worker and advocate, and would like to participate in this process, UNESCO and UNICEF are offering to support the travel costs for selected young peoples’ participation in the regional youth conferences. Self-funded applicants will also be considered.

Additional information on how to apply is available from www.unesco.org/apia or unicef.pacific.org

Documents here:

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