Youth Engagement at the World Forestry Congress!


Do you care about forests? Do you care about climate change? Do you care about animals and plants? Do you care about yourself and your friends' future? This is your opportunity. Get engaged!

The XIV World Forestry Congress in Durban, 7-11 September, offers youth a great opportunity to engage in scientific and policy deliberations like never before. Young people will be engaged throughout the Congress process, providing vital contributions that stem from debates among peers as well as inter-generational discussion on the most pressing issues facing forests and forestry. Journey to Durban and express your concerns and ideas, and help build a sustainable future for forests!

The XIV World Forestry Congress, hosted by the Republic of South Africa, will bring together the global forestry community to review and analyze the key issues and to share ways of addressing them.

The Congress – the first to be held in Africa - is inclusive of people from all countries, regions and sectors, whether they belong to a government organization, NGO, private company, scientific or professional body, a forestry society, or simply have a personal interest in attending. The broad participation and inclusive discussion on forestry issues will facilitate their mainstreaming in global agendas on sustainable development as well as building new partnerships.

The Congress programme will be professionally and culturally rewarding, with a variety of sessions, events and dialogue, to ensure that all participants are engaged in defining a vision and strategies for the sustainable future of forests and forestry.

For more about the Congress, look here: http://www.fao.org/about/meetings/world-forestry-congress/en/



News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office


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