Statements & Presentations
- Youth Forum Outcome Document
- When: Thursday, 28 August 2014
- Where: To’oa Salamasina Hall, Sogi, Apia, Samoa
SIDS T.A.L.A.V.O.U. Pre-Conference Forum - Youth Forum
Theme: SIDS T.A.L.A.V.O.U. for Sustainable Development (Towards A Legacy of Achievement, Versatility, Opportunity through partnership and Unity)The Pre-Conference Forum on youth will focus on identifying opportunities for young people from Small Island Developing States. The outcome of this forum will help inform the dialogue process and plenary discussions. As the host of the 3rd SIDS Conference, Samoa attaches considerable importance to the programme of the pre-conference events so as they complement and reinforce the purpose and outcomes of the conference and the six partnership dialogues. The Youth Forum is expected to provide an opportunity to:
- Recognise successful innovative partnerships and initiatives and assess how they could be built upon and replicated in all SIDS to address development challenges including enhancing resilience.
- Provide interactive and focused discussions on potential partnerships to address the needs of SIDS and challenges that they face in particular the engagement of all stakeholders in inclusive sustainable development.
- Launch and / or demonstrate partnerships that would specifically address the generation of decent work opportunities for youth, meaningful engagement of civil society and the private sector in the development process at national, regional and global levels n sustainable energy needs for SIDS
- Consider the likely key thematic outcomes from the Conference and identify practical, realistic and effective ways to engage with these outcomes.
- Define pathways through formal and informal education, training and learning that help build opportunities for young people through employment and the creation of entrepreneurship opportunities.
- Reflect on what has worked well for young people in the past and how partnerships between young people and governments, the private sector, civil society and volunteer groups etc. has or might work better, and what support and guidance might be needed in the future for existing and new partnerships.