Apply to speak at the UNCCD COP13 Youth Forum!

Deadline is 26 June 2017

Duration: From 8 to 10 September 2017

Where: Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China

 About the forum:

Young people are an important force toward the development of a sustainable world.

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) secretariat recognizes the important roles youth play in combating land degradation and promoting sustainable land management (SLM). Empowering young people to protect and restore degraded ecosystems will lead to green innovations that will contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular, reaching SDG15.3 land degradation neutrality.

The UNCCD secretariat invites all young people and youth organization representatives to apply to speak and participate in the international UNCCD Youth Forum at its 13th Conference of the Parties (COP 13). The theme this year is “land, youth and sustainability.”

The Forum will be the platform for youth to:

  • Voice their commitments toward achieving land degradation neutrality

  • Build their capacities and opportunities to work toward combating desertification, land degradation and drought

  • Share their experiences in combating desertification

For more information contact Marcos Montoiro at or Jenny Choo at .

To apply, fill in this application

For more detils, visit the website.