The First Global Forum on Youth Policies was convened by the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy together with United Nations Development programme (UNDP), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Council of Europe. The 2014 Global Forum on Youth Policies was hosted by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in the Republic of Azerbaijan in the framework of Azerbaijan’s Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers.
The Global Forum on Youth Policies aims to build a common understanding of the needs and rationales of systemic and cross-sectoral approaches to youth policy, also seeks to develop guiding principles for integrated youth policy development.
with Ahmad Alhendawi, United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth
The Forum took place between 28 and 30 October 2014, 700 youth policy experts who represented governments and parliaments, youth networks and movements, research and development communities across the world were gathered at Azerbaijan (Baku) to discuss renewed interests in youth policies.
Delivering a Speech
The first Global Forum on Youth Policies was able to:
1. revisit the global blueprint for national youth policies provided by the World Programme of Action for Youth;
2. develop a common understanding of the needs and rationales of systemic and cross-sectoral approaches to youth policy;
3. build a common understanding of guiding principles for integrated youth policy development.
During panelist Discussion Session
With other participants while holding the PANAMA map
with one of the participants
During Break out session
Group Picture with Participants
Left: Maher Nasser, Acting Head of the Department Public Information, United Nations Right: Liam O’Doherty, Community Partnerships Coordinator, Taking It Global
With H.E. Azad Rahimov, Minister of Youth and Sports, Azerbaijan
Outside the conference hall
Going to the conference centre
Panelist Discussion Session
On my Right: Mamadou G. Diarra, Minister of Youth Mali and other participants
With other participants
During My Speech
From left to Right: Adeola Oyinlade (First on the Left) United Nations Young Ambassador for Peace and Consultant to the African Union Commission, UNESCO, UNDP and other participants
with H.E. Erion Veliaj, Minister of Social Welfare and Youth, Albania
From Left to Right: Rim Mikhail, Technical Professional, German Development Cooperation (GIZ), Egypt, Monica Carco’ (Moderator), Chief of Investment and Technology Unit, UNIDO and Co-chair, UN Inter-agency Network on Youth Development, Maria Prieto, Youth Employment Specialist, ILO, Andreas Schneider, Head of International Youth & Family Policies Division, Federal Ministry for Families and Youth, Austria, a participant and Jeremy Liddle, Australian President for G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance.
(First Participant) Ahmed Adamu, Common wealth Youth Council Chairperson during break out session
With other Panelists