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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon holds virtual dialogue with youth
Type: Event
Geographical coverage: International
Implementing Entity: UN
Language: English
Cost: unspecified
On the margins of the UN Climate Change Conference Bonn June 2013, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon invited youth delegates to share their hopes and concerns about climate change at a virtual dialogue. The Secretary-General stressed the importance of young people in combatting climate change and their role as ‘agents of change’ to achieve a more ‘loving and caring’ relationship with our planet. He pledged to ensure that youth will have a ‘seat at the table’ at the 2014 climate change summit of world leaders that he will convene to mobilize the necessary political will for an ambitious new climate change regime by 2015. View the webcast of the event.

Young people from around the world contributed to the dialogue via Twitter (hashtag #TellBanKiMoon) and
UNFCCC facebook. The call for youth statements on climate change remains open until 30 June 2013. Don’t miss the chance!