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the first ever
Asia Pacific Regional
Youth Environment Forum

The inaugural Asia Pacific Regional Youth Environment Forum (AP RYEF) is taking place virtually on from 1st - 3rd October 2021 in the lead-up to the Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific (hosted by UNEP and the Republic of Korea) and the Asia Pacific Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment in October 2021.

Join us for 3 days full of discussion with youth groups, decision-makers, UN agencies and much!

 Agenda 

All times in UTC + 7 (Bangkok Time)

 Day 1 - 1st October 2021

Session 1

16:00 - 17:00

S-1: Inaugural Youth Dialogue and Networking 

Orientation and Networking sessions for youth engaging with UNEP and international processes for the first time!

Break/Networking

17:00 - 17:30

Session 2

17:30 - 19:00

Asia Pacific Youth Consultation for UNEP@50 and arrangements for UNEA Special Session 2022   


During the Forum, on the first day one, 1st October 2021 from 17.30 - 19.00 Bangkok time, “Asia Pacific Youth Consultation for UNEP@50 and arrangements for UNEA Special Session 2022” will be hosted. This consultation session is regarding the process of UNEP@50 and how Asia-Pacific children and youth can engage in the special session on the commemoration of UNEP@50 after UNEA 5.2, at the special Session UNEA. The consultation will also feed into the youth manifesto that will shape the future of the Asia-Pacific region in terms of meaningful children and youth engagements. 

The session will start with opening remarks from a youth speaker and a representative of the Republic of Korea, followed by a detailed presentation from experts. This would be followed by a short interaction session. After that, the youth participants will work in a drafting and dialogue session to develop key demands, perspectives and ideas from youth on UNEP@50 and UNEA Special Session 

Moderator: Ms. Sahana Kaur (Malaysia) and Mr. Dickson Ho (Australia)
 

Session 3

20:00 - 21:30

Stockholm +50 Asia-Pacific Youth Leadership Dialogue


 Objectives of the Youth Forum 

The main objective of the Asia-Pacific Regional Youth Environment Forum is to provide a self-organized space for training and capacity building for youth - therefore, will be a conference that is organized and run by youth and for youth

 

Following are expected as broad objectives of the AP-RYEF :

Training on Policy Interventions

AP-RYEA's main function is the capacity building and training that enables Asia-Pacific youth to meaningfully contribute to the different high level negotiations which are both environmental, social, and political in nature

Furthermore, the participants will receive capacity-building on key issues affecting the region. This would also include skills-based training

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DIA MIRZA, GOODWILL AMBASSADOR FROM INDIA WILL OPEN THE FORUM 

On 1st October 2021, AP-RYEF will officially open, one of the esteemed panels who are invited to join the forum is

 

Dia Mirza, the Goodwill Ambassador of India.

 

Dia Mirza is a renowned model, filmmaker, actress and activist. She is a committed voice for change and has contributed her efforts in the field of social change, conservation and environment. She has been the face of many pivotal environmental campaigns across India and has worked towards the conservation of wildlife. As a Goodwill Ambassador, Mirza works with the United Nations to further spread the message on priority areas including clean air, clean seas, wildlife protection and climate change.

 

On 1st October 2021, AP-RYEF will officially open, one of the esteemed panels who are invited to join the forum is Dia Mirza, the Goodwill Ambassador of India. Dia Mirza is a renowned model, filmmaker, actress and activist. She is a committed voice for change and has contributed her efforts in the field of social change, conservation and environment. She has been the face of many pivotal environmental campaigns across India and has worked towards the conservation of wildlife. As a Goodwill Ambassador, Mirza works with the United Nations to further spread the message on priority areas including clean air, clean seas, wildlife protection and climate change.

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