Mobilizing Youth in Achieving the SDGs: ADB’s 4th Asian Youth Forum Calls for Participation of Media

Recognizing that the current generation of young people will mature during the Global Agenda’s time period and that they will be the most impacted by the success or failure in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ADB Youth For Asia seeks to integrate the recently launched Youth for Global Goals (Y4GG) campaign, an initiative which aims to educate and mobilize young people to contribute to the SDGs, into the 4th Asian Youth Forum (AYF4) to celebrate the highly anticipated UN International Youth Day on August 12th.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), in collaboration with PVBLIC Foundation, will host AYF4’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ) at the ADB Headquarters in Mandaluyong, Philippines, 10-12 August 2016. inviting media representatives and online influencers from Asia-Pacific to join the celebration.

During the three-day event, the DMZ will allow journalists and online influencers from around the region to participate in Live-Broadcasted action-oriented conversations about the role of youth in achieving the SDGs. Media representatives for AYF4 will also have access to exclusive interviews that will be conducted at the DMZ. All DMZ participants will be invited to an exclusive lounge equipped with WiFi, workspaces, a live stream of the meetings, and a space to host interviews and discussions.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon emphasized the importance of engaging young people in the world’s most pressing issues, stating:

“On International Youth Day, I call on Governments, the private sector, civil society and academia to open doors for young people and strengthen partnerships with youth-led organizations. Youth can determine whether this era moves toward greater peril or more positive change. Let us support the young people of our world so they grow into adults who raise yet more generations of productive and powerful leaders.”

PVBLIC Foundation and ADB encourage all journalists and online influencers to apply to this unique opportunity. #SDGen

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