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Special Event: International Youth Day 2015

11 August 2015

WHAT 

As the chair of the United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development (UN-IANYD), UNFPA Indonesia in collaboration with @america, will commemorate International Youth Day 2015 with a national seminar to celebrate the actions of young people in Indonesia who are committed to improving their well-being and that of their communities. In line with this year’s theme of “Youth Civic Engagement”, the seminar will feature discussions on how to boost the level of participation of young people in politics and public life.

 

WHO

Speakers at the event include:

  • US Ambassador to Indonesia H.E. Mr. Robert Blake Jr.
  • Ministry of Youth and Sports’ Head of Potential Development Mr. Esa Sukmawijaya
  • UN Resident Coordinator Mr. Douglas Broderick
  • UNFPA Indonesia Representative Mr. Jose Ferraris
  • Indonesian footballer Ricardo Salampessy 
  • Musician Vidi Aldiano
  • Charity Lights Co-Founder Gigih Rezki Septianto 
  • Youth Advisory Panel Members  

 

WHEN & WHERE

Friday, 14 August, 2015

@america, Pacific Place, Jakarta

15:00 – 17:00

NB: Please arrive at 14:30 for registration.

 

BACKGROUND

There are 66 million young people aged 10 - 24 in Indonesia, accounting for one third of the population, yet often the opportunities for youth to engage politically, economically and socially are low or non-existent. 

 

The engagement and participation of youth is essential to achieve sustainable human development. The next 20 years offer a unique opportunity for a demographic dividend that will accelerate sustainable economic growth and development in Indonesia.  However, Indonesia will not be able to harness these benefits if it does not empower, support, educate and create employment for the young people today.

 

At the event, UNFPA Indonesia will also launch a publication entitled “Realizing Young People’s Potentials: The Path to a Brighter Future”, which covers 32 inspiring stories of Indonesian youth leaders.  

 

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UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled.

 

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Sandra Siagian, Media and Communications Consultant, UNFPA Indonesia
+62 812 8512 5826 or ssiagian@unfpa.org