United Nations Summer School: What kind of future will 2015 bring?

The international landscape of 2015 is marked by the crucial multilateral processes. Since the new development landscape is being discussed, this year is also vital for international development cooperation. In March, world leaders met at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan. At the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, held in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) in July, means of implementation of the future development goals were discussed.

New set of development goals, called Sustainable Development Goals will be adopted at the UN Summit to Adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda in New York in September. Climate change agenda will be addressed at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference in December. In the light of those processes, the European Year decided to mark 2015 as the European Year for Development 2015 with the aim to promote debate about international development cooperation. International agreements made this year, especially the post-2015 development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, will address global challenges for the next 15 years.

United Nations Association of Slovenia organizes the “Summer school on the United Nations: What kind of future will 2015 bring?” – youth conference which will be attended by young activists aged between 18 and 30 years. The conference will be organized in Ljubljana between 14 and 17 September 2015. The conference will address current global development issues. It will present lessons learnt from the Millennium Development Goals and global processes taking place this year. Participants will also gain skills that are necessary for young people to effectively address challenges of the globalized world, such as leadership skills, intercultural negotiations, lobbying. Interactive lectures, workshops and debates will be carried out by young professionals and experts with references and expertise in related field of work.

There is no participation fee, but the participants are responsible for their costs (e.g. travel costs, accommodation, meals); UNA Slovenia will provide coffee breaks. Unfortunately there are no scholarships available.

Young volunteers and activists are invited to apply. Deadline for application is 28 August 2015. The number of participants is limited; applicants will be notified about the selection by 31 August 2015.

For more information, please contact us via e-mail info@unaslovenia.org.