18 May 2012

London+20 June 5: Call for Applications

I have just found out about a great opportunity for those of you in the UK, aged fifteen to twenty-five, and who are interested in Rio+20 and issues of sustainability. The London+20 Conference will be held on 5 June! Applications to attend must be completed by 30 May. I have pasted the information I received about this exciting event below!

Here is the poster for the London+20:
This is the message I received about London+20, including details on how to apply:

"On the occasion of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (known as Rio+20) taking place from June 20-22 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil a coalition of youth organizations in the United Kingdom organize London+20 in the city of London at the British Youth Council, on 5th June 2012 from 10am to 5pm UK time, the same day with the World Environment Day. Organized under the slogan ''The UK Youth committed to The Future We Want ! '', the event will be a one day program including plenary discussion, working sessions, exhibition and simulation of the Rio+20 Conference. London+20 is part of a global movement called ''MyCity+20'' started by students of universities in France, who had the amazing idea to encourage global youth to host simulations of Rio+20 in their cities worldwide in order to learn how this process of international negotiations works. 
London+20 is open to all young people aged between 15 and 25 based in any part of the United Kingdom and from any country around the world (However, we don't cover travel costs for international participants). Applicants must be passionate, active or interested by sustainable development and environmental issues. They need to be affiliated with a school, university, youth-led organization, youth network, enterprise, company, etc. 80 participants will be selected to attend London+20 and they will not only learn what sustainable development is, but will have an opportunity to understand how children and youth contribute to the discussions and outcome of Rio+20 and experience a simulation of the conference towards a focused political document including the two conference themes and highlighting its other seven priority areas. 
If you are interested to participate and meet the criteria above, please fill in the application form at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEtJTWtRbkJvcGxrenQ5WnYyNk53M1E6MQ by Wednesday 30th May at 23:59pm UK Time. Make sure to provide all requested information in all questions. Once you have applied, we encourage you to check your inbox on 1st of June to know if you have been selected and start preparing your participation. Please also help us to promote this call for applications. 

If you have any question or concern, please contact us at rioplus20@london.com You are also encouraged to join us on Facebook (search: London+20)  and Twitter (@LONDONplus20) and to send this call around your contacts. 

Thank you for applying and join us to build together The Future We Want!"

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