Jim Wine, advisor to the Tallberg Foundation & Rework the World event in Leksand, Sweden 2-5 June 2010, shares his thoughts with our representers Amy Ilic & Phoebe Phillips in a surprising turn of the camera!
“Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great.
You can be that great generation.
Let your greatness blossom.”
He’s right. The choices previous generations made have put us in a very serious situation with extreme poverty, climate change and food shortage. Yes, choices. These things are not a force of nature. It’s a [...]
If you were one of the lead organizers of this massive event, what would you say at the closing?
Well, here are the closing words from Joao Felipe Scarpelini, Project Manager for Peace Child International at the 5th World Youth Congress 2010 in Istanbul, 12 August.
Video by Jonas Eriksson
We invite you to attend “A Day for the Future” this Sunday 29 August on Skeppsholmen in Stockholm for a day full of great workshops, talks and cultural activities focused on Youth, Entrepreneurship & Sustainability. It’s free entrance – a great opportunity for everyone!
Representing Youth will be present, hosting sessions [...]
This beautiful video was one of the products of the dynamic Young Journalists team at the World Youth Congress in Istanbul, made on our journey up the great Bosphorous, the divide between Europe and Asia.
The Istanbul Action Plan is one tangible outcome of the world youth congress 2010. It contains thoughts and suggestions concerning the “Millennium Development Goals” which where set up by the United Nations in the year 2000. In order to mobilize “material and institutional support” for “youth-led development” projects, it highlights several key focus areas of [...]
Our Year, Our Voice
Posted by Jonas Eriksson in Great Generation on August 11, 2011
I have been waiting for a long time and now it’s time for the UN Year of Youth to begin. Under the tagline “Our Year, Our Voice” young people from around the world will speak up for more participation, [...]
by Kartik Das
Trenchcoats and fancy leather shoes are the first things you see as you step into the Hayir Carsisi in the Pendik Municipality. What might otherwise be mistaken for a storage facility for fashion apparel is actually a “Donation Bazaar”, one of 60 such centres that exist in the many provinces [...]
The category of Young Journalists at the 5th World Youth Congress in Istanbul is an active and courageous group of 100+ budding young reporters who are contributing a huge amount to the sustainability of this conference by creating a flow of content that will continue to serve the congress aims long after we have all [...]
So many young people think getting involved with the UN is the way to change the world. In this clip by Li-Lian Ahlskog Hou, UN officials give an overview of what it takes to get a job at the UN, and how this engagement could take you a long way as a young changemaker.
How to [...]
Last night I stumbled upon an informal meeting with many of the African delegates. They were planning for a joint cultural activity and were dancing and singing outside the accommodation.
“It´s time for Africa, and we are going to show it on the cultural evening.”
Africa have for a long time been the ”poor step child” [...]
3000 plastic cups are used every day at the 5th World Youth Congress, only in the restaurant – a shocking number for a summit that is supposed to promote sustainability. Once again it is up to youth to make this congress eco-friendly.
Plastic comes in many forms. There are water bottles everywhere, the cups are made [...]
Interview with me and Myself
Me: Hey Myself! I just got this new thought while I was typing in the headline.
Do you want to hear it?
Myself: Sure! Go for it!
Me: Well, initially I thought I would come to this event and write about it. You know, the “World Youth Congress”.
But now I’m realizing that it is actually the other way round…
Today begins the 5th World Youth Congress in Istanbul, a 2-week exploration of international youth-led development, a culmination of young change-makers from around the world. 1300 delegates from 140 countries (selected by application in the following categories: activists, entrepreneurs, educators, artists & journalists), as well as 350 UN staff & representatives of state, including heads of state from various regions, are coming together to engage in process change on a new level. Turkish government has stepped forward to get inolved in a significant way, to support youth leadership on critical global issues.
No More Lullabies is an initiative bringing together musicians in order to “wake up” people from the status quo passiveness. As an artist and a musician one has a great chance to be a role model and to take advantage of that to communicate engagement and change seem quite natural when you actually see it [...]
Reinoud Meijer comes from Youth Initiative Program located in Järna, Sweden. The program offers a one year education for social entrepreneurs, where the focus is not only on the entrepreneurship itself ie what and how are the profits made and shared, what are the consequences for the society moreover it emphasizes the personality of the [...]
Sometimes it is not all about reworking the world in a rational way such as developing new alternative techniques of energy production or providing education. There are other bits and pieces; maybe not as connected to the official scientific world but for that matter no less important. Crear Vale La Pena is an initiative brought [...]
Two weeks have gone since we’ve kicked off our platform at Rework summit. As you’ve hopefully noticed the production is still running and we’re publishing new interviews with interesting and inspiring people everyday.
I find it important to highlight that Representing Youth initiative might have been taken based on the Rework conference but its existence does [...]
Jaques Luis Manuel Nginga is a representative of YES Angola. Taking small steps they’re bringing hope to young people in Angola with the help of vocational training centres. Starting off with raising money for two high-school scholarships. In a country devastated by two decades of civil war and the socio-economic problems followed that is the way [...]
Jeremy Osborn is the Europe Co-ordinator for 350.org, an international campaign that’s building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis – starting on a local community level with work parties!
Watch the interview by Ana Jungen, Brenno Russo, Jonas Darin & Petrus Piironen and see what 350.org is doing in pursuit [...]
I have interviewed an awesome Danish girl with quirky glasses and a lot of art. She has given a whole new practical dimension. Well, I do not want to give out too much about her. Watch the interview to know more about her
I know her head has been cut out. It was my first try! [...]
“Why is there so much talk about reworking the world, and no action?”, Stephen Matenga, Zimbabwe
Representers Valentine and Brenno are asking participants what is the burning question at Rework, last day in Leksand
“We bring all these amazing intatives to Rework, such as PeePoople, but still we are using chemical toilets at the conferece. Where is the [...]
In Swedish: Listen to Shafik’s interview with Hans Rosling, a discussion about Israeli soldiers and a story about a child in the river.
On Thursday night we (LSU) gathered around 150 youth participants to finally start talking! There has been a lot of passive participation during the conference, sitting at large plenary sessions and listening listening listening to other people go on. Obviously very interesting as well, but there hadn’t been an opportunity for any of the youth [...]