UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilisations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO’S mission and activities. UNESCO’s mission is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.
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The forum is founded on the Implementation of the UNESCO Operational Strategy on youth through the 3-axis action:
- Policy formulation and review with the participation of youth
- Capacity development for the transition to adulthood
- Civic engagement, democratic participation, and social innovation
It is a specialised youth-led administration housed in the Nigerian National Commission to UNESCO. The Forum is made up of highly trained youths with the technical, diplomatic, and social capacity to engage and advocate for the mission and aims of the United Nations Educational, Scientific & cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as Global Change-makers.
In the Forum, youths are mentored and trained into National Youth Delegates and several other capacities for civic engagements, social inclusion, and active/global citizenship.
The Forum engages in high-level consultations and policy formulations across Nigeria and the globe, serving as a sustainable specialised youths’ platform, harnessing the knowledge, skills, experience, and collaborative engagement of youths in solving the current and future challenges at local and global levels.