Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Call for Kids: UNEP's Childrens' Conference 2008
The next Tunza International Childrens' Conference on the Environment will be held in Stavanger, Norway from 17 to 21 June 2008. Environmentally-involved children between 10 and 14 years and their chaperones are eligible to apply to participate. The last Children's Conference was held in 2006 in Malaysia.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is hosting the event as part of its 'Tunza Strategy' to engage youth and children as stakeholders in mainstreaming environment for sustainable development, in close collaboration with its local partner Young Agenda 21. The conference is being held in Norway for the first time, and about 1000 children and chaperones from all over the world are expected to attend.
The application process has already started, and we encourage NGOs, schools and private persons to apply. Each adult chaperone should bring at least 2 children. Group sizes may vary, but will as a main rule consist of 2-6 children and their chaperone(s).
The conference fee is 250 USD per person. Delegates from developing countries can apply for a grant to cover their expenses for travel and participation.
Deadline for application is 31 October.
Please go to UNEP's website, http://www.unep.org/tunza/children/events/icc_2008
to find the application form.
More information about the conference is available at Young Agenda 21s website www.ua21.no/tunza.
We hope to see many enthusiastic young environmentalists around at the conference, so please help us spread this message to your friends and networks around the world!
Charlotte Susanne Fjelltvedt
Young Agenda 21
Phone +47 5190 6466
Fax +47 5190 5401
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