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Jan 30, 2017 6:00 PM ET

AIESEC at ECOSOC Youth Forum 2017

iCrowdNewswire - Jan 30, 2017

President of AIESEC, Niels Caszo is to address governments and youth networks at ECOSOC Youth Forum 2017

United Nations Headquarters, New York: AIESEC believes in the importance of involving youth in global initiatives and collaborating with like minded organizations to create a wider impact in the world. Therefore, Niels Caszo, Global President of AIESEC, will be present at ECOSOC Youth Forum 2017 as a speaker and panelist together with numerous thought leaders, such as the H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of General Assembly; Mr. Werner Fraymann, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Youth Unemployment; Mr. Ahmad Alhindawi, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth and others.

The ECOSOC Youth Forum, to be held from 30 to 31 January 2017, will take place at the United Nations Headquarters, New York. The purpose of the event is to provide a platform for young people to engage in a dialogue with the Member States on the themes of the ECOSOC High-level Segment, including the HLPF, as well as to share knowledge on achieving youth development by promoting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

On Monday, 30th, Mr. Caszo will address the Ministerial Roundtable on “The role of youth in poverty eradication and promoting prosperity” with a note on the efficiency of engaging youth in the implementation of the SDGs. Later, he will be part of a panel discussion ‘Build resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation’ hosted by UNIDO.

On 31st of January, Mr. Caszo will moderate the panel Creating Decent Jobs for Youth with Mr. Werner Fraymann, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Youth Unemployment and Mr. Christopher Eigeland, UN Youth Delegate, Australia.

To close these days, Mr. Caszo will present the results of AIESEC Youth 4 Global Goals initiative at the #ONEFORALL platform launch at the PVBLIC Digital Media Zone. The initiative aims to mobilize youth to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and engaged almost 90.000 young people in 120 countries in 2016. The full report of the initiative is here: youth4globalgoals.org

Follow the live stream of AIESEC participation at our global Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AIESECglobal

AIESEC develops the next generation of young leaders with impactful professional and volunteering experiences to activate their leadership potential.

Contact Information:

Tanya Landysheva
Vice-President PR
tanyal@ai.aiesec.org

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