IIEP Policy Forum – Paris, 16-18 October 2012 

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Building on the core thematic areas discussed at the 7th UNESCO Youth Forum (2011) on ‘How Youth Drive Change’ and the recommendations formulated by its 211 youth delegates, this Policy Forum explored three key themes:

The Opening Remarks portion and first session of the Policy Forum, entitled “Global Perspectives of Youth Engagement”, introduced these themes by first looking at youth engagement on an international scale.

To review the material presented during these sessions, please click on the various presentation documents below:

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Speech by Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO



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Speech by the Hon. Datuk Wira Ir. Idris Haron, President, World Assembly of Youth (WAY)


Presentation by Ms Moufida Goucha, Team Leader, Youth-led Social Innovation Team, Social and Human Sciences Sector, UNESCO


Presentation by Mr Miika Tomi (youth delegate), Finland, co-rapporteur of the 7th UNESCO Youth Forum ‘How Youth Drive Change’ October 2011


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Speech to accompany Mr Miika Tomi’s presentation


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