Youth Forum

Last update: June 6, 2022

Under the theme ‘Adult learning and education for sustainable development – A transformative agenda’, the Seventh International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VII) will take place from 15 to 17 June 2022, hosted by UNESCO in cooperation with the Government of Morocco. 

As a critical side event in advance of the International Conference, the Youth Forum will take place virtually on Monday 13 June 2022 from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM (GMT+1). The forum will provide a platform for young people, in the post COVID-19 context, to engage in a dialogue with intergenerational actors on their needs, priorities, and aspirations regarding their overall state of education.

Achieving SDG4 with and for youth
Youth working collaboratively while sitting on the floor

The Youth Forum will address three key thematics pertaining to Youth Unemployment, Literacy and Skills Development; Green Skills for Climate Action; and Embracing Active and Global Citizenship. The forum will conclude with a session on Ways Forward, identifying key recommendations and potential pathways to improve young people’s meaningful engagement in the promotion of lifelong learning and skills.

Representatives from youth entities, organizations, and the SDG4 Youth network will be at the forefront of this Youth Forum, among other representatives from governments, multilateral organizations, CSOs, NGOs, private sector, educators, and learners.

Translations will be available in: Arabic, English, French, Spanish