International Youth Forum
The Role of Youth; Action on Millennium Development Goals toward a Peaceful World
June 23rd-30th, 2008 – Bandung, Indonesia
International Youth Forum 2008 is a forum for youths to learn, share and experience mutual understanding, friendship and cooperation among world youth faiths leader communities through real conversations on what things that matter the most, so that they can be the agents of a peaceful change in their own communities. The IYF 2008 will bring about 300 young people ages of 18-30 from around the world that have been actively engaged or interested in this program.
- To promote mutual understanding, friendship and cooperation among interfaith, international, and inter-civilization youth leaders in the world.
- To bring clarity of divisive issues and help forge greater understanding towards peace.
- To build a peace network
- To provide creative space for peace thoughts, interactions, and social movement.
- To build a Global Youth Action Plan and recommendation on achieving MDGs 2015
This program will offer a mixing speakers to share their own experiences of peace-building toward MDGs and youth empowerment issue, country paper sessions, inner reflection and sharing in which individuals can share their peace-building stories, panel-discussions, quiet time, world cafe, dialogue, field practice, social workshops involving the local communities, free time, workshop on practical exercises for skill improvement, cultural event, and family groups.
Every student, young people or NGO member from around the world can participate to IYF2008, with the condition of having age between 18 – 30 years old on June 23, 2008