IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Action), founded by Vice President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva, has represented Azerbaijan at Youth 21- Building for Change, Global Meeting held by the United Nations in Nairobi, Kenya on 15-18 March.
The event kicked off with a letter of the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed to the forum.
In the panel on “Leadership of youths in sustainable development”, representative of IDEA campaign Simuzar Balaoglanova gave detailed information about the campaign and shared her experience on the topic with the forum participants.
The panel discussed the role of youths in forming government policies, issuance of leasing to young entrepreneurs in green economy, the role of special educational programs in forming workplaces in local community level, new methods to increase awareness of youths about sustainable development, the role of flashmobs, educational reforms in schools to increase knowledge about environmental protection etc.
Cooperation opportunities between representatives of organizations of different countries and IDEA campaign were discussed and an agreement on joining efforts in the future to tackle international ecological problems was reached during the forum.