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Earth Charter youth network wants to expand in Europe!

An example of an European Earth Charter effort:

In March 2011 the Earth Charter International along with the Earth Charter Youth Team organizes a one-day online conference to inform the European youth organizations and individual activists on the Earth Charter and its usefulness as an educational instrument when building a more just, sustainable and peaceful world.

So far some 100 organizations have joined the Earth Charter youth network from Europe and Central Asia. In addition, there are 16 official Earth Charter Youth and Student Groups (ECYG) in 16 European and Central Asian countries.

ECYGs are action-oriented societies, networks, or organizations that bring alive the vision of the Earth Charter in the local and/or national communities. The youth study the declaration, get inspired by it and then organize small action projects on sustainability.

Youth in Europe promote the Earth Charter by

  • organizing events where they present the declaration
  • translating the document
  • informing other organizations on it
  • training people on sustainable development and ways of living.

National Earth Charter Websites in Europe and CA:

Finland | Germany | Greece | Italy | Latvia Norway | Russia |

From the related articles below, one can see some examples of the European Earth Charter youth activism.

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ECYG translates the Earth Charter into 3 languages

Let ours be a time remembered for the awakening of a new reverence for life, the firm resolve to achieve sustainability, the quickening of the struggle for justice and peace, and the joyful celebration of life.

Earth Charter Youth Group de leut’s environment from Croatia has completed a great task! They have translated the Earth Charter in three new languages: Croatian, Serbian and Bosnian!

The translation was executed by following people from de leut’s environment – Bosnia and Herzegovina:

  • Musli?? Midhat Midho, founder/manager
  • Bratislav Hegyessy, coordinator
  • ??or??e Pra??i??, consultant

Congratulations to the Earth Charter Youth Group de leut’s environment for this important work! You can find the translations here.

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EC youth activists elected to UN CSD Major Group on Children & Youth

Congratulations to the newly elected UN CSD Major Group on Children & Youth leadership for the 2009 -2010 year!

Great to see so many Earth Charter youth network members in leadership positions! Out of the 6 regions, 3 are now coordinated with Earth Charter youth network activists!

Steering Committee:
Fatoumata S. Baldeh – The Gambia
Ivana Savic – Serbia
Julia Wong- USA 
Kiara Worth – South Africa

Elected Regional Coordinators

Birendra Kumar – India

Esther Agbarakwe – Nigeria 


European Youth Forum

Latin America
Shiba Andre – Haiti 

North America
Anantdeep Singh Dhillon – Canada

Didier Gleyzes – France 

Among other things, the regional coordinators are responsible for gathering input from youth in their region and encouraging them to participate in the CSD process.

What is UN-CSD?
UN-CSD stands for the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD). It was established by the UN General Assembly in December 1992 to ensure effective follow-up of United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), also known as the Earth Summit. The High-level segment features dialogue among Ministers, and Ministers also hold a special dialogue session with Major Groups.

What is CSD Caucasus?
The CSD Youth Caucus is an international network of over 2,000 youth leaders that brings together young people with a desire to build a more sustainable world. The focus of the caucus to facilitate youth input into the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and to foster information sharing and communication between a diverse network of youth organisations who share a common interest in sustainability.

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Best of luck in your great responsibility on working for more sustainable future!

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