Global Earth Youth Forum kicks off in Ajloun

(Photo: Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature)
AMMAN — The meetings of the Global Youth Forum for the Earth were launched Saturday at the Ajloun Forest Reserve, as the first event of its kind in the region. The event is organized by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN), the International Earth Alliance, and the Jordan Seed Foundation, in cooperation with the Ministry of Youth, according to Hala News.اضافة اعلان

The forum brings together young activists and leaders in Jordan and different parts of the world, with the aim of involving young people and amplifying their voice in the decision-making process regarding the challenges facing the governance and management of the land and issues of concern to the population like climate change and governance of land management and protection and other topics.

The forum comes as part of the Global Earth Forum that will be held, under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah, from May 23 to 26 at the Dead Sea, with the participation of more than 90 countries and 800 speakers from around the world, where young people will present their recommendations under a the so-called “Youth Pact” to the parent forum.

The forum, which will last for three days in Ajloun Forest Reserve, will be attended by 100 young activists and leaders between the ages of 18 and 35; 50 of them from Jordan and 50 foreigners.

RSCN acting director general Fadi Al-Nasser said that hosting the forum is a plus for Jordan, as it is considered one of the most prominent global environmental events, one which will reinforce Jordan’s presence on the global environmental map.

He added that the selection of a reserve to set up the forum confirms the importance of nature reserves in Jordan and its international presence, and underlines global recognition and appreciation for the management of these reserves, which managed to reach the world and received dozens of international awards. In addition, a number of these reserves have joined the Green List Reserves Program launched by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Nasser indicated that the forum aims to build a movement of young people as guardians of the land and builders of peace and to convey their voice and vision regarding the rights concerned with the land and its management, in addition to the issue of gender equality.

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