United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will address young people at an event in Brussels today on the role of youth in the post-2015 agenda. Sixteen St. John’s International School Grade 9 Social Studies students will have the privilege to attend the event.
The event, organised by the European Commission and the United Nations, is called: “Our World, our Dignity, our Future. The post-2015 agenda and the role of youth” and will be hosted at the Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR) from 16:00 to 18:00. It will be livestreamed to audiences across the world (http://un4.me/YouthNow).
Mr Ban’s visit is set within the European Year for Development, which showcases Europe’s commitment to poverty eradication. The event will feature an interactive debate between the Secretary-General and Youth Ambassadors, and will be broadcast in selected schools across the European Union. During the event, a group of young people will get the chance to get involved by asking Mr Ban their most pressing questions on development, the post-2015 agenda and other issues that are priorities for young people.