The 3rd annual Africa Emerging Leaders’ Conference will bring together youth leaders from across Africa to deliberate on the issue of sustainable development. This year’s theme will examine the centrality of the human person in achieving human development, particularly in relation to the idea of sustainable development. Sustainable development is the United Nations’ overarching concept for development and human rights; it includes social, economic and environmental areas of focus. In June 2012, the United Nations hosted an international conference in Rio in order to revisit commitments made 20 years ago and to reset the sustainable development agenda for the future. Given the overarching compass of this theme, the commitments made at Rio will influence each area of WYA’s work at the UN in an ongoing way.
The conference will include:
• Panel Discussions
• Expert Lectures
• Information on the UN System and WYA’s involvement in the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in June, 2012
• An afternoon of film dedicated to exploring the truths about the human person and the human condition.
The application form for the conference can be found here.