Members of Femina from 7 to 10 September 2020 took part in the international conference “The role of global cooperation in building the future we want” in Sousse (Tunisia).
The conference was timed to coincide with the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations # UN75.
The second event (an international conference and cultural residency) is taking place in Sousse, Tunisia from 6th to 10th September 2020. It is held in the framework the implementation of United Nations “Global Conversation campaign”, organised in cooperation with partners from different countries and co-financed/supported by the international donors and co-founders.
“The UN’s 75th Anniversary Global Conversation 2020 in ESTONIA” is an international high level event (open for interested entities and individuals/leaders, members of various international networks and interested parties) is organised to commemorate the UN 75th Anniversary and to discuss the role of global cooperation in building the future we want from the point of Euromed and African point of view. In addition we will identify the main obstacles we face in achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals in an increasingly digitalised society, growing youth unemployment, consequences of COVID19 pandemic and divided society. Finally, we will discuss the role and importance of green economy (climate change) and intercultural dialogue in reconciling societies with their environment, and healing the divide which is pulling its components adrift. This event connects unique regional networks (EuroMed and African) of practitioners, policy-makers, civil society organisations, media and international donors.
The International gathering will be a four day event and will be followed by an intensive programme (for organisations/institutions and youth) with high level discussions, session for children, workshops, formulation and drafting of strategies and development of recommendations for political statement of UN75 conference series, meetings with local NGOs and Government representatives, development of project proposals and culture residency.
THE MAIN AIM
The aim of the international conference and side events is to discuss the role of global cooperation, promote mutual understanding and cooperation between Europe and Africa through political dialogue, particularly on human rights issues, and help create space for an open and non-confrontational debate between representatives of official entities, civil society organisations and individuals. Contribute to the preparation process of Global Event “UN 75 – Global Conversation 2020” what will take place by the end of October 2020 in Estonia.
The objective of the events it is to increase participants’ knowledge on UN Sustainable Development Goals, Human Rights, and Digital Society in the context of globalised world, as well as enhance their capacity to promote and their engagement towards achieving UN SDG and human rights protection in their daily activities.
At the end of the event, participants will have:
- Learn how UN SDG could be achieved on local and international level and how they can contribute to UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development implementation.
- Gained theoretical knowledge and practical skills on how to utilize the existing international and regional human rights instruments to prepare and implement youth-friendly policies.
- Gained new skills and knowledge in the themes of digital society and tools of good governance.
- Improved their understanding about UN Sustainable Development Goals, importance of global cooperation, human rights and youth empowerment in the context of regional processes and international politics.
- Built a network of civil society organisations, government representatives and other relevant organisations.
The international event is open to representatives from UN system organisations, intergovernmental organisations, governments, ministries or departments, international donors, national and regional human rights institutions working on human rights, youth organisations, educational institutions and interested adults. Considering space limitations, we encourage civil society organisations working on the implementation of the UN SDG to apply as soon as possible to guaranty their participation. For international participants a total of 80 places are available.
- Peace: Peace and trust building and Healing International Communities by Intercultural dialogue
- Sustainability: Achievement of economic growth by reducing of youth unemployment
- Human Rights and Digitalisation: Digital Society in creating a Human Rights regime fit for 21st Century Realities
- Climate change: Adapting to climate change by investing in Green Growth, clean energy and environmental technology
Various teaching methods will be employed by the experience d trainers/experts in order to promote efficient and interactive learning of theoretical approaches to UN SDG and Human rights, and practical skills and knowledge. The programme consists of opening speeches, plenary lectures/speeches, high level panel discussions, workshops, study visits and group exercises. Practical group assignments would be a key component, where participants will be able to learn from each other, create a joint cooperation initiatives and explore highly topical issues of relevance to their national and local practices in achieving UN SDG and their own goals.
A mix of European, Asian, African experts in the field of UN 17 SDGs, international human rights, government officials, international foundations, youth organisations, and regional and international organisations will deliver the content of the event. A detailed programme could be found on webpage.
- Working professional with preferably between 1-5 years or more work experience in the field of human rights, UN SDG related issues, youth organisations, youth age 16+, law, public policy, development policy or other relevant areas.
- Engaged in, or responsible of their organisation’s current or planned work in implementing the UN SDG and working in civil society fields related to youth issues. (Participants do not need to have immediate or direct experience working on human rights etc, but they need to demonstrate a commitment to do so in the near future.)
- Citizen of UN member states
- High proficiency in spoken and written English, Arabic or French
- Be able to attend for the full duration of the 3.5-day event.
COST OF PARTICIPATION
The co-organisers will cover:
- Airport transfer costs from Tunis airport to the venue and return
- 3 nights of accommodation (in shared rooms) in Sousse, Tunisia with check-in on 6th of September 2020 and checkout on 10th September for international participants
- Meals (coffee breaks and lunch) and refreshments during the official events of the conference
- All additional costs to be borne by participants directly, including not covered meals, hotel mini-bar, additional hotel services, and extra nights of hotel stay and any other expense not confirmed by host.
The participants fee:
- Each participant is requested to pay (on arrical) a participation fee in amount of 150 EUR on arrival during the official registration, what partly covers accommodation and food costs of participant.
NB!!! Organisers do not cover flights costs if its not previously agreed and confirmed with organisers
HOW TO APPLY
Please complete the online application form www.udsdg.ee/registration by 1st of September 2020. In the online application, participants are requested to send (firstname.lastname@example.org) a letter of organisational endorsement or nomination letter, explaining how the applicant’s participation in the event fits into the organisation’s priorities and activities.
NB!!! Considering space limitations, we encourage participants to apply as soon as possible to guaranty their participation. For international participants a total of 50 places are available.