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27-29 april 2012: Youth Perspectives 2012


Youth Perspectives is a conference aimed at giving young adults the opportunity to exchange their points of view, negotiate contrasting perspectives, elaborate a common position and then develop a sustainable solution for various issues surrounding the environment. This will be a great opportunity to be in contact with people from different parts of Switzerland, Europe and the whole world, all of whom share the same concerns.

At the end of the third day, each committee will adopt a final report, which will be further voted upon by the “Youth Perspectives General Assembly”, composed of all participants, thus legitimizing the outcome document. Due to the fact that GIMUN benefits from Special Consultative Status within the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), this outcome document will be circulated within UN and NGO networks; our work has the potential for significant impact beyond our conference.

Conference Theme: “Environmental issues in contemporary societies”

Date: Friday 27th to Sunday 29th of April, 2012

Location: Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland.


  • We are looking for motivated people who are actively engaged in the topics of the committee. You should be willing to participate dynamically in the discussions, in order to develop concrete proposals.
  • You must be between 16 and 28 years old.
  • You must have a strong knowledge of English, since this is the official language of our conference. 

Total Number of Participants: Approximately 100

Language: English


  • Modern societies’ weaknesses facing environmental catastrophes
  • Degrowth: a solution to protect the environment?
  • Protecting biodiversity: issues of urbanism
  • Future of traditional knowledge: threats and solutions?

Cost/Fees: There is no participation fee for the conference. However, in case of non-attendance without valid excuse after April 10th, you will be required to pay a fee of 100 Swiss Francs to unsubscribe from the conference!

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