12th Global Youth Peace Fest (GYPF 2017)
Yuvsatta (Youth for Peace): Campaigning / Leading

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12th Global Youth Peace Fest (GYPF 2017)

Objectives

When the world is besieged by war and civil strife, young people have a crucial role to play in establishing a culture of peace. It would be apt to give a clarion call to the youth of the world to unite and ‘Be the Change’ in this effort to promote the spirit of volunteering and establish peace through non-violence. Indeed, the world today is younger than ever before and the youth has been hailed as a positive force for promoting and maintaining peace, development and change in the world. At GYPF, we affirm that youth should effectively participate in implementing and achieving sustainable development goals and build actionable projects for transformative change.

Hopes and Challenges

This year’s conference celebrates 12 years of youth leadership and transformative change. In these troubled times, young people hope to shine a light for peace and change around the world. GYPF 2017 organizers are also interested to work closely with state institutions, private companies, INGOs, universities and NGOs, and are happy to discuss any further mutual partnership possibilities.

Activity Description

a) 20,000 strong Global Youth for Peace Assembly & One-World Peace Concert
b) International delegates expected from over 50 countries of the world
c) 4th Asia Level Regional Meeting on theme of ‘Stop Violence Against Women’
d) 4th SAARC Youth leadership summit
e) Sustainability Thinking & Action Programmes
f) Presentation of ‘Global Youth ICON Awards’
g) ‘Candle Light Vigil for World Peace’, at Indo-Pak Wagah Border, Amritsar, India

GYPF 2017 will be followed by Global Women Peace Fest, at Lahore, Pakistan on October 2-3, 2017.