Two-stage conference in English without interpretation

The Geneva Youth Call, a project initiated by a group of students from the Bachelor in International Relations at the University of Geneva, invites you to contribute and debate on environmental issues during this online conference followed by workshops.

Environmental protection is at the center of many debates around the world, and youth plays a major role in this highlighting. Anne Mahrer and Marie-Claire Graf will present their commitment through legal and political actions and share their views on youth-led environmental movements and the solutions they propose. This conference aims to inspire every generation to realize the importance of getting involved and to start the adventure that is climate protection. Thus, the support of the explorer Mike Horn is evident to remind us that the adventures, whatever their nature, are at the core of every project. 

This conference is the first step towards the Global Youth Assembly which will take place in Geneva this autumn and where a Youth Charter will be adopted. After the talks, through workshops, the Geneva Youth Call invites the world’s youth (15-30 years old) to exchange its visions and solutions to (re)green the planet, draw a new Charter and organize the Assembly to address global issues.



6pm CESTWelcome adress, with : 

  • Frédéric Esposito, Director of the Bachelor in International Relations, GSI
  • Alessandra Vellucci, Director, United Nations Information Service

6:15pm CEST Public online Conference, with :

  • Anne Mahrer, co-president from “Senior Women for Climate Protection Switzerland”

  • Marie-Claire Graf, member of the Youth Constituency of the UNFCCC (YOUNGO)

  • With the participation of the adventurer Mike Horn

Both guest speakers will share their journey, experiences and give their opinions about the youth-led environmental movements and solutions. Then, they will take part in a discussion moderated by one of the GYC team member and answer some questions from the online public.

7:30pm CEST : Workshops 

Groups of young people from 15-30 year old will be invited to discuss the next three subjects with GYC team members : 

  • Fueling youth activism : How to encourage the Youth to act for the environment ? 

  • Tomorrow's charter : How to represent a modern and innovative World Youth Charter ?

  • A structure for change : How to organize an efficient International Youth Assembly ?







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What is Geneva Youth Call ?

The Geneva Youth call is an initiative to unite the World Youth together, to bring our voices to the United Nations, and to contribute to the changes it needs. This call is for you ! Be part of the solution. 


What can I do?

At GYC we believe that the world youth has an amazing potential to generate ideas and create solutions. All it needs is a place to share and cooperate… and that’s where we come in! This platform was created to connect youth, spot important global problems, and generate new solutions together. Check our page "Contribute"


Have you ever thought about an issue that seems underestimated? Share it as a Problem Witness!
Do you often think about solutions to create a better world? Share it as a Problem Solver!


Imagine, for the first time, the World Youth will have its own place to build solutions together for a better future. All we need now is your energy to trigger Change. 


What’s happening right now? 

GYC is currently working on the Youth Charter, inspired by youth’s proposals and solutions from our forms. But it’s nothing like a standard Chart:

  • It will be the foundation of a Global Youth position in the international stage, including its values, ambitions, and ideals

  • It will directly include concrete solutions

  • It will be flexible and adaptable in order to best correspond to tomorrow's reality


What’s next? 

This summer, we will organize the very first of many Global Assemblies at the United Nations in Geneva to gather you, the world Youth. This assembly, independent of any state representation,  will allow us to take stock of the current challenges and to draw up the first solutions that can be brought by the Youth. It will be an opportunity for the Youth Representatives to validate the progress of the Youth Charter and to meet UN experts. In response to the UN's call and with the support of the University of Geneva, we’re just waiting for you !

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