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Happy Young and Future Generations Day!

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By Julie Fink, WAGGGS Youth Delegate From Denmark

Today was a special day at COP 16: A day dedicated to youth and future generations. We think it is important to recognize the role of young people in the UNFCCC negotations, since we are the ones who are going to experience the consequences of climate change on a large scale.

We celebrated the day with a lot of actions and side events all over the two venues of the COP: Cancun Messe and Moon Palace.

Last day at the Conference of Youth

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By Fatima Irais Espinosa Rodriguez, WAGGGS Youth Delegate From Mexico

We started the day with a relaxing dynamic in order to meet and keep in touch with someone from the Conferene of Youth (COY 6) before starting the exciting and busy week that is ahead. We found a person who was not from our own delegation and exchanged information and ideas so as to be in contact and start a new friendship.

So You Wanna Be a Youthink! Blogger?

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Are you a young person and a global citizen? Join our bloggers on Youthink!

The Youthink! blog is a social platform for youth discussion on development and major global issues. If you are passionate about these topics, have opinions on how to make the world a better place, and want the world to hear you, then now’s your chance to jump in!

Put your ideas and enthusiasm into words, video and photos; share ideas with people all over the world!

10 Ways to Make a Difference in 2010

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Boys playing footballAs the new year kicks off, it's a good time to think about goals for the year. Of course, we all have our own personal aspirations (e.g. exercise more, learn a new language, etc. etc.), but hey, you wouldn't be visiting Youthink! in the first place, if your goals were purely personal...

So, for those of you dreaming of a better world (and Nobel Peace Prizes), here are a few ideas for making a change this year, one small step at a time:

Playing hard to change the world!

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Young people from across Brazil spark a movement to bring change and empower communities.

All those who criticize online social networks and the time young people spend on them, will have to reconsider their arguments now. Especially after the example given by a group of young people from Brazil last month!

At the UN Youth Assembly

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The UN Youth Assembly 2009 started today, and I've been really impressed by the levels of excitement and enthusiasm among the participants. In just one afternoon, I met with people from Indonesia, China, the USA, Pakistan, Spain and Nigeria, and everyone I spoke with had a really clear vision about what they were hoping to learn or achieve from the event and why they had come.

What would YOU like to see at the 2009 Global Youth Conference?

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The annual Global Youth Conference is organized by the World Bank's Y2Y group. For this year's conference (scheduled for October 22, 2009 in Washington, DC) the organizers want to hear from you! What would you like to see at the conference this year? Is there an issue you are passionate about and do you want to hear from a particular speaker?