Looking Beyond Disaster: UNESCO Youth Forum




9th – 12th December 2011
New Zealand

Young people who have experienced natural disasters in the Asia Pacific region will meet in Christchurch for the “Looking Beyond Disaster: UNESCO Youth Forum”.

They will share disaster experiences and develop realistic action plans to rebuild communities that meet the needs and aspirations of young people.

 An initiative of the NZ National Commission for UNESCO in partnership with the Bangkok UNESCO Office and the UNESCO Office of the Pacific in Apia, “Looking Beyond Disaster’s” planning committee is chaired by the Student Volunteer Army’s Sam Johnson and includes core members from Christchurch youth as well as other community and UNESCO stakeholders.


 Venue: College House, 100 Waimairi Road, Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand

For more information please contact:

Media contact: Christine Robertson, 027 506 3370 or christine.robertson@minedu.govt.nz

Vicki Soanes (UNESCO) Email: vicki.soanes@minedu.govt.nz or Telephone: 64 4 463 8626
Lorraine Mckeown (Student Volunteer Army)Email: beyonddisaster@sva.org.nz



Date:  Friday 9th December  -12th December 2011