• Strengthen a new global network of young people across the world empowered to share experiences and exchange ideas on youth led activities especially on conservation of biodiversity and to eradicate poverty.
  • Encourage youth –led projects designed during the various meetings, summits and conferences implemented in different countries;
  • Stop activities which contribute to environment degradation, such as pollution, the overexploitation of natural resources, the spread of invasive alien species, and climate change;
  • Urge governments to implement national legislation and enforce judgments to address environmental degradation and support civil society and the private sector to ensure that their actions do not adversely affect biodiversity;
  • Encourage environmentally – friendly lifestyles, including the sustainable use of resources, and the use of clean renewable energies;
  • Encourage participation in activities at the local and national levels that stimulate business, civil society and governments to promote the sustainable use of biodiversity;
  • Aim to collaborate with international campaigns and initiatives, and improve international networks for coordinated action regarding the sustainable use of biodiversity in over 160 countries;
  • Our Volunteers pledge to take further action in deepening and spreading the awareness of the fundamental value of biodiversity;
  • Create reliable partnerships between all stakeholders for the conservation of biodiversity, bearing in mind the value of their respective knowledge;
  • Create a global biodiversity platform in order to increase international cooperation among youth organizations by sharing their respective practices;
  • Realize that over one billion of the world population lives in poverty, facing daily the unacceptable conditions of hunger and malnutrition, disease, homelessness, unsafe environments and social exclusion, and that the majority of this population consists of young people, three quarters of them living in rural areas. We feel that the cycle of indebtedness of developing countries is a major contributor to hunger and poverty, and note with sorrow that debt forgiveness is not being implemented in accordance with the expediency and urgency of the need;
  • We are highly concerned about the continued deterioration of the status of youth worldwide, who face growing levels of unemployment, poverty, armed conflict, epidemic diseases, functional illiteracy and substance abuse – among other social and economic challenges -despite global advances made in technologies, entrepreneurship development, medical research, leisure and recreation facilities;
  • We recognize that in spite of progress made in basic education, inequity based on economic and social conditions, sex and disabilities continues to persist, leaving millions of children and young people out of school. Additionally, we acknowledge that youth continue to lose lives to acute respiratory infections, vaccination-preventable diseases and malnutrition. These risks continue to result in the loss of lives to a very large scale. Violence and suicide are also growing factors of youth mortality. We also recognize that the access to quality child and youth-friendly health services as well as health education are still issues that need to be seriously addressed;
  • We note that women, particularly young women and girls, are the most vulnerable and most affected by social and economic problems and in times of armed conflict, and that their status as equal partners in youth development and empowerment is essential in overcoming the societal imbalances that continue to prevail;
  • We are highly concerned about the prevalence of human rights violations with regard to young people, such as child labour, trafficking and sexual exploitation, children and youth in armed conflict and living in countries under occupation, and the exclusion of children and youth infected and affected by AIDS, including those orphaned by it. We choose to dedicate this session of the World Youth Forum to identifying and advocating for initiatives that empower young people to have greater control over their individual and collective destinies, and their ability to effectively contribute to the advancement of the global community;
  • We fight effectively against hunger and poverty a comprehensive approach needs to involve all parts of civil society, especially youth, in the policy making and implementation areas of hunger, poverty and debt at all levels. The cancellation of external debts is not only a precondition for any effective fight against hunger and poverty; it also frees funding for investment in education, health and youth. The monitoring of the use of this funding and the implementation of poverty eradication strategies shall be monitored by civil society and youth organizations. In the process of globalization, more and more decisions are being taken at the international level (for example by the WTO, IMF and World Bank) having a strong impact on national policies without the installation any system of checks and balances. Governments and the United Nations must ensure full and comprehensive representation of civil society, youth organizations and developing nations in all global and multilateral decision-making forums. For ensuring the minimum standard of life for everyone governments shall install social safety nets and give social assistance for young people in need facing difficulties beyond their control;
  • We form a youth network which could generate mechanisms to ensure the participation of young representatives in reconciliation process, negotiation and peace building;
  • We demand compensation and justice for slavery, colonization and marginalization as crimes against humanity;
  • We develop and support the education of a culture of peace in programmes of schools in all levels. We encourage sport programs that are specially for disabled people and encourage the participation of disabled people in the regular sports activities at all levels;
  • We call on future World Youth Conference to lead by example and remove the causes of marginalization and provide access to services for youth with disabilities;
  • We ultimately call upon Governments, the United Nations System and civil society organizations to support young people in their endeavors to obtain the resources for extensive and comprehensive youth empowerment programmes.