Presentation on theme: "UNEP Created in 1972 Works essentially with governments Also works with non-governmental partners Civil society, children and youth Started work with."— Presentation transcript:
UNEP Created in 1972 Works essentially with governments Also works with non-governmental partners Civil society, children and youth Started work with youth in 1985 Long-term strategy since 2003
WHAT IS TUNZA? TUNZA means to treat with care or affection A programme for you and by you Environmental awareness, information exchange, capacity building.
TUNZA ACTIVITIES TUNZA ACTIVITIES - Tunza International Youth Conference - Tunza International Childrens Conference, - TUNZA magazine - TUNZA storybooks - International Childrens Painting Competition
TUNZA International Childrens Conferences Takes place every 2 years About 250 children 10 - 14 and their chaperones from all over the world Provides an opportunity for children to learn about and voice their concerns for the environment
International Childrens Painting Competition Held annually for children aged 6-14 Has a different theme each year 10,000 paintings each year Winners receive cash prizes and fully paid trip to attend World Environment Day celebrations
Plant for the Planet Promote a culture of planting & caring for trees among children Targets children aged 14 and below In Kenya, tree planting sessions are organized in April and November We hope that some of you will join the campaign
Nature and Sports Camps Leadership training on sport and the environment First created in Nairobi in 2001 Gives children from poor backgrounds a chance!
TUNZA Magazine Provides topic oriented information on the environment. For young people from 15-24. Written by young people from all over the world. You can read the magazine on our website: www.unep.org/tunza/youth/Publica tions /
TUNZA YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL Represent youth Advises UNEP on best ways of involving youth It is made up of 14 advisors 15-24. Elected at the International Youth Conference
TUNZA Global Youth Retreat Retreat takes place every two years in Nairobi For 50 youth to review UNEP activities To also participate in the UNEP Governing Council
Engages youth on sustainable consumption issues. A global network of organizations that exchange visions and experiences. YouthXchange materials are used in schools in several parts of the world
What Can I do? What you are already doing Share your ideas and projects with other young people Join hands with young people from other parts of the world Join the Tunza Network
VISIT OUR WEBSITE: www.unep.org/Tunza Or write to us