HDRO Conference Room
18 May 2011
Time: 12:30 – 2:00 pm
Note: The presentation will begin with a screening of the documentary "Voices of Tomorrow: Youth in Cyprus" (17 minutes) which highlights the participatory process that culminated in the launch of the HDR.
The first Human Development Report for Cyprus, entitled “Youth in Cyprus: Aspirations, Lifestyles and Empowerment” was launched in 2009 by UNDP Action for Cooperation and Trust, in cooperation with the University of Nicosia and the Cyprus Social and Economic Research Centre (KADEM). The Report highlights an urgent need to engage and empower Cypriot youth in the process of peace-building and reconciliation. The report was produced as part of a two-year initiative, the Cyprus Youth Dialogue Project, which engaged young people in an island-wide research and dialogue process. How can the report, the youth charter, and the documentary now be used as an advocacy tool for peace-building and reconciliation in Cyprus? There have been many developments and initiatives since the launch of the report and these will be discussed at the presentation.
About the Speaker
Pembe Mentesh is a Programme Analyst at UNDP’s peace-building programme in Cyprus – Action for Cooperation and Trust. Since 2006 she has worked on a variety of DEX and civil society partner implemented peace-building initiatives with a focus on youth, media and communications. She moved to Cyprus from Australia where her previous experience includes media, public affairs and project management for local and state government institutions for education and indigenous communities, as well as extensive experience in writing, campaigning and community work. She holds a BA in Communications and is currently completing an MA in Social Inquiry.
The event will take place in the HDRO conference room, on the 12th floor of the FF building, at 304 East 45th Street. For more information, and to organize the pick-up in the lobby in case you do not have a UN pass, please contact email@example.com.
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