Members of the public organization Fimigrant took part in the international conference “The role of global cooperation in building the future we want” from February 20 to 23. 2020. The conference was dedicated to the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations # UN75 #UN. The conference was held in Tallinn (Estonia).
The conference was attended about 150 people – representatives of international institutions, organizations, ministries and embassies from more than fifteen countries.
Within 4 days, the participants took part in various trainings and seminars. In the framework of constructive discussions, issues of digital society, intercultural dialogue, youth unemployment, as well as issues of innovation, successful cooperation between the state and society were raised.
The delegates from Fimigrant brought the acquired knowledge and skills, as well as acquainted their colleagues with the results of international cooperation at the conference.
The first event (an international conference and side events) is taking place in Tallinn, Estonia from 20th to 23rd February 2020. It is held in the framework the implementation of United Nations “Global Conversation campaign”, organised in cooperation with partners from different countries and co-financed/supported by the Estonian National Foundation of Civil Society, Tallinn City Government, the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Estonian Minsitry of Culture, Tallink Grupp, the Integration Foundation, Peace Child International, the Nordic Council of Ministers office in Estonia and others partners.
“The UN’s 75th Anniversary Global Conversation 2020 in ESTONIA” is an international high level event (open for interested entities and individuals, members of various worldwide networks and interested parties) is organised to commemorate the UN 75th Anniversary and to discuss the role of global cooperation in building the future we want. In addition we will identify the main obstacles we face in achieving UN SDG in an increasingly digitalised society, growing youth unemployment and divided society. Finally, we will discuss the role and importance of green economy (climate changes) and intercultural dialogue in reconciling societies with their environment, and healing the divide which is pulling its components adrift. This event connects unique regional networks (European, Asian, African and American) of practitioners, policy-makers, civil society organisations, media and international donors.
The International gathering will be a four day event and will be followed by an intensive programme (https://www.unsdg.ee/agenda/ (for organisations/institutions and youth) with high level discussions, workshops, trainings, study visits, project proposals and development organised immediately following the conference.
Official agenda of the main conference day: https://www.unsdg.ee/i-preparation-meeting-in-estonia/international-conference/
THE MAIN AIM
The aim of the international conference and side events is to discuss the role of global cooperation, promote mutual understanding and cooperation between Europe, Asia, Africa and America through political dialogue, particularly on human rights issues, and help create space for an open and non-confrontational debate between representatives of official entities, civil society organisations and individuals. Contribute to the preparation process of Global Event “UN 75 – Global Conversation 2020” what will take place in October 2020 in Estonia.
The objective of the events it is to increase participants’ knowledge on UN Sustainable Development Goals, Human Rights, and Digital Society in the context of globalised world, as well as enhance their capacity to promote and their engagement towards achieving UN SDG and human rights protection in their daily activities.
At the end of the event, participants will have:
Learnt how UN SDG could be achieved on local and international level and how they can contribute to UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development implementation.
Gained theoretical knowledge and practical skills on how to utilise the existing international and regional human rights instruments to prepare and implement youth-friendly policies.
Gained new skills and knowledge in the themes of digital society and tools of good governance.
Improved their understanding about UN Sustainable Development Goals, importance of global cooperation, human rights and youth empowerment in the context of regional processes and international politics.
Built a network of civil society organisations, government representatives and other relevant organisations.
The international event is open to representatives from UN system organisations, intergovernmental organisations, governments, ministries or departments, international donors, national and regional human rights institutions working on human rights, youth organisations, educational institutions and interested adults. Considering space limitations, we encourage civil society organisations working on the implementation of the UN SDG to apply as soon as possible to guaranty their participation. For international participants a total of 60 places are available.
Various teaching methods will be employed by the experienced trainers/experts in order to promote efficient and interactive learning of theoretical approaches to UN SDG and Human rights, and practical skills and knowledge. The programme consists of plenary lectures/speeches, high level panel discussions, workshops, study visits and group exercises. Practical group assignments would be a key component, where participants will be able to learn from each other, create a joint cooperation initiatives and explore highly topical issues of relevance to their national and local practices in achieving UN SDG and their own goals.
A mix of European, Asian, African experts in the field of UN 17 SDGs, international human rights, government officials, international foundations, youth organisations, and regional and international organisations will deliver the content of the event. A detailed programme could be found on webpage.
Working professional with preferably between 1-5 years or more work experience in the field of human rights, UN SDG related issues, youth organisations, youth age 16+, law, public policy, development policy or other relevant areas.
Engaged in, or responsible of their organisation’s current or planned work in implementing the UN SDG and working in civil society fields related to youth issues. (Participants do not need to have immediate or direct experience working on human rights etc, but they need to demonstrate a commitment to do so in the near future.)
Citizen of UN member states
High proficiency in spoken and written English
Be able to attend for the full duration of the 3.5-day event. More find our here: https://www.unsdg.ee/