“Building Youth-Friendly cities in a world of 8 billion people” – Regional Forum in Sarajevo
The regional forum “Building Youth-Friendly cities in a world of 8 billion people”, in the presence of 120 mayors, representatives of municipalities, youth officials from local self-government and experts from 47 cities in 13 countries, including Macedonia, was held November 15-16 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, organized by UNFPA. The Macedonian delegation consisted of mayors of the municipalities of Debar and Valandovo, representatives of the municipality of Kumanovo, youth officers from the municipalities of Centar, Kumanovo, Debar and Valandovo, while representative from the civil society sector was Irina Janevska from ARNO.
The regional forum provided space for discussing development policies related to youth, participation and strengthening demographic resilience in societies and sharing experiences, solutions and good practices.
“At the conference in Sarajevo, tit was shared that the 6 billionth inhabitant of the world was born in Visoko, Bosnia and Herzegovina 23 years ago and that his godfather is the former secretary of the United Nations – Kofi Annan. Today came the news that a girl was born in Manila, Philippines who is the 8 billionth resident. It is important how many we are, and how strong we are. That’s why we talk about population, young people and policies for young people under the motto #8BillionStrong #DemographicResilience” stated Irina from ARNO.