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Where it all Started - Summary Report - A Question of Balance

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Right Honorable Tony Blair, commenting on the campaign launch as UK Prime Minister: 'Everything we do in our everyday activity, in our work and leisure involves some element of risk. Risk is an inescapable part of our lives. The challenge for all of us, both within and outside Government is to manage risk in a way which gives us the necessary protection we need without constraining what we do beyond a level that is justified. I very much welcome your conference today as a vital contribution to this debate. I hope that you will enjoy what I am sure will be a very stimulating and productive'.

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Saturday, 02 March 2013

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will convene its Youth ECOSOC 2013, “Shaping tomorrow’s innovators: Leveraging science, technology, innovation and culture for today’s youth” on 27 March 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

This event is organized as part of the preparatory process for the 2013 ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) on “Science, technology and innovation, and the potential of culture, for promoting sustainable development and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)”, and is organized by Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), and with the support of “New York Tech Meet Up”.

The key objective of the Youth Forum is to provide a platform for youth to engage in dialogue with various stakeholders to explore possible ways and means for promoting global and sustainable development building upon the potential of Science, Technology, Innovation (STI), and culture.

Key recommendations coming out from the ECOSOC youth forum will be shared with Member States at the High-level Segment of ECOSOC in July 2013.

 
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