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Commonwealth Youth Climate Network at the Rio+20 UN Conference
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Commonwealth Youth Climate Network at the Rio+20 UN Conference

The Commonwealth Youth Climate Network (CYCN) is attending the Rio+20 UN Conference (www.uncsd2012.org) which takes place from the 20th-22nd June 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The conference was organized after a series of related activities which began on the 6th of June, these were also attended by the CYCN delegation in Brazil. Members of the delegation are:

1. Ms. Slater Jewell-Kemker (Canada)

2. Mr. Chola Simwanza (Zambia)

3. Ms. Raquel Woods (Australia)

4. Mr. Simon Matafai (New Zealand)

5. Ms. Anam Gill (Pakistan)

6. Mr. Jean Paul Brice Affana (Cameroon)

The list of all activities and events to be organized by the group, which will also support the work of the Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) can be found here. You can read about the profiles of the youth delegates at http://youthclimate.org.uk/events/,  follow them on Twitter at @cycn09 and to join the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/cycn09/

The CYCN delegation at Rio+20 is funded by the Commonwealth Youth Programme and supported by the Commonwealth Secretariat and its Economic Affairs Division. One of the milestone event of the delegation at Rio+20 has been the youth-led event ”London+20” organized on the 5th June at the British Youth Council in London. You can read more at http://www.stakeholderforum.org/fileadmin/files/London+20_project%20presentation.pdf

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