Youth Statement on Learning Cities now available in English, French and Spanish

31 December 2015

The 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 Youth Statement on Learning Cities was developed by youth delegates of the 2nd International Conference on Learning Cities that took place 28-30 September 2015 in Mexico City. The Statement consists of three recognitions of the importance of building learning cities and the involvement of youth in this regard; three calls for action directed at UNESCO; three expressions of encouragement directed at local and national governments; and three commitments from youth to contribute to the building of learning cities.

Youth as co-creators of learning cities

To successfully build learning cities, all stakeholders, including youth, must be involved. Young people are the next generation of leaders and must be engaged as co-creators of learning cities. Their contribution plays a crucial role in building learning cities.

The 2nd International Conference on Learning Cities, which was held in Mexico City from 28 to 30 September 2015, provided an opportunity to engage youth in the promotion of lifelong learning in the world’s communities. At the Conference, twenty young people from different parts of the world shared their perspectives on building learning cities.

To anchor their commitment to building learning cities around the world, the youth delegates attending the Conference developed the 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 Youth Statement on Learning Cities. Among other points, the Statement calls upon national and local governments to engage youth as co-creators in the process of building learning cities.

Youth representatives expressed their views on learning cities in the thematic and regional forums of the 2nd International Conference on Learning Cities.