Updated: Jul 20
By Lamia Bazir
HAF Representative at the UN in New York
On Friday, June 13, 2014, Lamia Bazir, representative of the High Atlas Foundation at the United Nations, was invited by UN Secretary General Envoy on Youth, Ahmed El Handaoui, to meet the new generation of youth leaders at the UNICEF Headquarters in New York. This meeting was the occasion for the young participants to share their plan of action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the post-2015 Agenda. The proposed document emphasized sustainability, rule of law, and peace as key conditions to development. Indeed, the students came from all around the globe to share their vision of development and conceive an integrated plan to face global challenges.
This conference asserted the power and impact of youth in human development, which is at the core of the High Atlas Foundation’s mission in Morocco. It was held as part of the UN Student Leadership Conference on Development, in partnership between UNICEF Voices of Youth Connect, Fundacion Cultural Baur, and Global Education Motivators (GEM).