About the conference

The TUNZA conference for children and youth is being organized by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP).

The event will bring together around 1400 young people, mentors and celebrities from 100 countries. Participants are divided into two categories: children(10-14) and youth (15-25)

Under the theme 'Reshaping our Future through a Green Economy and Sustainable Lifestyles’, the aim of the conference is to discuss the role of young people in sustainable development and to provide youth input to the upcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as "Rio+20", which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012. One of the main outcomes of the conference will be the “Bandung Declaration”, whoch will provide as global youth statement on sustainable development in the run-up to Rio+20.

The TUNZA conference will also review the contribution of youth to the United Nations International Year of Forests 2011 and explore how young people can encourage their peers to adopt more environment-friendly lifestyles.

The conference will be held from 27 September – 1 October 2011 at Sasana Budaya Ganesha ITB (SABUGA), Bandung Jln Tamansari no 73 Bandung Utara, West Java, Indonesia. All conference sessions will be held at this venue.