The G8 Youth Summit delegates, gathered in Paris last week, support the creation of Red Helmets at the UN
The 2011 Youth Summit took place from May 29th to June 3rd, organized by Youth Diplomacy. This year, the theme of the G8 & G20 Youth Summits was “global transition towards a multilateral and sustainable world”. The delegates were in charge to convey the position of the World’s Youth in a Final Communiqué, to be delivered to the French Presidency of the G20-G8.
The Red Helmets Foundation is calling for a more important commitment of new generations in the implementation of new humanitarian governance and therefore supported this initiative. It presented one of its major projects during a workshop, that is to say the creation of an HQ dedicated to humanitarian action.
The delegates agreed that a close coordination is needed at global, regional and national levels in order to back up the work of humanitarian aid, governmental and nongovernmental. Thus, they’ve decided to support Nicole Guedj’s project, and in the Final Communiqué they enlightened that an UN crisis centre dedicated to the organization of humanitarian action could be created.
We can only but hope that the members of the G20-G8 will pay attention to the requests of this committed Youth!