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Young Reporters Quiz Achim Steiner at Tunza Children & Youth Conference
28/ 09/ 2011

Young Reporters Quiz Achim Steiner at Tunza Children & Youth ConferenceSix young Aljazeera anchors interviewed Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, on the future of sustainable development

Six young Aljazeera anchors interviewed Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director,  on the future of sustainable development and the Arab Spring, as part of the hit show, "Hayaat Al Tahrir",  which means "Editorial Board" in Arabic. The show is watched by millions of young people across the Arab region and the world.It is presented by anchors from Egypt, Tunis, Qatar, Sudan, Algeria and Syria.
 
Aljazeera Children flew the crew to Bandung, Indonesia, to cover UNEP's International Children and Youth Conference on the Environment, where 1500 participants from 120 countries  are putting their final requests and appeals to world leaders. The meeting is expected to produce a Bandung Declaration that will be delivered at the upcoming Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012.
 
A full Aljazeera report on the conference with an exclusive interview with Mr. Steiner will be aired on Sunday 2nd of October 2011 at 5:00 pm GMT.

Further Resources
UNEP Children and Youth Initiative (TUNZA)
UNEP TUNZA Children and Youth International Conference 2011