World Wetland Network supported the Youth Engaged in Wetlands team to make a statement during the closing plenary at Ramsar COP13. The YEW team called on the parties to fully commit to implementation of the resolutions, and to involve youth in policy making and implementation of the convention. Their statement proposed the theme for Ramsar COP 14 as Youth and Wetlands.
Congratulations to Elise Allely, Lucia Gamarra and Gab Mejia who led the successful Youth Engaged in Wetlands activities. The statement was presented by Anne Valentina Bourbon from Emirates Nature-WWF. Takuma Satoh, President of Youth Ramsar Japan and Manouore Awa Njoya, Permanent Secretary of Réseau Africain des Jeunes pour les Zones Humides (Cameroon) joined her on the podium.
Read the Youth Declaration.