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  1. UNEP • Created in 1972 • Works essentially with governments • Also works with non-governmental partners • Civil society, children and youth • Started work with youth in 1985 • Long-term strategy since 2003

  2. “TUNZA” means “to treat with care or affection” A programme for you and by you Environmental awareness, information exchange, capacity building. WHAT IS TUNZA? Treat Your Planet With Care

  3. - Tunza International Youth Conference - Tunza International Children’s Conference, - TUNZA magazine - TUNZA storybooks - International Children’s Painting Competition TUNZA ACTIVITIES Acting for a Better World

  4. Takes place every 2 years About 250 children 10 - 14 and their chaperones from all over the world Provides an opportunity for children to learn about and voice their concerns for the environment TUNZA International Children’s Conferences Have Your Say

  5. Held annually for children aged 6-14 Has a different theme each year 10,000 paintings each year Winners receive cash prizes and fully paid trip to attend World Environment Day celebrations International Children’s Painting Competition

  6. Promote a culture of planting & caring for trees among children Targets children aged 14 and below In Kenya, tree planting sessions are organized in April and November We hope that some of you will join the campaign Plant for the Planet Do Your Bit

  7. Nature and Sports Camps Tennis Leadership training on sport and the environment • First created in Nairobi in 2001 • Gives children from poor backgrounds a chance! Basket Ball Soccer

  8. TUNZA Magazine Write about it! Read about it! Provides topic oriented information on the environment. • For young people from 15-24. • Written by young people from all over the world. • You can read the magazine on our website: www.unep.org/tunza/youth/Publications/

  9. Represent youth Advises UNEP on best ways of involving youth It is made up of 14 advisors 15-24. Elected at the International Youth Conference TUNZA YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL Represent Your Region

  10. TUNZA Global Youth Retreat • Retreat takes place every two years in Nairobi • For 50 youth to review UNEP activities • To also participate in the UNEP Governing Council

  11. Engages youth on sustainable consumption issues. A global network of organizations that exchange visions and experiences. YouthXchange materials are used in schools in several parts of the world

  12. What Can I do? What you are already doing Share your ideas and projects with other young people Join hands with young people from other parts of the world Join the Tunza Network

  13. VISIT OUR WEBSITE: www.unep.org/Tunza Or write to us <children.youth@unep.org> YOUR CARE CAN CURE