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8. Develop a global partnership for development • •

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Develop further an open trading and financial system that is rule-based, predictable and non-discriminatory. Includes a commitment to good governance, development and poverty reduction—nationally and internationally Address the least developed countries’ special needs. This includes tariff- and quota-free access for their exports; enhanced debt relief for heavily indebted poor countries; cancellation of official bilateral debt; and more generous official development assistance for countries committed to poverty reduction Address the special needs of landlocked and small island developing States Deal comprehensively with developing countries’ debt problems through national and international measures to make debt sustainable in the long term In cooperation with the developing countries, develop decent and productive work for youth In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies— especially information and communications technologies

What is WOSM doing to contribute? WOSM has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UN Millennium Campaign which can be found in Appendix C. This Memorandum includes collaboration on the Youth of the World Programme. Youth of the World In partnership with the United Nations, World Scouting contributed specifically to the Global Campaign on the Millennium Development Goals by launching the “Youth of the World Campaign”. The purpose of this youth campaign is to mobilise and sensitise the youth on issues regarding development, and to invite young people to act, debate and reflect in a community. The aims of the campaign are to :

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Mobilise young people, from 15 to 26 years old, on the Millennium Development Goals and encourage them to develop projects responding to the needs of their community. Develop educational resources enabling young people to acquire motivation, knowledge and skills regarding the Millennium development Goals and ability to develop projects. Support young people to use media or to create alternative solutions to inform, sensitize, mobilise other young people on a larger audience on the Millennium Development Goals and issues regarding sustainable development and peace.

Components : 1. 2. 3.

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Principles :

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Promote and support youth led projects Create information for young people by young people Focus on local communities and needs of young people Invest in youth Reach out to young people with the right media 11 Scouting and the United Nations - © World Scout Bureau – April 2005

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