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World Youth Parliament for Water

The World Youth Parliament for Water is a youth network acting for water around the world. This movement of passionate young people from over 80 countries effects change at all levels: from local communities, where they implement concrete actions, to the United Nations General Assembly, where they advocate for youth participation in the water sector. The WYPW is supported by the International Secretariat for Water.

Every three years, the WYPW holds a General Assembly during the World Water Forum, to identify new members and develop an action strategy for the following three years.

Our latest General Assembly

From March 16th to 23rd of 2018, the World Youth Parliament for Water (WYPW) regrouped more than 50 young water leaders from around the world in Brasilia for its fourth General Assembly. Over seven days of activities, participants challenged their knowledge and creative skills, and tested their ability to achieve meaningful consensus. They also attended the 8th World Water Forum. More details here.

Mission

  • To coordinate youth water action and advocacy at the local, basin and international level.
  • To guarantee that the water sector recognizes youth as key stakeholders
  • To raise youth awareness of water issues
  • To encourage youth to build capacities and to act for water

Find out more about the four past General Assemblies:

We wish to extend our sincerest thanks to our partners. Special thanks to the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and Presence Switzerland.

PHOTOS

Achievements

  • 5 regional parliaments
  • 30 national parliaments
  • Youth participation in the 7th World Water Forum's political discussions
Global mobilisation:
  • 1 000 young people mobilized over the long term
  • 60 000 youth and partners indirectly affected

News

Stockholm World Water Week – an involved civil society

For a strong committment of civil society and youth at the Stockholm World Water Week From left to right: Hannane Sellali (ISW), Lindsey Adalco-Manning (WYPW), Sarah Dousse (ISW) and Biljana Rimcheska (YWCCEE) We co-convened these sessions: Youth for Water and Climate Day! Wednesday, August 29th | All day | Room: Young Professionals booth – MV1 Organized … Continue reading Stockholm World Water Week – an involved civil society

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The national Senegalese journal presents our actions for water and peace

The Senegalese national daily “Le Soleil” shared the vision and actions of the ISW and its networks at the 8th World Water Forum in Brasilia to promote cooperation on water issues. We advocate for sustainable access to water and sanitation services, prioritizing the participation of civil society and young people in finding solutions and developing … Continue reading The national Senegalese journal presents our actions for water and peace

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SWE gives a boost to Eastern European youth thanks to Erasmus+

  Youth Voices → Policy Choices: Giving a boost to Eastern European youth thanks to Erasmus+ Young leaders will meet with policymakers to envision a future in water ahead of COP24  STRASBOURG, Jan. 15, 2018 – Solidarity Water Europe is proud to announce that a new international initiative pairing young water advocates with policymakers has … Continue reading SWE gives a boost to Eastern European youth thanks to Erasmus+

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#WaterGeneration Meetup Day 1

The first full day of #WaterGeneration Meetup in Ouagadougou got off to an exciting start. Youth from 10 countries in French-speaking Africa have gathered in Burkina Faso’s capital to take action for water. “#WaterGeneration Meetup is coming, I’m ready to work,” tweeted Flamay Ahiafor, a Young Water Champion from Togo. The introduction set the scene … Continue reading #WaterGeneration Meetup Day 1

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#WaterGeneration Meetup Ouagadougou – Nov 30–Dec 4

This Thursday in Burkina Faso, the International Secretariat for Water will unite 30 French-speaking youth from across Africa for #WaterGeneration Meetup – Ouagadougou. Over four days, they will participate in discussions, project workshops, social events and field visits. . The ISW is organizing this event to mobilize young Africans involved in the water sector, in collaboration … Continue reading #WaterGeneration Meetup Ouagadougou – Nov 30–Dec 4

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Young people from Pakistan come together to discuss the Youth Strategy of ISW!

On June 9, 2017, the young professionals of Pakistan Youth Parliament For Water (PYPW) and Youth Parliament for Kashmir (YPK) gathered to discuss the new Youth Strategy of the International Secretariat for Water. Under the Supervision of the Adviser of Pakistan Youth Parliament For Water, the Honorable Sir Aslam Khan, the group made the cross verification of each … Continue reading Young people from Pakistan come together to discuss the Youth Strategy of ISW!

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Do you want to be the new Water Generation? Take part to the Youth Central Asia Workshop at the Astana Expo 2017

The International Secretariat for Water and the Swiss Government invite all young people active in water sector, to apply to the Youth Central Asia Workshop (Astana, 16-20 June 2017). Context The Youth Central Asia Workshop is organized as a side event of the Blue Peace Central Asia: Dialogue for 2030 – Water Security and Inclusive Growth (18–20 … Continue reading Do you want to be the new Water Generation? Take part to the Youth Central Asia Workshop at the Astana Expo 2017

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Implementation of a project by the National Youth Parliament for Water-Togo

The International Secretariat for Water (ISW) welcomes the project “Climate Saturdays: Talking and Acting with Young People” implemented by the National Youth Parliament for Water – Togo. The project was selected as part of a competition organized by the Global Water Partnership (GWP) at the COP22 following the deposit of the White Paper “A Paris … Continue reading Implementation of a project by the National Youth Parliament for Water-Togo

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The Swiss Cooperation is supporting the development of our Youth Strategy

The ISW-SWE movement has been involved for more than 20 years in the development of programs for young people, notably through the Youth Parliaments for Water (EYPW, WYPW), enabling young people to be actively involved and bringing their voice to the water sector. To solidify these programs, to diversify the interventions with young people and … Continue reading The Swiss Cooperation is supporting the development of our Youth Strategy

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World Youth Parliament for Water – Daegu & Gyeongbuk General Assembly 2015

In the framework of the 7th World Water Forum, the 3rd WYPW General Assembly was held from April 5 to 17 in Gyeongju, South Korea For one week, young parliamentarians exchanged on water and sanitation issues and have shared their respective initiatives. They were able to present their visions and commitments for water and develop … Continue reading World Youth Parliament for Water – Daegu & Gyeongbuk General Assembly 2015

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World Youth Parliament for Water – General Assembly Québec 2002

The World Youth Parliament for Water was convened in Quebec City on November 18-22, 2002. The event was part of the preparatory activities for the International Freshwater Year 2003 and brought together 80 young participants from 23 countries, between the ages of 14 and 18. It provided an opportunity for the youth to reflect on … Continue reading World Youth Parliament for Water – General Assembly Québec 2002

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Events

Blue Peace Panel Discussion: Sustainable Transboundary Water Cooperation

World Youth Parliament for Water

FUS National Auditorium, Franklin University of Switzerland

34th AGUASAN Conference on Water and Sanitation

World Youth Parliament for Water

Spiez, Switzerland

World Youth Parliament for Water: 4th General Assembly

World Youth Parliament for Water

Brasilia, Brazil

8th World Water Forum: Citizen’s Sponsorship Program deadline

World Youth Parliament for Water

Brasília

Publications