What's #BYND2015?

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Are you under the age of 25?

Do you have an idea how technology can change your world for the better?

The ITU is giving you a chance to play a role in setting the next generation of international ICT policy, by helping send a message to world leaders on the future global development agenda.

The Global Youth Summit: BYND 2015 will mobilize youth to join forces and create solutions for social good, enabled through widespread access to information and communication technologies (ICTs).

One of the main outcomes of the BYND2015 Global Youth Summit is a short policy statement which encapsulates the key issues and recommendations as identified by a worldwide youth community. From mid-July 2013 up until the September Summit there will be an extensive online crowdsourcing movement where young people will be engaged to identify key challenges and to propose solutions and ideas. In line with the summit, the focus will be on how ICTs can contribute to socio-economic development as well as how young people can make a greater contribution to global policy decision making processes.

Over the next 6-8 weeks this platform will be the central venue for sourcing ideas from young people, for delivery to the BYND2015 Summit and afterwards to United Nations General Assembly also in September. There are prizes to be won, including Android tablets and more. There are also leadership roles in the BYND2015 Summit Youth Advisory Board up for grabs; so what are you waiting for?

To share your ideas visit: http://itu.crowdicity.com

For questions or queries please visit http://www.itu.int/bynd2015 or drop a line to BYND2015@itu.int.

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