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Inspired by the International Year of Youth: ┐Dialogue and Mutual Understanding┐ and by the theme of the HLS ┐Promoting productive capacity, employment and decent work to eradicate poverty in the context of inclusive, sustainable and equitable economic growth at all levels for achieving the MDGs┐, an international conference was organized by the International Association of Ontopsychology of Italy in collaboration with the BAR Association for Intergovernmental Organizations (BAIGO), Association Internationale des Formateurs en OMD (AIFOMD), International Association for Humanitarian Medicine Brock Chisholm, Institute of International Social Development, International Association of the Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions (AICESIS) and Antonio Meneghetti Scientific and Humanistic Research Foundation based in Switzerland and operating worldwide.
Pedagogical approach
Four young delegations from the BRIC Countries┐Brazil, Russia, India, China┐participated in ┐The new BRIC┐s Youth Generation and their future social responsibility in the globalised world┐ conference at Palais des Nations, in Geneva on 20 June 2011. It provided an opportunity for young people to interact across cultures, empowering them to become socially responsible young leaders employed with decent work.
The project derived from Ontopsychology, a science that encourages young people to play a socially relevant role and to adopt a humanistic vision in the formulation and implementation of projects. The social responsibility proposed by Ontopsychology can contribute to fill the moral gap and to mitigate the existential crisis that affects so many young people. In this occasion, the Meneghetti Award was launched for research in Economics, Physics and Medicine. Each delegation presented a development project that provided various ways to put the MDGs into practice, taking into account the 15 priorities set out in the Youth Programme of Action.
Summary of projects by merit
The Brazilian presentation has the potential to be a model for replication due to its great clarity on moral values. Calling for young people to endeavour to meet the MDGs, ┐Identita de jovem┐, is guided by the principles of the promotion of peace, human rights and respect for other cultures.
The Russian ┐Business Start Project,┐ implements the relationship between the traditional culture and the new globalized world: how to create a new professional style for a new social responsibility.
The Chinese project focused on how to involve youth in the decision-making process to prevent discrimination. It stressed the importance of a multicultural experience abroad, allowing youth to develop an international vision and to act more responsibly in the world.
The Indian presentation, ┐Learning from creativity┐, stressed that art and culture can help advance quality education among young Indians. This approach was inspired by the role of art and culture in the country┐s progress, as factors of social cohesion, women emancipation, and job creation.
Recommendations
1. Promote training and educational initiatives related to MDGs and their implementation involving young people for a sustainable and eco-biological environment;
2. Reduce discrimination to improve social consciousness, employment, decent work and respect for human rights;
3. Support social responsibility in education;
4. Encourage multicultural experiences in order to eliminate racism, intolerance and prejudice.

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