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  • What is the Art for well-being competition?
    It is a global creative arts competition designed for 10 – 24-year-olds to answer the question “What does well-being mean to you?” through art pieces, songs and short film / spoken word / poetry. In addition to awesome cash prizes, top entries will be showcased at the Global Forum for Adolescents ’23 and at the United Nations General Assembly as part of the 1.8 Billion Young People for Change Campaign. Submit your entry by 29 July 2023 here:
  • What is Adolescent well-being?
    Adolescent Well-being is defined in the following way: Adolescents have the support, confidence, and resources to thrive in contexts of secure and healthy relationships, realizing their full potential and rights (Adolescent Well-being Framework, 2020) The World Health Organization Defines “Well-being” in the following way: (WHO Health Promotion Glossary of Terms, 2021) Video English | Video Spanish | Video French
  • What does well-being mean to you? - Things to consider when creating your entry
    What does it mean to YOU to be comfortable, happy or healthy? (What does this look like in your everyday life?) Consider the dimensions of emotional, social, intellectual, and physical well-being and how they intersect in your life. How can comfort, happiness and health be achieved? What are the areas in which you are comfortable, happy or healthy? How do you prioritise your well-being? (What practices or habits contribute to your overall comfort, happiness, and health?) Explore strategies and actions that can help you achieve and maintain well-being. What are the factors that affect how comfortable, happy and healthy you are? Consider the external factors that influence your well-being, e.g. relationships, environment, access to resources, and societal expectations. Why is being comfortable, happy and healthy important as a young person? How does it contribute to their overall well-being, personal growth, academic success, and positive social interactions during the crucial phase of adolescence?
  • What are the 5 well-being areas to consider exploring in your entry?
    Good health and nutrition Connectedness, positive values and contribution to society Safety and a supportive environment Learning, competence, education, skills and employability Agency and resilience and their intersection with cross thematic areas eg climate change, COVID-19, digital technology, humanitarian and fragile settings For more information you can find more details about the 5 domains of adolescent health and well-being here: Now that you understand what well-being is and more importantly what it means to you… It’s time to create your entry!
  • What are the steps to submitting an entry?
    If this does not answer your question you can email us at Good luck!
  • Who can apply to hold an affiliated event with the Global Forum?
    Youth-led organizations and all other PMNCH partners (health care workers, NGO’s, Private Sector, Knowledge institutions, donors, etc.) are encouraged to organize activities that spotlight adolescents and young people. Adolescents and youth are strongly encouraged to participate in the programming and design of the events. Partners are encouraged to follow the guidelines for Meaningful Adolescent and Youth Engagement (MAYE). PMNCH welcomes all events by partners supporting the objectives, and vision of the Global Forum for Adolescents and in line with the WHO Framework Engagement of Non-State Actors (FENSA). Sessions must be relevant to the GFA mandate and its programme of work – PMNCH will not accept or promote any events which do not align with these objectives or with WHO’s FENSA.
  • Are there guidelines about what type of format and content should be included in my event?
    Thematic Areas Organizers are invited to build on the five domains of adolescent well-being as laid out in the conceptual framework and the BMJ series: 1. Good health and optimum nutrition 2. Connectedness, positive values, and contribution to society 3. Safety and a supportive environment 4. Learning, competence, education, skills, and employability 5. Agency and resilience National activities focused on cross-cutting themes such as climate change, COVID-19 (recovery), financing, rights and equity are also welcomed to be part of this global movement. Format All events are welcome, small or big – depending on the interest and capacities of the hosting organization. These events can be in-person or virtual. Examples are: rallies street-parties marches discussions debates symposiums webinars games, competitions, concerts, localized campaigns, social media activities, and school and university activities, etc. The sky is the limit! Host a viewing-party of the Global Forum for Adolescents on the 11-12 October 2023 and facilitate a space for your colleagues and friends to connect and be able to discuss challenges on the spot. Register and let people know where you are so you can watch parts of the Forum together in your city. Inclusivity Youth presence is required (at least 2 participants under 30), engaging with adolescents (10-19) is highly encouraged. To develop pre-recorded/audio visual materials with adolescents under 18, permission from a parent/guardian is required. Consent from all other participants is highly encouraged. Organizers are encouraged to highlight the differing needs of adolescents: early adolescence, middle adolescence, and late adolescence/young adulthood. Organizers are strongly encouraged to consider adolescents with disabilities and make events inclusive and accessible for everybody.   Events and materials can be shared in English, French or Spanish, or an alternative language with a translation of any script/text.
  • What support can I expect in planning this event from PMNCH?
    Raise visibility of your organization’s efforts on adolescent well-being. Provide access to the 1.8 campaign partner toolkit (incl. use of branding and logos, social media templates, core messages for local adaptation; data on local responses to the “What Young People Want” initiative in English, French and Spanish see Annex 1 for more information). Include your national event in a public global registry on the 1.8 Campaign and Global Forum for Adolescents website. Share pre-recorded video-messages and content to support the activities based on technical work. Disseminate national event information at the global level through media and digital channels.
  • Is there financial support available for holding Global Forum events?
    All costs for the activities should be borne by the organizer.
  • Do I have to hold my event during 11-12 October, or can it be at a different time?
    Events and activities are welcomed in the run up to the Global Forum 2023 (11-12 October) on any strategic moment identified by the organizer or on the days itself. Locally organized viewing parties would take place 11 and/or 12 October.
  • If accepted for affiliation, how will information about my event be shared?
    If you have registered your event, and it has been accepted, the details will be published on the website ( so that others can find it and possibly register to join. The register will be online from mid-April onwards. We will publish details of the focal point of the event and their contact details (if permission is granted) including the location and the blurb of the event so that others can explore and connect if the activity is of is of interest.
  • When will I know if my application has been successful?
    We will let you know if you know once your application has been included in the register, or if sessions do not align with the vision of the Global Forum and the WHO Framework Engagement of Non-State Actors.
  • Can I get a printed version of this National Events/Activities FAQs?
    You can download a printed version of this FAQs here:
  • What is the Global Forum for Adolescents and the 1.8 Campaign?
    The Global Forum for Adolescents is a key moment within the 1.8 Billion Young People for Change campaign. The 1.8 Billion is a multi-year, multi-pronged campaign to spotlight adolescent and youth well-being and mobilize policy and financial commitments for this population group.   Taking place on 11-12 October 2023, the Forum will be a platform to share evidence, engage partners, spark multi-sectoral action and promote political and financial commitments toward improved adolescent well-being through national events and a two-day virtual global programme. The programme will explore the five domains of the Adolescent Well-Being Framework, engage champions and political leaders, and include segments from national activities hosted by in-country partners, product launches, innovation segments, youth awards, capacity building programs, and an engaging digital media and creative arts program.  National activities and events are key to connecting community voices, global and local programming and enable partners to share experiences and resources with each other, for inclusive action for adolescent well-being, focused on key priorities in their region.

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Escriba por correo electrónico a la dirección: Se puede consultar una nota conceptual para obtener más información acerca de las actividades nacionales de apoyo al Foro Mundial para los Adolescentes. 

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