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Dear Colleagues,

Warm greetings from the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) Headquarters in Melaka Malaysia!

We are pleased to inform you that the 16th Melaka International Youth Dialogue with the theme ‘Youth for Environmental Sustainability: Our Future, Our Care’ will be held from 26th to 30th June 2016 in Melaka, Malaysia. This programme is organised by the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) in collaboration with the Melaka State Government, Malaysian Youth Council, Asian Youth Council and Ministry of Youth and Sports, Malaysia.

This theme has been selected to fulfill the principal opinions and roles of young people towards combating environmental deterioration and achieving environmental sustainability. As well as, finding innovative solution and adopting sustainable living in which the coexistence with the nature shall be tailored in every activity and at all levels of the society. An interactive dialogue on this topic will be of significance to form, educate, increase awareness on the challenges and entitlements of youth at the different levels of society that they represent.

We, therefore, wish to extend this invitation to you and your organisation to partake in this prosperous dialogue. Given that your expertise directly or indirectly relates to the theme, it would be extremely valuable to have your inputs and comments considering the current issue of the environment.

Please refer to the enclosed documents for additional information about the MIYD and its registration. Should you require further details please do not hesitate to contact us or visit .

We look forward to receiving your applications!

Yours sincerely,

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[WorldYouth] Global Money Week for The Year 2016

Dear members and colleagues,

Warm greeting from the World Assembly of Youth headquarters in Melaka, Malaysia!

We are pleased to inform you that one of the largest annual event of Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI) in collaboration with WAY, Global Money Week, is coming up in just two months and it would be great to have you all involved. The Child and Youth Finance International is an international organisation based in Amsterdam focused on the economic empowerment of young people around the world.

Global Money Week (GMW) is a money awareness celebration. The goal is to teach children and youth about money, saving, creating livelihoods, gaining employment and becoming an entrepreneur through fun and interactive activities. Every year, entire communities take action to create awareness, challenge out of date financial policies and give young people the tools and inspiration they need to shape their own future. GMW takes place annually, during the second week of March. The events are organised by schools, universities, government ministries, financial institutions, members of the civil society and youth worldwide.

We are really happy with the results we had last year: 5.6 million of children and youth, 124 countries and over 3000 activities all around the world, and we hope that year 2016 will have even more young people involved!

You can read more about the GMW at  and for more about ideas and planning, kindly refer to

If you and your organisation are interested in taking part in GMW, please contact Kimberly DeRose via email at , the Youth Coordinator at Child and Youth Finance International, directly and she would be happy to assist you.


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World Without Child Marriage is organised by the World Youth Foundation (“an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations”). The International Conference is tentatively scheduled to be held on May 2016 at Melaka, Malaysia. The International Conference on Child Marriage: A World Without Child Marriage will provide an opportunity for young people to discuss, understand, share, find solutions and develop strategies on issues pertaining to youth and child marriage that can be implemented at country level. Further Information on the International Conference including will be made available in our January 2016 E-Newsletter.
On International Volunteers Day, we, at World Youth Foundation take this opportunity to thank all volunteers whose immense contribution and support is highly appreciated. We are so proud to have each and every one of you. It had been a great joy of learning and sharing
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Delegates at the UN Paris climate summit have approved the final deal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. World leaders have hailed the pact as ‘historic.’ One hundred and ninety-five nations agreed on Saturday, at the UN climate change conference in Paris, to a final accord aimed at transforming the world’s fossil-fuel-driven economy to help slow the place of global warming. Signaling the deal had been agreed by all states present, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius banged down his gavel to raptuous applause. “I see the room, I see the reaction is positive, I hear no objection. The Paris climate accord is adopted,” he announced. For more info about Adoption of the Paris Agreement, please visit at here.  7 billion people. 195 countries. One#ParisAgreement toward a better future for all. #COP21. See the text here.
The COY11 Manifesto is online!COY11 produced a manifesto which aims for the youth to agree upon strategic points as well as values that it will respect. It serves as a lobbying and engagement tool for youth groups with sets of recommendations and actions. It does not limit itself to themes related to COP21 but covers any themes related to climate change and considered as important for the youth. You can now access the COY11 Manifesto here! Don’t forget that you can show your support by signing each of the manifesto themes via this Google form. By signing a theme, you commit to acknowledge the values of the manifesto in your daily life. Feel free to share the manifesto around you and to use it as a basis for work, a lobbying tool or simply for inspiration! More info, please visit here.


Watch Thursday’s United Nations Press Briefing on Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security at here. The first ever resolution on Youth, Peace and Security was unanimously adopted on December 9th, by all fifteen members of the United Nations Security Council. Text is available here.


Japan will assist as many as 40,000 young people from ASEAN countries and Asia to improve their technical skills and acquire knowledge says Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Efforts to educate and train the next generation of future leaders in industrial development will be done through new courses at 20 universities in Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia and Vietnam, among others. Japan’s commitment is beyond human resources, Abe says. Addressing the ASEAN Business and Investment Seminar, Abe said Japan, together with the Asian Development Bank will provide innovative infrastructure financing to the tune of US$110 billion. Read more at “; United Nations Press Briefing on Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security at here.


England is the most expensive place to study at undergraduate level, according to research from the OECD. In the new Education at a Glance 2015 report, the OECD outlines the nations where students studying at universities in their home countries pay the highest tuition fees. The following chart shows the average tuition fees charged to full-time national students in 2013-2014, in US dollars PPP. #edchat Read more at here.


The Yale Young Global Scholars Program is an academic enrichment and leadership training program for talented high school students from around the world, who live and study on the Yale campus during the summer. The program features intensive undergraduate-level coursework and interaction with renowned Yale faculty as well as Yale undergraduate and graduate students. Last year almost 50% of our attendees were from outside the United States, representing over 90 countries.  More demographics information is available here. Participants bring a wide array of perspectives into the classroom, fostering international awareness and further enhancing the stellar academic curriculum.  The application for summer 2016 is now available online at here and applications are due February 11. Admission to the program is very selective, and need-based financial aid is available to students who qualify. Link to the latest YYGS article here.


The Youth for Human Rights Education Package is offered as an aid to educators who teach youths up to age 16 in a classroom, lecture hall, group instruction, community learning or adult education setting.It is expected that, before requesting the full Youth for Human Rights Education Package, you are oriented via free Information Kit and DVD to the purpose of the materials and the scope or educational programs. More info at here.

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UNSD Education Caucus Youth Co-Coordinator – Report Global Landscapes Forum

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Here is a report from our Youth Co-Coordinator, Arman Golrokhian, who was selcted as one of the GLF Youth Innovators.  You will need to copy and past the video links into your browser or link here:
Introduction “Arman”:
Blog “Application”:
All the best,
Pam Puntenney and Bremley Lyngdoh
UNSD Education Caucus Co-Chairs
Dr. P. J. Puntenney
Environmental & Human Systems Management
1989 West Liberty
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Cell: +1-(734) 352•7429
Landline: +1-(734) 994•3612

Dear UN SD EC community,

Here is a brief report from my engagement with the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) during the last week. More than 3,000 people participated in the forum this year, including many country delegations, NGO representatives, youth and advocacy groups. Overall, I think GLF is a really high quality conference, with informative panels and high-level attendees that worth attending.

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My engagement as the Youth Innovator

Earlier this October I made this 2 min video and wrote this blog as part of my application for the Youth Innovator Initiative. I was lucky enough to be one of 50 Youth Innovators selected for this program.

The program started on Monday Nov 30th and I worked alongside 9 other incredibly smart and expert group of students on the Finance and Trade challenge that aimed to address the sustainability of global agroforestry supply-chain products. Empowering smallholder framers, enhancing access to capital and market for smallholders and improving their health and education were at the core of this challenge. The overarching goal of this challenge is meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the small holder farmers through increasing transparency and equity in the global supply-chain of food.

We came up with a wide range of solutions and presented our idea in a 3 min pitch at the Dragon’s Den, which is a high level plenary of decision makers and business owners, on Dec 6th at the 3rd GLF annual conference. It went well and we received many positive and constructive feedbacks.

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We recommended Danone and Mars companies on how to spend a portion of their 120 million euro fund that they have set-aside for empowering smallholder farmers. We actually had a follow up meeting with the Founder of Livelihood Venture capital which is managing this fund. We explained our solutions further and set the agenda for future correspondence and collaborations.

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Best,Arman Golrokhian
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MS/MPP candidate 2016 | University of Michigan
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YUNGA ALERT :: Education at COP21 – Ministerial event in streaming this Friday + Manifesto

This may be of interest to those of you working in the formal education arena.

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Ministerial event in streaming this Friday + Manifesto

Find out about some great advancements towards integrating education in the international response to climate change!

The Meeting of Education ministers organized by France at the COP21 will take place Friday, December 4. The Conference theme is: Good practices in education for sustainable development: how to drive change to educate the challenges of climate change? You can follow this event live, in streaming, in English/French, this Friday 4th December from 10h45 to 13h Paris time, through and (Find the Agenda of the event attached – French version).

Moreover, a Manifesto -“Ten billion human beings: to live with each other, let’s change education! – a Manifesto for global citizenship education”- has been written for the occasion by the “Paris Education Collective 2015″. The Collective brought together educationalists, organizational leaders and politicians who worked for the integration of education into the Paris Climate Conference 2015 (COP21).

Enjoy it, share it, get involved!

The YUNGA team

 Kind Regards,

Michael Boampong,

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www.ypwc.orgYoung People We Care (YPWC) is a registered youth-led and youth-focused, non-profit organization that is headquartered in Ghana. The organization is operated by young people (ages 15–30) and adult allies working on youth and development related issues worldwide. At YPWC, we are passionate about sustainable development, the realization of the Millennium Development Goals and the promotion of a culture of peace and universal human rights for all. Visit us at:

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[WorldYouth] Press Release: WAY Workshop, ‘Youth Stand Against Drug Abuse




 “Illicit drugs destroy innumerable individual lives and undermine our societies. Confronting the illicit trade in drugs and its effects remains a major challenge for the international community.”

~Kofi Annan, the former Secretary General of the United Nations~

The Malaysian National Association Against Drug Abuse (PEMADAM), the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) and the Malay and Islamic World Secretariat (DMDI) collectively organised the IFNGO Youth Health Lifestyle Workshop which took place from 15th to 18th November 2015.                                                            

As part of WAY contribution, a workshop with a theme of ‘Youth Stand Against Drug Abuse’ commenced from 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. at PLKN Jaya Gemilang Camp, A’famosa Resort, Melaka, Malaysia. This theme was selected to address the issue of drug-abusive behaviour which continuously causes negative results to the society including youth; encourage youth to partake in anti-drugs abuse activity; promote a healthy lifestyle; as well as raise awareness and educate youth on the importance in attaining a healthy generation, free from drug abusive behaviour and drug addiction.

The workshop was chaired by Miss Ediola Pashollari, WAY Secretary General. Present at this workshop were also heads of various departments in WAY Secretariat including Miss Soekmawati, the Programme Officer; Miss Kebareileng Matlhape, the International Relations Officer; Mr Arya Seraj, the Fundraising Office, Miss Dorothy Chipfunde, the Publication Officer as well as an intern, Miss Aqilah Yasmin Binti Mohd Deli who is a student from Multimedia University.

During the welcoming remarks, Ms. Ediola Pashollari introduced the theme of the WAY workshop ‘Youth Stand Against Drugs’ and welcomed all participants to the workshop. She emphasised on the significance of youth participation in drug prevention programmes and how it builds upon moral values, which are the foundation for unity and cooperation.

After a briefing by Miss Ediola, the young people were grouped into seven groups to discuss on the possible recommendations on how youth could stand against drug abuse in each of the six surroundings which are public sector, private sector, NGOs, society, media, and family. These recommendations were also used as a prominent material in guiding the drafting of the Youth Resolution, outcome document of the whole event. Besides conducting the workshop of ‘Youth Stand Against Drugs’, WAY also assisted in the drafting of the Youth Resolution which was presented on 19th November 2015 at the 26th IFNGO World Conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia.

In general, the WAY Workshop was edifying and invigorating, as participants shared their analysis and knowledge. It was, undeniably, a prolific workshop which marks as another successful event of the World Assembly of Youth.

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 [WorldYouth] Press Release: International Day for Tolerance





“On this International Day of Tolerance, I call on all people and governments to actively combat fear, hatred and extremism with dialogue, understanding and mutual respect. Let us advance against the forces of division and unite for our shared future.”

~ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ~

Tolerance is not passive or silent acceptance of differences; it is inseparable from respect for fundamental human rights. It is constant commitment to facilitating exchanges and dialogue, despite difficulties and a lack of understanding which can lead to inward-looking attitudes. It is a call to question prejudice and commonly-held beliefs.

Started by UNESCO in 1996, International Day of Tolerance is celebrated on 16th November, 2015 annually to promote the act of tolerance. On this day, we focus on educating people about the need for tolerance in society and helping them understand the negative effects of intolerance. The International Day for Tolerance is a day when people are given an opportunity to learn about respecting and recognising the rights as well as beliefs of others. Live discussions and debates take place across the world on this day, focusing on how various forms of injustice, oppression, racism and unfair discrimination have a negative impact on society.

International Day of Tolerance is celebrated for its four basic principles which are promoted worldwide amongst public. These principles are commitment of heads of state and government to advance welfare; freedom and progress everywhere; principle of encouraging tolerance, respect and dialogue; as well as proper coordination between different cultures, civilisations and people to stop inequality.

We, at the World Assembly of Youth (WAY), aim to educate people, especially young people, about tolerance and raise awareness of the importance of fighting intolerance. According to UNESCO, fighting intolerance requires law, education and access to information, individual awareness as well as local solutions. Thus, we urge for cooperation and partnership from all stakeholders in every level of society to join the effort in embracing tolerance as not only a courtesy to each other but also a way of life in achieving sustainable and peaceful tomorrow.

Happy International Day for Tolerance!

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Youth Participating in Sustainable Development Goals- Questionnaire

How can young people help achieve youth-led sustainable development and create viable livelihoods and opportunities for youth to contribute to inclusive economic development and well-being in Africa?

To help find answers to this question, the Network of African Youths for Development (NAYD) and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Youth (SDSN Youth) will investigate the high-priority areas of effective youth engagement, youth policy, institutional collaboration and finance considerations through an on line questionnaire.

The needs assessment will focus on young men and women who fall into the 15 to 24 and 25 to 35 age range. The survey should only take 10 to 15 minutes of your time and can be found here:

Thanks for your co-operation. Any questions please email Eric and Tim.

NAYD and SDSN Youth

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IDA-AFRICA - Initiative for Agricultural Development in Africa

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[WorldYouth] Media & Creativity for Good: COP21 event

Hi everyone,

If you’re planning to go to COP21 in Paris this year, check out the Transformational Media Summit.

The summit will bring together changemakers from across the world passionate about using stories, media, creativity and innovation for good.

The event will comprise of an interactive workshops with talks and discussions on the second day.

Bringing together changemakers, storytellers and media professionals from across the globe to collaborate for a more peaceful prosperous world.

For details see – Transformational Media 2015


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Dear Members,

You are cordially invited to nominate potential delegates to participate in ASHNA International Model United Nations Conference (IMUN) is the first biggest department of the ASHNA International Youth Association (AIYA) registered under Ministry of Economy of Afghanistan and active partnership of Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs along with having more than 30 worldwide countries to be held on 17 – 19 December, 2015.

ASHNA-IMUN 2015 is the first International Model UN conference conducting based in Kabul, Afghanistan inviting the 400 internal/external delegates around the world for the purpose of promoting, empowering & educating youths through discussing, debating and deliberating the diverse issues of economical, political, social and security to provide a resolution for worldwide major issues in line with the UN policies & procedures.

The list of committees are mentioned as following:

A.    United Nations Security Council (UNSC)

B.     United Nations General Assembly

Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC):

C.    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO):

D.    North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

E.     United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC)

F.     South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

G.    The Grand Council (Loya Jirga)

Do not hesitate to visit our website at or for more information you contact

Pleasure support us to share our conference details through your social network

Kindly let me know if you have any further question

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Development Opportunities for Youth

LDI Africa Spring 2016 Global Fellowship Program

World Youth Alliance: Submit Your Art Entries for Africa Arts Forum at Nairobi, Kenya

Thinking School Africa 2015 Fellowships for Young Innovative people in Africa
10th Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting:

African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Program

Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships Programme to Support Good Governance in Africa

Accountability Incubator program for young leaders in Liberia:

Central and West Africa Peace Fellowships 2016:

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program 2015 for African-born Scholars living in U.S & Canada

Hague Academy for Local Governance-Conducting Training for Youth in Developing Countries

Science Advice Workshop for African Scientists: Enhancing Capacities in Providing Science Advice to Governments

African Union Video Documentary Media Awards 2015 for Journalists in AU Member States

Tobacco Control Research Grants 2015/2016: Enrolled Masters Students in Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda & Uganda

IFAS Call for 2016 PhD Fellowships

The Anzisha Prize of $75,000 USD for Young African Entrepreneurs

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AAPI OFFICIAL STATEMENT: International Day of Peace 21 September 2015


AAPI OFFICIAL STATEMENT: International Day of Peace 21 September 2015 


ACTION 9/21 #InspireACultureOfPeace



AAP Artists Peace Initiatives


In November 1981, the United Nations passed resolution 36/67 and declared that the third Tuesday of September shall be officially proclaimed and observed as International Day of Peace and shall be devoted to commemorating and reaffirming the principles of peace globally. The adoption of resolution 55/282 in 2001 declared September 21st as a Day of non-violence and ceasefire.

As Africa joins the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day of Peace, the African Artists Peace Initiative (AAPI) also unveils its action 9/21 focus, which is “Inspire A Culture of Peace”. AAPI advocates for the importance of inclusive participation of the creative industries in the discourse for greater peace around our world and supports the activities of organizations around the world striving to inculcate a culture of peace in our continent. The 2015 International Day of Peace is aptly themed, “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All”.

Today, innocent civilians around the world continue to suffer the consequences of war with the emergence of newer insurrections and hostilities such as the Syrian tragedy. AAPI remains cognizant of the on-going conflicts within Africa, placing particular emphasis on Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Northern Nigeria, South Sudan, Darfur, Libya and Northern Mali as hotspots within the continent plagued by conflict. Recent political crisis in Burundi and Burkina Faso is worrying and APPI calls for immediate action and partnerships for peace.

The Artistic community that comprises AAPI notes with concern, the escalation of violence in these zones over the last few months and we believe that unified, inclusive action must be taken to halt further escalation.

The largest percentage of lives lost are those of innocent civilians or non-combatants. The African Union and its member states unveiled their commitment to ending all wars in Africa by 2020 in the “Silencing the Guns” declaration which was a key component of the 50th Anniversary Solemn Declaration made in 2014. It is clear that the ambitious target can only be achieved through a coordinated approach at national, regional and international levels respectively.

Africa’s prosperity has been stunted over the past decades and we have been unable to meet our full potential because of the recurring economic and social roadblocks attributed to conflict.  For Africa to prosper and earn its rightful place as an influential global player and partner, peace has to first prevail within continent. The greater task for communities such as AAPI, is continuing to educate our people on the culture of peace, calling on governments to adopt peaceful conflict resolutions and speaking for the voiceless through the available artistic mediums.

It is therefore AAPI’s message to Artists around the continent to join the world in commemorating this special day by using our tools and talents to spread the message of peace in our communities. There is no better way to reach the hearts and minds of a people than through the arts. We therefore use this special commemoration to dedicate AAPI’s efforts to strengthening the values of Non-Violence and Peaceful Coexistence.

The African Artists Peace Initiative (AAPI) intends to make a unique contribution to peace advocacy and education through the creative arts. More importantly, AAPI will demonstrate how the arts can be applied to achieve important social objectives in the African society.

African Artists’ Peace Initiative will coordinate events around Africa through a strategic social media campaign – #InspireACultureOfPeace – to build on existing frameworks for action 9/21.

On this special day, AAPI is reaching out to its 45 country coordinators, 100 Ambassadors and thousands of members around the world to send a resounding message in a strong and unified voice, for peace restoration and sustenance. We urge the greater artist community around the continent and in the diaspora to join us as we build a bridge of peace with our communities and continue to send a message of “Partnerships for Peace” and “Dignity for All” because it is only with lasting and sustainable peace that our aspirations as a people can be truly realized.

We have to “Make Peace Happen” in our continent and in our world.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Call for Application-African Youth Conference on Climate Change (AfriYoCC) 26-27 October 2015



Dear Team Climate,

In response, to the call by AU Heads of Sates and Government to establish the CAHOSCC Youth Programme on Climate Change (CYPCC), (Assembly/AU/Dec.538{XXIII}) and cognizant of the key role played by African youths in climate change mitigation and adaptation and overall sustainable development.

The African Youth Initiative Climate Change (AYICC) is convening the first edition of the African Youth Conference on Climate Change (AfriYOCC) on the Theme: ‘’African Youth Responses to Climate Change and Food Security, Action from the Frontline’’ from the 26th  to 27th October 2015 in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The event will be held as a Pre-Youth Event of the Climate Change and Development Conference (CCDA V) organized by the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC),  from the 28 to 30 October 2015 .
I am writing onbehalf of (AYICC) to 

​OFFICIALLY announce

the call for applications for ”Youth Participants” from age 18 to 35 to apply for (AfriYOCC). Travel costs, feeding and accommodation, will be provided for successful applicants.  
The deadline for application is 30th September 2015

AfriYOCC will provide an avenue for African youth to showcase their climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, projects and initiatives. Best practices arising from the various AYICC country chapters shall be showcased and eventually developed to a best practices data base and handbook. The Africa ClimDev Youth Climate Platform will also be officially launched during AfriYOCC.

AfriYOCC is holding in the most important year for development since 2000, when the Millennium Development Goals was unveiled. As we transit from MDG’s to SDG’s, this conference presents a unique opportunity to mainstream the voices of African youths in the ongoing climate change negotiations and COP21 in Paris.

 The conference will focus on the following thematic areas;

a.     Youth in Agribusiness

b.     Climate Change and Development in Africa

c.      Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

d.     Green Economy and Technology

e.      Climate Justice and Human Rights

f.       Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction

Please find attached application form and concept paper for your kind attention.

Green Regards!
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International Youth Summit


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is great to be back speaking to delegates of the Montessori Model United Nations in the United Nations General Assembly after 15 years since addressing the 2000 Millennium General Assembly that came out with theMillennium Development Goals that will soon become the UN Sustainable Development Goals when the heads of states and governments meet again in September 2015.



Best wishes,
Bremley Lyngdoh
UN SD Education Caucus Co-Chair
Co-Coordinator Climate Change

Thank you all for your support – Now I am calling for students around the world between 13 – 18 years of age to take action on fighting Climate Change and join iYES which is the next logical step for them to become social and environmental entrepreneurs by learning how to implement projects and action plans in their schools and communities.…/international-youth-earth…/





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[WorldYouth] E-consultation with Children and Youth has started! – Zero Draft Open Declaration on SDGs

Dear colleagues,

Warm greetings from the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) headquarters!

IT IS OUT! – Zero Draft of the outcome document for the UN Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda has been released publicly. We invite children and young people to comment on the Declaration to help make it inspiring to you and your peers! What if you were the lead writer of it – what would it say?

We need your views and ideas to make the SDGs Declaration better, understandable, child-friendly and inspiring! At the United Nations, governments have consulted with people all over the world to come up with a set of 17 goals to achieve over the next 15 years on issues such as improving health, providing children with a good education and fighting the damaging effects of climate change. If these “sustainable development goals” are a success, you and other children and young people across the world will live in a world that is fairer, safer, more prosperous for all people and where our natural environment is healthy and well-protected.

To introduce the goals, government negotiators have worked on a “Declaration.”  Think of it like an essay that introduces the goals to world and explains why they exist and why they are so important.

A number of  UN Ambassadors they have requested for children and young people to proofread the Declaration and provide inputs, recognizing how important it is for children and young people to understand this declaration and the goals.  Your inputs will be summarized and presented to the governments towards the end of June. The governments have called for your help – let’s together make sure that they know what the most important issues are for children.

Read the SDGs Declaration here <> and participate in this E-consultation from 3 to 17 June, 2015 on

Spread the word – to individuals, organizations, children and youth networks – every child and young person should have an opportunity to be part of this consultation!

We look forward to your ideas, views and suggestions!


Way Youth



From Regine Guevara [WorldYouth] included below]

Dearest ASEAN Community,
Greetings from the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth – World Humanitarian Summit Working Group.
I am writing to invite you and your respective youth organisations, to be a part of the WHS Youth Core Team of North and Southeast Asia
At the initiative of UN Secretary General, managed by UN OCHA, the first World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) will bring together people and institutions to propose solutions to our most pressing challenges and set an agenda to keep humanitarian action fit for the future. Leading up to the summit which will be held in Istanbul on May 2016, the UN Major Group for Children and Youth is currently facilitating online and offline consultations to ensure the participation and representation of youth. 
In light of this, we will certainly need your support in reaching our fellow youth and making sure that their voices are heard. Through this WHS Youth Core Team, we can altogether lead youth consultations in the North and Southeast Asian region. 
We are looking for youth leaders (30 years old and below) or youth organizations, with a focus on humanitarian work, from the following countries: Brunei, Cambodia, China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Indonesia, Japan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, Viet Nam.  Once involved, you will share in the responsibility of developing humanitarian recommendations and mobilizing youth networks in your home countries.  
If you or your organisation is interested to be a part of our core team:
  1. Please go over the attached brief for more details about the simple tasks ahead.
  2. Kindly fill out this registration form:, so that you can be included in our mailing list through which detailed guidelines on consultation will be sent.
  3. In the meantime, join our FB group and add other youth in the region whom you think will be interested in our cause:
Thank you once again for your most valued time, and I look forward to working with all of you! Please feel free to email your suggestions and inquiries to yours truly. :)
Best regards,
WHS-UNMGCY Regional Focal Point for North and Southeast Asia

Regine Guevara
Volunteers Head,
The Committee for ASEAN Youth Cooperation (CAYC) is the authorized coordinating body for all national youth organizations in the ASEAN region. It is a voluntary organization seeking to uphold the ASEAN ideals, values and Prosperity in the region.
WHS-UNMGCY Regional Focal Point for North and Southeast Asia
Regional Focal Point for North and Southeast Asia,
The World Humanitarian Summit is an initiative of the United Nations Secretary- General to forge new partnerships and find better ways to meet humanitarian needs in the decades to come. It will take place in Istanbul in 2106. Under the UN Major Group for Children and Youth, youth involvement in the process up to and during WHS will take place.

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[WorldYouth] Press Release: World Environment Day





One of the main global concerns today is the issues related to environment and it mainly refers to the natural elements that make up the Earth and surround living organisms, enabling life. The environment is not about a single factor, it involves lot of things which interact and interfere with human life. Thus, it is then understood that clean and healthy environment must be emphasized to each and every individual. One of the effective ways in reiterating the promotion of clean and healthy environment is through commemorating the World Environment Day.

The World Environment Day is observed on the 5th of June each year. This Day aims to deepen public awareness of the need to preserve and enhance the environment where we all live. Over the years, it has grown to be a broad, global platform for public outreach and is widely celebrated by stakeholders in over 100 countries. It also serves as the ‘people’s day’ for doing something positive for the environment, galvanizing individual actions into a collective power that generates an exponential positive impact on the planet.

This day was firstly established by running some effective campaigns by the United Nations General Assembly and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in the conference on Human Environment which took place from 5th to 16th of June 1972. It was first time celebrated in 1973 with the particular theme “Only one Earth”. Since 1974, the celebration campaign of the World Environment Day is hosted in various cities at different parts of the world.

As for this year, the theme selected is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.” It expresses the challenge of creating opportunities for inclusive and sustainable economic development, while attempting to stabilise the rate of resource use and reduce environmental impacts. It is a challenge to all to re-imagine one’s dreams or aspirations for a quality life that is de-linked from conspicuous consumption.

We, at World Assembly of youth (WAY) encourage worldwide awareness and action for the environment and a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated by stakeholders. On this day, WAY raises a call for everyone to be aware of how the daily individual consumption habits of seven billion people can have a huge impact on the planet, which is why the power to make a change is also in the hand of each one of us. Therefore, for this year, we chose to focus on the sustainable consumption and lifestyles to highlight the urgent necessity of shifting to new patterns of using natural resources.

Happy World Environment Day!

WAY Secretariat




[WorldYouth] Network of African Youths for Development (NAYD) – INSPIRE e-magazine

.from ‘Paul Shaw’ [WorldYouth] included below]

Please find attached the latest edition of NAYD’s magazine INSPIRE for your interest. Please send your comments, photos and contributions to Judy Annet, cc’d in this email

We are NAYD. We are youth-led sustainable development. We are 15.

The decisions made by world leaders in 2015 will shape the future of our people and planet for generations. Join action/2015 now and raise your voice for change.

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Invitation to Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Youth Launch Event in Paris | June 4

Invitation to Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Youth Launch Event in Paris | June 4 

The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September provides a wonderful opportunity to focus attention, bolster awareness, and mobilize action towards sustainable development solutions.

You’re invited to join us on the evening of June 4, 2015 in Paris, where the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) will launch SDSN Youth (SDSN-Y) at Columbia Global Centers | Europe. SDSN-Y to empower youth globally to create sustainable development solutions, and its launch will serve as a timely occasion to reflect on the role of youth in implementing the SDGs.


Welcome:        Siamak Sam Loni, Global Coordinator of SDSN Youth


  • Creating a More Equitable World: Tarja Halonen, Former President of Finland
  • The Global Sustainability Movement: Johan Rockström, Executive Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre
  • The Role of Youth in Implementing the SDGs: Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
  • Youth Climate Action and COP21: Laurence Tubiana, Special Representative for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference and French Ambassador for Climate Change

The presentations will be followed by an audience Q&A and reception. Submit questions on Twitter using #SDSNYouth! The event is free and open to the public, though RSVP is required!

We’ll examine key opportunities in 2015, effective collaboration at different scales (local, regional, global), and how to empower youth to be changemakers. Youth groups and individuals are invited to join SDSN-Y following the formal launch event via membership, internships, workshops, and youth-led projects.

Launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2012, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) mobilizes scientific and technical expertise from academia, civil society, and the private sector in support of sustainable development problem solving at local, national and global scales.

We sincerely hope you will be able to join us. If you have any questions about the SDSN’s youth initiative or launch event, please email Please share this invitation with friends and colleagues, and join the conversation online & tweet questions to the speakers using #SDSNYouth.

If you’re interJun 2015 SDSN-Y Launch Paris

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.[WorldYouth] WAY May Bulletin 2015 [1 Attachment]

Dear Members and Colleagues,

Warm greetings from the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) headquarters in Melaka, Malaysia!

We are hereby pleased to circulate our e-Bulletin for the month of May 2015. Hope the news provided will be of assistance to your esteemed organization.

Happy Reading!

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[WorldYouth] Press Release: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development




 DATE: 21ST MAY 2015 

In a diverse world, the destruction of cultures is a crime, and uniformity is a dead-end: our aim must be to enhance, in one movement, the diversity that enriches us and the human rights that bring us together.”

~Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO~

Cultural diversity is the common inheritance of humankind. It is a source of renewal of ideas and societies, through which will open up to others and craft new ways of thinking. This diversity provides opportunities for peace and sustainable development.

 Bridging the gap between cultures is urgent and necessary for peace, stability and development. It is a driving force of development, not only with respect to economic growth, but also as a means of leading a more fulfilling intellectual, emotional and moral life. This is captured in the seven culture conventions, which provide a solid basis for the promotion of cultural diversity. Cultural diversity is, thus, an asset that is indispensable for poverty reduction and the achievement of sustainable development.

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development), proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 2002 and celebrated on 21st May every year. It provides an opportunity for mobilization on the part of all actors (governments, policy makers, civil society organisations, and communities, cultural professionals) to promote culture in its diversity and in all its forms, tangible and intangible heritage, creative industries, goods and services.

We, at World Assembly of Youth (WAY) acknowledge Diversity Day as an opportunity to help communities understand the value of cultural diversity and learn how to live together in harmony. WAY also encourages young people and organisations from around the world to take concrete action to support diversity and aim building a world community of individuals committed with real and every day-life gestures.

We urge everyone especial the youth to raise awareness worldwide about the importance of intercultural dialogue, diversity and inclusion.

Happy World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue!


WAY Secretariat



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[WorldYouth] MIYD 2015 DEADLINE EXTENSION [2 Attachments]

‘WAY Secretariat’ [WorldYouth] included below]


We are pleased to inform that various youth leaders and organisations have expressed very high interest towards participating in our dialogue, 15th Melaka InternationalYouth Dialogue (MIYD) with the theme Youth and Armed Conflict: ‘To Express Without A Fear, To Progress Without A Threat’ scheduled to take place from 22nd to 24thof June 2015 in Melaka, Malaysia.

The Organizing Committee, therefore, has decided to extend the application deadline until 5th June 2015 in order to accommodate all the interested parties. Kindly forward us all the required documents and flight itineraries in order for us to consider and proceed with your application.

We look forward to welcoming you in Malaysia!


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Ediola Pashollari’ [WorldYouth] included below]

Dear Colleagues,

Warm greetings from WAY Secretariat!

We are pleased to inform that Bikes 4 Orphans are looking for any organization that work with orphanages located in Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa. They would like to sponsor bikes for youth to use these bikes for school transpiration, using them to find jobs, or help them do their daily chores.

For more information please read the fact sheet attached and email below.



Dear Ediola,


My name is Shawnt Bazikian and I am the president of Bikes 4 Orphans. First, I wanted to thank you for getting back to us. We would be privileged to work with an organization like yours. My brother and I started this organization 3 years ago, when he was 16 years old and I was 13 years. Since then we have been able to help more than 160 young orphans in 4 different countries.

Please see the attached fact sheet about our group that you can send to everyone. We are looking for orphanages located in Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia, or South Africa. These orphanages should be far from the school that the kids attend because we would like to have the bikes shorten the distance that they have to walk to school.

Most of our volunteers are teenagers and we have successfully organized 2 Bike-A-Thon events.  You can see some of our recent media coverage here:,0,1689112.story

Here is where we can work together, we are in the process of qualifying new orphanages that will benefit by receiving bicycles for their school transportation. If you know of any organization that work with orphanages, please let us know. We are looking for young orphans (11-17 years old) who walk long distances to go to school and we want to help them by offering them bicycle so they can get to school faster and safer, while making it fun as well. This allows them to spend more time in school and more time to explore different opportunities once-unattainable without bicycles.

The majority of the orphans should be around 13 years or older (big enough to ride bikes) and would use these bikes for school transpiration, using them to find jobs, or help them do their daily chores.

I hope you will help us to identity such orphanages.


Shawnt Bazikian

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[WorldYouth] CoDE and Culture – Call for Partners.

CoDE and Culture
Comparative Democracy Experiences and Culture
Hi Dear Partners and Friends, 
Abouth The Project:
Profile of participants will be students and researchers  from law and political science and  youths who are interested in the topic. We know our partners from past projects, exchanges mail groups. There are challenges recently in front of world peace, so our efforts’ will be to support more peaceful society and world.  Whatsoever we want to support democratic policies its impact on society.  The main activity will take place in Muş, the methods will be based on non-formal techniques,  such as case studies, simulations/role plays, working in small groups, discussions, outdoor activities, reflection groups, debates etc. During the project, culture will be discussed, role plays will be played in order to be free from stereotypes and human rights and democratic terminologies will be also discussed. 
Our youth mobility project will be held with participants from 7 countries and Turkey, 30 participants will vary 18-30 years old. During the exchange firstly there will be a simulation for an authoritarian government, then there will be a simulation for parliament and democracy. The process will be the same in the democratic life. Another important activity of the project is filming a short-movie called “Democracy and Dictator” with our participants.
The Project will promote the concept of active participation, citizenship and social inclusion within young people, will preserve the core values of democracy, human rights, social justice and peace within youth, will raise the awareness of the public opinion towards the importance of non-formal education for an active social position. The project also will address the challenges of human rights abuse and its impact on young people in developing societies and elaborate common modules of responding to it, lastly will encourage the active participation of young people in the decision making process, stimulating an active social position. With the outcomes of the project will be more aware of human rights, democracy, social inclusion, solidarity and so. It’ll have positive impact on local community and society.
Approx. Date          : 10-18 October 2015
Place Date              : Mus/TURKEY
Target Group          :
- Associations from EU countries.
- Participant Profile/Number: 18-30 years, 3 participants and 1 group leader (3+1) from each countries. No limited age for group leaders.
Deadline for Part III:
- 25 April 2015
The Association of Young Steps
As we are applying in 31st of April 2015 deadline, please be as fast as possible in sending to us Mandate and Partner Application Form. Thank you very much for your interest and please contact us if you have any questions. 
Contact :
Best Regard’s,
Rıdvan Aktaş, General Coo.
The Association of Young Steps



[WorldYouth] Partnership TC Social Entrepreneurship for Healthy Lifestyle [2 Attachments]

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Hello dear colleagues, 

Entrepreneurship should be considered as a mindset that can be usefully applied in all working activities and in life and refers to an individual’s ability to turn ideas into action.

Starting from this idea EuroDEMOS Association developed the project Social Entrepreneurship for Healthy Lifestyle that will be applied for the Erasmus+ deadline from the 4th February 2015. 

The project Social Entrepreneurship for Healthy Lifestyle will take place in Iasi, Romania, between 01 – 10 July 2015 and aims:

-       to develop entrepreneurship knowledge of youth workers, youth leaders and youth from all Europe

-       to promote the importance of the social entrepreneurship for inclusion of youth with fewer opportunities

-       to identify good ways of collaboration between NGO representatives and entrepreneurs

-       to raise the awareness regarding ways of contributing to healthy lifestyle of youth through social entrepreneurship

-       to strengthen the cooperation between youth organizations from European Union and neighbouring countries

The main strong points of this training Social Entrepreneurship for Healthy Lifestyle are that:

1. The training will be organized by EURODEMOS NGO that has 25 years of organizing national and international community projects of forming opinion leaders, member in the European Parliament Agora, active in priority programs of the Council of Europe and European Commission and a good practice model organization;

2. The training will be based on non-formal dynamic methods such us: work-shops, role playing games, debates, practical activities, brain writing, exercises, debates, inputs, simulation TV show, intercultural evenings, cultural and environmental visits and others.

3. The project will have a reach intercultural background because the participants will be from around 10 countries

4. Trainers and facilitators have a high level of expertise on creating a good framework on understanding and accumulate easy knowledge;

5. The participants will receive Youthpass Certificates, generated by the European Commission and which describe and validate the learning experience acquired during the training.

6. Board and lodging will be provided by EuroDEMOS Association. The accommodation will be made near the center and includes what is necessary for a safe and comfortable staying.

7. EuroDEMOS Association will reimburse travelling cost according to the European Commission rules

8. There will be no participation fee;

9. The city where will be developed the training – Iasi – it is an open air museum which is a very representative city for Romania with many wonderful places to see and with a lot of important monuments. We have a saying “Only after you sow Iasi you can say that you have seen Romania”.

10. According to the evaluation of the previous participants at our international trainings they concluded that they have wonderful memories and they developed personal, social and professional competences.

We search partners interested to contribute to the development of youth sector, of nongovernmental organizations and of the community in general.

We search partners from Programme Countries of Erasmus+: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey.

And also from the following neighbouring countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Moldova and Ukraine.

If you are interested to be partner please send us until 25th January  2014 the completed documents from the attachments. The mandate please send to us scanned stamped and signed and after please keep it to send in original by post.

If you have any others questions please do not hesitate to ask!

EuroDEMOS Team wish you success in your activity!

Best regards,

Catalina Aghinitei – project coordinator

EuroDEMOS Association, 20 Pacurari street, Iasi, Romania

E-mail :,

Phone/fax: +4 0332803634

Mobile:  +4 0743360315

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2015 Winter YA: Registration is extended through Jan. 23


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today through January 23, 2015

to be part of the most renowned and largest youth leadership event on the United Nations’ annual calendar.

As few as 100 places remain.

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations in February will have very limited space. Delegates from STEM fields, and other tech-focused young professionals are strongly urged to attend and learn about the Resolution Project’s Social Venture Challenge at the YA. We will once again evaluate applications and send official invitation letters on a first come, first served basis.




Friendship Ambassadors Foundation – Fall 2015 Newsletter



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Now is the perfect time to plan for 2015:

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2015/Choirs: Rhythms of One World  

International Choral Festival (New York)

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“Nations United in Song” – New York Times 

The 2015 Festival celebration will take place at Lincoln Center and the United Nations in NYC!

Perform in New York’s most iconic venues 

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2015 International Choral Festival is taking place in MANHATTAN, NYC  June 27-July 4, 2015!  

Sing at the UNs iconic General Assembly Hall and at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center with some of the best choral ensembles in the world. Individual choral concerts throughout the week, Flash Mobs before nationwide TV at Rockefeller Center, plus live webcasting worldwide by the UN and TV coverage of the final mass concert throughout Manhattan on Time Warner cable!

The Rhythms of One World festival fosters cultural unity through song, and celebrates the anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter (June 26, 1945, We the Peoples). The Rhythms of One World is NYCs ONLY choir festival in 2015.

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Dates: June 27-July 4, 2015   

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Apply for 2015 on or before December 14, 2014

2015/Choirs: Rhythms of One World Special Edition in Ireland

January 12-19, 2015: Killarney- Dublin- Belfast. 

Perform at the Irish National Events Centre in Killarney and at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. The Rhythms of One World 2015 Festival in Ireland is with the support of Tourism Ireland New York, and in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy of Music, the Association of Irish Choirs, and UNICEF Ireland.

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2015/Research, Educational Exchange, Concerts:  WM Logo Cuba by FAF infoCuba in the truest traditions of Friendship Ambassadors Special academic, cultural, and religious exchanges available to certain ensembles and academic groups in 2015.
Due to US State Cultural Visa Requirements: All performing and non-performing ensembles and other groups may apply only by contacting FAF by email, at: or by calling: 1-800-526-2908 2015/Volunteer Groups & Ensembles FAF Service AmbassadorsBuilding Hope While Experiencing the Real Ecuador Spend a week or two to help build a much needed cultural/community center in rural Ecuador. Live, work, and even  perform with local families as you share in their culture and way of life. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience where you will make lasting relationships and treasured memories. University credit and great recommendations are available upon request.

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2015/Arts Leadership – All Ages
Humanicy: The Nexus of Arts + Diplomacy


BARBADOS – SPRING BREAK! March 10-15, 2015

Arts ensembles, artists, academics, critics, patrons, and diplomats: Discover, share, expose, and develop ‘the human side of diplomacy’ with FAF in a new program aimed at understanding the crossroads between the Humanities, the Arts, and how they can and do affect International Diplomacy.

December 3 – 6, 2014, NYC:

Join us for a two-day Humanicy conference at UN Headquarters in New York. Dialogues, performances, art exhibits, roundtables, and more – highlighting the fact that the arts raise consciousness in order to better enable effective diplomacy between countries and regions – especiallywhere cultural strengthening is necessary to resolve disputes.

Abstracts and speakers are sought for the December events.  Outside of the UN, delegates will be treated to visual and performing arts in the world’s most cultural city. Select shows will demonstrate how the arts intersects with world events beyond entertainment – from Broadway to the Soho Galleries and back again.

Performing ensembles, cultural leaders, students and faculty all welcome to join this three-night cultural landmark series.  Last year’s main presenters included:

March 10 – 15, 2015, Barbados

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Humanicy takes it to next level Spring Break in the Caribbean!! Performing and visual arts ensembles and artists Faculty, Diplomats, Arts Patrons, and Cultural Thinkers Barbados has invited Humanicy to visit Barbados during the Caribbean Fine Arts Fair, taking place throughout the island nation that week.  Stay at a beach hotel with a concert hall and breakout rooms for our daily use. During the week, guest lecturers and workshop leaders will continue the discussion, encourage new arts presentations with social emphasis, and train artists in how to capture current affairs within their artistic statements. Invited guest hosts include: Joanna Sherman and Michael McGuigan – Bond Street Thea.

H. E. Ambassador Angelo Toriello – UN Permanent Mission of Sao Tome and Principe; Humanicy Benefactor

Patrick Sciarratta – Executive Director FAF, Moderator

Flash Rosenberg – Noted, Social Acitivist and Cartoonist

Len Bernstien – Noted Art Critic
John Arnold – Renowned Choral Director, Signal Hill Choir
Directors of the Caribbean Fine Arts Fair and their Stars!


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Anyone can invent a tour itinerary or festival, but only FAF has 40 years of experience and partnerships that make them special and impactful. When your ensemble or group seriously considers its next concert tour, service tour, festival involvement, or edutour abroad, don’t make a move without consulting FAF, first.

Friendship Ambassadors Foundation has a truly global reach: for select ensembles traveling on concert tours, study, or volunteer programs – at attractive, low, nonprofit rates.  Fund raising is also a possibility during most FAF programs abroad.

Remember that FAF is renowned for its free familiarization tours. They are for directors, only, and their guests, to destinations like Ireland, Scotland, Greece, China, and Italy.

Lastly, for those ensembles and volunteer service organizations within the NY-area: remember that the foundation’s successful

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Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, Inc. (FAF) is a 501c3 not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization that creates and leads transformative cultural exchanges, building friendships that advance mutual understanding and global peace.

FAF has many international affiliations including the United Nations Department of Public Information, UNESCO, American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), International Federation of Choral Music (IFCM), Greenwich Arts Council, and other associations with academic, cultural, and diplomatic institutions worldwide. UNESCO, American A portion of all FAF Cultural Exchange or Service Program costs are fully tax-deductible to all US-originating participants or families and often go to support our partners in emerging regions of the world Directors & Tour Managers: FAF suggests, but also customizes, cultural exchanges & concert tours to your needs, costs, and specifications. FAF’s  Director Familiarization / Inspection Trips (FAMs) enable the best group programming by combining the foundation’s suggestions, our local partners’ specialties, and your input and direction. Customized Programming developed together, on site, and well in advance of the actual group tour: that is the FAF way Enjoy Video Clips   of FAF’s recent concert tours:SAVE THE DATE

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations A portion of all FAF Cultural Exchange or Service Program costs are fully tax-deductible to all US-originating participants or their families and often go to support our partners in emerging regions of the world Directors & Tour Managers: FAF suggests,

but also customizes, cultural exchanges & concert tours to your needs, costs, and specifications. FAF’s Director Familiarization / Inspection Trips (FAMs) enable the best group programming by combining the foundation’s suggestions, our local partners’ specialties, and your input and direction. Customized Programming developed together, on site, and well in advance of the actual group tour: that is the FAF way Enjoy Video Clips of FAF’s recent concert tours:SAVE THE DATE The Youth Assembly at the United Nations  Winter 2015, 5 – 6 February 2015 , Youth Employment and Social Entrepreneurship Welcomed by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, in partnership with the UN Office of Partnerships, the Resolution Project, and the Huffington Post, and endorsed by the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth Ahamad Alhendawi, The Youth Assembly at the United Nations is a unique platform designed to empower youth leaders with global development skills. FAF trains young people throughout the world to become active participants in the success of the UNs Millennium Development Goals as well as toward the transition to its Post-2015 Development Agenda.

600 young professionals and youth delegates, representing more than 40 countries, will be welcomed at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City by UN High officials, private sector and civil society leaders. They will discuss and discover new ways of exploring social entrepreneurship and tackle youth unemployment in the framework of the UNs Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Almost a quarter of the planet’s youth are neither working nor studying, and youth occupy less than 2% of the publicly elected positions at the global level, even as they represent the largest generation of young people in history. Having three main outcomes – to offer a platform for debate, build a global network with the leaders of tomorrow, and empower youth with the essential skills needed in the new competitive work market – the Youth Assembly at the United Nations will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for its attendees.

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations, the largest youth leadership event on the United Nations’ annual calendar, developed from the cultural exchanges that began at FAF in the 1970s. For 40 years, FAF has cultivated sustainable youth development: the youth who took part in FAF’s intercultural programs became well-known and highly influential actors in the international arena: Former Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan, Senator Jay Rockefeller, Indian Minister of State Sashi Tharoor, H. E. Ambassador Simona Miculescu of Romania (Lead Endorser of the YA@UN), UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi, etc. They all help – through their work – the young generations that succeed them.

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Friendship Ambassadors Foundation – Fall 2015 Newsletter

 Dates: June 27-July 4, 2015   

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Internatio​nal Youth Day 2014

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In celebration of International Youth Day 2014, we want to give you an exclusive unveiling of our latest production out of Latin America, written and produced by Peruvian adolescents, for Peruvian adolescents through our project My Youth-My Community: Teenage Pregnancy and Reproductive Health.

“Amor en Bujuy (Love in Bujuy)”

Our dramas have never shied away from the urgent topics of adolescent domestic violence and teenage pregnancy, so when the opportunity arose to work with youth in the underserved Peruvian provinces of Ucayali and Ayacucho, on the very subjects that affect them most, we jumped on the opportunity to facilitate the discussion and creation of two compelling dramas, known together as “Amor en Bujuy”.

The first ever radionovelas to be entirely produced and broadcast by youth in the region of Sepahua, “Amor en Bujuy” is the definitive voice of a new, sex-positive Peruvian generation.

In addition to overseeing the full-scale production of the drama, these young pioneers facilitated radio discussion programs, crafted in-depth discussion guides, and implemented their own community mobilization strategies.

The result is a product that has already begun to inspire peer youth in our young activists’ communities to demand that their sexual and reproductive health rights be respected.

“Amor en Bujuy” will be on the air until the end of the year and accompanied by radio discussion programs and community mobilization activities.

With your contribution, we hope to continue providing the space and materials to maintain this ongoing work in Peru and 50 other countries worldwide.

We would like to thank our partners, United Nations Family Planning Association (UNFPA) and CRAJUPEA for making this project a reality.

Please enjoy;  Amor en Bujuy!

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[WorldYouth] Call for partners [1 Attachment]


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Dear All,​

We are looking for partners

​ for an exchange, partners​

who are active in disadvantaged area or are working with disadvantaged youth. Please find

​bellow the

short description of the project and

​ find attached​

the partner details form





​ are interested please send it back to us

​Best wishes,

Orsolya Tóth program coordinator

Outward Bound Romania Tel/fax. 0040-265-250939 Cell: 0040-746-8444000040- 769-224286

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.” — Helen Keller​

Title: Peace in and out (doors)

Period: 4-14 September, 2015, Sovata Participants:  30 participants – young people aged between 18-25 years from different European countries,  50 % of them  disadvantaged youth – geographically (from rual rareas)-, economically- (unemployed, families with low standard living), socially (ethnical minorities -roma or national minirities-, broken families or orphans, politically problematic background). + 1 group leader/ each country (any age), good English speaker, who can help us with translation and in coordination of the workshops. Location: – Outward Bound Internatioanal Youth Center – Sovata, Romania (, Ghurghiului Mountains

Financial background:  -Accommodation and food are covered 100% for the entire duration of the exchange. -100% of the travel cost, till the maximum amount set by the EU, will be transferred for the partner organization after the youth exchange and the partner organization transfers the amount to the participants -the equipment for the expedition is covered by Outward Bound Romania

Language of the program: English Our main goal is to organize an exchange for raising awarness about peace (peace in self, between people, between cultures etc.) using the method of experiential education and to develop the competences and knowledge of the participants for a more concious living.

Objectives: – to organize a 10 day long intercultural youth exchange – to raise awareness about peace – to develop new approaches and work-forms for peace-building using the method of experienial education – to develop self-knowledge, self-acceptance of participants (peace in self) – to develop communication skills of the participants (assertive communication, effective feedback, peace between people), conflict resolution

- to foster intercultural dialogue – to develop critical thinking, mutual understanding, peacful coexistence – to develop corporate social responsability of participants

The methods we use is experiential education, learning by doing. The exchange will be built around the notion of „peace” using the following activities: interactive games and activities (icebrakers, teambuilding activities, problem solving activities), relaxation techniques, expedition, ropes course, interactive theory workshops (ex.about communication), voluntary work. Participants will mainly work in groups, but there will be activities in peers or implemented by own.

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[UNFCCC youth] ACT: Climate summit – let’s get the voice of youth heard!

Dear All,

Great opportunity for young people and for female under 30 years from global south.

Subject: [UNFCCC youth] ACT: Climate summit – let’s get the voice of youth heard!

Hi everyone,

The Climate Summit (September 23rd, hosted by Ban Ki Moon) will soon be upon us and the UN is looking for nominations for speakers/panelists/participants.

*Speakers, Panelists and Participants*

I’ve pasted their long explanatory email below but in short:

There is *some funding *for speakers/panelists/participants They are looking for a young woman under 30 from a developing country for the opening speech – *funded* They are looking for at least one panelist under 30 – *funded* 14 funded* participants and *20 non-funded* participants All speakers will be chosen by a selection committee (more info below)

There is an online form for applying which can be found here.>

Deadline Friday 15th August. Note this opportunity is for all so please share beyond YOUNGO!!


There is also the opportunity to apply to be on the selection committee for speakers (selection for all speakers, not just youth) the info is below but – *the deadline is today, 8th August. *It would be fantastic to have a young person on this committee – please all apply!

There is an online form to apply here>

What message would you like to send?

Whatever happens I think its important that we collate some ideas that young people would like to feed in to the summit and the speeches. I’ve set up a really simple survey monkey to get this started but please shout if you have any better ideas. We can find a fun way to present this info I’m sure and hopefully get it fed in but please note, it will be up to the speakers what they say in the end :)

Please share this info far and wide, let’s get the voice of youth heard!*



Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to view it as a webpage.> *Para la traducción en español de este mensaje, haga clic aquí>.* *Pour la traduction française de ce message, veuillez cliquer ici>.* *Nominate civil society speakers and attendees* *for the UN Secretary-General’s 2014 Climate Summit*

Dear Colleagues,

At the request of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team (CCST), the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service> (UN-NGLS) is conducting an open process to obtain nominations for 4 civil society speakers and 34 additional civil society attendees for the Secretary-General’s 2014 Climate Summit, which will take place on 23 September at UN Headquarters in New York. The roles for these representatives are outlined in Section A below. 18 of the 38 representatives will receive travel funding from the Executive Office of the Secretary-General. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited Heads of State and Government along with leaders from business, finance, and civil society to the Climate Summit to catalyze ambitious action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen climate resilience, and to mobilize political will toward achieving an ambitious, legally binding international climate change agreement by 2015. Complete information about the Climate Summit is available here–IcauZuRnJ7SgRJZ55IDZ6FDylhGYwDl_ZMZpYnRCpfkBfFqpRfGf_xrlFTTEDlDi-4kOuzc1rA3jKqsIuVxFord_wYkosbMASQ==&c=GBjrqzX671syxLfK8iKki3QwbuGrFqQYzagC46Sp073wiqmUNTqGXQ==&ch=2FrtNq25CHMSWz3SWl0IG_5QDlDPRNGR4YhRrMopR3VPGRZiJqTNUA==> Please read this entire email if you will participate in this process, as it has a few steps and specific requirements. Kindly note: this nomination process is not open to representatives of the private sector. Participation of the private sector in the Climate Summit is facilitated by the UN Global Compact> and the CCST. *A. Submit nominations for the following 4 civil society speaking roles and 34 additional attendees for the Climate Summit* *1. The following 18 civil society roles in the Climate Summit will receive travel funding from the Executive Office of the Secretary General. All candidates must be representatives of civil society organizations.* *a) One speaker in the Opening of the 2014 Climate Summit on behalf of civil society at large* Criteria: For this speaking role, the CCST is seeking a young woman (under the age of 30) from a developing country. Candidates must have a proven track record of effective advocacy or implementation of community based solutions for climate change mitigation or adaptation, as well as proven strong communication and public speaking skills. This speaker will collaborate with a diverse civil society Selection and Drafting Committee for the development of this statement (see Section C below). *b) Three panellists for the Thematic Debate “Voices from the Climate Frontlines” (organized by UNICEF and UN Women)* Criteria: Candidates must be able to proficiently address the questions in the concept note> for this Thematic Debate. At least one of these panelist roles will be given to an Indigenous person, and at least one will be given to a person under the age of 30. Two panellists will be from a developing country, and one from a developed country. *c) 14 Summit Attendees* Criteria: Candidates must have a proven track record of effective advocacy or implementation of community based solutions for climate change mitigation or adaptation. These attendees will not have speaking roles in the Summit programme. *2. An additional 20 civil society representatives will be invited to attend the Summit through this nomination process without offer of travel funding support.* These representatives will not have speaking roles in the Summit programme. *B.  Instructions for submitting nominations to UN-NGLS* *Please submit your nominations using this online form>.* *All nominations will automatically load into a google doc spreadsheet, published here>. * Before submitting a nominee, please confirm the nominee: is a representative of a civil society organization, and officially authorized by their organization/network to speak on the organization/network’s behalf. – has a proven track record of effective advocacy or implementation of community based solutions for climate change mitigation or adaptation. – has excellent competency with climate change issues, experience with presenting climate change issues in public fora, and demonstrated ability to engage constructively with a variety of stakeholders. – for a speaking role: is a compelling public speaker (the online nomination form requests links to writing samples or remarks delivered at speaking engagements). – is available to be at UN Headquarters in NY at 8:30am on 23 September, and for travel if necessary. The nominee must have a US visa, or be able to obtain one within 3 weeks, for travel to the US. Please note that the Climate Summit also involves Action Area Sessions, and leaders of civil society, non-governmental organizations and indigenous peoples that are actively contributing to announcements for those Sessions have already received invitations to the Summit via another process. Anyone receiving an invitation for an Action Area Session will not be considered for opportunities provided via this process to attend the Summit. Please check with potential nominees to see if they have received an invitation to an Action Area Session before submitting them to this process. The list of attendees for the Action Area Sessions will be provided to the civil society Selection and Drafting Committee for this process. *C.  Apply for the civil society Selection and Drafting Committee * A civil society Selection and Drafting Committee will be facilitated by UN-NGLS to evaluate all nominees and determine a short-list of 76 candidates for the roles outlined above in Section A. – 36 candidates will be submitted to the Secretary-General’s CCST for the 18 funded roles; and -40 candidates will be submitted to the Secretary-General’s CCST for the 20 unfunded attendees. The final selection of speakers will be made by the Secretary-General’s CCST, with input by UNICEF / UN Women for the roles in the Thematic Session “Voices from the Climate Frontlines,” ensuring regional, gender and age balance, and diversity of expertise. The civil society Selection and Drafting Committee will also serve to collaborate on the drafting of the statement to be delivered by the civil society speaker selected for the Opening of the Summit, to enable a diversity of constituencies to contribute perspectives to these remarks. To learn more about the Selection and Drafting Committee, and to apply to be a member, please click *here>*

Please note that members of the Selection and Drafting Committee cannot be considered for the civil society roles in the Climate Summit to be filled through this process. *D.  Timeline for participation in the nomination process* *Friday, 8 August*:  Deadline for applications to participate in the civil society Selection Committee *Friday, 15 August*:  Deadline for submission of civil society speaker nominations *Wednesday, 20 August, 8:00-10:00am EST*:  Selection Committee conference call #1, 21 August,** 8:00-10:00am EST*: Selection Committee conference call #2 Friday, 22 August, 8:00-10:00am EST*:  Selection Committee conference call #3 (if necessary) E.  Visa arrangement

The Secretary-General’s CCST will provide an invitation letter for the selected civil society speakers and attendees. These participants will be responsible for obtaining their visas for travel. Please confirm with candidates you are considering for nominations that the US Embassy/consulate in their home country will be able to issue a visa for travel to the US within 3 weeks.

We look forward to receiving your submissions. Thank you and best regards, UN-NGLS United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS)* Web:   *> Email: <>*

Sign up for the UN-NGLS listserv here>*

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Dear Friends – Please share this announcement with your networks:


The  7th  World  Youth  Congress

Conakry, Guinea, West Africa – November 11th to 21st 2014

- Charting a path to Full Youth Employment by 2030 - 

A Project of Peace Child International

I am delighted to announce the 7th in our series of World Youth Congresses.  You can apply for a place here:

Apply soon, as the Deadline for Applications is: Sunday 14th September.

This is a proud moment for me and Peace Child International: this Congress will be our first in Sub-Saharan Africa; the first to schedule a High Level Segment where the young delegates will discuss their ideas directly with Heads of State and Agency leaders; the first to be organised in partnership with a Minister for Youth Employment, and therefore, the first to focus directly on solving the problem of youth unemployment. (I attach the 1st Draft of the Conakry Commitment: charting a path to full youth employment by 2030 - which you should read and comment on in your application form.)

I realise that Guinea is currently experiencing an outbreak of Ebola. While the government and the UN expect to have the disease under control long before our Congress in November, please know that I and the Minister will not invite a single young person to our Congress until they both confirm the country is 100% Ebola-free. If it is not Ebola-free by November, we will postpone the Congress.

Having visited Guinea a lot these last ten years to set up and monitor the progress of our Be the Change Academy there, I have come to know it as one of the most vibrant, self-confident African countries – one with fantastic entrepreneurs, and one whose current leadership seeks to make it the most transparent, most green, and the most youth-friendly country in Africa. It has some of Africa’s most astonishing and beautiful scenery, too.

I hope I will see you there in November.

Best wishes, 

David Woollcombe, President, Peace Child International

International Director and Licensee, World Youth Congress Series

The Conakry Commitment – Discussion Draft (1)


[WorldYout​h] Artisans, Designers, Crafts Lovers; Here You Go !! A New Platform Show Your Work In Africa.!!

Hello All

 Kindly Help Us Spread the word about ,  An online social marketplace with the mission of providing an online  platform for millions of Unemployed African-Youth to show their Arts, Designs, and Craft works/products for socio-economic empowerment. vision is to turn  African-Youth’s  Passion Into Business for socio-economic Empowerments. 

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 Hi all,

I’m organising our 2nd Transformational Media Summit – how storytelling & media can help create a better world.

This year’s main summit organised in partnership with the UN Foundation will take place in Washington, DC with associated events across the globe.

Themes include, women & media, technology for social impact, transformational film, and constructive journalism.

Please see the website for more details and let me know if you’d like to organise an associated event.

If you can’t make it to DC, you can also find out more about our network’s initiatives online or become involved with one of our projects leveraging the power of media for good:

Transformational Media 2014

Transformational Media 2014

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