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[WorldYouth] GMW Prep Pack

Dear Colleagues,

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

In the effort of celebrating Global Money Week 2016 (GMW 2016), we would like to share with you the GMW Prep Pack, which consists of all helpful materials and tips that can support you in preparing for GMW events and activities.

GMW Prep Pack is accessible in the following page on GMW website: www.globalmoneyweek.org/gmw-prep-pack.html and consists of:

PART 1: DOCUMENTS

(1)   GMW2016 Communications Kit with Key Messages (.pdf)

(2)   Ex-Ante GMW 2016 Reporting Form (.doc) (Please submit by 26th February, 2016)

(3)   Ex-Post GMW 2016 Reporting Form Ex-Post (.doc) (Please submit by 7th April, 2016)

(4)   Possible questions for and from children and youth during GMW2016 (.pdf)

(5)   Standard Photo Release Form For Minor Children (.doc)

(6)   GMW Designs

PART 2: TIPS

(7)    GMW2016 Resources and Materials

(8)    GMW and CYFI High Quality Logos

(9)    Tips for photos and videos

(10) Sample text for your newsletter

(11) About Social Media #GMW2016 #GlobalMoneyWeek

(12) Information about CYFI Global Activities

 Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI) will also be holding a GMW Information Webinar to discuss strategies for carrying out successful GMW activities and events. This will take place on Tuesday, February 16th at 15:00 GMT (10:00 EST and 16:00 CET). You can take part in the Webinar by clicking the following link:  https://goo.gl/WDfNH6. If you have not already installed WebEx on your computer, please log in a few minutes before the webinar so you can quickly install the program.

If you have any questions regarding your involvement in GMW this year, please do not hesitate to contact Kimberly DeRose via email at kimberly@childfinance.org.

Sincerely,

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[WorldYouth] Press Release: International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH

PRESS RELEASE

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ZERO TOLERANCE TO FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

DATE: 6TH FEBRUARY 2016

“Health systems and health professionals are essential to the wellbeing of societies. They provide credible, scientific and unbiased information that can help people protect themselves from violations of their rights.”

 ~ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ~

About 120 to 140 million women have been subject to Female genital mutilation (FGM) and 3 million girls are at risk each year, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

FGM encompasses of all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons and is recognised internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. It reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women and girls. The practice also violates their rights to health, security and physical integrity, their right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and their right to life when the procedure results in fatal bleeding or even death.

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is observed yearly on the 6th of February. It is an UN-sponsored awareness day served as an effort to make the world to be aware of female genital mutilation and to promote its eradication.

The elimination of FGM is a key target under Goal 5 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and this year’s day is being held under the theme “Mobilizing to Achieve the Global Goals through the Elimination of FGM by 2030”.

To promote the abandonment of FGM, coordinated and systematic efforts are needed in engaging whole communities by focusing on human rights and gender equality. These efforts should emphasise on societal dialogue and the empowerment of communities to act collectively to end the practice. They must also address the sexual and reproductive health needs of women and girls who suffer from its consequences.

We, at World Assembly of Youth (WAY), are in support with UNFPA and partners in mobilising health professionals to abolish female genital mutilation. We believe that in order to be effective in speeding up the end of Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting, efforts towards elimination need to be focussed on multi-sectoral and rights-based approaches, inclusive of the voices of girls, young women, boys, young men, parents, schools, traditional leaders and local authorities. We will continue to stand as the young people’s voice to fight the female genital mutilation as we believe that the beautiful world is when gender equality is achieved with no violence against women in any forms.

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WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH

PRESS RELEASE

WORLD CANCER DAY: ‘WE CAN. I CAN’

DATE: 4TH FEBRUARY 2016

 

Cancer is an uncontrolled growth and spread of detrimental cells. It can affect almost any part of the body. The growth often invades surrounding tissue and can metastasize to distant sites. Many cancers can be prevented by avoiding exposure to common risk factors, such as consumption of tobacco through smoking. In addition, a significant proportion of cancers are curable by surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy, especially if they are detected early.

 

World Cancer Day, organised by the Union for International Cancer Control, is an opportunity to highlight the wide range of actions needed to effectively prevent, treat and control the many forms of cancer. Observed each year on the 4th February, this day is publicly known as the World Cancer Day, when organisations and individuals around the world unite to raise awareness about cancer and work to make it as a global health priority. The day was first organised by the International Union against Cancer in 2005.

 

Cancer is a leading cause of death around the world, according to the WHO, which estimated that 84 million people were at the risk of dying due to cancer between 2005 and 2015 without intervention. Low-income and medium-income countries are harder hit by cancer than the high-resource countries. It is essential to address the world’s growing cancer burden and to work on effective control measures.

 

It is part of the World Cancer Campaign, which responds to the Charter of Paris adopted at the World Summit against Cancer for the New Millennium on February 4, 2000. It called for a strong alliance between researchers, health-care professionals, patients, governments, industry partners and the media to fight against cancer.

 

This year, and through 2018, the theme of World Cancer Day is “We can. I can.” This theme is selected in order to explore how everyone can, together and individually, do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer. The campaign outlines actions that communities and individuals can take to save lives by achieving greater equity in cancer care and making fighting cancer a priority at the highest political levels.

 

We, at the World Assembly of Youth (WAY), call for regional, national and international action across multiple areas to reduce cancer risks in populations, and to strengthen health care delivery systems for people with cancer. We deem the World Cancer Day is a chance to reflect on what individuals can do to make a difference in the fight against cancer and to take action to reduce the global burden of cancer.  Though progress in medical improvements is prominent, we believe healthy lifestyle will be the golden key to free society, young people inclusive, from the invasion of cancers. Thus, we urge youth to start caring about their health by reflecting it in their lifestyle as to prevent is always better than to cure.

Be Healthy, Live Free from Cancer!

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[WorldYouth] WAY January Bulletin 2016 [1 Attachment]

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 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 January 2016. Hope the news provided will be of assistance to your esteemed organisation.

Happy Reading!

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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 http://www.globalmoneyweek.org/Information/about.html  and for more about ideas and planning, kindly refer to http://www.globalmoneyweek.org/Information/toolkit.html.

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

Sincerely,

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This past summer, Global Kids took eight students to Haiti to create short documentaries about international aid efforts there and the plight of people of Haitian descent in the Dominican Republic.  Nine GK Leaders went to Japan for a youth leadership trip where they visited Fukushima, interviewed tsunami survivors, and examined disaster relief efforts with their Japanese peers, among many other activities.
Special thanks to the US-Japan Foundation, ELS, Elisabeth de Kergorlay and many individual donors for making these extraordinary trips possible.
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Youth Flash Newsletter, October 2015

United Nations Youth Flash Newsletter, October 2015

http://social.un.org/youth-flash/October2015.html

Submissions

To have your input considered for the next issue of the Youth Flash Newsletter, write to us at youth@un.org. Submissions must not exceed 85 words (including the heading), must include a link and a picture (280 X 106 pixels), and must be received no later than 13 November 2015.

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WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH

PRESS RELEASE

WORLD SCIENCE DAY FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT

DATE: 1OTH NOVEMBER 2015

Proclaimed by the UNESCO in 2001, the World Science Day for Peace and Development (WSDPD) celebrates the benefits of science worldwide annually on 10th November.  It was during the World Conference on Science in Budapest in 1999, that UNESCO realised the need to come up with a day that bridges the gap and misconception between science and society.

 

Established WSDPD in 2001, UNESCO continuously works with people, government agencies, other organisations and stakeholders to promote this day and offers an opportunity to educate societies on the relevance of science to their daily lives and human existence as well as encourage public to support the development and advancement of science.

 

In this sense, a World Science Day for Peace and Development offers an opportunity to strengthen public awareness on the role of science for peaceful and sustainable societies. It promotes national and international solidarity for a shared science between countries, renews national and international commitment for the use of science as well as draws attention to the challenges faced in science by raising public support for the scientific endeavour.This day also pays a tribute to the noble role of scientists in making the attainment of sustainable tomorrow possible. These aims become the significant roots and rationale of celebrating World Science Day for Peace and Development until today.

 

We, at the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) recognise and understand the imperative roles of science in today societies and the importance to engage young people in the relevance of science in their daily lives for the betterment of the society. We also believe that World Science Day for Peace and Development is a great scheme established by UNESCO as it highlights not only the contributions of science but also awareness to the public on the developments and progress made.

 

In fact, science is the answer of most of issues encountered by the society, youth inclusive, such as poverty, health issue or even youth unemployment.

 

Happy World Science Day for Peace and Development! 

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[WorldYouth] Africa’s Youth Needs Assessment Post 2015

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 Time, cc’d in this email

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[WorldYouth] ‘It begins where you are, with what you have and with the people surrounding you’ [2 Attachments]

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Africa Youth Day statement 2015 from the Network of African Youths for Development. Please pass on widely

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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Youth Gather in Hiroshima for Nuclear Abolition Summit, SGI Peace News, Oct.2015

SGI Peace News
Newsletter introducing Soka Gakkai International (SGI)’s activities to promote a culture of peace

Sign the Youth Pledge for Nuclear Abolition | 変革の世代 核兵器廃絶のための青年の誓い

 http://internationalyouthsummit.org/

Youth Gather in Hiroshima for a Nuclear Abolition Summit
Hiroshima, Japan, August 28-30, 2015
30 youth activists and experts from 23 countries gathered in Hiroshima for the International Youth Summit for Nuclear Abolition. Working Sessions were held on 28th and 29th including a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. The participants also met with survivors of the atomic bombing, discussed future strategies aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons and created a “Youth Pledge” in which they call nuclear weapons a symbol of a bygone age. The full pledge can be read and signed here.
On the last day, some 250 participants joined a wider public forum at which summit co-chairs Rick Wayman of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF) and Anna Ikeda of Soka Gakkai International (SGI) presented the Youth Pledge to Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth.
Alhendawi urged, “Let’s be the generation that makes peace possible. This youth summit is sending a strong message to the world, that the youth are for peace and for a nuclear-free-world, and the world must listen.” The event was coordinated by representatives of ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons), Mines Action Canada, NAPF, PAX, SGI and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).
International Institute on Peace Education Program at the University of Toldeo
Ohio, US, July 26-August 2, 2015
Willingness to learn, listen, build community, and transform—these are essential attitudes to bring to the International Institute on Peace Education. An atmosphere of cooperation, openness, and respect filled the campus of University of Toledo in Ohio from July 26 to August 2 as over 60 educators, academics, activists and professionals in the field of peace education representing 18 countries gathered to exchange their knowledge and experiences with each other. SGI attended the intensive 7-day immersion program on “Education for Urban Revitalization toward Social & Ecological Justice: Peace Education in an Era of Globalization.” SGI organized a workshop on “Using and Measuring the Impact of Nonformal Educational Tools for Peace Education” using the “Seeds of Hope”exhibition as one of the tools. The participants discussed and explored the effectiveness and outcomes of such experiential learning tools.
NGO CSW/NY Young Professionals Subcommittee Re-starts
New York, US, October 21, 2015
A group of about 30 young professionals gathered on 21 October for the first of a series of conversations intended to connect young people across different sectors working with the United Nations. The discussion topic for this month, in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 was on “Women, Peace, and Security.” Among the participants were two UN representatives who shared their personal stories and their work: Emilie Juel Christensen, Office of the President of the General Assembly, advisor of Sustainable Development and Climate Change, and the focal point for gender equality in the 2030 Agenda and Sanna Kaskeala, UN Women, Programme Analyst for Peace and Security.
This bimonthly SGI Peace News provides recent updates on SGI’s public educational activities to raise people’s awareness on issues such as nuclear disarmament, human rights, sustainable development, interfaith cooperation and humanitarian assistance.
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Youth in Technology Facilitation Mechanisms- 2015

Dear UN MGCY,
Hope you are all well and doing great.
As some of you may remember that a Technology Assessment and Facilitation Mechanisms had been one on our priorities along with that of many other groups during the Sustainable Development process.
There was a significant move forward and a partial success towards this in the Financing for Development and then in the SDG negotiations, where member states agreed in Paragraph 123 of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and paragraph 70 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development decided to establish a technology facilitation mechanism in order to support the SDGs. The mechanism will be comprise of :
  • A United Nations inter-agency task team on science, technology and innovation for the sustainable development goals;
  • A collaborative annual multi-stakeholder forum on science, technology and innovation (STI) for the sustainable development goals;
  • An online platform as a gateway for information on existing STI initiatives, mechanisms and programs.
In operationalizing these components, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development further decides that the United Nations inter-agency task team will work with 10 representatives of civil society, the private sector and the scientific community to prepare the meetings of the multi-stakeholder forum on science, technology and innovation for the SDGs, as well as in the development and operationalization of the online platform. For more information about the technology facilitation mechanism please see: THIS  
The 10 representatives from civil society, the private sector and the scientific community will be appointed by the Secretary-General for periods of 2 years, taking into consideration geographical and gender balance and ensuring a mix of disciplinary expertise capturing science, technology and innovation aspects across the full range of the sustainable development agenda.
The 10 representatives will serve in their independent, personal capacity and shall have internationally recognized excellence in their field or fields of expertise. The role is considered voluntary, and is not subject to remuneration.In ensuring openness and inclusion in the process, UN DESA-DSD and UNEP on behalf of the Inter-agency task team are hereby inviting interested and qualified representatives of civil society, the private sector and the scientific community to submit their application. The final selection will be done by the Secretary General.We have stated an internal application process to be able to officially nominate someone as UN MGCY. If you feel you fit the criteria and wish to be an official nominee of the UN MGCY then pleas apply  HERE. The process will be facilitated by the elections working group.In addition, if you are interested to apply in your individual capacity independent of MGCY then please fill the form circulated by the UN-Here. There is column which mentions Major Groups where you may choose MGCY, but that alone will not make you an official nominee. Your application through that form will remain  your alone.

Please feel free to reach out in case you may have any questions. Good luck on your application.

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WorldYouth] June-September INSPIRE [1 Attachment]

Dear all,

Please find attached our most recent issue of NAYD’s INSPIRE highlighting the SDGs and Climate change along with contributions fromyouth development activists improving lives in their communities in Africa. Please leave your comments and criticisms through the social media contacts given at the end of the magazine. We also very much welcome your contributions through pictures, community activities and general issues regarding sustainable development to our social media editor, Judyannet Muchiri, cc’d in this email

thanks,

Paul Shaw

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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Secretariat Address: World Assembly of Youth, World Youth Complex, Jalan Lebuh Raya, 75450 Melaka, Malaysia.
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[Sign On] Press Statement on the Exclusion of Youth on the Ministerial List

Dear Colleagues,
We have observed the non inclusion of young people in the ministerial list by Nigeria’s President and practically in all his appointments so far.
As a result, we have developed a press statement to call attention to this matter.
Please kindly sign on and share this link far and wide, as it allows other organisations to sign on to the statement: http://goo.gl/forms/3lKdgtxhWU
Deadline for signing on to this will be 12:00noon today
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United Nations – Youth Flash Newsletter, August 2015

http://social.un.org/youth-flash/August2015.html

UN Youth Flash August 2015

Submissions

To have your input considered for the next issue of the Youth Flash Newsletter, write to us at youth@un.org. Submissions must not exceed 85 words (including the heading), must include a link and a picture (280 X 106 pixels), and must be received no later than 09 September 2015.

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“Call For Assistance” Sustainable Cities: UN-HABITAT’s Youth Advisory Board Short List – Vote to support our ally – Deadline August 31st — Quick Turn Around

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
 
We are excited to announce UN SD Education Caucus member, Liam O’Doherty (Canada), has made it onto the short list for the UN-HABITAT’s Youth Advisory Board [representing North America]. We have worked closely with Liam via our partnership with Taking IT Global and the Global Youth Action Network collaborating on the integration of Youth into the work of the UN.  Liam’s brings leadership skills, organization skills, Youth networks, inclusion/transparency values, empowering Youth to engage…  I will add, a sense of fun and a good sense of humor.  He will do us proud.  Who can vote?  Youth (16-32) or supporters of Youth, you are eligible to vote.  Details follow.
 
The final voting deadline is August 31st.
Please share widely with your colleagues and networks.
 
 
All the best,
Pam Puntenney and Bremley Lyngdoh
UN SD Education Caucus Co-Chairs
 
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Greetings Friends of the SD Education Caucus,
We have recently learned that a long term collaborator and ally, Liam O’Doherty from TakingITGlobal has been shortlisted for a position on UN-HABITAT’s Youth Advisory Board.
In this final round, the decision comes down to public voting by young people in North America and around the world. As one of only four male candidates from North America, we urge you to support him in this important election.
Liam has a decade of experience advocating and organizing across movements in the youth sector. He has been highly involved in UN processes including COP, UNCSD, ICPD and the Post-2015 negotiations. With a background in technology, sustainability and gender issues, Liam is excited to focus on empowering youth to build inclusive cities as we look towards Habitat 3 in 2016.
Voting takes just 45 seconds and you can do it here or via voteforliam.org
A few quick notes:
- Voting ends August 31st;
- the UN identifies ‘youth’ as people between the ages of 16 to 32, but anyone working with and for youth are still considered stakeholders;
- One vote per person/email address only;
- Be sure to select ‘North America’ from the drop down menu.
- More info on the Advisory Board is here, if you’d like more information about their work.
- Liam would be happy to respond to any questions via liam@takingitglobal.org
Thank you very much for your support,
Pam & Liam

Liam O’Doherty

Director of Digital Youth Engagement Programs
TakingITGlobal, Global Youth Action Network
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“Think Sustainably” – Youth Rep. Blog Issue: Transportation-Sustainable Cities/Urban Areas

Dear Community of Educators,

UN SD Education Caucus member and Youth delegate, Ali Shahbaz (Pakistan), has shared with us his latest blog posting on sustainability transportation issues in his country/city,

 
In this century, the drift towards totalitarian realization of the finite resources of the planet ,and the limited capacities of its inhabitants, has been on the rise- an imperative movement to holistically establish a multistakeholder cooperation to further the cause of our Sustainable future, enveloped in Inter-generational Justice, Social Security and Stability. Adhering to the notion, the Blog: “Think Sustainable” is one of its kind in an effort to catalyze the stimulus for this change.

Your insights and comments are most welcome drawing upon what you have learned about policy & practice, bringing about change and/or raising awareness leading to action(s).
 
 
All the best,
Pam Puntenney and Bremley Lyngdoh
UN SD Education Caucus Co-Chairs
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“Think Sustainably” – Youth Rep. Blog Issue: Transportation-Sustainable Cities/Urban Areas

Dear Community of Educators,

UN SD Education Caucus member and Youth delegate, Ali Shahbaz (Pakistan), has shared with us his latest blog posting on sustainability transportation issues in his country/city,

 
In this century, the drift towards totalitarian realization of the finite resources of the planet ,and the limited capacities of its inhabitants, has been on the rise- an imperative movement to holistically establish a multistakeholder cooperation to further the cause of our Sustainable future, enveloped in Inter-generational Justice, Social Security and Stability. Adhering to the notion, the Blog: “Think Sustainable” is one of its kind in an effort to catalyze the stimulus for this change.

Your insights and comments are most welcome drawing upon what you have learned about policy & practice, bringing about change and/or raising awareness leading to action(s).
 
 
All the best,
Pam Puntenney and Bremley Lyngdoh
UN SD Education Caucus Co-Chairs

 Dr. P. J. Puntenney

Environmental & Human Systems Management
1989 West Liberty
 Ann Arbor, MI  48103  USA
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IYD Wrap Up and looking ahead

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Notification of change of email address

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Press Release: World Humanitarian Day: Inspiring the World’s Humanity

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PRESS RELEASE

WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY: ‘INSPIRING THE WORLD’S HUMANITY’

DATE: 19TH AUGUST 2015

 Art to me is a humanitarian act and I believe that there is a responsibility that art should somehow be able to effect mankind, to make the word a better place

~Jeff Moons~

World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe. Thousands of people across the globe are doing incredible deed every day in helping others but unfortunately some of them pay the ultimate price.

Years ago, in 19th August, 22 humanitarian aid workers were killed in a horrific attack at the UN Headquarters in Baghdad.  Their lives were cut short as they worked selflessly to save others.  Each year on the same date, we pay tribute to the unsung heroes who, despite the risks, work to save lives on the front lines of conflict and help victims of natural disasters pick up the pieces and rebuild their communities.

The theme for year is ‘Inspiring the World’s Humanity’, it calls on everyone to join the world’s humanitarian efforts and become an active messenger of humanity. It can be started with building a global sense of momentum by undertaking an influential social action and sharing on social networks to amplify the message as well as encourage the action.

On this World Humanitarian Day, we would like to take this opportunity to fabricate strong solidarity with the women, men, youth and children who are suffering from humanitarian emergencies worldwide. Our salutation also goes to the humanitarian workers who strive to serve those in need as well as uphold human rights and dignity for decades.

Inspired by the quote once said by Mother Teresa, ‘don’t look for big things, just do small things with great love; the smaller the thing, the greater must be our love’, we would like to encourage all to reach out to each other and shower the world with love and compassion. We urge people, especially youth around the world to get involved, stay informed and engage in creating a more humane and harmonious world.

On this day, let us, once again reiterate our recognition towards the tremendous service that the humanitarians have done and are still doing till today to save lives around the world. We are forever grateful to them.

Since 1949, we, at the World Assembly of Youth (WAY), stand strong for the human rights and fight for inherent dignity of every human being.

 Happy World Humanitarian Day!

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Social Media Packs for International Youth Day 2015 – 12 August

Mwesigye patrick sewa <patsewa@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Aug 11, 2015
Subject: [action2015-campaigning] Re: Social Media Packs for International Youth Day 2015 – 12 August

Dear all,
Please find below the International Youth Day message from the the UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde.
Feel free to get extracts that you can use in your messages for the International youth day 2015.

Investing in the Power of Young People, Transforming our World 

Statement of the UNFPA Executive Director for

International Youth Day

12 AUGUST 2015

Today, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, commemorates International Youth Day, under the theme, “Youth Civic Engagement,” by celebrating the actions young people around the world take to improve their well-being and that of their communities.

In 65 countries, more than half the population is younger than 24. Denying these young people the right to meaningful participation in decision-making is a gross violation of their human rights and a failure of the democratic process. It is also a waste of human capital that can propel nations towards development.

Young people are driving change towards a better future for all in every corner of the world. They are leading global action on climate change, campaigning to end discrimination, speaking out to uphold democracy and the freedom of speech, connecting our world with innovations in information technology, and building peace in societies ravaged by war.

In a world of increasing conflict, young people must be our strongest partners if peace and security are to win out over war.  We need their fullest capability and broadest engagement for people, the planet and prosperity to flourish.

The next 15 years offer a unique opportunity for a demographic dividend that will accelerate conflict-recovery and sustainable economic growth and development in many countries if we empower, support, educate and create employment for young people today.  Young women and men need protection from violence, and they have a right to access essential education and health services, including for their sexual and reproductive health. They also have the right to be at the tables where decisions and peace are made.

Yet, for the most part, young people remain excluded from decision-making processes. Although 16 per cent of the world’s population is 20-29 years old, this age group represents only 1.6 per cent of parliamentarians, most of whom are men. Young people rarely join political parties, and the majority do not vote in elections.

It is misleading, however, to conclude that young people are uninterested or simply do not care. Today’s young people are better educated and volunteer more for causes than previous generations. They are also a key driving force behind making companies, organizations and governments more socially and environmentally conscious.

To fully participate in the lives of their communities, young people need to overcome multiple legal, social and cultural barriers and discrimination. Adolescent girls, in particular, are often burdened by child marriage, sexual violence, unplanned pregnancies and HIV, preventing their full civic engagement.

In September, world leaders will formally adopt Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a historic, transformative, inclusive, universal agenda for our people and the planet. To have any chance of succeeding in building a better future for humanity, we must remove the obstacles confronted by young people and invest in their health, well-being, education and livelihoods to unleash and leverage their full potential as global citizens. We must ensure that all young people have access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, including comprehensive sexuality education.

 UNFPA is proud to work with networks of adolescents and youth to mobilize support for the United Nations Secretary-General’s Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health.
 Our efforts to promote youth leadership and participation enable young people to develop the skills, knowledge and support needed to make informed decisions about their bodies, lives, families, communities, countries and the world.

Together, we can ensure that the post-2015 development agenda promotes the human rights, health and well-being of the largest generation of young people in history.

 Together, working in partnership with young people, we can enable them to survive, thrive and transform our world, and deliver a better future for all of us.

Kind regards,

Patrick Mwesigye

Team Leader- Uganda Youth and Adolescents Health Forum (UAYHF)

Ag. Coordinator- AfriYAN Uganda.

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3 Months Later: Your Impact in Nepal

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Dear Ms. Helene H. Oord,Just over three months have passed since a massive earthquake struck Nepal, killing nearly 8,000 people and reducing entire communities to rubble.

And in that short span of time, your support has done wonders.

But our friends in Nepal still need your help. Can we count on you to donate and help the children of Nepal today?

Tarps, blankets, clean water, food, medicines, infant formula, soap, solar lights—supplies have reached thousands of people in need, thanks to your donations and the courageous work of The Global Fund for Children’s five grassroots partners in Nepal.

Now our partners are ensuring that children receive psychological counseling so that they can begin to heal from the trauma of this horrific event.  

CAP Art Therapy.jpgChildren like Kamala,* pictured here. Kamala has been living in a tent in Chuchepati, an area of the Kathmandu valley where approximately 5,000 people have temporarily settled after losing their homes.

Kamala is one of more than 150 children who benefited from a mobile health and counseling camp run by our grassroots partner Centre for Awareness Protection Nepal. 

During an art therapy session, Kamala drew a picture of what makes her happy: her home, the bright sun, and flowers. Her garden, which she loved the most, was destroyed by the earthquake. She hopes to make it beautiful again soon.

Donate to our relief campaign today to help more children like Kamala.

We have joined forces with GlobalGiving for this emergency campaign to raise awareness of the needs of our grassroots partners in Nepal. We are less than $800 away from reaching our goal. And any amount helps. Just $25 can provide a week’s supply of rice, vegetables, and lentils for a Nepalese family of five.

We’ve done so much in just three months, but the path to recovery is long. So please give today—whether it’s $25 or $250—to support the children of Nepal.

My Best,

Susan Goodell

Susan Goodell | Chief Executive Officer
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E-Learning course: Introduction to Sustainable Consumption and Production in Asia, 2nd Edition

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the new edition of the e-learning course “Introduction to Sustainable Consumption and Production in Asia”, taking place 21 September – 13 November 2015.

With SCP’s increasing importance in the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, the course “Introduction to SCP in Asia” aims to provide policy makers and other stakeholders from private sector, civil society and academia, with an introduction to SCP, as an approach to enabling sustainable societies in Asia.

A number of fellowships for change agents from the region are available. For further information on the course methodology, structure, registration and fellowship opportunities, please consult the course announcement below.

Yours,

The UNITAR e-Learning Team

Geneva, Switzerland

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[WorldYouth] Press Release: International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH

PRESS RELEASE

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLD’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLE: “POST 2015 AGENDA: ENSURING INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ HEALTH AND WELL-BEING”

DATE: 9TH AUGUST 2015

“The interests of the indigenous peoples must be part of the new development agenda in order for it to succeed. Together, let us recognize and celebrate the valuable and distinctive identities of indigenous peoples around the world. Let us work even harder to empower them and support their aspirations.”

~ UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon ~

Indigenous people are ethnic groups who are native to a land or region, especially before the arrival of a foreign and possibly dominating culture. They share a cultural identity that has been shaped by their environmental region. A variety of names are used in various countries to identify such groups of people, but they generally are regarded as the “original inhabitants” of a territory or region.

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is celebrated on August 9 each year to recognize the first UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations meeting in Geneva in 1982. On December 23, 1994, the UN General Assembly decided that the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People should be observed on August 9 annually during the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People.

This year’s theme is “Post 2015 Agenda: Ensuring indigenous peoples’ health and well-being”, it puts a spotlight on the issue of indigenous peoples’ access to health care services, as improving indigenous peoples’ health remains a critical challenge for indigenous peoples, Member States and the United Nations.

We, at the World Assembly of Youth, will continue encouraging stakeholders and NGOs to promote measures that will benefit our indigenous communities. We also urge our indigenous peoples to likewise continue to fight for their rights and to always protect our cultural heritage.

In fact, we all should take gratification in our cultural rootedness and recognize the people whose lives take us through many centuries of struggle to protect the land we live in, look after the virtues we uphold and bring us back to who we truly are. WAY  will forever persist on making indigenous youth as our society’s main concern by having all required suggestions flowing from the permanent forum to support better incorporation and management of their issues, including youth issue worldwide.

Together, let us identify and celebrate the priceless and distinctive identities of indigenous peoples around the world.  Let us work even harder to empower them and support their aspirations.

Happy International Day of the World’s Indigenous People!

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 Post 2015 – Youth From Turkey

Dear all,

We would like to share the report of the National Youth Workshop for Post 2015 Development Goals with the participation of youth in Turkey.

You will find the recommendations and suggesstions made by young participants from different NGOs and cities on 9 thematic areas. We also measured the level of knowledge and participation during the meeting.

We would like to organize similar meeting with the participants from the neighboring regions of Turkey,  and now we are now looking for potential partners who can contribute, collaborate and finally share the responsibility with us. Please feel free to contact with us.

Have a nice week! J

Bests,

Elif Kalan

On behalf of Habitat.

Habitat Kalkınma ve Yönetişim Derneği

Habitat Center for Development and Governance

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18 May 2013

Y20 Russia Summit Agenda announced

The Russian delegation at the Y20 Russia 2013 Summit, to be held from 18-21 June 2013 as part of the St.Petersburg Economic Forum, gave a news conference in Moscow.

Roman Chukov, Head of the Y20 Russia 2013 Secretariat, reminded that a broad ranged dialogue within Russia’s G20 Presidency is being held, including meetings of civil society, entrepreneurs, labour unions, think tanks and youth.

The Y20 Summit will bring together 106 young, active and competent participants from the G20 countries (five delegates from each of the G20 members and one from each of the six invited countries). The Summit is organized by the Federal Agency on Youth Affairs with support from the Russian G20 Sherpa office, the St.Petersburg International Economic Forum Foundation and the Y8 regional youth movement assisting youth initiatives. The Summit will be held in partnership with the International Diplomatic Engagement Association (IDEA) made up of the largest youth organizations from all across the G20.

“The delegates have already met in the virtual space at the Y20 website,” Roman Chukov added. “And their first joint effort was to shape the Summit’s agenda.”

Deputy Head of the Federal Agency on Youth Affairs and Y20 Russia 2013 Summit Organizing Committee deputy chairperson Yelena Bocherova noted that St.Petersburg will witness a dialogue between the leaders of two generations. “The voice of the young is vitally important,” she said. “It is very important that a friendly union is forged between the youth leaders of different countries before complicated and controversial international policy draws them toward opposite poles. Our key objective is to lay the foundation for trust between them.”

Head of the Russian delegation at the Y20 Russia 2013 Inal Ardzinba (Moscow), a postgraduate student at the Higher School of Economics, reported that the agenda was being discussed from May 1 to May 14. The agenda is well thought through and academically substantiated, and split into the two major topics: reform of the international financial architecture and sustainable development. “In the course of the online discussion, each topic was divided into four subtopics,” Ardzinba added. “In the first topic, the subtopics are reform of international financial organizations, reform of financial supervision and monitoring, reform of the international capital markets and government debt management. The second topic involves discussion of sustainable development of the global energy markets, streamlining of social policy, infrastructure development as well as food security and environmental protection. Ardzinba also introduced the members of the Russian delegation: Viktor Kalmykov (Vladimir), a Lomonosov Moscow State University student; Artyom Chepurnoy (Norilsk), an alumnus of St.Petersburg State University; Yekaterina Shteinberg (Yekaterinburg), a student of the Russian Academy of International Trade; and Anton Komarov, a student of the Higher School of Economics.

Anton Komarov delivered on the ideas of the Russian youth concerning the reform of the international financial organizations. “The current system of financial regulation and international financial organizations does not fit modern realities,” he said. “Only swift targeted reforms prevented the collapse of the international economic and financial system during the crisis. In this regard, the Russian youth are set to present their vision of the IMF and the World Bank reforms. We need to tighten control over capital and currency markets and over the currency exchange rates of the IMF member states, because only tougher international financial regulation can prevent another economic crisis in the future.”  The Youth 20 representatives also consider it essential to redistribute the IMF quotas in order to achieve greater transparency and better reflect the interests of the emerging countries. “Today, the IMF cannot fully respond to the realities of the modern international financial system. The emerging countries are getting a stronger voice and openly demand more active participation in the management of the international financial system. The Russian youth will pursue this goal,” Komarov stressed.

The Russian delegation shares an understanding that a non-transparent policy of assigning ratings by sovereign rating agencies was a catalyst of the international financial crisis, if not its direct cause. For that reason the young people consider it necessary to create an international mechanism for reviewing sovereign rating agencies activities, as well as an international rating agency under the auspices of the G20, accountable to the G20 and the international financial community in general. This will provide better transparency of ratings and decrease investor risks, thereby increasing the volume of international capital flows.

The Y20 Russia 2013 Summit will also discuss countering the negative effects of financial globalization. There are plans to promote an idea of global cooperation in key areas of the world economy, in order to respond to the challenges of the global financial system.

Yekaterina Shteinberg in her turn spoke on the importance of not just enhancing financial control, but also of seeking a balance between state financial supervision and cooperation in this field, as well as avoiding overregulation. “We would like to focus on risk identification since this is the main cause of financial crises, she said. “We advocate a concerted approach to the Basel III system. For it to be effective around the world, a legal framework should be set up, as well as requirements for sufficient capital, so that each country’s markets could enjoy the same competitive financial advantages.”

The young people also consider international cooperation in trade financing to be indispensable. However, the risks involved in the transition to the Basel III system are what is particularly needed to be taken into account. “We have a proposal to review and update the mathematical model of the Basel III and to add the probability theory to the classical theorems, for example, a theorem of extreme values that will help identify another 20% of the risks that have not yet been registered,” Shteinberg commented.

Viktor Kalmykov described the main discussion points related to reforming international capital markets, in particular, when it comes to streamlining the mechanisms of structuring stock market deals. “The urgency of the problem is caused by the fact that, according to many expert groups, a bubble is forming today at the capital markets,” Kalmykov said. “This is also due to the fact that the measures undertaken by the authorities help investors not invest money in low-liquidity obligations of states and corporations. Investors prefer the markets of capitals and corporate securities. That’s why efficient steps are needed to avert the possibility of terrible consequences that could exceed the dotcom crisis in magnitude.”

At the Summit will also be discussed measures on diversifying various types of financial institutions, including diversifying the participants in terms of hedging existing risks or further investments into high-risk stocks.

Special attention will be given to the mechanisms of project financing, state-private partnership, and also micro financing market regulation and  the so-called crowd funding.

Artyom Chepurnoy presented the position of the Russian delegation on the topics of government debt management and monetary policy. “The debt crisis in Europe has demonstrated that the existing ways of managing government debt lack efficiency and do not ensure adequate security and stability of state program financing,” Chepurnoy said. “The Y20 is going to present recommendations on the following points: methods of sovereign loan management, combating the liquidity crisis, currency market regulation and prevention of currency wars, as well as setting up a currency swap system.”

Regarding government debt management, a number of suggestions that are expected to change government stimuli for them to make a more adequate risk assessment and make government loans safer and more responsible will be put forward. “In a crisis, many countries, in particular – the export-oriented ones –  have incentives to lower their currency rate to support their producers, which makes their products more attractive and competitive,” Chepurnoy continued. “Other countries are also forced to join currency wars and devaluate their currencies. In the short term, the country that is doing this is wining. However, when all countries start doing the same thing, there are no winners. We would like to propose a number of measures to alleviate this problem.”

The Russian delegation also commented on the part of the agenda related to sustainable development. Viktor Kalmykov deciphered on reforming energy markets and enhancing energy efficiency. “The modern micro cycle in the development of markets of goods, and primarily, the markets of energy resources, is approaching its end,” he said. “We think this is a hot topic, especially since the bulk of the Russian GDP is made up of revenues from oil and gas transfers.” The young people suggest, in particular,  discussing the issues connected with the development of alternative energy sources, which will diversify the flow of energy resources and thus increase energy security. The agenda also includes a discussion of renewable natural resources and the expansion of power-saving methods and equipment. Anton Komarov also talked about streamlining social policy. He put forward an idea of discussing supportive measures for youth financial inclusion, fighting unemployment among seniors, women and young people, encouraging education as well as improving the quality and increasing accessibility of healthcare services.

“We believe that financial literacy is a major skill, which a person needs to be able to survive and to function effectively in society,” Anton Komarov noted. “But this is also a precondition for the long-term strategic development of the country, because financial markets are increasingly integrated into the life of a modern society, and there will be no long-term stable economic growth if its residents lack such skills.” Young people think it is necessary to include financial literacy into the basic school curricula. Financial conferences should be organized for young people in large educational centers. State programs should be launched at the international level on promoting financial inclusion and financial education for the young. The notion of financial literacy should be highlighted and specified so as to develop standards for shaping financial competences among the young people. It is reasonable to activate the process of creating and promoting departments of the leading financial organizations in the leading universities of the G20 nations.

In addition, attention is being drawn to launching a system of special loans for the young people and their entrepreneurial projects. “Young people, as a rule, find it hard to raise funds due to low levels of trust on the part of creditors,” Komarov said. “We think the state should intervene and initiate issuing special state loans at no interest or at a rate equal to the central bank interest rate in order to boost the entrepreneurial activities of  the young people, and through this encourage economic growth.”

As for fighting unemployment among seniors, women and young people, governments are called on to set up state training and retraining programs as well as a database of budget vacancies for older people. “They would be able not just to make money and enhance economic growth, but also have some leisure time, these jobs must be like hobbies. For example, in Germany the elderly were offered jobs taking care of city gardens and parks,” the Russian delegate explained.  To encourage the development of education across the country, international cooperation in this area should be intensified and integration of youth expert communities should be increased for an efficient exchange of experience and knowledge.

Speaking about improving the quality and increasing the accessibility of healthcare services, Anton Komarov drew attention to the need to establish the discussion platforms for exchanging experiences among the G20 healthcare specialists. It is also significant that receiving medical services abroad was made easier and more structured. “The G20 countries have different levels of medical services, and some medical procedures cannot be conducted in certain countries as efficiently as in the other. That is why a mechanism is needed to enable patients from one G20 country to be treated in a different country,” the Russian delegation member said. To conclude, Komarov spoke on the initiative to set up the position of a youths’ rights ombudsman in the G20 countries with a single coordinating organ under the G20. Yekaterina Shteinberg touched upon the issues of infrastructure development and transportation. “Funding these projects is at the very top of the sustainable development agenda,” she stressed. “We propose encouraging state and private cooperation. We suggest that the state should invest in infrastructure, since the lack of it in some regions is a major factor keeping companies from going there. The private sector, meanwhile, should support the infrastructure projects.”

Artyom Chepurnoy is confident that it is difficult to discuss sustainable development without considering the environmental issues and sustainable growth, that is why this has been made into a separate point of the Summit’s agenda. “We propose promoting the ideas of ‘green growth’ and more sustainable development by stimulating, rather than regulating,” he mentioned.

The Y20 Russia 2013 Summit delegations will shape a common vision for solving the most urgent problems of the G20 agenda, and will express it in a final communiqué that will be forwarded to the G20 Leaders.

The full video of the news conference is available here (only Russian version)

 

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 For Dissemination: UNGEI Youth Consultation Launched

Ojonwa Deborah Miachi

National Youth Advocate-United Nations Millennium Campaign

Policy/Advocacy Advisor-Connected Development

Abuja-Nigeria

T: +2348075768984

E: deborahmiachi@gmail.com

E: ojonwa@connecteddevelopment.org

From: Lauren Greubel <laurengreubel@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Jul 26, 2015
Subject: For Dissemination: UNGEI Youth Consultation Launched

Dear Colleagues and Youth Leaders,

The UN Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) is in the process of writing its first youth engagement strategy. As part of the process developing the strategy, UNGEI is hosting an online consultation with youth from July 24 to Friday, August 7th here: http://www.ungei.org/index_6040.html
The purpose of the consultation is to ask youth for their input on best-practices (and what not to do) in engaging youth. I am writing to ask your help in circulating the consultation to the youth networks you are part of. The survey is available in English, Spanish, Frenchand is accessible for the software used by the blind.
I am attaching a social media pack with suggested tweets, facebook messages and pictures to use in English, Spanish and French. The English messages are also posted below for easy access. Please share this with your communications team if you are part of an organization.
Thank you in advance for you help to circulate this survey (and for taking it if you are a youth!). UNGEI’s final strategy will document the input from this survey and will hopefully be a valuable resource for everyone in. Please let me know if you have any questions!
Best,
Lauren

Twitter Messages:

Facebook Posts:

  • Sample Post: Do you think youth should have a voice? Help @UNGEI design its youth strategy. Complete the short youth survey! Deadline August 7! (Available in English, French and Spanish) http://bit.ly/ungeiyouthsurvey
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Youth Flash Newsletter, July 2015

UNDESA-DSPD Focal Point on Youth

 Submissions

To have your input considered for the next issue of the Youth Flash Newsletter, write to us at youth@un.org. Submissions must not exceed 85 words (including the heading), must include a link and a picture (280 X 106 pixels), and must be received no later than 07 August 2015.

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‘WAY Secretariat’ office@way.org.my [WorldYouth] included below]

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 July 2015. Hope the news provided will be of assistance to your esteemed organization.

Happy Reading!

Note: THIS news bulletin is a service of the World Assembly of Youth (WAY). Although all efforts are made to ensure accuracy and reliability of reports, the content and opinions expressed within this bulletin are those of the authors/news agencies and are not necessarily shared by the publisher.

Please forward all queries to office@way.org.my

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FOR WIDE CIRCULATION: WBG Recruitment Drive for African Nationals – Please apply and/or share info within your network

The World Bank Group is launching a recruitment drive aimed at increasing the number of Sub Saharan Africans in its work force.  This recruitment plan reflects the Bank Group’s senior leadership commitment for a diverse workforce in which African nationals can play a key role in fighting poverty an increasing shared prosperity.  Senior leadership has committed 80+ vacancies to be filled by African nationals.   I am writing to:  (a) encourage those of you who are interested to apply to these positions; and (2) solicit your help in sharing this information within your networks to help us source qualified Africans.  This drive is being managed from my office and we really need your help in sourcing good candidates who can be hired.

To apply click here www.worldbank.org/africa-recruitment.

Questions can be sent to africarecruitment@worldbank.org

AfricanRecruitment3

 Ibrahim Ceesay

Social Justice Campaigner

Strategist//Development Expert//Movement Builder//

4 Kanifing Industrial Estate, Julbrew Road
P.O BOX 2545 Serre Kunda
KMC-The Gambia
Tel: +220 9932685 or 7675977
Skype:ceesaydelight

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[WorldYouth] Press Release: Nelson Mandela International Day

WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH

PRESS RELEASE

NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY: ‘TAKE ACTION, INSPIRE CHANGE’

DATE: 18TH JULY 2015 

When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace~ Nelson Mandela~

 Imagine growing up in a country where drinking out of the wrong water fountain might get you thrown into prison; where a man might have the very same job as his neighbour, but because of the color of his skin, they get paid lesser in a year than the other man makes in a week; where the government tells you that your associates and their ways of living were wrong, savage and inhumane.

This sounds like some Hollywood award-winning movie, doesn’t it? Well, for Nelson Mandela, this was not a movie but a reality, his story of life. Growing up in South Africa under the Apartheid system of government leaded to many tragedy and worse moments of his life. Despite all of those hardships and challenges, Nelson Mandela was a fighter. Instead of bowing down to this unjust system of government, he became a lifelong warrior in the battle to free South Africa.

Nelson Mandela International Day was launched in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday on the 18th of July, 2009 through unanimous decision of the UN General Assembly. It was inspired by a call Nelson Mandela made a year earlier, for the next generation, to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the world’s social injustices when he said that ‘it is in your hands now!’ It is more than a celebration of Madiba’s life and legacy. It is a global movement to honour his life’s work and act to change the world for the better.

Since then, the birthday of Mandela is celebrated on the 18th of July annually as Nelson Mandela International Day. This year’s commemoration marks the second Mandela Day when he is no longer around to witness the occasion. Due to his absence, it is, then, more important than ever to maintain the principles for which he fought for and to share his message for peace and humanity with future generations.

We, at the World Assembly of Youth (WAY), appreciate and treasure Nelson Mandela’s values and his commitment to the service of humankind. We also acknowledge his contribution to the struggle for social equality, worldwide, and the support of peace throughout the world. Our motto is to motivate and advocate for youth to embrace and respect the values that Mandela shared and inspire to carry on his noble efforts. We urge young people to step up in bringing imperative change in their society responsibly, especially to those who are the minority or in-need. Let us all strive and fight for all the values Nelson Mandela left!

Happy Nelson Mandela International Day!

WAY Secretariat

WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH

Visit our website at http://www.way.org.my
Secretariat Address: World Assembly of Youth, World Youth Complex, Jalan Lebuh Raya, 75450 Melaka, Malaysia.
Telephones: +6062321871 or +6062322711 Fax: +6062327271
Email: info@way.org.my

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[WorldYouth] FW: Data Challenges at the United Nations

From: Yilin Wei [mailto:weiy@un.orgOn Behalf Of UniteIdeas
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2015
To: ediola@way.org.myinfo@way.org.myoffice@way.org.my
Subject: Data Challenges at the United Nations

Dear Ms Ediola Pashollari,

I am writing to invite you and your network of youth and colleagues to participate in the United Nations data visualization challenge for the 2015 World Statistics Day.

The #WSD2015 challenge is to build an info-graphic or dynamic visualization featuring the latest data from the 2015 Millennium Development Goals report. This challenge is particularly geared towards designers, programmers and data scientists who are passionate about contributing open source software and data visualizations to promote peace, development, human rights and environmental sustainability. The winners will be announced during the United Nations World Statistics Day 2015 and featured on some UN websites. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, 20 September 2015.

In addition, please note that the Unite Ideas website will feature other challenges in the months to come. I will personally send you an e-mail to let you know when these new challenges are posted.

Feel free to share this invitation with your students, colleagues and friends, and to contact me with any questions or ideas related to data science and visualization at the United Nations.

Best regards,

Jorge Martinez Navarrete
Project Leader, Unite Ideas
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Unite Ideas 
United Nations | Office of Information and Communications Technology
Analytics, Partnerships and Innovation Section
24-01, 44th Road, Long Island City, NY 11101
uniteideas@un.org | Office: (212)963-4660 |
Twitter: @UN_UniteIdeas | Facebook: UniteIdeas
http://unite.un.org/ideas


About Unite Ideas

The United Nations Office of Information Technology established a crowd-sourcing website for data science and visualization: Unite Ideas. Though this website passionate professors, students and professionals can contribute open source software and data visualizations to advance global peace, human rights, environmental sustainability, and humanitarian aid. For more information visit Unite Ideas.

WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH

Visit our website at http://www.way.org.my
Secretariat Address: World Assembly of Youth, World Youth Complex, Jalan Lebuh Raya, 75450 Melaka, Malaysia.
Telephones: +6062321871 or +6062322711 Fax: +6062327271
Email: info@way.org.my

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PARTICIPATE:UN #YouthSkillsDay Twitter Conference on July 15th

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[WorldYouth] Press Release: World Youth Skills Day

WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH

PRESS RELEASE

WORLD YOUTH SKILLS DAY:  YOUTH CIVIC ENGAGEMENT’

DATE: 15TH JULY 2015

 

‘Youth’ is the best understood as a period of transition from the childhood’s dependence to adulthood’s independence involving a great awareness of our interdependence as members of a community. Youth is a more fluid category than a fixed age-group.

However, age is the easiest tool to determine whether one falls under the group of youth, particularly in relation to education and employment. Therefore, ‘youth’ is often indicated as a person between the age when he/she may leave compulsory education and/or find his/her first employment.

The World Youth Skills Day is celebrated every year on the 15th of July, to highlight at a global level, the importance of youth skills development and to raise awareness on the significance of exploring all the extraordinary skills possessed by young people. The goal is to achieve better socio-economic conditions for today’s youth, as a means of addressing the challenges of unemployment and under employment.

The theme of International Youth Day 2015 is ‘Youth Civic Engagement’. The engagement and participation of youth is essential to achieve sustainable human development. More efforts are needed to raise awareness about the importance of youth civic engagement and its benefits to the individual and to society, including for sustainable development as well as resilience and wellbeing.

We, at the World Assembly of Youth (WAY), work towards empowering and inspiring youth from all around the globe to become active and proactive in their communities of their countries. We also help equip young people with opportunities through volunteerism to work for the elevation of youth and the development of youth leaders who are willing to donate their precious time and valuable energy not only to support and achieve their goals but also bring significant impact for the benefits of their community and humanity.

We believe that the meaning of being a responsible citizen will rigid, if one shows the great effort to contribute for the betterment of the public and you can be part of these efforts! 

Happy World Youth Skills Day!

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WAY Secretariat

WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH

Visit our website at http://www.way.org.my
Secretariat Address: World Assembly of Youth, World Youth Complex, Jalan Lebuh Raya, 75450 Melaka, Malaysia.
Telephones: +6062321871 or +6062322711 Fax: +6062327271
Email: info@way.org.my

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[WorldYouth] 1st Annual Transforming Leadership Worldwide Conference and Arts/Music Festival [3 Attachments]

from ‘WAY Secretariat’ office@way.org.my [WorldYouth] included below]

 

Dear Colleagues,

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

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Chet W. Sisk, the WAY Global Leadership Development Specialist, has created three opportunities for jobs, partnerships, social enterprise and a whole new approach to leadership.

In partnership with WAY and CO-LEAD, we are hereby announcing the 1st Annual  Transforming Leadership Worldwide Conference and Arts/Music Festival to be held on 8th, 9th and 10th October 2015 in Denver, Colorado, USA. The conference shall combine networking with project presentations, hip hop music, slam poets and inspirational speakers. The conference is schedule to take please on the  beautiful Auraria Campus of the University of Colorado, in the heart of downtown Denver, USA. The conference focus is on new leadership models that emphasis new models of leadership that utilize connectedness, sustainability, vision, job creation and personal empowerment. Find out more at www.coleadinternational.org

The conference will be preceded by a 60 day virtual internship  (August and September) for a limited number of students interested in developing projects around sustainability, social enterprise, the sharing economy, feminine principle leadership, food security, lateral organizations and collective impact. All interested in doing the internship, should write to Chet directly and express interest viachet@coleadinternational.org

The CO-LEAD Masterclass online leadership training class is set to begin on July 17th. This class is a weekly webinar that allows youth to talk to leaders, activists, CEOs and other looking to find employees, partners and collaborators on projects that emphasize sustainability, vision, connectedness, food security, community wealth building and personal development.

Find out more at www.coleadinternational.org or www.way.org.my.

Sincerely,

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WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH

Visit our website at http://www.way.org.my
Secretariat Address: World Assembly of Youth, World Youth Complex, Jalan Lebuh Raya, 75450 Melaka, Malaysia.
Telephones: +6062321871 or +6062322711 Fax: +6062327271
Email: info@way.org.my

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Africa Youth Assembly Postponed

This is to inform all candidates that applied for the Africa Youth Assembly on the UN goals in Malawi, that the event has been postponed to September ahead of the UN high level MDG meeting in NY as requested by the National Youth Council NYC Malawi and partner organizations.

Kindly help us shear with your Networks.

We will get back to you with more information. sorry for any inconvenience

 
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Amb. Paul LengarCountry CoordinatorYouth Millennium Development Ambassadors Initiative
Sierra Leone
Tel: +23278442956
Skype: paul.lengerCR Worldview Mission Sierra LeoneFounder: Inter Secondary Schools Leadership Council Sierra LeoneRepresentative Climate Smart Agriculture Global Alliance in Sierra Leone
Online Malawi Event Banner (1)
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UN Youth Assembly

2015 YA@UN Registration Extended to July 15

Reminder: You are receiving this email because you have expressed interest in the Youth Assembly at the United Nations. Don’t forget to add apply4ya@faf.org to your address book so we’ll be sure to land in your inbox.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE:
Due to the crash of the online US Visa system last week, many YA delegates’ visa appointments have been postponed. To accommodate this inconvenience, YA@UN registration HAS BEEN EXTENDED.
New Registration Deadline: July 15, 2015 

Register today through July 15 to secure a spot at the Summer Youth Assembly during a very special year for the United Nations. Only a few seats left!

 Delegates with strong STEM background are encouraged to apply for consideration for the YA STEM track with Microsoft.

 Delegates with new social venture projects are strongly urged to attend and apply to The Resolution Project’s Social Venture Challenge at the YA.

Delegates interested in learning more about the construction of new social ventures are urged to join the Pre-YA, Certificate-based seminar: Social Ventures for Social Development at Fairleigh Dickinson Unitersity from 1 – 4 August, just prior to the Youth Assembly at the United Nations.

 Please note that all applications evaluated during the registration extension will be processed on a first come, first served basis.

 For more inquiries, please contact apply4ya@faf.org.

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[WorldYouth] The 26th International Youth Forum [2 Attachments]

‘WAY Secretariat’ office@way.org.my [WorldYouth] included below]

 

Dear members,

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

We are pleased to inform the 26th International Youth Forum with the selected theme, “Youth in MDGs and Post 2015”, is going to take place from 18 – 24 August, 2015 in Seoul and Goesan, Republic of Korea.

This event is hosted by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, the Republic of Korea (MOGEF) and organised by the National Council of YouthOrganizations in Korea (NCYOK) in partnership with the World Assembly of Youth (WAY). Please find attached herewith the briefing paper and application form of the 26th International Youth Forum for your perusal and action.

Looking forward to seeing you all in Seoul!

Sincerely,

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WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH

Visit our website at http://www.way.org.my
Secretariat Address: World Assembly of Youth, World Youth Complex, Jalan Lebuh Raya, 75450 Melaka, Malaysia.
Telephones: +6062321871 or +6062322711 Fax: +6062327271
Email: info@way.org.my

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Ediola Pashollari’ ediola@way.org.my [WorldYouth] included below] 

Dear members,

Warm greetings from WAY secretariat!

We are pleased to forward you a copy of the publication ‘Planning education with and for youth’ which is the final output following the 2012 Policy Forum.

The publication is available online at:     http://publications.iiep.unesco.org/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1425

Best wishes,

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WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH

Visit our website at http://www.way.org.my
Secretariat Address: World Assembly of Youth, World Youth Complex, Jalan Lebuh Raya, 75450 Melaka, Malaysia.
Telephones: +6062321871 or +6062322711 Fax: +6062327271
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[WorldYouth] 15TH MELAKA INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DIALOGUE DECLARATION [1 Attachment]

WAY Secretariat’ office@way.org.my [WorldYouth] included below]

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

 We are pleased to circulate herewith a copy of the final Declaration for the 15th Melaka International Youth Dialogue (MIYD) “Youth and Armed Conflict: To Express Without A Feat, To Progress Without A Threat” that was held from 22nd to 24th of June 2015 at the Kings Green Hotel in Melaka, Malaysia.

The 15th MIYD, was organised by the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports (Malaysia), Melaka State Government, Asian Youth Council and Malaysian Youth Council. After thorough deliberations through paper presentations, plenary sessions, workshops and field trips, the participants put together this important outcome document, addressed to all the stakeholders to ensure that the rights of various categories, pertaining to youth and armed conflicts, are acknowledged and protected.

With this, the participants of the 15th MIYD, acknowledged the significance of expressing and progressing themselves without fear and threat as a fundamental human right, regardless of their social, economical and geographical status. They shall continue to seek and generate youth dialogues and advocate for legislations, policies and programmes at all levels of society, in order to achieve a better and sustainable future of a conflict free generation.

Looking forward to seeing you all next year for another Dialogue!

Sincerely,

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World Youth Foundation (WYF) has joined force with the UN and became a committed partner for MY WORLD. It is an options survey which MY WORLD asks individuals which six of sixteen possible issues you think would make the most difference to your lives. We seek your support to disseminate this campaign widely to get millions of people to VOTE. Together we can make it happen! The more we can engage, the more votes we drive, the more people around the world will participate in shaping the future of development.

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY.

To Vote Click: http://www.myworld2015.org/?partner=wrldyth

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY 2015
The theme of International YouthDay 2015 is “Youth Civic Engagement.” The engagement and participation of youth is essential to achieve sustainable human development. Yet often the opportunities for youth to engage politically, economically and socially are low or non-existent. The International Youth Day 2015 campaign aims at promoting civic engagement and participation of youth in politics and public life, so that young people can be empowered and bring a full contribution to society, development and peace. You can be part of these efforts! More info at here.
Updated information on the International Workshop On climate Change can now be foundhere.
A short video clip summarizing the four days at #IWCC2015 can be found at our YouTube channel here.

 

EVENTS
5th WORLD CHILDREN’S FESTIVALWebsite: www.worldchildrenfestival.orgUN GENERAL ASSEMBLY: 3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT

Website: http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2014/gaab4115.doc.htm

 

HUMANITARIAN INNOVATION PROJECT 

Website: http://www.oxhip.org/2014/11/hip2015-cfp

 

14th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MOBILITY AND TRANSPORT FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED PERSONS

Website: http://www.transed2015.com

 

CHILDHOOD: EXPLOITATION AND DANGER (THE CHILDHOOD PROJECT)

Website: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/persons/childhood/call-for-papers

 

2015 NGO CONFERENCE “HONORING THE PAST, RECOGNIZING THE PRESENT, IMAGINING THE FUTURE”

Website: http://www.2015ngoconference.org/reg.html

 

GLOBAL FORUM ON RESEARCH AND INNOVATION FOR HEALTH 2015

Website: www.forum2015.org

 

GLOBAL YOUTH CONSULTATION FOR THE WORLD HUMANITARIAN SUMMIT (WHS)

Website: https://www.worldhumanitariansummit.org/whs_youth

 

2nd WORLD CONFERENCE ON SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

Website: http://www.sci-math.org

 

3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON YOUTH 2015 (ICYOUTH 2015)

Website: http://www.icyouth2015.upm.edu.my

 

10th REGIONAL CONGRESS – SEARCH FOR SEAMEO SCIENCE YOUNG SCIENTISTS

Website: http://www.recsam.edu.my/index.php/events/ssys

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[WorldYouth] WAY June Bulletin 2015 [1 Attachment]

from ‘WAY Secretariat’ office@way.org.my [WorldYouth] included below]

 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 June 2015. Hope the news provided will be of assistance to your esteemed organization

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NED Democracy Fellowship Programme

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Please apply for this awesome programme 

http://www.ned.org/fellowships/reagan-fascell-democracy-fellows-program/applying-for-a-fellowship

Best of luck!!!

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Tel: +220 9932685 or 7675977
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http://apwld.org/i-could-have-been-mary-jane-veloso-erwiana/


I could have been Mary Jane Veloso—Erwiana

BY APWLDADMIN · MAY 11, 2015

Mary Jane Veloso

Mary Jane Veloso was spared from death at the last minute. She still faces execution.

Mary Jane is a migrant domestic worker just like me. Like me, Mary Jane was forced to become a migrant domestic worker because of poverty, because of a commitment to support her family, because she had no other choice. Like me she suffered abuse. Like me she almost died.

When working as a domestic worker in Dubai Mary Jane was attacked and hospitalized. After a month in hospital and a rape trial of the perpetrator she went home. But she couldn’t earn money at home to support her children and had no choice but to sell her few possessions and become indebted to an informal agent who professed to be her friend and migrate again. She was told she would be given work in Malaysia, like so many Indonesian domestic workers.  But the work didn’t eventuate. She was given new clothes and a new suitcase and told to go to Indonesia until other work would be sorted for her.

Like me, Mary Jane was in no position to question the agents that made her migration possible. Like me she was in debt. Like me she trusted people that promised to help. Like me she couldn’t speak the local language. Like me she needed to navigate a legal system that wasn’t in her language and that she didn’t understand.

But unlike me Mary Jane was a defendant. And unlike me Mary Jane had no support.

Mary Jane was charged with drug trafficking. But in fact it was Mary Jane who was trafficked. Like hundreds of thousands of women around the world Mary Jane was controlled and made to travel as human cargo for the profit of others.

Indonesia’s own National Commission on Violence against Women, Komnas Perempuan has said that Mary Jane should have been dealt with as a victim of trafficking, not a criminal. Wrongly charged she then had to sit through a trial that she didn’t understand. She was appointed a lawyer that she saw only during the trial. She was given an interpreter, a student who was studying English. But Mary Jane didn’t speak English, she spoke Tagalog. When asked whether she regretted what had happened she said ‘No’ thinking they were asking if she had committed a crime.

Mary Jane is just like me. She is just like the 3 million Indonesian women who have migrated for work. We migrate because we have to. We don’t have power and money and we are put into the most vulnerable positions, physically, legally and economically. There are 278 Indonesians on death row around the world. Many of them are just like Mary Jane and me. Desperate people in desperate circumstances.

Our President said he is here to govern for us, for the least powerful. He said he no longer wants to force Indonesian women to migrate into vulnerability. But if he really wants to support us he should give Mary Jane a fair trial because she is just like us. If he eventually executes her he will be harming us all. We will no longer be able to call for justice for Indonesian migrant workers. Today I want to ask our President – will you kill a woman just like me? Or will you prove to us that you are listening to the people and give her a fair trial.

Saving Mary Jane could help save the 278 Indonesians on death row. But it can do even more. Her case should force our government to rethink the justice systems that fail migrant workers. The Philippines government intervened so late it was almost fatal. Our government must provide full legal assistance to migrant workers and prosecute the real traffickers, some of whom work as migration agents. We know that could save lives and reunite families.

But our government needs to do more. Our government should commit to real action to stop people like me and Mary Jane from having to migrate in the first place. If our government ensured Decent Work at home, stopped land-grabbing and guaranteed Development Justice we would not need to migrate, we would not face exploitation, become victims of trafficking and we would not risk death sentences – from legal systems or at the hands of employers.

With the support of people’s movements I have obtained justice. My employer, who attacked and tortured me is behind bars, not me.

Mary Jane is just like me. Except I live. I am free. And I will not rest until Mary Jane and all women are free.

Signed,

Erwiana Sulistyaningsih

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[WorldYouth] Press Release: International Day of Families

 

WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH

PRESS RELEASE

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FAMILIES: ’MEN IN CHARGE? GENDER EQUALITY AND CHILDREN’S RIGHTS IN CONTEMPORARY FAMILIES’

 DATE: 15th MAY 2015

Families are the basic core of our society, we are born into them and some of the most important developing years of our lives are spent growing up with our families.  Every family’s life is different and the UN Family Programme recognises this, just as we have lots of different cultures, we also have different ways that people use to interact with each other depending on where they are from.

International Day of Families was brought about by the United Nations Programme on the Family. In 1994, it was proclaimed as the International Year of Families by the United Nations as a response to changing social and economic structures which have affected and still affect the structure and stability of family units in many regions of the globe. The International Day of Families is then continuously celebrated on the 15th of May annually to provide opportunities to promote awareness of family issues and to increase the knowledge of the social, economic and demographic conditions affecting families.

The International Day of Families has inspired a series of awareness-raising events, including national family days. Activities include workshops and conferences, radio and television programmes, newspaper articles and cultural programmes highlighting relevant themes.

The theme for this year is ”Men in charge? Gender Equality and Children’s Rights in Contemporary Families’’. It aims to promote gender equality and rights of children within families. It also highlights prevention of family violence through fair family law frameworks and a variety of programme interventions.

We, at World Assembly of Youth (WAY), believe that the ideal of a family where fairness is initially nurtured is one of the most basic models in shaping the better tomorrow. We also encourage young people from all around the world to embrace gender equality in contemporary families in both their current family and the one that they will build in future.

On this Day, let us resolve to change legal and social norms that support male control over women, reinforce discrimination and prevent the elimination of violence. As we shape a new sustainable development agenda and fight for a world of dignity for all, let us stand together for women’s and children’s rights in families and societies at large.

Happy International Day of Families!

 WAY Secretariat

 WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH

Visit our website at http://www.way.org.my
Secretariat Address: World Assembly of Youth, World Youth Complex, Jalan Lebuh Raya, 75450 Melaka, Malaysia.
Telephones: +6062321871 or +6062322711 Fax: +6062327271
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[WorldYouth] Report – Youth Run for Peace and Sustainability [1 Attachment]

‘WAY Secretariat’ office@way.org.my [WorldYouth] included below]

Dear Colleagues,

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

We are pleased to herewith circulate the report for the Youth Run: For Peace and Sustainability that took place on 18th April 2015 in Melaka River Square (Dataran Sungai Melaka) Melaka, Malaysia.

This event was organised by WAY in collaboration with Melaka State Government, Majlis Bandaraya Melaka Bersejarah (MBMB), Melaka State Youth Council, Sahabat Belia Kerajaan Negeri Melaka and various educational institutions.

We also would like to express our utmost gratitude to Youth Service America (YSA) for inviting WAY to partner this event in commemoration of the Global Youth Service Day (GYSD), which took place 17th to 19th of April, 2015. Our appreciation also goes to all sponsors, contributors, volunteers and the organizing committee. Without the efforts and hard works from all, the success of this event would not have been possible.

Happy reading and for further comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,

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[WorldYouth] Press Release: Benefits of Consultative Status with ECOSOC and The Instructions on How to Apply for It for The 2016-Cycle

WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH

PRESS RELEASE    

BENEFITS OF CONSULTATIVE STATUS WITH ECOSOC AND THE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO APPLY FOR IT FOR THE 2016-CYCLE

DATE: 30TH APRIL 2015

                                                                                                                                 One of the six principal organs of the United Nations system established by the UN Charter in 1945 is the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It consists of 54 members of the United Nations, nominated by the General Assembly and coordinates economic, social and related work of the fourteen United Nations specialized agencies, functional commissions and five regional commissions. ECOSOC serves as the central forum for discussing international economic and social issues as well as for formulating policy recommendations addressed to Member States and the United Nations system.

ECOSOC responsibilities are to encourage universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms; facilitate international cultural and educational cooperation; identify solutions to international economic, social and health problems; and promote higher standards of living, full employment, economic and social progress.

The open call for Non-Governmental Organisations to apply for Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Consultative Status with the United Nations, had reached its last month. Therefore, the ECOSOC is calling for the NGOs that are interested in applying for the consultative status to submit their application and required documents before the 1st of June 2015.

The NGOs that are affiliated to an international organisation that is in status would be admitted only if they can demonstrate that their programme of work is direct significance to the aims and purpose of the United Nations. Besides, they must have been in existence and formally registered with the appropriate government authorities as an NGO for at least two years. The interested NGO must also have a recognised headquarters, a democratically adopted constitution, authority to speak for its members, a representative structure, appropriate mechanisms of accountability and democratic and transparent decision making processes.

They are many benefits of obtaining the ECOSOC consultative status which are that NGOs will be able to participate in events, attend meetings, submit written statements prior to sessions, make oral statements, meet official government delegations and other NGO representatives, organise and attend parallel events that take place during the session and to participate in debates, interactive dialogues, panel discussions and informal meetings.

There are five steps on how to apply for the 2016 cycle. Firstly, your organization must have a registered profile before starting the application for consultative status. Secondly, after your profile registration is accepted, your organisation has to submit the application containing the online questionnaire and summary, and the supporting documents. When the application becomes part of the agenda of the NGO Committee, a letter is sent to the NGO informing them of the upcoming session and inviting to send no more than two representatives to be present during the session. The Committee meets twice a year to decide which NGOs applying for consultative status will be recommended to the ECOSOC Council. Lastly, when the Council finally approves the Committee recommendation to grant consultative status to an NGO, an official notification is sent by the Secretariat. NGOs granted General or Special consultative status must submit to the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations, every fourth year, a brief report of their activities, in particular regarding their contribution to the work of the United Nations.

We, at the World Assembly of Youth, encourage all qualified NGOs around the world to apply for the ECOSOC consultative status to be able to partake in the events, meetings and to be recognised. The Consultative Status does not only provide NGOs with access to ECOSOC but also to its many subsidiary bodies, to the various human rights mechanisms of the United Nations, as well as special events organised by the President of the General Assembly.

For more information on the consultative status, kindly visit the following website:
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WAY Secretariat

WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH

Visit our website at http://www.way.org.my
Secretariat Address: World Assembly of Youth, World Youth Complex, Jalan Lebuh Raya, 75450 Melaka, Malaysia.
Telephones: +6062321871 or +6062322711 Fax: +6062327271
Email: info@way.org.my

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[WorldYouth] WAY April Bulletin 2015

‘WAY Secretariat’ office@way.org.my [WorldYouth] included below]

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 April 2015. Hope the news provided will be of assistance to your esteemed organization.

Happy Reading!
WAY Secretariat

World Assembly of Youth
World Youth Complex, Jalan Lebuh Ayer Keroh, Ayer Keroh, 75450, Melaka, Malaysia
Tel: +606 232 1871/2711 | Fax: +606 232 7271

Note: THIS news bulletin is a service of the World Assembly of Youth (WAY). Although all efforts are made to ensure accuracy and reliability of reports, the content and opinions expressed within this bulletin are those of the authors/news agencies and are not necessarily shared by the publisher.

Please forward all queries to office@way.org.my

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Aid for Youth & Children of Nepal Earthquake

We are glad to inform you that World Youth Foundation has launch the Rebuild Homes, Rebuilding Lives online fundraising campaign in aid of the Nepal Earthquake victims. We want to do all we can to support the communities our partner works with, and we would love you to support our emergency appeal. The funds raised through this appeal will be distributed through our partner organizations to meet the needs and to help in their rebuild and recovery efforts. We’d love it if you would share the donation link with your friends on social media.

Aid for Youth & Children of Nepal Earthquake

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/aid-for-youth-children-of-nepal-earthquake

WM Nepal EarthquakeOn April 25, 2015 an earthquake with a 7.8 magnitude struck Nepal, leaving a massive trail of destruction behind. According to the latest UN estimates, close to eight million Nepal is affected.

The death toll has risen to more than 4000, and will continue to rise over the next few weeks. Left to survive are close to one million children who need your help to ensure they are safe, healthy and secure in a shelter.

With more aftershock happenings, and some 80 percent of homes, schools, hospitals and education facilities destroyed in some districts, people are sleeping in the streets, makeshift tents or sewage pipes.  Survivors are desperate for shelter and food. In many places, there is a strong smell stink of dead bodies in the rubble waiting to be collected.

Nepal will undoubtedly require the help of the global community urgently.  Young people including children and young women in particular, are the most affected from these tragic events which could have lasting consequences on their life.

Helping Nepal is a collective effort requiring the commitment of organizations, volunteers, time and money. World Youth Foundation is contributing to the relief and rebuilding effort by raising funds to support NGOs, especially youth organizations, children and animal shelter homes in their rebuilding and reconstruction effort.  World Youth Foundation has a documented history of supporting youth through its mission to educate, engage and empower young people around the globe.

The goal is to raise $150,000 which will be distributed through credible international and local organizations that are working in Nepal. To raise the required sum World YouthFoundation requires your support to make it a reality and any donation is greatly appreciated. Children and youth are the future of any country. With your donation, the displaced youth and children in Nepal will be able to rebuild their lives and have a greater chance for survival.
Funds received will be used for the following:

  • Medical aid and relief supplies for survivors
  • Emergency relief materials such as tarpaulins/shelter kits, blankets  and water
  • Sanitation and hygiene material, water purification kits
  • Nutritious food
  • Provide protection and security
  • Construction supplies to rebuild homes, schools and shelter homes for children and animals
  • Logistic support , solar charges, transportation, staffs

We as a global community are seeking your generous support to help us rebuild Nepal. Please help us spread the word by telling your friends, family and colleagues to support this wonderful cause. Together we will make a difference!

HELP US TO MAKE IT HAPPEN

For Aid for Youth & Children of Nepal Earthquake and World Youth Foundation (WYF)!

Thank you.
The Campaign can be found at the following link: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/aid-for-youth-children-of-nepal-earthquake


CLICK HERE to support aid for Youth & Children of Nepal Earthquake

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AFRICAN SUMMIT 2015

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INVITATION: AFRICAN SUMMIT 2015 – WWW.DEV4AFRICA.ORGWith the advent and acceptance of the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals as the Post 2015 Development Agenda for the next 15 years by the United nations (Hopefully in September 2015), it is extremely necessary to critically access what led to Africa’s Successes and Failures with the Millennium Development Goals; and what really need to be done differently to ensure the failures are not repeated and the successes improved upon.As the executive producer of the African Summit Series, it is our privilege to invite the company of you and your organization / network to join us at the upcoming African Summit 2015 – www.dev4africa.org – from July 20 – July 24, 2015 at the British Medical Association House in London, United Kingdom – www.BMAHouse.org.uk.The theme for this year’s event is “Africa: Beyond Poverty, Power, Politics, and War”. You may learn more about the upcoming summit atwww.dev4africa.org.

The African Summit 2015 would be looking at Africa’s current position to deal with the incoming Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals and Development Agenda, access the current challenges facing the continent in relation to the Post 2015 SDGs and find long lasting solutions to them.

Moreover, the summit will seek to establish a complimentary body which will specifically work to support the existing UN organs and other Development Agencies / Partners on the continent to achieve the set targets of the SDGs.

The summit will also seek to accord most especially Civil Society Organizations / Non-Governmental Organizations who do not have status with ECOSOC and as such deprived of making meaningful contributions to the shaping of development agenda the opportunities to make their voices heard and also have their inputs adopted and considered.

Furthermore, an endowment fund specifically aimed at helping to achieve the SDGs at grassroots level throughout Africa would be set up.

The 4 days event is also expected to be preceded by a one-day Youth Summit with the objective of informing and educating the youth to be abreast with the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals and Development Agenda; and also empowering them to aid Africa in achieving the set targets of the goals. You may learn more about the Youth Summit at http://www.dev4africa.org/african-youth-summit/youth-summit.

We believe that by joining us for this historic event, our visions will be realized as we all align with the upcoming United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/jan/19/sustainable-development-goals-united-nations and also mutually benefit and strengthen our combined efforts to achieve a broad-based global and real-time development vision, which is sustainable for all future generations.

Moreover, we invite your consideration in applying for a Speaker’s role at the forthcoming summit or submitting an Abstract for our consideration. You may apply for a speaker’s role athttp://www.dev4africa.org/african-summit-2015/2015-speakers or submit an Abstract for our consideration by visiting http://www.dev4africa.org/african-summit-2015/call-for-abstracts-papers.

To guarantee your participation at this limited high level packed event, we entreat you to visit the registration page http://www.dev4africa.org/program-july-20-24-2015/registration to complete your registration and book a seat.

For Partnership, Sponsorship, and Exhibition (Limited Spaces Available) opportunities, please kindly contact us directlyeri@eri.kabissa.org.

For Media Partnerships or Relations, kindly write to us at eri@eri.kabissa.org.

It is our sincere hope that you will consider joining us in July in London.

Thank you very much for your time.

Ibrahim SIDIBE

Initiatives for Agricultural and Rural de Development in Mali (ARD), Executive Coordinator 

Young Professionals’ Platform for Agricultural Research for Development in Mali (YPARD), Country Representative

Kalaban coura Ext South Street 325 Door 69

BP-E: 4630 Bamako, Mali

Phone: (00223) 20284223

E-mail: ibrahimsidhibe@gmail.com

Site: www.ypard.net/africa

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[WorldYouth] Press Release: World Press Freedom Day

WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH

PRESS RELEASE    

WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY: ‘LET JOURNALISM THRIVE! TOWARDS BETTER REPORTING, GENDER EQUALITY AND SAFETY IN THE DIGITAL AGE’.

DATE: 3RD MAY 2015

Each year, May 3rd is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom.  This day was proclaimed as the World Press Freedom Day by the UN General Assembly in 1993 following a Recommendation adopted at the twenty-sixth session of UNESCO’s General Conference in 1991.

World Press Freedom Day serves as an occasion to inform citizens on the violations of press freedom, a reminder that is in dozens of countries around the world where publications are censored, fined, suspended and closed down, while journalists, editors and publishers are harassed, attacked, detained and even murdered. It is a date to encourage and develop initiatives in favour of press freedom, and to assess the state of press freedom worldwide.

It is also a day of reflection among media professionals about issues of press freedom and professional ethics. Just as importantly, World Press Freedom Day is a day of support for media which is a target for the restraint, or abolition, of press freedom. It is also a day of remembrance for those journalists who lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.

This year’s theme, “Let Journalism Thrive! Towards Better Reporting, Gender Equality, and Safety in the Digital Age”, aims to bring to the attention the situation journalists face when operating in hostile environments. As journalism is more and more carried out over the internet, journalists often are harassed online.

We, at the World Assembly of Youth (WAY), have always been and will continue to support and recognise the Universal Declaration of Human Rights especially those rights of young people including the right of press. According to Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”

Acknowledging the right of press, WAY serves as a reminder in lots of countries and to young people through publication of many of our resourceful reading materials. In fact, we also publish a monthly bulletin which comprises up-to-dated news pertaining to young people from at least 25 different countries from all continents of the world. It is our way of showing our appreciation towards the dedication and hard works that press has contributed in spreading the fact from all parts of the world.

We, at WAY, would like to wish you all Happy World Press Freedom Day!

WAY Secretariat

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ORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH

PRESS RELEASE               

WORLD BOOK AND COPYRIGHT DAY

DATE: 23RD APRIL 2015

Literacy is the door to knowledge, essential to individual self-esteem and empowerment.  Recognizing the essential role that book in all forms play, World Book and Copyright Day is a symbolic date for the world literature, an event to pay a universal mark of respect to both books and authors as well as to persuade people to find out the enjoyment of reading. This day is also a way to express and show our appreciation for those who have made unique contributions to social and educational advancements through the means of books.

With 175 million adolescents in the world mostly girls and young women are unable to read a single sentence, UNESCO is committed to harness information and communication technologies, especially mobile technology, to support literacy and to reach the unreached with quality learning.

UNESCO’s commitment towards literacy has been vigorous since the day when the World Book and Copyright Day was firstly recognized. It was a collective decision made during the UNESCO’s General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure from reading.

As for today, the World Book Day is the most important event organized annually by the UNESCO in order to promote the reading, publishing and copyright among the public worldwide. It is also observed by millions of people in over 100 countries, in hundreds of voluntary organizations, schools, public bodies, professional groups and private businesses.  In this lengthy period, World Book and Copyright Day have won over a considerable number of people from every continent and all cultural backgrounds to the cause of books and copyright.

Acknowledging this day, the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) is fighting against illiteracy, to be included as a crucial ingredient in the formula of attaining the Sustainable Development Goals. With that determination, WAY has always worked in providing a resourceful reading material for the young people. For instance, recently, we have written an article on the involvement of young people in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which gives a clear description on how youth could contribute in the attainment of SDGs.

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ORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH

PRESS RELEASE                        

INTERNATIONAL MOTHER EARTH DAY:”IT’S OUR TRN TO LEAD”

DATE: 22ND APRIL 2015

” I appeal to all people everywhere to raise their voices. Speak out on behalf of this planet, our only home. Let us care for Mother Earth so she can continue to care for us as she has done for millennia. “

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

For many years, climate change seems like a distant problem, but the reality is that it has already been affecting people, animals and environment around the world. Being the only planet where life is possible till today, it is very pivotal to maintain the natural assets of the earth so that the existence of us and other living creatures could endure. In fact, a change needs to be made everywhere collectively.

International Earth Day is celebrated every year as an annual event by over a billion people across the world on 22nd of April in order to increase the awareness among people about the environment safety as well as to demonstrate the environmental protection measures. First time, the world earth day was celebrated in the year 1970 and then continued to be celebrated annually on global basis by almost all countries.

International Mother Earth Day was established in 2009, by the General Assembly under a Resolution which recognizes that “the Earth and its ecosystems are our home” and that “it is necessary to promote harmony with nature and the Earth.” The term Mother Earth is used because it “reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet we all inhabit”.

As our population grows, we have to recognize that our consumption of the planet’s resources is unsustainable.  We need a global transformation of attitude and practice.  It is especially urgent to address how we generate the energy that drives our progress.  Burning fossil fuels is the principal cause of climate change, which increasingly threatens prosperity and stability in all regions.  That is why world leaders have pledged to reach a global legal climate agreement in 2015.

Action on climate change presents multiple opportunities to reset our relationship with Mother Earth and improve human well-being, especially for the poorest and most vulnerable.  Sustainable energy for all can increase health, wealth and opportunity for billions of people, as can climate-smart agriculture; more efficient cities and better managed and protected forests.

This year’s theme, ‘It’s our turn to lead’, appropriately demonstrates the need for us to take matters in our own hands and lead in the efforts to save our dear planet Earth from further environmental deterioration.

We, at World Assembly of Youth (WAY), are observing the selected theme “it’s our turn to lead”. On this year’s Earth Day, we encourage everyone especially the young people to take a stand so that together, we can show the world a new direction. It is your turn, as young leaders, to lead, so that others can follow by example. Together, let’s redefine what progress looks like; especially for the youth, it is your turn to lead the societies in saving the Mother Earth!

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL MOTHER EARTH DAY!

WAY Secretariat

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WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH

PRESS RELEASE               

YOUTH RUN FOR PEACE AND SUSTAINABILITY

DATE: 18 APRIL 2015

Melaka, 18th April 2015 – THE day marked a remarkable occasion for the World Assembly of Youth (WAY), in collaboration with Melaka State Government, Melaka State Youth Council and several local NGOs as over 300 highly passionate participants   gathered for the Youth Run, which took place in River Square Melaka, Malaysia.

The theme of the event, “Youth Run for Peace and Sustainability” was intended to promote peaceful and inclusive society in the minds of young people and other generations; to bring about a unified commitment towards the eradication of dissonance; to create an emancipated atmosphere for armistice declaration, and sustainability and to share time and resources with other peers.

The categories were as follows two (2) categories for the runners: 5 kilometres (Run for Fun), and 3 kilometres (United Run). The venue for start and finish was in Melaka River Square (Dataran Sungai Melaka).

The Secretary General of the World Assembly of Youth, Ms. Ediola Pashollari, during her welcoming remarks introduced the theme of the event, ‘Youth Run for Peace and Sustainability. She welcomed the participants to the event and thanked all the sponsors and everyone who contributed their time and made themselves available for the event.

It was an honour to have the remarks by Hon. Datuk Norpipah Binti Abdol, Deputy State EXCO for Youth Development and Heritage, Melaka shared on the importance of youth and the reason why the event was good for young people and people in Melaka. She went on to talk about the event as a tool to promote peaceful and general society in the minds of young people.

The day began with the collection of race kits, warm up exercise, 5km flag off time, 3km flag off time, exhibition, collection of certificates and the welcome addresses by Ms Ediola Pashollari, Secretary General of WAY. This was followed by the remarks from the Hon. Datuk Norpipah Binti Abdol, Deputy State EXCO for youth Development and Heritage, who also officiated the opening ceremony representing the Rt. Hon. Datuk Seri. Idris Bin Haron, Chief Minister of Melaka cum President of WAY.

It was then concluded with the presentation of the the 1st lucky draw, 5km awards, 3km awards, 2nd lucky draw and the VIPs Gifts Presentation. Photos were also taken with all the participants, VIPs, partners, sponsors, volunteers, and WAY staff. After that, the day was continued with lunch and then the closing of the event. It was indeed a day to remember.

WAY Secretariat

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Youth Flash Newsletter, April 2015

http://social.un.org/youth-flash/April2015.html

To have your input considered for the next issue of the Youth Flash Newsletter, write to us at youth@un.org. Submissions must not exceed 85 words (including the heading), must include a link and a picture (280 X 106 pixels), and must be received no later than 07 May 2015.

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[WorldYouth] I care about Education,hence i am #UpForSchool

Dear Colleagues & Friends,
As we mark the one year anniversary of the kidnapping of the Chibok Girls,we join millions around the World to continue to demand that the government should #BringBackOurGirlsNowandAlive
I have also created the petition i care about Education,hence i am #UpForSchool” and wanted to ask if you could add your name too.
This campaign means a lot to me and the more support we can get behind it, the better chance we have of succeeding. You can read more and sign the petition here:
Thank you!
From:
Esther Eshiet
P.S. Can you also take a moment to share the petition with others? It’s really easy – all you need to do is forward this email or share this link on Facebook or Twitter:

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[WorldYouth] Apply to lead environmental action as Directors at Green the Gene’s Global Board

WM Global Board - 2015 Recruitment

 

Just wanted to share an excellent opportunity for talented and enthusiastic young people (under the age of 24) to lead environmental action as Directors at Green the Gene’s​ Global Board.
Green the Gene is an international completely youth-run, non-profit environmental organisation, founded in 2004 by a small group of passionate, determined, and concerned youth. Today, with 18-year-old Founder & President Madhav Datt, Green the Gene is successfully building a global grassroots movement for positive environmental action through over 4500 children and youth volunteers from schools and universities across 42 countries, making it one of the largest completely youth run environmental non-profit organizations. (www.greenthegene.org)
This is a chance to gain international exposure and experience running a non-profit, while leading on-ground initiatives and mass-mobilizations, representing the organization at global summits and conferences, and participating in youth advocacy and lobbying efforts.
Apply to join as Directors at Green the Gene’s Global Board at http://bit.ly/gtg_board.
Deadline: 25th April, 2015
For more information or questions about the roles, available positions etc. visit  bit.ly/gtg_board or www.greenthegene.org. Share this opportunity with people you know.

Thanking you

Madhav Datt
Founder President
Green the Gene

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Third World Vision Policy Paper on Cross-Sector Partnerships, Business and the Post-2015 Development

  ibrahim sidibé wrote:

Dear Post-2015 colleagues, I’m delighted to be able provide a link to World Vision’s third paper in the series on cross-sector partnerships, business and the post-2015 development agenda: http://www.wvi.org/united-nations-and-global-engagement/publication/advancing-debate-cross-sector-partnerships-business Advancing the Debate  was launched in New York on February 10 at an event with representatives from country missions to the United Nations, and leaders from business, civil society, and UN Agencies. Building on the previous papers (see links below), this paper explores four, interrelated areas in which World Vision has observed growing confusion and concern in the discussions on cross-sector partnerships. These four areas are: the question of what now the ‘rules of the game’ are regarding good development (and development finance) practice; asymmetries of power between different development actors; the changing modalities of development financing; and the need for greater accountability of all actors. The paper provides clarification and possible avenues for resolution in these four areas and so help to advance agreement on what is needed to ensure effective partnering between sectors of society. Previous Papers: The first paper in this series, Getting Intentional, recommends targets on cross-sector partnerships for the post-2015 framework:http://www.wvi.org/united-nations-and-global-engagement/publication/getting-intentional-cross-sector-partnerships-0 The second paper, Reaching the Unreached, makes recommendations regarding how these partnerships can reach the most vulnerable: http://www.wvi.org/justice-children/publication/reaching-unreached-cross-sector-partnerships-business-and-post-2015 Best regards Mike Wisheart Senior Advisor, Corporate Engagement Advocacy & Justice for Children World Vision International E-mail: mike_w…@wvi.org

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Reminder: Invitation to the 15th Melaka International Youth Dialogue ‘Youth and Armed Conflict: To Express Without A Fear, To Progress Without A Threat’, 22nd to 24th June 2015

Dear Colleagues, Warm greetings from the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) headquarters in Melaka, Malaysia! We are pleased to inform you that the 15th Melaka International Youth Dialogue with the theme ‘Youth and Armed Conflict: To Express Without A Fear, To Progress Without A Threat’ will be held from 22nd to 24th June 2015 in Melaka, Malaysia. This programme is organised by the World Assembly of Youth 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 fulfil the principal opinions and roles of young people towards combatting armed conflict and promoting sustainable conflict free environment for all. An interactive dialogue on this topic will be of significance to form, educate, increase awareness on the challenges and entitlements of youth in the different levels of society that they represent. We, therefore, wish to extend this invitation to you and your organization 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 issue of armed conflict and its effects to the society. Please refer to the enclosed documents for additional information about the MIYD and its registration. Should you require further details, do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to receiving your applications! Yours sincerely, Way Youth MIYD 15 – Concept Note WAY YouthMIYD15 – Participant Reg

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WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH PRESS RELEASE INVOLVEMENT OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS) DATE: 7TH APRIL 2015

 

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. ~Albert Einstein~

Today’s societies need to create new opportunities for discussion to co-develop solutions to address development challenges. As we have reached 2015 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are firming up, the United Nations and its partner organisations are actively engaging to shape the involvement of young people in global effort to create the world we desire.

Youth involvement on sustainable development goals is very crucial. Young people are the leaders of today and pivotal players in tackling global development issues and playing a key role in the decision making processes, at all levels of society. Youth organisations can play a significant role in the SDGs framework by mobilizing more young people in developing a sense of ownership and awareness about the challenges they are facing nowadays. They also could leverage collective action and attitude changes in environmental protection or sustainable consumption patterns, and they could enhance the effectiveness of peace and development efforts through participatory forms of monitoring and accountability. It is imperative that youth from all parts of the world participate actively in all relevant levels of decision-making processes because it affects their lives today and has implications for their futures. In addition to their knowledgeable contribution and their ability to mobilize support, youth bring unique perspectives that need to be taken into account. Numerous actions and recommendations within the international community have been proposed to ensure that youth are provided a secure and healthy future, including an environment of quality, improved standards of living and access to education and employment. These issues need to be addressed in development planning of SDGs. http://www.way.org.my/youth-issues There is still much to be desired, as the issues of sustainability hangs on a balance. Due to the fluctuating inadequacy of socioeconomic factors, the young people live in a very “different” and challenging world. Therefore, realising the challenges that lies ahead, it is essential to formulate a substantial Post-2015 Development Agenda including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that shall emphasise on the role that youth should play in order to achieve a sustainable world.                  Young people have a stronger voice and they could be better served by local and national institutions, with more robust and youth ­ friendly policies. They also should have access to economic and social opportunities in order for them to share economic growth, live healthy lives, and contribute to household, community and national well­being. In order to achieve the SDGs, the National Youth Councils are also required to contribute actively. They should be able to encourage and help youth to acquire knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development and tackle youth issues. They should also encourage youth involvement in conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems and support them to recycle and avoid unsustainable consumptions, including overconsumption. They should educate young people with the right skills to implement resilient agricultural practices to eradicate hunger in their communities. The National Youth Councils should promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation and entrepreneurship, apprenticeship, creativity and innovation. In partnership with all stakeholders, they should organise programmes that can equip young people with the right skills and knowledge to eradicate poverty at their communities and society in order to achieve the sustainable development goals. The National Youth Councils should form partnership, share resources and knowledge with all stakeholders in order to foster their approach in tackling youth issues. They should also value and take action on the inputs and ideas brought forward by the young people and promote the participation of young people in community service and encourage voluntary work in the community development. Recognising the fact on SDGs, World Assembly of Youth (WAY) also works to inspire and be a platform for young people’s activism through a series of regional and international events, aimed at bringing young people from different cultures and countries together to help build the global youth voice. Its functions also include capacity building and empowerment of young people. WAY also has volunteers which are the ultimate renewable resource for SDGs delivery, across all thematic areas. WAY’s vision is the progressive participation of young people at all levels (locally, nationally, regionally and internationally) in order to promote the sustainable development and to ensure that the interests of youth are taken into account in planning and decision making processes in the sustainable development goals. They should have a concrete role in its implementation as well. WAY sees a better need for sustainability to develop and empower the community. With that in mind, WAY themed the Fourth Millennium Plan of Action (MPAC) as “The Role of Youth on Sustainable Development”. Its focus was on the current issues that affect young people around the world. http://www.way.org.my/mpac-2015-2019 At the moment, various stakeholders across the globe are developing and revising youth strategies and policies, hence there is a need for the youth and relevant stakeholders to collaborate together and make the necessary changes. We all want a world where youth could fully participate in democratic and development processes, and play active roles in peace building and community development. Studies and statistics show that youth are falling short. It is the time to get beyond lofty rhetoric and ensure that young people are explicitly part of the “Leave No One Behind” inclusive development agenda and well-intended consultation. It is critical that youth are addressed in a more wide-ranging and concrete manner than in the current proposal. Young people must be seen as serious partners in the soon to be adopted sustainable development goals. Youth voice matters! -END- WAY Secretariat

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[WorldYouth] Press Release: World Health Day

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WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH PRESS RELEASE WORLD HEALTH DAY: ‘FOOD SAFETY’ DATE: 7TH APRIL 2015 The World Health Day 2015 is on the 7th of April. It is celebrated every year, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organisation (WHO). In 1948, the World Health Organisation held the First World Health Assembly which decided to celebrate 7th April every year with effect from 1950, as the World Health Day. This day is to mark WHO’s founding and is seen as a platform by the organisation to draw worldwide attention to all relevant subjects of major importance to global health each year. The WHO organises international, regional and local events on the Day related to a particular theme selected. It is a global campaign, inviting everyone from all countries of the world to focus on a single health challenge that has one major global impact. This day is also known to provide an opportunity to start collective action to protect people’s health and well-being as well as to engage in finding solutions that benefit us all. World Health Day 2015, on 7th April, will draw attention to the issue of food safety. Ahead of the global launch, the World Health Organisation will hold a media briefing to outline how globalisation and the international reach of the food safety chain offers great advantages and threats for human health, and also provide new figures on foodborne illnesses. The slogan for World Health Day 2015 is “From farm to plate, make food safe.” This year theme is aimed to alert people working in different government sectors, farmers, manufacturers, retailers, health practitioners as well as consumers on the importance of food safety and the part that each of us could play in ensuring that the food on our plate is safe to eat.                                                                                           We, at the World Assembly of Youth (WAY), agreeing with this year’s World Health Day, aim to edify the society and the youth pertaining to the food safety. We continue to strive towards healthier standards of living and the implementation of programs that enhance health indices of the society, particularly those of youth. HAPPY WORLD HEALTH DAY! WAY Secretariat

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[WorldYouth] Press Release: International Day of Sports for Development and Peace

WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH PRESS RELEASE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE DATE: 6TH APRIL 2015   In every society, sport is a field of ideas and a force for tremendous positive change. Sport, is a tool for training, progress and peace and it supports unity, patience, understanding, and health, both mental and physical, at all levels of society. The power of sport is to enhance life skills of children and youth for a better world and to advance gender equality.   The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) is an annual celebration that highlights and promotes the power of sport as a catalyst for social change in all aspects of the world. It is observed on the 6th of April to promote healthy lifestyles and contributes to an atmosphere of tolerance and understanding. It is a day when some of the world’s leading sportspeople work together with communities to bring sporting opportunities to enrich lives, particularly those of young people.   The IDSDP offers a new opportunity to promote sport and physical activity as a cost-effective and meaningful apparatus that can address a wide range of needs related to education, health, social inclusion, youth development, gender equality, peace building and sustainable development. It also provides a notable platform for governments to invest more in sport, related infrastructure and quality physical education for young people.   We, at the World Assembly of Youth (WAY), understand the unique power that sport has in attracting, mobilizing and inspiring the society. By its very nature, sport is about participation. It stands for human values such as respect for the opponent, acceptance of binding rules, teamwork and fairness, all of which are principles which are also contained in the Charter of the United Nations.   Recognising the IDSDP and the significant influence that sport has, WAY is organising a one day event on the 18th of April 2015 themed as ‘Youth Run for Peace and Sustainability’. It seeks to engage youth and youth leaders, to stand in one accord to promote a sustainable peace.  On this day, we also celebrate the power of sport in uniting young people coming from different cultures and backgrounds standing with one common value of promoting peace and sustainable development. Let’s join us this coming 18th April 2015 in bringing awareness on the importance of sustainable development and encouraging a peaceful tomorrow for all.   We, at WAY, wish you a happy International Day of Sport for Development and Peace! WAY Secretariat *********************************** WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH Visit our website at http://www.way.org.my Secretariat Address: World Assembly of Youth, World Youth Complex, Jalan Lebuh Raya, 75450 Melaka, Malaysia. Telephones: +6062321871 or +6062322711 Fax: +6062327271 Email: info@way.org.my .

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[WorldYout​h] Call for Nomination​s to join Young Men for Gender Equality (YM4GE)

Dear all,
Do you care about  GENDER EQUALITY?
Are you a Young Leader? Do you have what it takes to influence others to take action in your country? Young Men for Gender Equality (YM4GE) is looking for Ambassadors from 54 African countries. Young leaders with a strong a record of accomplishment in areas related to gender equality and women’s empowerment are encouraged to apply. Send your nomination with a short biography of not more than 250 words to: muazu4change@ym4ge.org Young Men for Gender Equality (YM4GE) is a global movement of young people working to ensure the promotion of Gender Equality worldwide through the lens of young men. Thanks. Mu’azu Muhammad
Regional Director; Africa
Young Men for Gender Equality (YM4GE)
Skype: muaz4change
Twitter: @muaz4change
WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTHVisit our website at http://www.way.org.my Secretariat Address: World Assembly of Youth, World Youth Complex, Jalan Lebuh Raya, 75450 Melaka, Malaysia. Telephones: +6062321871 or +6062322711 Fax: +6062327271 Email: info@way.org.my

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[WorldYout​h] [MGCY] What world do YOU want? – UNDG Implementa​tion Dialogues on Post-2015

*PLEASE SHARE WIDELY* View this email in your browser <  http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=0b22918e4424a35d9cfcf4986&id=4f85ae3ca8&e=> Esteemed Colleagues, Thank you for your continuous support and contribution to the MY World <  http://myworld2015.org> Campaign and participation in the World We Want 2015, the online global conversation on sustainable development and post 2015. We want to kindly bring your attention to the World We Want 2015 platform <  http://www.worldwewant2015.org/>, which allows you to engage, visualize and analyse people’s voices on sustainable development. This is your chance to add your voice as global leaders set the development agenda for post-2015. Get involved, add your voice as civil society to the World We Want 2015 and participate in the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) Dialogues on Implementation of the post-2015 development agenda by following the links and specific consultation buttons below: UNDG Dialogues on Implementation <  http://www.worldwewant2015.org/sitemap> (Dialogues close by the end of July 2014) *Partnerships with civil society and other actors* <  http://www.worldwewant2015.org/civilsociety2015> *Culture and development* <http://www.worldwewant2015.org/culture2015> *Participatory Monitoring for Accountability* <  http://www.worldwewant2015.org/accountability2015> *Localising the post-2015 development agenda* <  http://www.worldwewant2015.org/localising2015> *Engaging with the Private Sector* <  http://www.worldwewant2015.org/privatesector2015> *Helping to strengthen capacities & build effective institutions* <  http://www.worldwewant2015.org/capacities2015> We encourage you to look at the World We Want 2015 TRENDS <  http://www.worldwewant2015.org/trends> page. Thanks to data curation, mining and visualization technology + quantitative and qualitative analysis, this space presents trends allowing you to see the people’s voices behind big data through people friendly infographics. We look forward to your valuable support and active participation! – Participate in the dialogues and e-discussions <  http://www.worldwewant2015.org/sitemap> – Share social media content <http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/446584> – Join the World We Want 2015 <http://www.worldwewant2015.org/join> & follow @WorldWeWant2015 <http://twitter.com/WorldWeWant2015> For additional information or questions, please write to juan.chebly@undp.org oralice.chen@undp.org. *Kind regards, * *Ravi Karkara* <ravkarkara@gmail.com>, United Nations Millennium Campaign / Global Advisor on Youth and Partnerships *Rosa Lizarde* <rosa.lizarde@feministtaskforce.org>, Feminist Task Force *UN and Civil Society Co-chairs, Policy Strategy Group, World We Want 2015 <  http://www.worldwewant2015.org>* Mailing list of the UN Major Group Children and Youth: The Children and Youth space in sustainable development negotiations at the United Nations. Website: www.childrenyouth.org, Facebook: www.facebook.com/UNMGCY, Twitter: @UNMGCY   —————————————————————————————————   FAF Blue Logo

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Youth Climate Report Initiative

Dear Friends and Colleagues, For those of you interested in Youth, here is the link to the Youth Climate Report Initiative, http://youthclimatereport.org/blog/want-to-get-involved/ All the  best, Pam Puntenney and Bremley Lyngdoh UN SD Education Caucus Co-Chairs Co-Coordinators Climate Change ————————————————————————————————-

[WorldYout​h] [MGCY] What world do YOU want? – UNDG Implementa​tion Dialogues on Post-2015

[MGCY] What world do YOU want? – UNDG Implementation Dialogues on Post-2015 To: *PLEASE SHARE WIDELY* View this email in your browser http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/u=0b22918e4424a35d9cfcf4986&id=4f85ae3ca8&e= Esteemed Colleagues, Thank you for your continuous support and contribution to the MY World < http://myworld2015.org> Campaign and participation in the World We Want 2015, the online global conversation on sustainable development and post 2015. We want to kindly bring your attention to the World We Want 2015 platform < http://www.worldwewant2015.org/>, which allows you to engage, visualize and analyse people’s voices on sustainable development. This is your chance to add your voice as global leaders set the development agenda for post-2015. Get involved, add your voice as civil society to the World We Want 2015 and participate in the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) Dialogues on Implementation of the post-2015 development agenda by following the links and specific consultation buttons below: UNDG Dialogues on Implementation < http://www.worldwewant2015.org/sitemap> (Dialogues close by the end of July 2014) *Partnerships with civil society and other actors* < http://www.worldwewant2015.org/civilsociety2015> *Culture and development* <http://www.worldwewant2015.org/culture2015> *Participatory Monitoring for Accountability* < http://www.worldwewant2015.org/accountability2015> *Localising the post-2015 development agenda* < http://www.worldwewant2015.org/localising2015> *Engaging with the Private Sector* < http://www.worldwewant2015.org/privatesector2015> *Helping to strengthen capacities & build effective institutions* < http://www.worldwewant2015.org/capacities2015> We encourage you to look at the World We Want 2015 TRENDS < http://www.worldwewant2015.org/trends> page. Thanks to data curation, mining and visualization technology + quantitative and qualitative analysis, this space presents trends allowing you to see the people’s voices behind big data through people friendly infographics. We look forward to your valuable support and active participation! – Participate in the dialogues and e-discussions < http://www.worldwewant2015.org/sitemap> – Share social media content <http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/446584> – Join the World We Want 2015 <http://www.worldwewant2015.org/join> & follow @WorldWeWant2015 <http://twitter.com/WorldWeWant2015> For additional information or questions, please write to juan.chebly@undp.org oralice.chen@undp.org. *Kind regards, Ravi Karkara <ravkarkara@gmail.com>, United Nations Millennium Campaign / Global Advisor on Youth and Partnerships *Rosa Lizarde* <rosa.lizarde@feministtaskforce.org>, Feminist Task Force *UN and Civil Society Co-chairs, Policy Strategy Group, World We Want 2015 < http://www.worldwewant2015.org> Website: www.childrenyouth.org, Facebook: www.facebook.com/UNMGCY, Twitter: @UNMGCY Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/a/childrenyouth.org/group/majorgroup/. ————————————————————————————————-

1st African Youth Agric Festival

Warm Greetings from the #YFarm Team Find the following details below for your urgent attention: 1. To participate or exhibit at the YFarm ’1st African Youth Agric Festival, August 12, 2014, register online via https://www.eventbrite.com/register?orderid=314724131349&client_token=8d5aabf137a043c09ad258050a617376&eid=12120971151 2. To profile your Farm and/or Agric Enterprise on the YFarm Directory (to be launched at the festival) for African Youth in Agriculture, register online via https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nKGFNhKvbvsm_Vx7hHVJKwIlxv20igb08zcCQgAeaaw/viewform?usp=send_form 3. To submit your ‘One minute Video’ for the YFarm Documentary http://www.yfarmcampaign.blogspot.com/p/call.html Note that deadline for submission and registration is July 11, 2014. Kindly share with your youth networks across Africa You can join us on social media: Twitter: (Every Wednesday from 11am – 12pm) using #YFarm, #GROWversation, @fbinaija, @fbinaija1 Facebook: YFarm:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/FBIN-Y-Farm-Campaign/1472939866277082?fref=nf FBIN: https://www.facebook.com/groups/257017934402224/ Youth and Women in Agribusiness: https://www.facebook.com/groups/YouthWomenAgribusiness/ Thank you Barr. Nkiruka  Nnaemego CEO/Founder Fresh & Young Brains Development Initiative 48 Yaounde Street, Wuse Zone 6, Abuja 0706-6817-374, 08053641780 fbinaija1@gmail.com, fbinaija@yahoo.com Twitter: #YFarm, #GROWversation, @fbinaija, @fbinaija1 www.freshbrainsinitiativeng.org www.yfarmcampaign.blogspot.com The Y-Farm Festival is a two-pronged approach of promoting youth-led farms and the benefits of farming for sustainable livelihoods. The project is focused on amplifying youth voice (especially young farmers’ voice) to promote Sustainable Agriculture among the younger generation. ————————————————————————————————–

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[WorldYout​h] Press Release: Internatio​nal Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Traffickin​g

WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH PRESS RELEASE INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING DATE: 26TH JUNE 2014 

“No one is immune from addiction; it afflicts people of all ages, races, classes, and professions.”

~ Patrick J. Kennedy ~ 

Drug abuse poses significant health challenges to the whole world.  They are globally prevented due to its serious effects on health, social, economic and security matters. This problem is no longer limited to one type of drug or to a particular country or a specific class of the community. In 1987 the United Nation (UN) decided to give focus to the phenomenon of drug abuse and drug trafficking and called for a concerted global effort to fight the rise of drugs which has become a global trade. The poignant question we need to ask ourselves as responsible citizens of our countries is: What have we done to raise awareness and report drugs related crimes that happen in our countries? Today, 26th June 2014, is the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, a day which was created by the General Assembly of the United Nations to raise awareness of the negative impacts of drug abuse and trafficking and as a determination to strengthen action as well as cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society, free of drug abuse. This day is supported by individuals, communities and various organizations all over the world. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has, over the years, been actively involved in launching campaigns to mobilize support for drug control. According to the UNODC, nearly 200 million people are using illicit drugs such as cocaine, cannabis, hallucinogens, opiates and sedative hypnotics.  The General Assembly recognized that despite the continued and increased efforts by the international community, the world drug problem continues to constitute a serious threat to public health, the safety and well-being of humanity, in particular those of young people. As such, we at the World Assembly of Youth (WAY), we tackled drug abuse as one of our youth issues so as to help young people to arise and extinguish the use of illegal drugs. We empower youth leaders and organizations to collaborate together to achieve drug free zone. The collaboration is needed to implement new ideas and strategies to combat drug abuse including improvement of policies which support the achievement towards a Drug Free Generation. One of our efforts was the 8th Melaka International Youth Dialogue, ‘Towards a Drug Free Generation’ which elevated not only awareness but also improvements in attaining Drug Free Generation. We also believe that something has to be done as a matter of national priority to restore the social fabric of our nation before it is too late to correct the situation from deteriorating further. The youth need to be empowered to take control of their lives and not let drugs control them. Philip K. Dick said “Drug misuse is not a disease; it is a decision, like the decision to step out in front of a moving car. You would call that not a disease but an error of judgement”. -END- WAY Secretariat WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH Visit our website at http://www.way.org.my Secretariat Address: World Assembly of Youth, World Youth Complex, Jalan Lebuh Raya, 75450 Melaka, Malaysia. Telephones: +6062321871 or +6062322711 Fax: +6062327271 Email: info@way.org.my   ——————————————————————————————————

 ICYOYouth  Information Newsletter

Indian  Committee of Youth Organizations

Platform of Youth Organizations in India

India’s  largest network of urban and rural youth

ECOSOC  Youth Forum Conclude: Inclusion of Young  People in National Decision-making Reoccurring Theme The Economic and  Social Council (ECOSOC)of United Nations organized the Youth Forum with the  theme ‘Inclusion of Young People in National Decision-making‘, concluded on 3  June 2014 in New York. The Member States  of Council welcomed a proposal to incorporate youth-focused target areas in the  post-2015 development agenda. Ahmad Alhendawi,  the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, presented the document  “The Global Youth Call,” which he said intended to provide concrete language on  youth issues.  “Any new development  agenda should mainstream youth,” he said, expressing hope that the youth-focused  targets would be relevant to intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015  development framework. The document covers  the top five thematic priorities of youth:   education, employment and entrepreneurship, health, good governance, and  peace and stability.  It asks for  inclusion in the post-2015 development agenda of such targets as:  ensuring universal access to quality  primary and post-primary education; reducing the number of youth not in  employment; ensuring young people’s meaningful and inclusive participation in  decision-making processes, governance and peace building; improving the  physical, social and mental health of adolescents and youth; and eliminating all  forms of violence and discrimination against adolescents and  youth. The keynote address  given by Lloyd Russell-Moyle, Vice-President, European Youth Forum describe  that, there were risks globally that led to a lack of belief.  Belief alone was not enough, and youth,  Governments and all other stakeholders must come together to act.  Describing how United Nations processes  could lack transparency, he said that wealthy States participating in the 1992  Earth Summit had gotten away with what they wanted, but after that the  “microphones were cut off for youth”.   The Millennium Declaration mentioned young people only once.  Over the years, young people’s tactics  had changed, but their struggles to be heard must  continue. North East NSS Youth  Festival Held North East National  Service Scheme (NSS) Youth Festival 2014 held from 14 to 17 June 2014 ain  Kohima, Nagaland. The festival was inaugurated Nagaland Legislative Assembly  speaker Chotisuh Sazo. He appeal to the youths to respect diverse culture and  build a cohesive region for nation building. Aimed at developing  the personality of the younger generations of the region, about 500 volunteers  from the Northeastern States, including Sikkim participated in different events  such as cultural exchange, intellectual competitions and also visiting some of  the rural villages in Kohima district during the three day festival. MIYD 2014 Held  The 14th Melaka  International Youth Dialogue held from 22 -25 June 2014 in Malaka, Malaysia  organized by World Assembly of Youth and attended by round about 200  persons.  The theme of this year  was  “Youth Education; Taking  Action, Getting Results” was designed to raise the issues on Youth and Education On 22nd June 2014,  in ice braking session, delegates were honored by the surprised visit by the  ‘Rt. Hon. Datuk Seri Mohd Ali bin Mohd Rustam, former president of  WAY’.. On 23rd June 2014,  The official opening Ceremony was held in presence of YB P. Kamalanathan S/O.P.  Panchanathan, the Deputy Minister of Education and Higher Learning and Rt. Hon.  Datuk Seri Ir. Idris Haron, the Chief Minister of Melaka cum WAY President. On  24th June 2014, various workshops  organized to discuss the role of public and private sector, NGOs, Media as well  as society on Youth Education and Post 2015 Development Agenda. On 25TH June 2014,  MIYD adopted the Declaration with recommendations pertaining to education  betterment in post 2015 Development Agenda. National Youth  Awards The nomination for  National Youth Awards are open now and application to be reach respective  Secretary in the Sate Govt./Union Territory by 31 August. The state Govt./Union  Territory have to send to to Central Selection Committee by 10 September 2014.  The YAS Ministry give away these awards every year on 12 January. The main  objectives are to motivate young person (aged between 13 – 35) a challenge to  achieve excellence in the field of national of social service and encourage  young people to develp a sense o responsibility to their community. Each year 10  individuals from State Governments, 5 individuals from Union Territories, 2  voluntary organizations from state and 1 voluntary organizations from Union  Territories. Commonwealth Youth  Programme (CYP) Centre Shut Down Commonwealth  Secretariat decided to close the Asia centre of Commonwealth Youth Programme  (CYP), located in Chandigarh. While the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat  has cited “reorganization” as the reason behind the move, there was also a hint  of the centre being a “drain on resources” during the meet called for the  official announcement. The centre, which  catered to youth development programmes for countries in the region, will be  redeployed as a regional centre of the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth  Development under the ministry of youth affairs and sports Skills Training of  Youth will Boost India’s GDP: WTO Increasing  female participation in labour force can also make a big impact on growth, says  working paper India may squander  the opportunity of having a young population of those below 35 years of age if  it fails to impart employable skills to them at a faster pace, the World Trade  Organization (WTO) has said. Sixty-five percent of India’s 1.2 billion people  are below the age of 35 years, according to the 2011 Census. While the  demographic effect will increase or lower gross domestic product (GDP) by barely  one percentage point in 2035, GDP levels can increase by about 3 percentage  points in 2035 if India improves significantly on skill training, according to  the WTO working paper. “Increasing female  participation in the labour force can make a similarly big impact, particularly  in India and the Middle East and North Africa, where a lack of improvement would  decrease GDP in 2035 by around 4 percentage points, compared with the reference  case (which is 1980-2010),” it said. Higher capital mobility will also benefit  developing countries such as India.   (LiveMint)                                                                                                                                             UPCOMING  EVENTS  SBI  Invites Youth for Fellowship The State Bank of  India has started the ‘SBI Youth for India fellowship’ to enable young people to  work for the development of India for one year.  “The SBI Youth for India fellowship is a  volunteering platform initiated, funded and managed by SBI in partnership with  NGOs. The fellowship enables urban youth to work on rural development projects  for one year,” SBI said in a statement. For the fellowship year 2014-15, the  partner NGOs are MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, BAIF Development Research  Foundation, Seva Mandir, Gram Vikas and Aga Khan Rural Support Program (India).  For more detail logon: http://www.youthforindia.org/programme.php UNESCO  ESD Youth Conference UNESCO, Ministry of  Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology of Japan, Japanese National  commission for UNESCO and Goi Peace Foundation jointly organize the UNESCO ESD  (Education for Sustainable development) Youth Conference on 7 November 2014 in  Okayama, Japan. The Youth conference will provide an opportunity to exchange  ideas and experiences on Education for Sustainable development. This will be the  stakeholders meeting of UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable  Development, to be held in Aichi-Nagoya from 10 to 12 November 2014. All 50  participants of youth conference will attend the this Conference to share their  views and opions. Int.  Youth Forum The International  Forum (Tavrida) is a unique cultural, historical and educational platform, where  the dynamic and creative group of young leaders from more than 50 countries  around the world will work together on generating innovative solutions and  formulating proposals on how to cope with the challenges that society are facing  today. That’s why participation in the Forum will lead not only to solving  urgent problems of Russia and the world at large, but also to long-term  cooperation between youth organizations in different parts of the world. The  Int. Youth Forum will be held from 10 to 20 August 2014 in Crimea,  Russia.  Forum  of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations 6th Forum of the  United Nations Alliance of Civilizations will take place in Bali, Indonesia, on  29 and 30 August 2014. The theme of the Forum will be “Unity in Diversity:  Celebrating Diversity for Common and Shared Values”. The topic of the Youth  Event will focus on “The Role of Youth in Promoting “Unity in Diversity” through  Education, Media, and Migration”. Bangladesh  Summit on Sustainable Development The Bangladesh  Summit on Sustainable Development will take place in Dhaka, Bangladesh on August  17-19, 2014. The organizers proudly announce the ‘Mission for 100 Years’ as this  year’s event theme. The summit will discuss post-2015 Sustainable Development  agenda and policy framework. IYPF  2014 An International  Youth Peace Fest -IYPF 2014 will be held from September 27– October 2, 2014, in  Chandigarh with the theme ‘CHANGE’. The event is organized Yuvsatta. The IYPF 2014 will  provide young people, especially youth to be directly involved with passionate  people from all across the globe. Recognizing that youth participation is  fundamental for accelerating the Millennium Development Goals and Post-2015  Development Agenda; youth engagement throughout the IYPF 2014 will be enhanced  to ensure that their views and contributions are acknowledged and  strengthened. In.  Youth Forum S. Korea NCYOK  will host International Youth Forum in South Korea from 20-27 August 2014. The  Youth and World Peace and sub-themes includes Types and Features of Youth Action  for World Peace; Scope and Direction of Youth Action for World peace;  Understanding of Confrontation and Conflict in Era of  Globalization. Youth  Information is published by Indian Committee of  Youth Organizations (ICYO) 194-A,  Arjun Nagar, Safdarjang Enclave New  Delhi 110029, India Phone:  91 9811729093  / 91 11 26183978 Fax 91 11 26198423 Emailicyoindia@gmail.com   Web:  www.icyo.in = Indian  Committee of Youth Organizations (ICYO) is a registered non-profit,  non-governmental network organization, committed in developing areas of mutual  cooperation and understanding among different youth voluntary agencies, youth  groups, clubs and individuals working in the field of youth welfare in  India. ICYO  functions as an umbrella organization of youth NGOs in India. It’s family  consists of over 441 organizations spread in 124 districts of 26 states from  different corners of India. Our  goal: ü   To  improve and extend the youth work and services through Youth  Organizations; ü   To  enhance and demonstrate youth work in the society; ü   To  promote effective youth programmme; ü   To  organize network of civil society organizations working towards the development  of youth work; ü   To  organize seminars, conferences, workshops, trainings; ü   To  maintain international relation with organizations promoting young people in  their programme and activities Affiliation ü   Consultative  (Roster) Status with ECOSOC, United Nations; ü   Consultative  Status with Commission on Sustainable Development; ü   Full  Member of Asian Youth Council (AYC); World Assembly of Youth (WAY); ü   Associate  with Foundation for Leadership Initiatives  (FLI).

Youth Informaiton July 1,2014.pdf

 

Young Eco Heroes

Dear All,

I am so proud to share this accomplishments
Sharing with you as one of the Winners for 2014 Young Eco-Heroes
2014 Young Eco-Heroes are now announced on our Web site at www.actionfornature.org
Also this year I have been the (ONLY ONE GLOBAL) Youth Conservation Environmentalist Award Winner by John Muir Association USA and Honourable Mention for International Schools Essay Competition by Living Rainforest UK
I am so grateful for all the support I have received from each one of you in mentoring, guiding and supporting me through.
Thanks
Simran Vedvyas
Hello to Action For Nature’s 2014 International Young Eco-Heroes, I am pleased to let you know that our 2014 Young Eco-Heroes are now announced on our Web site at www.actionfornature.org.  Now you can see who the other winners are.  Please let me know if you want any changes made to your bios. Congratulations again to such an awesome group of winners! Because so many of you are away during the summer months, we have decided to do our media campaign in the September/October timeframe. We will be in touch again soon.  Again, we are so proud that you are our winners! Hope you are enjoying the summer.
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End Violence & Sexual Abuse Against  Women and  Children ICYO E-News  campaign::::ICYO to End  CSEC

(To  raise the voice against violence and Sexual Abuse, Sexual Exploitation of  Children and Youth and Human Trafficking for sexual purpose)

Women and Child Development Ministry invites suggestions / comments on  proposed Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2014   The  Women and Child Development Ministry has decided to repeal and re-enact the JJ  Act, 2000. A draft of the proposed Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of  Children) Bill, 2014 incorporating the suggestions already received during  previous consultation process has been prepared.  The Ministry has uploaded a copy of the  draft bill on the website www.wcd.nic.in  for suggestions/comments from the  civil society organizations, non government organizations and  individuals. Over  the last few years, concerns regarding protection of children and implementation  issues related to the legislation have arisen, which need to be addressed as a  priority through strengthening of existing provisions and introduction of new  clauses in the Act. The Women and Child Development Ministry had discussions  with States / UTs and Civil Society Organizations and the following issues came  up: 1.  Increase in reported incidents of abuse of children in institutions, family and  communities. 2.  Inadequate facilities, quality of care and rehabilitation measures in  Homes. 3.  Delays in various processes under the Act, such as decision by the Child Welfare  Committees (CWCs) And Juvenile Justice Boards leading to high pendency of  cases. 4.  Delay in adoption  process. 5.  Inadequate provision to deal with  offences against children. 6.  Provisions related to juveniles in  conflict with law, in the age group of 16 to 18 years, etc The  individuals and organizations are encouraged to review the provisions of the  proposed bill and send their comments to the Ministry to vivek.joshi@nic.in with  a copy to ashi.kapoor@nic.in, jyotimathur@yahoo.co.in  latest by 03. 07. 2014 till 6:00  pm. ————————- This  newsletter is distributed by   Indian Committee of Youth Organizations  (ICYO) 194-A,  Arjun Nagar, Safdarjang Enclave New  Delhi 110029, India Phone:  91 9811729093  / 91 11 26183978 Fax 91 11 26198423 Emailicyoindia@gmail.com Web:  www.icyo.in ————————————- Indian  Committee of Youth Organizations (ICYO) is the network organization, committed  for capacity building and developing mutual cooperation and understanding amongs  youth organizations, youth groups.  ICYO  functions as an umbrella organization of youth  organizations. Affiliation:   Consultative  (Roster) Status with ECOSOC, United Nations; Consultative Status with  Commission on Sustainable Development; Full Member of Asian Youth Council  (AYC); Associate  with ‘Foundation for Leadership Initiatives (FLI)’. —————————————————————————————————

[nayd] : Invitation to participat​e in African Union Commission youth consultati​on for Ouagaplus1​0 project

Dear Friends and Colleagues,  I would like to draw your attention to the on-going African Union Commission (AUC/ILO) Ouagaplus10 project. Background: For the last decade, African Member States have actively been engaged in implementing the commitments taken in the 2004 Declaration and Plan of Action. Member States have periodically reported on their progress by submitting implementation reports to the AUC.  The 22th AU Assembly of Heads of States and Governments has decided that an Extraordinary Summit will be organized in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in September 2014, to examine the progress of implementation of the Ouagadougou 2004 Declaration and Plan of Action on Employment and Poverty Alleviation and adopt new policy instruments for the next decade. The Extraordinary Summit was preceded by a Special Session of the AU Labour and Social Affairs Commission under the theme “Employment, Poverty Eradication and Inclusive Development” which took place in Windhoek, Namibia from 23 to 25 April 2014.The Summit examined the progress of implementation of the Ouagadougou 2004 Declaration and Plan of Action on Employment and Poverty Alleviation. It also took critical decisions on the organization of the Extraordinary Assembly of Heads of States and Government to be held in September 2014 in Ouagadougou.  Part of the aim of the Ouagaplus10 project is to have more visibility, contribution, comment and recommendations from young people around the continent and young African’s in the diaspora, including representatives of youth-led organizations aged between 15-35years on the three themes namely:1)Youth & women unemployment; 2) Social Protection and 2) Labour migration.  How exactly can you contribute?  The African Union Commission in this regard, would like to invite all interest young people, especially youth African’s in the continent and in the diaspora to:  Join the weekly e-consultations: To solicit youth perspectives on the three themes, a one month (closing 26 July 2014) consultative process with young people is being organized. Visit the weekly e-discussion page and share your comments on various issues here: Website: http://ouagaplus10.au.int/en/forum ; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ouagaplus-10/684224981634763 and Twitter: https://twitter.com/ouagaplus10

  • Submit a Story: Are you an unemployed or underemployed youth or young woman? Are you a labour migrant or how has labour migration affected you? We would like you to share your personal written story with us via wangozib@africa-union.org, DIOPO@africa-union.org by 22 August 2014
  • Contribute a creative or artistic piece: To bring additional perspective to the findings of the online consultation, we would like to invite youth to contribute paintings, animations and photographs that that carries some insights on the themes. Please send it to: wangozib@africa-union.org by 22 August 2014.

 Support us:  The AUC/ILO would like to invite youth-led organizations, youth representatives, bilateral and multilateral organizations, to create awareness and support the participation of youth in the various activities. Interested organizations and youth representatives can support us to: 1)      Administer the weekly consultations offline and collect stories, poems, photos and paintings from young people who have difficulty in accessing the internet. Share their contributions with us via email at wangozib@africa-union.org. 2)      Feature news about the Ouagaplus10 project’s consultative process and activities in your newsletters, website, networks and social media platforms.  Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require further information.  Thank you and we look forward to your active engagement in this process that can inform youth development issues in the region. Regards, Betty Mupenda Wangozi  Consultant | Social Affairs | African Union Commission / Tel: +251 115517700 | Fax:  | E-mail: WangoziB@africa-union.org | Web:www.au.int  Addis Ababa | Ethiopia  Kind Regards, Michael Boampong,

Young People We Care (YPWC) | Founder & Principal Advisor Phone #: +233-242970908 (Ghana) ; +46-764373756 (Sweden) ;+1-774-386-2018 (USA)
Skype:mikenice22002 www.michaelboampong.com
www.ypwc.org Young 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: www.ypwc.org

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[WorldYout​h] Press Release: World Refugee Day

WORLD REFUGEE DAY: ‘1 FAMILY TORN APART BY WAR IS TOO MANY’ DATE: 20TH JUNE 2014 

“In the midst of migrants in search of a better life there are people in need of protection: refugees and asylum-seekers, women and children victims of trafficking. Many move simply to avoid dying of hunger. When leaving is not an option but a necessity, this is more than poverty.” ~ Antonio Guterres

 Imagine being the parent of a sick and hungry child and having to decide between risking your life staying in a conflict or leaving behind everything in search of safety.

 For years, many countries and regions have been holding their own events similar to World Refugee Day. One of the most widespread events is Africa Refugee Day, which is celebrated on June 20 in many countries. The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution to express its solidarity with Africa. The resolution noted that 2001 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the status of refugees, and that the Organization of African Unity (OAU) agreed to have International Refugee Day coincide with Africa Refugee Day on June 20. The Assembly therefore decided that June 20 would be celebrated as World Refugee Day from 2001 onwards. This day was designated by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to bring attention to the plight of approximately 14 million refugees around the world. World Refugee Day is an era for us to reflect on the refugees and displaced people around the world who bear these terrible burdens through no fault of their own. It is a day for governments around the world to augment their work to support refugees, to recommit themselves to the resolution of conflicts, and to make greater efforts to prevent them. Every year on the 20th of June the United Nations and numerous civic groups around the world celebrate World Refugee Day, dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world. This day was established by the United Nations (UN) to honor the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence. This year’s theme is titled “1 family torn apart by war is too many” it reminds us that the casualties of war are ordinary people, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters. Recent conflicts have forced record numbers of families to leave everything behind. In fact, it is estimated that two families flee from violence or persecution every minute. On World Refugee Day, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) asked the public to reflect on the same perilous journey, if only for a moment, by contemplating what they would take if forced to flee. As youth encompass a rising proportion of refugees in the world, we at World Assembly of Youth (WAY), join other establishment on this day in recognizing refugees from all around the world. We extend our support and respect to their strength to sustain, persist and struggle against suffering. We urge the government agencies and organizations to assist and protect the refugees. Last year, on the 13th Melaka International Youth Dialogue (MIYD), we tackled ‘Youth Migration: A Step from Haven’. This theme was selected to highlight the reasons and factors of migration and to acknowledge the principal opinions of young people. For more information on the outcome document please visit: http://www.way.org.my/files/Program%20Outcomes/2013/Declaration-_13th_Melaka_International_Youth_Dialogue.pdf Thus, on this World Refugee Day, let us take time to recognize and draw inspiration from these ordinary people who have shown such extraordinary courage towards the world’s millions of refugees and displaced. -END- WAY Secretariat ——————————————————————————————————

ICYO-Youth Informatio​n WCD Ministry invites suggestion​s/comments on proposed Juvenile Justice Bill, 2014

[WorldYout​h] Press Release: Day 1 – 14th Melaka Internatio​nal Youth Dialogue

WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH PRESS RELEASE DAY 1 – 14TH MELAKA INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DIALOGUE “YOUTH AND EDUCATION: TAKING ACTION, GETTING RESULTS” DATE: 22ND June 2014 Melaka, 22nd June 2014 – THIS day marked another memorable occasion for the World Assembly of Youth (WAY), as over 200 highly enthusiastic and vested participants  have gathered  for the 14th Melaka International Youth Dialogue (MIYD), which is taking place at Permaisuri MITC Hotel in Melaka, Malaysia. This year’s theme, “Youth Education; Taking Action, Getting Results” was designed to raise the issues on Youth and Education and suggestions as to how to achieve Education For All (EFA) and Post 2015 Development Agenda on Education. It was our pleasure to receive delegates from different youth bodies and organizations as this already hinted the premature success of the dialogue. To welcome the delegates, an ice breaking session was held which served as an informal means to get participants to interact with one another.  Delegates were honored by the surprised visit by the Rt. Hon. Datuk Seri Mohd Ali bin Mohd Rustam, former president of WAY, where he met and greeted all delegates present. In honor and respect to various nations, participants sang their national anthem and told stories about their countries and cultures. With day one done, everyone is looking forward to the plenary sessions, where participants will get to hear variety of speakers who will challenge, inspire and motivate them to promote the necessity of education globally. Stay tuned, as our social media outlets will keep you posted on the progress and turn outs of the event. WAY Secretariat —————————————————————————————————

[WorldYout​h] [NCYOK] The 25th Internatio​nal Youth Forum [2 Attachment​s]

[Attachments from ‘Ediola Pashollari’ ediola@way.org.my [WorldYouth] included below]

Dear Colleagues, Warm greetings from the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) Secretariat! We are pleased to inform you that the National Council of Youth Organizations in Korea (NCYOK) and World Assembly of Youth (WAY) are jointly organizing the annual event, 25th International Youth Forum with selected theme “Youth and World Peace”. The Forum is going to take place from 20 to 27 August, 2014 in Seoul and Muju, Republic of Korea. We call upon all qualified youth and youth leaders to apply and participate in this Forum. Please find attached herewith the programme description and application form of the 25th International Youth Forum for your perusal and action. For further inquiries and registration, please contact Sangwon Lee at ncyokway@chol.com We are looking forward to seeing you all in Seoul! Best regards, Attachment(s) from ‘Ediola Pashollari’ ediola@way.org.my [WorldYouth] | View attachments on the web 2 of 2 File(s)

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[WorldYout​h] Press Release: Day 4 – Closing Ceremony of the 14th Melaka Internatio​nal Youth Dialogue ‘Youth and Education: Taking Action, Getting Results’

WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH PRESS RELEASE DAY 4-CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE 14TH MELAKA INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DIALOGUE DATE: 25TH JUNE 2014 Melaka, 25TH June 2014 – THE last day of the 14th Melaka International Youth Dialogue was filled with many remarkable events. The day began with the presentation of the 14th MIYD Draft Declaration which was later adopted for implementation. Everyone present participated well proving that they indeed paid attention to the advices and feedbacks given by various speakers for the past two days. Later during the day, the participants were divided into three groups and went on a field trip to three prominent universities in Melaka: University Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), Limkokwing Academy of Creativity and Innovation and Politeknik Merlimau. It was an overwhelming experience for the participants and volunteers as they were briefed on the progress and development of education in Malaysia particularly in Melaka. The farewell gala dinner and closing ceremony were held later that night at MITC Ballroom where WAY Secretary General, Ms Ediola Pashollari, welcomed all esteemed guests and participants. The atmosphere was lit up by the crowd and it was heated up even more when Rt. Hon. Datuk Seri Ir. Idris Haron, President of World Assembly of Youth cum Chief Minister of Melaka arrived accompanied by Hon. Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of Youth and Sports. Besides, the closing ceremony was also attended by WAY Goodwill Ambassador, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports of Namibia, Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism of Namibia cum Vice President of the WAY, Ambassador of Ecuador to Malaysia, High Commissioner of the Republic of Namibia to Malaysia, Acting High Commissioner of Brunei Darussalam to Malaysia, President of Malaysian Youth Council, Deputy Director General of Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia, two other WAY Vice Presidents and Executive committee member of WAY as well as other EXCO members of Melaka State Government. The closing ceremony was started with the welcoming remarks by WAY Secretary General, Ediola Pashollari. She mentioned how grateful she was for the adoption of the declaration and the level of commitment demonstrated by everyone present during the entire dialogue. She also acknowledged the input of all dignitaries, and organizers and she hoped for a continuous relation and cooperation between the youth, WAY, National Youth Councils, Youth Organizations and Government Youth Representative Bodies. WAY Secretary General’s welcome remarks were then followed by a speech from the WAY Goodwill Ambassador, Ms. Masiela Lusha, who spoke on youth, being young and filled with limitless potentials and enthusiasm and urged all young people to engage in more positive leisure activities. The night was then continued by the speech of the WAY President encouraging everyone to partake in ensuring the declaration presented today becomes a reality. He reminded young people of today to represent not only the future but also the present. WAY’s commitment towards young people was also articulated in the action of signing partnership between Ms. Ediola Pashollari and Mr. Wemel Cumavoo, the founder and also CEO of MyMobileUniversity. Afterward, the closing ceremony was officiated by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Hon. Khairy Jamaluddin who gave an outstanding speech about the young people’s bravery of bringing up changes especially those in education.  He urged all young people to engage in more positive leisure activities and for the stakeholders to unite their efforts together in creating a more conducive environment which offers a wide variety of prolific activities for young people. The closing ceremony was concluded with a dinner, followed by certificate and awards presentation, and photo session. The night was ended with dignitaries, participants, organizers and volunteers celebrating the end of the dialogue as one. -END- WAY Secretariat —————————————————————————————————-

Upcoming CIVICUS Youth Assembly

Dear networkers, I am writing to you about CIVICUS’ exciting plans for youth mainstreaming during International Civil Society Week and planning for the Youth Assembly.

 As member of the Youth Advisory Group helping in putting together the 2014 Youth Assembly. Please find attached concept notes for the Youth Assembly and International Civil Society Week 2014.

The Youth Assembly will be held on Saturday 22ndNovember 2014 with the registrations for International Civil Society Week going live in June. The Youth Assembly will be organized by a Steering Committee and run by our youth taskforce.  I thought to share this with you as it’s a great opportunity for your organizations and networks to discuss possibly co-hosting or partnership. We are actively seeking funding contributions for Youth delegates at the moment, from registration costs ($200USD) to travel bursaries ($2000USD) or to be a full partner ($2500 USD). Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions and I also cc here Cecily Rawlinson and Jennifer Brown, the main coordinators for the  event for further inquires.  Best, Aya Chebbi

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Due to Space Limitations, Registration for the Summer 2014 Youth Assembly at the UN is now CLOSED
   

6, 7, and 8 August 2014

United Nations Headquarters, NYC, USA 
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Registration for the 2014 Summer Youth Assembly at the United Nations is now officially CLOSED and our 500+ youth delegates have been already selected.
We are not able to accept any further applications for the three day event at the United Nations at this time.
However, limited spaces are still available to delegates who wish to participate in the entire program and event packages. See below for opportunities to join now below for opportunities to join now, and check back later for further information on how you can still be part of this Summer YA online.
Don’t forget to pre-register early for the 2015 Winter Youth Assembly at the United Nations.
CURRENT REGISTRATION OPPORTUNITIES:
, there are currently a few spaces left within the delegations of our local and international partners.
They are holding very limited places among their larger groups in these two categories, only. Please send inquiries if interested and as soon as possible to yapackage@faf.org while those spaces remain.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the upgrading of long term services at the United Nations, through its Capital Master Plan (CMP).
The CMP has closed both the Temporary and original General Assembly Halls for the duration of the Summer 2014.
The GOOD NEWS is that we are currently developing partnerships with various organisation in order to create online hubs and platforms that will enable us to live screen and offer an online participation to everyone that will not be able to join us in New York. Stay tuned for more information to follow!
Thank you for your continuos interest in the Youth Assembly and we hope to have you part of our platform both online and offline in the months to come!

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The Youth Assembly at the UN Team
“I was once sitting in the same setting as you, not sure if I could really influence policies. The Secretary-General and the UN send a clear message with my appointment that all youth can contribute and nothing for youth should be done without youth involvement.”

Ahmad Alhendawi, UN SG Envoy for Youth 

“I urge you to see your time (at the YA) as a call to action. The world needs each and every one of you to do your part in transforming our world and building a more sustainable and equitable future for all.” - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.

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Youth Assembly at the UN * AUGUST 2013
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IDEAS and ACTIONS as well
as global youth delegates!
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—————————————————————————————————— [WorldYout​h] Urgent: Please circulate widely: UN Women Beiijing+2​0 launch event, 26 June, Apollo Theater New York [1 Attachment​

[Attachment(s) from ‘Ediola Pashollari’ ediola@way.org.my [WorldYouth] included below] Subject: [Youth Engagement in Social Transformation] Urgent: Please circulate widely: UN Women Beiijing+20 launch event, 26 June, Apollo Theater New YorkRequest: PLEASE SHARE WIDELY WITH YOUR NETWORKS AND E-GROUPS
 Dear Colleagues,
Please find below and attached the public invitation to the launch event of UN Women’s global campaign for Beijing+20, on 26 June in the Apollo Theater. We kindly ask you to share this announcement as widely as possible with your members and networks. We count on your support in this mobilization effort and look forward to celebrating with as many friends from civil society and the general public as possible.   The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action adopted 20 years ago outlines a visionary agenda to achieve women’s empowerment and gender equality. To mark the 20th anniversary of the Platform for Action, UN Women is launching its Beijing+20 campaign to reenergize the debate, mobilize a wide global audience and regenerate political will for accelerated implementation.  We hope to see you at the event!
​​​PLEASE RSVP ASAP​ - 

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Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity

Picture It! 

UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director

Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Nguka 

cordially invites you

to the launch of UN Women’s global campaign to mark the 20th anniversary of the

World Conference on Women in Beijing. 

Speakers include United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson;

Under Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director,

Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka;

writer and feminist activist Gloria Steinem and other eminent personalities,

along with renowned musical artists Women of the World, Girl Be Heard

and spoken-word artist Carlos Andrés Gómez. 

26 June 2014, 5–7 p.m. EDT

Apollo Theater

253 W 125th Street, New York 

RSVP to http://goo.gl/BTBB9p 

PLEASE NOTE that that guests must bring a printout of

their reservation confirmation to the event for entry. 

Follow #Beijing20 and @UN_Women on Twitter 

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[WorldYout​h] Middle East And North Africa Model United Nation- Tunisia- Call for Secretaria​t Members from MENA

Distinguished fellow, On Behalf of Middle East And North Africa Model United Nation organizing committee, I would like to invite interested youth from MENA to join our project and our secretariat. Model United Nation is a simulation of the United Nations General Assembly and other multilateral bodies. Students can participate in the conference to learn how the world’s most famous foreign policy association promotes peace, human rights, and other influences. MENA Model United Nations was founded on 28th of March, 2014 by a corporation emerged from WeYouth organization (‘’ WeYouth Tunisia, formally launched in March 31, 2012 ,  is a Non-governmental organization which is committed to empower Youth ‘s participation in decision making , leadership education , social and civic engagement, furthering youth opportunities in non-formal and vocational education ,exchange programs , intercultural dialogue and committed to create  “change agents”  and Youth Leaders within the community. The organization works towards the creation of a sustainable and gender sensitive nationwide umbrella organization that will fully mobilize the youth population to actively participate in personal and social development strengthening the civil society movement through active participation in social issues, transformation of the country’s socio-cultural situation and uplifting the economic conditions with the long term aim of improving youth’s situation.’’)  who thought that young people ought to be seen as sources of energy and potential, and as the bearers of our future. MENAMUN offers a unique opportunity to experience the challenges of international negotiation and diplomacy. MENAMUN is on its way to involve youth in international decision making process. We achieve our objectives through Seminars, forums, dialogues and international conferences throughout the world. This first annual conference will take place for three days from the 23th to the 26th of August in Sfax, Tunisia for three days.  Throughout the conference, delegates will gain insight into the workings of the United Nations by actively participating in the resolution of important global issues. Participants will not only work with hundreds of other motivated college students with the common goals of furthering international awareness and building consensus, but will also work within a lively social setting. This is an official call for participants to take part in secretariat, please note that we would only cover accommodation, air flights booking cannot be covered. If you are interested contact us on email Contact@weyouthtunisia.org Warmest regards, Amir Ben Ameur President WeYouth -Tunisia Tel. +216 74 415 610  /  Fax. + 216 74 297 660 contact@weyouthtunisia.org Imm AMEN Bank 1er étage Av.Hédi Chaker Sfax 3000 , Tunisia     /    www.weyouthtunisia.org

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[WorldYout​h] Latest Documents for the 14th Melaka Internatio​nal Youth Dialogue (14th MIYD) [2 Attachment​s]

[Attachment(s)  from ‘WAY Office’ office@way.org.my [WorldYouth] included below]
Dear Delegates, Speakers and Observers, Warm greetings from the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) headquarters in Melaka, Malaysia! We are pleased to forward you the latest concept note and pre-arrival information package for the 14th Melaka International Youth Dialogue (MIYD) themed ‘Youth and Education: Taking Action, Getting Results’ scheduled to take place from 23rd to 25th of June 2014, at Permaisuri MITC Hotel in Melaka, Malaysia. Currently more than 250 youth, youth leaders, academicians and government officials, from around the world, have registered for this event. The 14th MIYD Organizing Committee is in the process of making the necessary arrangements towards a smooth and fruitful dialogue. Therefore, we humbly request for all participants, speakers and observers to take note of the latest information and documents enclosed herewith for your perusal and action. For more information and updates on 14th MIYD, please visit the link: www.way.org.my/miyd2014 Looking forward to welcoming all of you in Melaka, Malaysia! Sincerely Yours, Attachment(s) from ‘WAY Office’ office@way.org.my [WorldYouth] | View attachments on the web 2 of 2 File(s)    MIYD 14 – Concept note – Final.pdf Pre-Arrival-14th MIYD.pdf

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[WorldYout​h] Invite- 9th Internatio​nal Youth Peace Fest (IYPF 2014)

Invite- 9th International Youth Peace Fest (IYPF 2014) Last date of registration: July 30, 2014 Annual IYPF in Chandigarh, India, is an amalgam of inspirational peace-talks, creative workshops, cooperative-games, action based activities, volunteer action, building of cross-cultural relationships, cultural festivities and neighborhood walks in which this year, from September 27 to October 2, 2014, young change makers from over 50 countries are expected to participate. IYPF provides young people a platform for increased exchange of ideas, so that they become true global citizens in thinking and action and volunteer to co-create a future equal to their vast potential… IYPF is organized in the city-beautiful of Chandigarh, which is one of the most modern and unique city of India, where you’ll find residents living here from all parts of country. You can call it a mini India too. It’s a small& beautiful city where organizers of IYPF make all out efforts to receive IYPF delegates  and make their visit an eventful and memorable one. And for participation, do register yourself today at www.peacefestindia.in IYPF 2014 Secretariat, # 12, Karuna Sadan, Sector 11, Chandigarh, India-160011  Tel.: +91-172-3298551 email:projectbridge.yuvsatta@gmail.com website: www.peacefestindia.in FB: http://www.facebook.com/youthpeacefest Videos: IYPF 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aQdffJx0dE&feature=youtu.be An International Peace Jingle….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46tt9-rT6Zo&feature=youtu.be

THINK GREEN… please consider the environment before printing this email.

KINDLY FORWARD…IN YOUR NETWORK…

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 ”Invitatio​n”  June 25th 9 am EST  Webinar and Twitter Chat Youth Employment in Africa:  Whose Job is It?

Dear Colleagues
Join us, please share with your colleagues and networks.
Youth Employment in Africa: Whose job is it? Youth, governments, local communities, NGOs? Contribute your thoughts to shift the conversation from one about challenges and unemployment to one about innovation, solutions and ways forward.http://bit.ly/Szxy82 #‎AfricaYouthFwd‬
Best,
Michael Boampong

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Uniting Girls to Change the World

http://www.girlup.org/

Girl’s  Up, Aan innovative UN campaign focused on empowering girls in some of the world’s hardest to reach places is having its UK launch this Thursday in London.   If you are a young women aged between 13-22 and would like to attend for free, please email jeremy@idealmedia.org.uk   http://girluplive.com/     WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH Visit our website at http://www.way.org.my Secretariat Address: World Assembly of Youth, World Youth Complex, Jalan Lebuh Raya, 75450 Melaka, Malaysia. Telephones: +6062321871 or +6062322711 Fax: +6062327271 Email: info@way.org.my —————————————————————————————————-

[WorldYout​h] If you live in Asia or the Pacific please respond to the online opinion poll

THE POLL CLOSES on 15 June 2015. Please Have Your Say before it is too late.  *Apologies for cross postings Please share widely!* The poll will be available online until 15th June 2014 WM forumYouth intl logoimage002 Are you between 15 and 29 years old and from the Asia-Pacific region? We want to know what matters to you! Your answers will help inform the first-ever United Nations Asia and the Pacific Report on Youth! Through this opinion poll, we want to know: ·         The major issues affecting you
  • ·         How you are participating in local, national and regional development processes; and
  • ·         Your aspirations for the future.

The poll will be available online until 15th June 2014, and can be completed in Bahasa, Burmese, ChineseEnglish , Filipino, Khmer, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese. Have your say and help make this a report by youth, for youth! Learn more about the youth report at: facebook.com/UNAsiaPacificReportYouth For any questions or if you would like a copy of the regional report when it is completed, please email: asiapacific.youth@gmail.com Sue Vize Regional Adviser for Social and Human Sciences (SHS) Asia-Pacific UNESCO Bangkok Mom Luang Pin Malakul Centenary Building 920 Sukhumvit Road Prakanong, Klongtoey Bangkok 10110 Thailand Email: s.vize@unesco.org; skype: sue.vize Phone: +66-2-3910577; Fax: +66-2-3910866 WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH Visit our website at http://www.way.org.my Secretariat Address: World Assembly of Youth, World Youth Complex, Jalan Lebuh Raya, 75450 Melaka, Malaysia. Telephones: +6062321871 or +6062322711 Fax: +6062327271 Email: info@way.org.my

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Upcoming Youth Assembly 2014

Dear networkers,

I am writing to you about CIVICUS’ upcoming International Civil Society Week and planning for theYouth Assembly. 

As member of the Youth Advisory Group helping in putting together the 2014 Youth Assembly. Please find attached concept notes for the Youth Assembly and International Civil Society Week 2014. The Youth Assembly will be held on Saturday 22ndNovember 2014 with the registrations for International Civil Society Week going live in June. The Youth Assembly will be organized by a Steering Committee and run by our youth taskforce.  I thought to share this with you as it’s a great opportunity for your organizations or network to discuss possibly co-hosting or partnership. We are actively seeking funding contributions for Youth delegates at the moment, from registration costs ($200USD) to travel bursaries ($2000USD) or to be a full partner ($2500 USD). Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions and I also cc here Cecily Rawlinson and Jennifer Brown, the main coordinators for the  event for further inquires.  Best, Aya Chebbi

ICSW2014 Concept Note.pdf
International Civil Society Week_2-pager.pdf
Youth Assembly Concept April 2014.pdf

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Colombo Declaratio​n on Youth (World Conference on Youth 2014)

Dear All,

Please accept the Colombo Declaration on Youth World Conference on Youth 2014 Sri Lanka Mainstreaming youth in thé post-2015 development agenda, of 6th – 10th May 2014 in attachment.

Ibrahim SIDIBE Coordinator of the Initiative for Agricultural and Rural de Development in Mali (ARD) Country Representative Young Professionals’ Platform for Agricultural Research for Development in Mali (YPARD) BP-E: 4630 Bamako, Mali Kalaban coura Ext South Street 325 Door 69 Phone: (00223) 20284223 Mobile: (00223) 76312529 Skype: sidhibe E-mail: ibrahimsidhibe@gmail.com

Site: www.ypard.net  .
colombo-declaration-on-youth-final.pdf

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[MGCY-Post​2015] 6th Forum of UNAOC | Applicatio​n Open | 28-30 August 2014

Subject: 6th Forum of UNAOC | Application Open | 28-30 August 2014
Date: June 4, 2014 at 10:59:45 AM GMT+7
To: Natasha Ardiani
Dear youth partners, We have the pleasure to inform you that the 6th Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations will take place in Bali, Indonesia, on 29 and 30 August 2014. The theme of the Forum will be “Unity in Diversity: Celebrating Diversity for Common and Shared Values”. This Forum will bring together participants including youth, political and corporate leaders, civil society activists, representatives of faith communities, journalists, etc. to work together and agree on joint actions to improve relations across cultures and religions and build a lasting peace. A total of 100 youth from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds and with outstanding track records in intercultural dialogue and youth work will be selected as participants of the Youth Event which will take place on 28 August 2014. A total of 40 places will be allocated to international participants and 60 places will be allocated to Indonesian participants. The topic of the Youth Event will focus on “The Role of Youth in Promoting “Unity in Diversity” through Education, Media, and Migration”. Participants selected for the Youth Event will join other participants to the 6th UNAOC Forum on 29 and 30 August 2014. The Youth Event will be output-oriented and will focus on collective reflection rather than on presentations of individual projects implemented by youth organizations at the event. In addition, it will help youth establish contacts, actively exchange and explore how they can collaborate together, before and after the Forum. Youth will be invited to multiply the results of the Youth Event and the Forum after they return home. The tentative program of the Youth Event and the 6th UNAOC Forum will be available on-line in July 2014. The Indonesian government is offering some support for the 100 youth representatives wishing to attend the UNAOC Forum in Bali.  More details here.
The Youth Event organization team
Bali-Youth-Event-Application-Form-FINAL.doc
Bali-Youth-Event-Cover-Note-Updated.doc

—————————————————————————————————– NOMINATION​S: Internatio​nal young people for Girl Summit 2014 and #YouthforC​hange Saturday 19 July and Girl Summit 2014 on 22 July Dear friends, You may have heard of the upcoming Girl Summit 2014 to be hosted by the UK Prime Minister in London next month, bringing together community leaders, governments, international organisations and the private sector to build on current efforts and rally a global movement “to end child marriage and FGM/C in a generation”. This event will take place in London on 22 July, and will be combined with a specific parallel event for youth, #YouthforChange, on 19 July. The organisers have just let us know that there might be a possibility for non-UK based youth participants to get sponsorship to attend the event, and we thought this might be of interest to someone in your organisation or your wider networks. The application process is still open but it’s a very tight deadline (4pm BST on Wednesday 4 June). Youth must be available to attend both the #YouthforChange event on Saturday 19 July and Girl Summit 2014 on 22 July. The age range for nominations is 14-21 years old. Please find the nomination form attached, and in case of any queries, please contact Lindsay Mgbor, Youth Event Manager of the Girl Summit 2014 directly: l-mgbor@dfid.gov.uk The Girls Not Brides secretariat does unfortunately not have access to any further information and we do not in any way influence the selection process. Wishing you every success with your nominations should you decide to apply. Warmest wishes, Marta George Ndungu,

Secretary for International Affairs and Kenya Chairperson.
Organisation of African Youth (www.oayouth.org)
African Youth Representative for Rio+20.
Convener: African Youth Conference on Post-2015 Development Agenda

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Worldview Mission [MGCY-Post​2015] ECOSOC Youth Forum

Date: Sun, 8 Jun 2014 Subject: Worldview Mission Fwd: [MGCY-Post2015] ECOSOC Youth Forum From: lovanstakyi@gmail.com    To: yve-ghana-members@googlegroups.com; kita-alumni-and-students-network@googlegroups.com; director@kitaghana.org; worldview-mission-country-coordinators@googlegroups.com

FYI APOLOGIES FOR CROSS POSTING. Please read below the outcome of the ECOSOC Youth forum With kind regards Lovans Ghana

 From: “Stephanie Ocasio” <socasio626@gmail.com>  Subject: [MGCY-Post2015] ECOSOC Youth Forum To:  <majorgroup@childrenyouth.org> Cc:  <post2015@childrenyouth.org>
Hello,
Below is a report about the ECOSOC Youth Forum that occurred this past Monday and Tuesday. It is a simple summary of what went on during the forum and so on. ​​
The ECOSOC Youth Forum took place on June second and third at the United Nation Headquarters in New York.  The event was created so that young people could voice their opinions and ideas for the Post 2015 agenda. It had already been noted that the youth population had a strong need to play a part in the Post 2015 and Sustainable development agenda as a result of their participation in the “World We Want 2015” campaign and their involvement in the Open Working Group sessions. The forum was a two-day event that was divided into four sessions. The forum had been conducted by ECOSOC accompanied by the Office of the Youth Envoy of the Secretary General. The topics that the event was divided into were: Promoting Youth Employment- Creating Decent Jobs for a More Sustainable Future, Advancing progress in Africa beyond 2015, Youth: The Future They Want Beyond 2015 and The “Road Map”: Youth and the 2015 Development Summit. A forum began with a spoken word piece and was then followed by statements made by Mr. Martin Sajdik the President of ECOSOC, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary of the UN, and Mr. John W. Ash, President of the 68th session of the General Assembly, along with Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth. The morning session dealt with promoting youth employment and stated that one in five people are considered youth, which makes them a large portion of the human population. The youth, however, are three times more likely to be unemployed. Many speakers brought up good ideas and opportunities that would help the youth such as entrepreneurship’s and skill building opportunities. Providing young people with jobs is not enough, the jobs being provided must be able to keep them out of poverty. The afternoon session was devoted to advancing progress in Africa. Africa has the largest population of youths, yet they are crippled by unemployment, conflict, and climate change. Nowhere are the effects of climate change more harmful then on the African continent which ranges from desertification to deforestation. Another issue that has been presented is that receiving an education doesn’t necessarily mean you will be granted a job. The government needs to work hand in hand with it’s people and this must involve the youth. Other topics that were presented were violence against women and gender inequality. There needs to be active involvement of youth and education that leads to employment. Day two of the event began with a statement made by Lloyd Russell Moyle. The agenda for the morning session was to work with what happens next, and and figure out how we can create a better future for our youth. The next step is having the youth and their adult counterparts work together. The session then broke up into smaller groups that addressed key topics that dealt with youth. The smaller sessions allowed a more interactive format. The afternoon was dedicated to the “Road Map” meaning how do we change words into action. There needs to be a focus on education, healthcare, employment, sexual rights, gender equality and so on. Member states need to work with the youth and the youth need to be involved in their government at all levels. This is the largest youth population the world has ever seen, therefore their involvement in the Post 2015 agenda is necessary because this is an agenda that will help decide their future. A keynote of the event was the success of the Youth Conference in Sri Lanka. Along with a statement made by International Co-ordination Meeting of Youth Organizations (ICMYO) and Major Group of Children and Youth (MGCY) that they welcome The Global Youth Call document and will work with it during the Post 2015 process. The outcome of the ECOSOC Youth Forum will be presented at the the upcoming High Level Forum in July 2014.

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AYICC/CODE #WED2014 in the News

 

‎YaY! See attached a pic shot on our Tree Planting Exercise during the World Environment Day Celebration 2014!
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VOTE Tafadzwa Nyamuzihwa campaign

Dear friends, Tafadzwa Nyamuzihwa has been selected for an international award. Voting started on Friday we need your vote. Please share this email with family and friends and post the link on your facebook   account, facebook page, twitter and all social networks you are using VOTE for Tafadzwa Nyamuzihwa click this link http://www.sos-childrensvillages.org/about-sos/hermann-gmeiner-award-2014 Every VOTE is important to him. We are a  team and this award is for Zimbabwe… Thank you for your vote and sharing the link… Regards Mr Tafadzwa Nyamuzihwa Shine On International Founder and motivational speaker Twitter: taffyshines Facebook: Tafadzwa Nyamz Nyamuzihwa Skype: taffynyamz Mobile: +263 772 434 590 / +263 733 710 069 www.shineonafrica.org Our Vision To create a society where blind people are empowered, independent, accepted and are treated as equals and live a healthy and social life. ——————————————————————————————————-

[WorldYout​h] Call for Participat​ion: High Level Youth Policy Dialogue on SDGs. [2 Attachment​s]

[ Attachment(s)  from George Ndung’u george@oayouth.org [WorldYouth] included below]
Attachment(s) from George Ndung’u george@oayouth.org [WorldYouth] | View attachments on the web 2 of 2 File(s)
  Dear Colleague,
The Organisation of African Youth and partners are convening a High Level Youth Policy Dialogue on SDGs to be held from 19th-21st August 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya as an African youth event, open to international youth, with an aim of gathering and strengthening political commitment for governments to support prioritizing investment in youth development in the post-2015 era. Under the theme, “Prioritizing an Investment in Youth Development in the Post-2015 era,” the meeting will cultivate on the recommendations made by young people and create political goodwill for African countries to champion the youth agenda at the intergovernmental negotiations (September 2014-September 2015).
OBJECTIVES:
  1. To galvanize governments to make political commitments towards supporting young people’s demands and aspirations for a better future in the post-2015 era.
  2. To provide an inclusive platform for young people to engage in a dialogue withdecision makers including head of states and ministers to share ideas, experiences and innovative approaches for effectively contributing to the designing of SDGs and their implementation.
  3. To facilitate effective partnerships with young organizations, the Governments and UN Agencies in designing and implementation the SDGs.
  4. To engage African countries and organizations including CSOs that will act as youth champions to push for the youth agenda in the SDGs intergovernmental process.

Participants should fulfil the following criteria:

  • Being actively involved and nominated  by a youth organisation (local, national, regional, international) as volunteers, trainers and/or youth workers. Each organization can nominate upto to 2 applicants- a male and a female;
  • Aged between 18-35 years old;
  • Being involved in an organisation, project or initiative that aims at the participation of young people in Post 2015 agenda process/decision and policy making.
  • Be committed to attend the full duration of the meeting
  • Be a key multiplier playing an active role within her/his youth organization, at national or regional level, and plan to continue this work in the near future..
All applicants fulfilling the criteria and interested to participate should send the enclosed application form to  dialogue@oayouth.org by the 30th June 2014. Please complete the Application Form in English.
Logistics: The organizers will do their best to fully cover the travel costs of all the selected African participants and accommodation and meals will be assured by the organizers for the entire duration of the meeting. International participants are responsible of their own travel, accommodation and meals costs for the duration of the meeting. Organizations which are able to cover the participation costs, fully or partially, of their nominees are requested to state so in the application form and they will be given higher consideration in the selection.
For more information, kindly find the attached call for participation and the application form. Also visit the event website: http://youthsdagenda.oayouth.org/
And like our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ypd2014
The twitter Hashtag for the event is #YDialogue
Regards,

Co-Chair, Beyond 2015 Campaign. George Ndungu, Secretary for International Affairs and Kenya Representative, Organisation of African Youth, Nairobi, Kenya. Mobile: +254719810024.  

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Call for Participat​ion: High Level Youth Policy Dialogue on SDGs

Dear Colleague, The Organisation of African Youth and partners are convening a High Level Youth Policy Dialogue on SDGs to be held from 19th-21st August 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya as an African youth event, open to international youth, with an aim of gathering and strengthening political commitment for governments to support prioritizing investment in youth development in the post-2015 era. Under the theme, “Prioritizing an Investment in Youth Development in the Post-2015 era,” the meeting will cultivate on the recommendations made by young people and create political goodwill for African countries to champion the youth agenda at the intergovernmental negotiations (September 2014-September 2015). OBJECTIVES:

  1. To galvanize governments to make political commitments towards supporting young people’s demands and aspirations for a better future in the post-2015 era.
  2. To provide an inclusive platform for young people to engage in a dialogue withdecision makers including head of states and ministers to share ideas, experiences and innovative approaches for effectively contributing to the designing of SDGs and their implementation.
  3. To facilitate effective partnerships with young organizations, the Governments and UN Agencies in designing and implementation the SDGs.
  4. To engage African countries and organizations including CSOs that will act as youth champions to push for the youth agenda in the SDGs intergovernmental process.

Participants should fulfil the following criteria:

  • Being actively involved and nominated  by a youth organisation (local, national, regional, international) as volunteers, trainers and/or youth workers. Each organization can nominate upto to 2 applicants- a male and a female;
  • Aged between 18-35 years old;
  • Being involved in an organisation, project or initiative that aims at the participation of young people in Post 2015 agenda process/decision and policy making.
  • Be committed to attend the full duration of the meeting
  • Be a key multiplier playing an active role within her/his youth organization, at national or regional level, and plan to continue this work in the near future..
All applicants fulfilling the criteria and interested to participate should send the enclosed application form to  dialogue@oayouth.org by the 30th June 2014. Please complete the Application Form in English.
Logistics: The organizers will do their best to fully cover the travel costs of all the selected African participants and accommodation and meals will be assured by the organizers for the entire duration of the meeting. International participants are responsible of their own travel, accommodation and meals costs for the duration of the meeting. Organizations which are able to cover the participation costs, fully or partially, of their nominees are requested to state so in the application form and they will be given higher consideration in the selection.
For more information, kindly find the attached call for participation and the application form. Also visit the event website: http://youthsdagenda.oayouth.org/
And like our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ypd2014
The twitter Hashtag for the event is #YDialogue
Regards,

George Ndungu, Secretary for International Affairs and Kenya Representative, Organisation of African Youth, Nairobi, Kenya. Mobile: +254719810024Co-Chair, Beyond 2015 Campaign. 

Call for Participants HLPD on SDGs.pdf
Application Form_High Level Youth Policy Dialogue on Sustainable Development Goals.docx

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[Beyond 2015:309] Post 2015 Agenda Must Remove Barriers for Youth

Our hopes for the Post-2015 Development Agenda are high, intensified by  the knowledge that we cannot go on as we are right now. Change is urgent and necessary. Our freedom cannot be fully realised unless we are free  from the shackles of poverty and conflict, economic exclusion, violence, war and violence in this generation. The opportunity to rethink and  redefine our global pathway comes once in a generation. This is our  opportunity, and we must seize it. Read the whole  article here
Join the discussion using #GPY2015

– Warm regards Willice O.Onyango Chairperson -IYC Kenya

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[MGCY-Post​2015] Side Event on Young People’s Participat​ion in Peacebuild​ing

Dear Partner, Greetings from African Youth Peace Initiatives. We are interested in long and short-term interns or volunteers who may be seeking to pursue professional internship or volunteer work in Africa and specifically in Uganda. Please receive here-in attached our Concept on the International Internship and Volunteer Exchange Programme.  We would graciously appreciate your favorable collaboration and to discussing more details with you should you wish to partner with us. Sincerely, Frederick B. K Executive Director

On Wed, May 7, 2014 at 9:19 AM, Antonio Palazuelos <palazuelos.prieto@gmail.com> wrote:
From: Matilda Flemming Date: 2014-05-07 4:57 GMT-01:00 Subject: [MGCY-Post2015] Side Event on Young People’s Participation in Peacebuilding To: post2015@childrenyouth.org, majorgroup@childrenyouth.org

Dear all WCY-participants (apologies for spamming everyone that aren’t here),

Please find attached and below an invitation to a WCY side event tomorrow Thursday at 18.30 on the Guiding Principles on Young People’s Participation in Peacebuilding hosted by Search for Common Ground,  UN Habitat,  the UN Peacebuilding Support Office and the United Network of Young Peacebuilders.

Hope to see you there!

Matilda Flemming Leading Coordinator United Network of Young Peacebuilders

> Dear Friends > > The Guiding Principles on Young People’s Participation in Peacebuilding were officially launched on April 24th 2014, in New York, alongside the UN General Assembly Thematic Debate on Ensuring Stable and Peaceful Societies. They provide guidance to Governments, UN entities, donors, national and international NGOs and civil society on meaningful youth engagement and participation,  especially in conflict or transition settings.  > >  Come participate in an inter-active discussion of how these Guiding Principles can > > (1)  Be implemented in your country and > > (2)  How these Principles can help shape a more accountable community of practice toward young people like you. > > On: 8th May 2014 > > From: 6.30pm-8.00pm    At: BMICH Committee Room B > > Brief Presentations from: > > · Doug Ragan & Ravi Karkara – UN-HABITAT   > > · Matilda Flemming  - United Network of Young Peacebuilders > > · Marisa Fernando – Search for Common Ground > >                   UN HABITAT  UNOY  Search for Common Ground  PBSO >

 

African Youth Peace Initiatives – Uganda
Kampala Office
Plot.633, Salaama-Munyoyo Road, Bukejje Village.
P.O.Box 89, Kampala – Uganda
Bunyoro Regional Office
Along Kyairungu Road, Opposite Kibaale Health Center IV
Kibaale Town Council
Kibaale District
 WM AYPI 2014 Calendar
Concept Note for AYPI Internship – Volunteer Exchange  Programme.pdf
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INCLUSION OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN NATIONAL DECISION-M​AKING REOCCURRIN​G THEME AS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL CONCLUDES YOUTH FORUM

Economic and Social Council      ECOSOC/6623

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INCLUSION OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN NATIONAL DECISION-MAKING REOCCURRING THEME

AS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL CONCLUDES YOUTH FORUM

Member States today welcomed a proposal to incorporate youth-focused target areas in the post-2015 development agenda, as the Economic and Social Council concluded its two-day Youth Forum. Ahmad Alhendawi, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, presented the document “The Global Youth Call,” which he said intended to provide concrete language on youth issues.  “Any new development agenda should mainstream youth,” he said, expressing hope that the youth-focused targets would be relevant to intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development framework. The document covers the top five thematic priorities of youth:  education, employment and entrepreneurship, health, good governance, and peace and stability.  It asks for inclusion in the post-2015 development agenda of such targets as:  ensuring universal access to quality primary and post-primary education; reducing the number of youth not in employment; ensuring young people’s meaningful and inclusive participation in decision-making processes, governance and peacebuilding; improving the physical, social and mental health of adolescents and youth; and eliminating all forms of violence and discrimination against adolescents and youth. Amanda Lundy, of PLAN International, said the Global Youth Call document highlighted the role of youth in monitoring implementation by Governments, among other elements. Chernor Bah, Chair of the Youth Advocacy Group for the Global Education First Initiative, said the document represented a strong, unified voice that Governments and the international community could not ignore. Csaba Kőrösi (Hungary), Co-Chair of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, said the youth call represented a “contract among generations”.  Some youth had been involved in the Working Group’s deliberations on the post-2015 “zero draft” on sustainable development goals.  Four of those goals and seven targets directly addressed youth concerns, he said, inviting youth to review the draft and work with their Governments to devise and implement national plans. Austria’s delegate said the Global Youth Call document rightfully focused on human rights for young women and girls. Paraguay’s delegate said the current generation of youth had unprecedented opportunities to enhance gender equality and employ cutting-edge information technologies to achieve sustainable development.  Youth must be able to participate in policymaking in order to take advantage of such opportunities. The representative of the Netherlands stressed the need for proper access for youth to sexual and reproductive rights, as well as HIV/AIDS care — which was among the priorities for youth in his country. Lloyd Russell-Moyle, Vice-President of the European Youth Forum, pointed out in his keynote address that the Millennium Declaration mentioned young people only once, underscoring the need for youth to be at the table when a decision would be made on the post-2015 development agenda. Mr. Alhendawi, Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, and Martin Sajdik (Austria), President of the Economic and Social Council, made closing remarks. Keynote Address LLOYD RUSSELL-MOYLE, Vice-President, European Youth Forum, asked youth delegates if they believed in a theory of change and how they could make a better tomorrow.  There were risks globally that led to a lack of belief.  Belief alone was not enough, and youth, Governments and all other stakeholders must come together to act.  Describing how United Nations processes could lack transparency, he said that wealthy States participating in the 1992 Earth Summit had gotten away with what they wanted, but after that the “microphones were cut off for youth”.  The Millennium Declaration mentioned young people only once.  Over the years, young people’s tactics had changed, but their struggles to be heard must continue. The Colombo Declaration on Youth in 2014 would not reach the roof of a skyscraper but it laid the foundation, he said.  Now bricks must be put in place.  Youth must be at the table when the post-2015 global agenda would be adopted.  After today’s discussion, they must go home and lobby that Governments hear their voices.  Young people expressed their voices in protests or through lobbying respectfully in suits.  When their voices were not heard, they could build their own alternatives.  This forum of youth and Governments must move away from “too much talking” towards decisions. Session IV: Youth — The Future They Want Beyond 2015 The session reviewed the main outcomes of the crowdsourcing initiative undertaken by the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, in collaboration with United Nations agencies and international non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders.  The resulting Global Youth Call presented the emanating immediate priorities of youth moving beyond 2015 and the most appropriate targets and indicators that could be included in the post-2015 development agenda that would support young people’s vision of the future they wanted. PRATEEK AWASTHI, Technical Analyst, United Nations Population Fund, said that although the post-2015 discussions included issues of unemployment and poverty, among others, young people felt something was missing.  They were twice as likely to be poor and three-times as likely to be unemployed.  Further, the majority of sexual assaults happened to girls under the age of 16. While he would hear people say they wanted to include young people as they were important, he questioned what exactly that meant.  Clear targets and goals were needed.  More than 1,700 youth organizations and other stakeholders and partners around the world offered input to the Global Youth Call.  Expressing hope that the Call would be useful, he urged that delegations bring the document back to their countries “so that no one can say we don’t know what you are asking for”. DOUG COURT, Deputy Coordinator, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) BYND 2015 Youth Summit, said that, in developing a document out of crowdsourcing, the main challenge was to make sense of all the “noise” out there.  “If you want to lose faith in humanity read the comments below a newsfeed,” he said, noting the bigotry and hatred that an anonymous Internet could engender.  Creating a platform so that youth could express comments was, therefore, an opportunity to experiment with the process of ideation.  More than 1,000 actors helped consolidate the ideas that created the platform.  Five areas garnered high percentages of relevancy among the participants in creating that platform, including education, employment and entrepreneurship, health, governance and peace and security.  The breakout sessions could be formats to develop actionable strategies that the youth delegates could bring back to their Governments. Mr. AWASTHI then described the five areas in depth, noting that youth called for education to be more accessible and have increased national budget allocations, among others.  Education needed to be relevant to the job market and to leading healthy, productive lives towards a sustainable world.  Employment needed to address the match between skills and the changing needs of the market.  Young entrepreneurs needed access to tailor-made funding and mentorships.  With 600 million jobs needing to be created, and with 9 out of 10 jobs occurring in the private sector, supporting those entrepreneurs was critical. The World Health Organization (WHO) had identified the top causes of youth death, including road traffic accidents, HIV, and suicide, he continued.  Recognizing the social and political determinants of health was crucial, he said, noting that most behaviour patterns began in adolescence.  Youths said they wanted, among others, access to sexual education, contraception with a focus on adolescent girls, and mental health services, particularly in light of the high suicide rates. Peace and personal security, ranging from child and early forced marriage to violence against children, including in school and households, as well as public spaces, were included in many documents.  However, the peacebuilding process would not be successful unless young people were included.  They played key roles in peace and security.  In the area of governance and participation, they called for an honest and responsive Government that enabled participation by young people.  In that role, they could monitor and hold Governments accountable. In the brief interactive dialogue, a young man from Nicaragua pointed out that young people had a different mentality about sexual rights than their parents or other adults and that the forum was the “superb time” to work hand-in-hand for a better world and a different world. A young man from Niger, noting that youth in his country had produced in 2013 an outcome document on the areas in the Global Youth Call, urged that technology and agricultural concerns be used in combination.  He also said that a woman friend, in light of the recent kidnapping in Nigeria, had questioned if people had the courage to send their girls to school.  “We need to intensify a culture of peace,” he stated.  Otherwise, nothing was possible. Mr. AWASTHI urged that it was critical advocacy continue, using all the outcome documents and the Global Youth Call developed over the years, when delegations returned to their countries. Also speaking were representatives of Bangladesh and Burkina Faso. Session V: Discussion on Youth Proposals AHMAD ALHENDAWI, Envoy of the Secretary-General on Youth, presented the Global Youth Call, which he said intended to provide concrete language on youth-focused target areas to be included in the post-2015 development agenda.  Any new development agenda should mainstream youth.  The call was based on consensus among more than 1,700 youth organizations, the United Nations Major Group on Children and Youth, global networks of international non-governmental organizations and many other stakeholders.  The youth had done their homework.  The call would be handed to Member States and it would be relevant to intergovernmental negotiations.  The call was also in line with the outcome of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals. AMANDA LUNDY, of PLAN International, said the call was a road map for Governments.  Some highlights included an emphasis on the role of youth in the prevention of diseases, including non-communicable diseases, the need for support entrepreneurship to address underemployment, and the importance of governance.  The call also underscored the needs for investment in civil society space and for involvement of youth in monitoring to hold Governments to account. CHERNOR BAH, Chair, Youth Advocacy Group for the Global Education First Initiative, said the Global Youth Call document reflected that for the first time in history youth were advocating through a strong, unified voice that Governments and the international community could not ignore.  The document covered employment, health, governance, education, peace and security, stressing the critical role of young people in creating peace and safety and the need to invest in youth in order to achieve a viable peace. CSABA KŐRÖSI (Hungary), Co-Chair, Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, said the Global Youth Call document represented a “contract among generations”.  Some youth had been involved in the Open Working Group’s deliberations from the outset; their influence and input had been vital in charting the post-2015 zero draft.  The Global Youth Call document focused on human rights, youth, family concerns, disaster risk reduction, culture and infrastructure.  Four of the sustainable development goals and seven targets directly addressed youth concerns.  He invited youth to look at the zero draft to see whether it would help the international community move forward and called on them to work with their Governments to devise and implement national plans to implement the goals.  “You will be the ones to implement them, to monitor them and to bear the consequences and enjoy the fruits if we do it right,” he said. During the ensuing discussion, delegates stressed the need to fulfil young peoples’ needs through better education and jobs and by properly reflecting that population’s needs in the post-2015 development agenda and the sustainable development goals.  They welcomed the Global Call on Youth and shed light on their policies and programmes for youth empowerment and development. The representative of Tunisia said youth had played an important role in Tunisia’s revolution and that the country’s new Constitution focused on youth development. The representative of Paraguay said the current generation of youth had unprecedented opportunities to enhance gender equality and employ cutting-edge information technologies to achieve sustainable development.  Youth must be able to participate in policymaking in order to take advantage of such opportunities. The representative of the Netherlands stressed the need for proper access for youth to sexual and reproductive rights, as well as HIV/AIDS care — which was among the priorities for youth in his country. The representative of Austria said the Global Youth Call document rightfully focused on human rights for young women and girls. The representative of Burkina Faso asked if a monitoring or advocacy mechanism could be created in the United Nations that would take youth concerns into account. The representative of Kyrgyzstan called on Governments to work with youth groups to erase age discrimination against youth in the labour force. Also speaking were the representatives of Romania, Cuba, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Dominican Republic, Panama, Afghanistan and Brazil. Individual youth speakers shed light on the concerns of youth in their respective regions.  Two speakers said the third Millennium Development Goal had not focused on stopping child marriage and gender-based violence, which were real concerns in places like Bangladesh and India.  Such issues should be included in the post-2015 goals.  Another speaker expressed hope that the proposals made during the youth forum in Quito would be heard.  Another speaker asked what happened to youth activist movements such as the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street, stressing the need to question the current model of socioeconomic development and focus instead on workers’ rights.  One speaker said more focus was needed on the rights of people with disabilities, migrant workers and minorities. A representative of the Group of Friends of Youth said the five priority areas identified by youth in the survey carried out by the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth and several United Nations agencies directly related to the priority areas of the World Programme of Action for Youth. A representative of the Serbian Youth Council stressed the importance of forming true partnerships with youth, not just involving them in consultations, which was the first step. Closing Remarks Mr. ALHENDAWI said human rights were at the heart of sustainable development.  The Forum had accomplished much by creating a very good list of targets for the post-2015 era.  Moving forward it was necessary to ensure that youth had more access points at the United Nations and the ability to participate in the work of the Organization. THOMAS GASS, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, speaking on behalf of WU HONGBO, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, said the work in the past two days had not taken place in a vacuum.  Rather it was a culmination of processes.  Young people had been outspoken and clear in shaping the post-2015 development agenda.  That involvement was essential so that in September 2015 everyone could move forward and implement the contract.  “The United Nations wants to partner with you.  Your inputs are important to sustainable development,” he said.  He also stressed the need to ensure young people lived in a world free from violence and the essential role of youth as peacekeepers and peace-builders.  Development could not happen without everyone on board on an equal footing.  Youth had demonstrated the crucial role information and communications technology played in spreading their message. MARTIN SAJDIK (Austria), Economic and Social Council President, said that in the last two days the Forum had raised key youth issues and challenges, and shared information, knowledge and good practices.  Recommended actions and key messages presented during the Forum would be presented during the Council’s high-level segment in July.  He expressed hope that the Forum would become part of the Council’s formal proceedings.

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I bring you greetings from the African Youth Panel (AYP) www.africanyouthpanel.org

Please find attached our activity report from the year 2012-2014.  Our projects and activities are spread across all parts of the African continent and beyond.
We thank you for the support and partnerships throughout these years.
Many thanks and regards
Ibrahim Ceesay Head of Programmes- African Youth Panel (AYP) Chair- African Youth Alliance on Post-2015 (AYAP)
4 Kanifing Industrial Estate,
Julbrew Road P.O BOX 2545 Serre Kunda KMC-The Gambia  Tel: +220 9932685 or 7675977 Skype:ceesaydelight   
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[WorldYout​h] UNFCCC launches ‘Youth in Action on Climate Change: Inspiratio​ns from around the World’ in Arabic and Russian

[Attachment(s) from UNFCCC Youth youth@unfccc.int [WorldYouth] included below] Dear subscribers, Today  we  are  launching  the  latest  flagship  publication by the United Nations Joint Framework Initiative on Children, Youth and Climate Change in Arabic  and Russian. Download it in one of the six official UN languages at the  following  link  or  pick  up  a  copy  at  the  UNFCCC Climate Change Publications Counter, if you are attending the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn from 4 to 15 June: http://unfccc.int/cc_inet/cc_inet/items/3514.php The objective of the publication is to highlight concrete work young people do  to  incite  their  governments  to  scale  up  climate action and raise ambition  towards  a  post-2020  climate change regime. It is designed as a tool  and a source of inspiration for developing and carrying out projects, initiatives  and  campaigns to increase awareness of the causes and impacts of  climate  change,  promote  sustainable  lifestyles  and  advance  green low-carbon development. For further information, please contact: youth@unfccc.int Capacity-building and Outreach Finance, Technology and Capacity-building Programme (Embedded image moved to file: pic12835.gif) Martin-Luther-King-Str. 8, 53175 Bonn, Germany Tel.: +49 228 815 1035   Fax: + 49 228 815 1999 youth@unfccc.int   http://unfccc.int This email message is intended only for the use of the named recipient. Information contained in this email message and its attachments may be privileged, confidential and protected from disclosure.  If you are not the intended recipient, please do not read, copy, use or disclose this communication to others.  Also please notify the sender by replying to this message and then delete it from your system.

Attachment(s) from UNFCCC Youth youth@unfccc.int [WorldYouth] | WM UN Climate Logo pic12835 WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH Posted by: UNFCCC Youth <youth@unfccc.int> Visit our website at http://www.way.org.my Secretariat Address: World Assembly of Youth, World Youth Complex, Jalan Lebuh Raya, 75450 Melaka, Malaysia. Telephones: +6062321871 or +6062322711 Fax: +6062327271 Email: info@way.org.my   ——————————————————————————————————

[WorldYout​h] Informatio​n Package – 14th Melaka Internatio​national Youth Dialogue (MIYD) [1 Attachment​

[Attachment(s) from ‘WAY Office’ office@way.org.my [WorldYouth] included below]
 Dear Delegates, Speakers and Observers, Warm greetings from the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) headquarters in Melaka, Malaysia! We are pleased to inform you that the 14th MIYD Organizing Committee is in the process of making the necessary arrangements towards a smooth and successful dialogue. Currently more than 250 youth and youth leaders from around the world have registered for this event. Therefore, we humbly request for all participants to take note of the provided information in this appended document. For more information and updates on 14th MIYD, please visit the link: www.way.org.my/miyd2014 Looking forward to welcoming all of you in Melaka, Malaysia! Sincerely Yours, Logo Youth MyWay

Attachment(s) from ‘WAY Office’ office@way.org.my [WorldYouth] |

 Way Youth Arrival-14th MIYD ‘WAY Office’ office@way.org.my  [WorldYouth] @yahoogroups.com  via returns.groups.yahoo.com   —————————————————————————————————— ‘Yes to Youth Goal’ Thundercla​p – please sign-up and send on

Dear youth leaders,  
Could I ask you to take 1 minute to sign up to the ‘Yes to Youth Goal’ Thunderclap? This is a social media campaign to ensure the world adopts a specific Youth Goal when a successor to the Millennium Development Goals is agreed. All you need is a Twitter or Facebook account to take part. Full details below. We have just 12 days to reach our target of another extra 80 people! Sign up here: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/11377-say-yes-to-youth-goal?locale=en
Say Yes to Youth Goal A development goal for young people post-2015 There are over 1.8 billion young people in the world, many of whom endure pervasive inequality and inadequate social, political and economic opportunities.
As global policymakers look to agree a set of sustainable development targets to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Commonwealth is calling for the adoption of a Youth Goal. A Youth Goal would ensure the economic, social and political empowerment and participation of young people and help this generation contribute to all aspects of national development, as active participants, champions and custodians.
  • 1.8 billion people     globally are aged 10-24: a quarter of the world’s population
  • 87% of     young people aged 15-24 live in a developing context
  • 13% of     15-24 year-olds are unemployed, next to 4.6% for all adults
  • 2.6 million young     people aged 10-24 die each year; mostly preventable deaths

Join the campaign to make sure there is a Youth Goal. By signing up to our Thunderclap, you will be agreeing to send the below automated tweet on 19 June 2014, during the Twelfth session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, at United Nations Headquarters. This is the exact time that policymakers will be discussing the new development goals. “Time for a #Youth Goal for the economic, social & political empowerment of young people #yes2youthgoal #post2015 #OWG” Learn more at thecommonwealth.org/yes2youthgoal What is Thunderclap? Thunderclap is a tool that lets a message be heard when you and your friends say it together. Join a Thunderclap, and you and others will share the same message at the same time, spreading an idea through Facebook and Twitter that cannot be ignored. What exactly am I agreeing to when I authorize my Facebook or Twitter account? You’re allowing Thunderclap to share a single message on your behalf. This is only the case when you click the button on the campaign page to support with Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr. After the campaign is complete, we won’t post any additional messages. More here: https://www.thunderclap.it/faq

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UN: Selling of girls by Boko Haram would be crime against humanity —————————————————————————————————- WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH PRESS RELEASE DAY 2 – OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 14TH MELAKA INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DIALOGUE ‘YOUTH AND EDUCATION: TAKING ACTION, GETTING RESULTS’ DATE: 23rd June 2014 Melaka, 23rd June 2014 – THE Opening Ceremony of the 14th Melaka International Youth Dialogue (MIYD) was held, today, at Permaisuri (MITC) Hotel, Melaka, Malaysia with the honorable presence of YB P. Kamalanathan S/O.P. Panchanathan, the Deputy Minister of Education and Higher Learning ll of Malaysia who officiated the opening ceremony, Rt. Hon. Datuk Seri Ir. Idris Haron, the Chief Minister of Melaka cum WAY President, Masiela Lusha, the WAY Goodwill Ambassador, Hon. Pohamba Shifeta, Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism of Namibia cum Vice President of the WAY and our very own WAY Secretary General, Ms. Ediola Pashollari. We also had the presence of WAY Executive Committee member, ambassadors and various other government representatives from both regional and national levels. The Secretary General of World Assembly of Youth, Ms. Ediola Pashollari, during her welcoming remarks introduced the theme of the MIYD, ‘Youth and Education: Taking Action, Getting Results’. She welcomed the participants to the dialogue and thanked all the youth organizations, government bodies, sponsors, speakers, delegates and dignitaries for contributing their time and making themselves available for the event. It was an honor that WAY first ever Goodwill Ambassador, Ms. Masiela Lusha shared her experience in her speech on her support as part of the movement of change towards the youth challenges especially in the education field. She reinstated the importance of education; that it is not only for the youth but also for the future generations and our world. She encouraged the participants to share the passions they have towards youth education and listen with open hearts to their esteemed acquaintances. After WAY Goodwill Ambassador’s speech, all participants and delegates were presented the video on the journey of the dialogue. President of WAY, Rt. Hon. Datuk Seri Ir. Idris Haron, who was present during the opening ceremony, gave his speech by touching on the statistics from the UNESCO institute that reports on 67 million children who are still out of school. He emphasized on how education is still a pertinent issue in our society today, and that this dialogue will nurture and help to shape future leaders. He encouraged the delegates to actively take part in the event as well as enjoy their stay in Melaka and Malaysia. In addition, YB P. Kamalanathan S/O.P. Panchanathan also presented a speech on the efforts of the Malaysian government particularly on education. During the plenary sessions, we had motivating speakers from different countries talking about the opportunities and challenges towards attaining education for all, advancing the education for all Goals through collaborative efforts of youth organisations and attaining education for all and Post-2015 Development Agenda. The sessions were informative as speakers shared their knowledge and advised the youth on actions that could be taken so that the results could be achieved in attaining Education for All, how to be creative with education and to adapt to life-long learning. The day commenced with three plenary sessions and the opening ceremony was held in the afternoon. It was then concluded with the presentation of tokens of appreciation to the Guests of Honor and dignitaries present. Photos were also taken with all representatives from different countries. After that, the day was continued with the last plenary session and it was ended with brilliant cultural performances from all participants, volunteers and staff. Overall, it was an excellent way to get through another day of 14th MIYD and we look forward to more brilliant days! WAY Secretariat ——————————————————————————————————

Short Deadline: AFRICAN YOUTH ENTREPRENE​URSHIP NETWORK

Mordekai Shumba <mordekai@oayouth.org Short Deadline: AFRICAN YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP NETWORK

Hello Compadres Please see below and action accordingly Regards Mord,     OAYouth
Dear all,
The African Union Commission is currently seeking young entrepreneurs to drive the vision of a prosperous continent through local hubs in their communities. They are looking for young African entrepreneurs who are passionate about the need to drive entrepreneurship on the continent and have the capacity to influence action both in their local communities and at continental level. Selected entrepreneurs will contribute to the final development of the Agenda 2063 document and the relevant events during the closing of the 50th Anniversary of formation of the OAU/AU from May 21st to May 25th 2014.
If you are ready for the challenge, kindly send your application before midnight EAT(GMT +3) Sunday, 11/05/2014.
Please find the application form here: http://bit.ly/1mJbh1q
Regards,
    Nawsheen Hosenally (Ms.) ICT4Ag Assistant Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) P.O. Box 380 | 6700AJ Wageningen | The Netherlands | www.cta.int Tel: +31 (0) 317 467186 (direct) | Fax: +31 (0) 317 460067 | Email: hosenally@cta.int | Skype: nawsheen.hosenally | Twitter: @nawsheenh |
View this contribution on the web site A reply to this message will be sent to all members of youth-ardyis CTA

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ICYO-Youth Informatio​n World Conference on Youth 2014 begain

                                                                              

ICYO- Youth Information                                       

(E-Newsletter from network of youth organizations in  India)

ICYO  – Platform of Youth Organizations in  India.     ICYO – India’s largest  network of urban and rural youth.

World  Conference on Youth 2014 take-off  The  World Conference on Youth 2914 was inaugurated on 6th May 2014 at Colombo in Sri  Lanka. This is the first global youth conference organized in Asia and hosted by  the Government of Sri Lanka. ”The  needs and demands of youth are one of my top priorities,” said UN Envoy on Youth  Ahmad Alhendawi on behalf of the Secretary-General at the conference. “I  encourage you to continue to raise your voices loud and clear so that they are  heard not just at the conference, but in your communities around the  world.” In  his own remarks, Alhendawi pointed out the daunting challenges young people are  facing: That 40 percent of the unemployed globally are youth that nearly 70  million adolescents are out of school that 1.5 billion people – the majority of  whom youth – are still living in conflicts or in fragile situations and that 41  percent of all new HIV infections occur in young people. The Secretary-General’s  Envoy also stressed that if current trends continue in the next decade, over 142  million girls will be married before their 18th birthday. In  the words delivered by His Excellency the President of the United Nations  General Assembly, Ambassador John W. Ashe, “The Rio+20 Outcome Document The  Future We Want emphasizes the need for young people to actively participate in  decision-making processes. As the Member States of the United Nations begin  formulating a successor arrangement to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),  we need to ensure that this new framework is sufficiently sensitive to the needs  of the young.” About  1000 youth are attending this four day conference , which is going on from 6-10  May 2014. —————– Youth  Information is published by Indian  Committee of Youth Organizations (ICYO) 194-A,  Arjun Nagar, Safdarjang Enclave New  Delhi 110029, India Phone:  91 9811729093  / 91 11 26183978 Fax 91 11 26198423 Emailicyoindia@gmail.com  www.icyo.in Indian Committee of Youth Organizations  (ICYO) is a registered non-profit, non-governmental network organization,  committed in developing areas of mutual cooperation and understanding among  different youth voluntary agencies, youth groups, clubs and individuals working  in the field of youth welfare in India. ICYO functions as an umbrella organization  of youth NGOs in India. It’s family consists of over 550 organizations  spread in 124 districts of 26 states from different corners of  India. Our goal: To improve and  extend the youth work and services through Youth Organizations; To enhance  and demonstrate youth work in the society; To promote effective youth  programmme; To organize network of civil society organizations working  towards the development of youth work; To organize seminars, conferences,  workshops, trainings; To maintain international relation with organizations  promoting young people in their programme and activities Affiliation:   Consultative (Roster) Status with ECOSOC, United  Nations; Consultative Status with Commission on Sustainable Development;  Full Member of World Assembly of Youth (WAY); Full member of Asian Youth  Council (AYC); Working relation with Foundation  for Leadership Initiatives (FLI). World Conference on Youth 2014 take-off.pdf

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[WorldYout​h] Network of African Youths for Developmen​t INSPIRE magazine for MaY [1 Attachment​]

[Attachment(s) from Paul Shaw included below]
 Please find attached our latest issue of INSPIRE which we hope you will enjoy reading. We especially draw your attention to our plea to ‘Bring Back our Girls’  in an effort to raise awareness and action to the many schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria. We had a successful hangout discussion on the topic ‘Agriculture is too dirty to be cool’. Please listen on NAYD tv to Yvette Ampaire from Uganda who argues ‘that Agriculture is NOT too dirty…in fact its fun, and you can make lots of money from it.’ Yvette is currently the Program Officer of the Eastern and Southern Africa Small Scale Farmer’s Forum Uganda (ESAFF Uganda), a farmer led organization. We are happy to say that we now have over 26,000 facebook members.  Nokwanda Langazana from South Africa calls our group ‘inspirational, even a million can be reached, thanks for being so informative’. We also have many thousands of members spread throughout our LinkedIn, Yahoo, Google and Google+ groups as well as over 1700 registered members. You can also follow us on Twitter @NAYDInfo. Please join us at  http://www.nayd.org/join.htm and never forget that ‘Together is Better’. Attachment(s) from Paul Shaw | View attachments on the web

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—————————————————————————————————   Call For Applications: Post-2015 Youth Global Strategy  WHEN? 6-8 June 2014

WHERE? Bangkok, Thailand

Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights

WHY? Young people have an important role to play in the lead up to the Post-2015 Development Agenda. For the last two years, several youth organizations and coalitions have been involved through difference consultations, UN meetings, reports and other spaces.

WHAT? Given that the new development agenda is fast approaching and the importance of mobilizing across movements and regions, the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) is organizing a global strategy meeting for young activists involved in the Post-2015 discussions. The purpose of the meeting will be to strategize around engagement and agenda setting across youth movements, advancing young people’s demands going into Post-2015 and building upon the inter-linkages between development issues and sexual and reproductive rights.

WHO? Young people from all regions who are involved in the Post-2015 UN Process are invited to apply. The meeting is open to young people working on sexual and reproductive rights as well as those coming from other movements. Please note that young people from the Global South will have priority.

WHEN? 6-8 June 2014

WHERE? Bangkok, Thailand

Criteria for Participation:

Youth aged 18 to 29 years old;Agreement with YCSRR Principles and Values;Active member of an organization involved in the Post-2015 development agenda discussions;Experience in the post-2015 process at the national, regional or global level.Demonstrated experience in advocacy;Proficient in English;Committed to actively follow-up for at least 6 months, in order to implement outcome strategies;Interested in Sexual and Reproductive Rights and the inter-linkages with youth movement(s) and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Scholarships

The meeting will include both funded and self-funded participants. A limited number of scholarships will be available for participants from the Global South.

Pre-Meeting SOGI Training

The YCSRR is hosting a one-day pre-meeting training for a small number of LGBTIQ activists participating in the Global Strategy Meeting. All interested participants must apply to both the pre-training and Global Strategy Meeting to be considered. Issues related to diverse Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) have been largely ignored in the process leading up to the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The training will provide young LGBTIQ activists with information related to the process to date as well as opportunities and strategies for integrating SOGI into the new development agenda. The meeting will take place in Bangkok, Thailand on 5 June 2014 and is open to a small number of LGBTIQ activists only. Global Strategy Meeting Participants interested in SOGI issues who are outside of the LGBT movement will have an opportunity to discuss these issues during the strategy meeting itself. All participants of the pre-meeting SOGI training must also attend the Global Strategy Meeting.Only one person per organization will be considered. Young people from the Global South, LGBTIQ and human rights activists as well as young activists working outside of the sexual and reproductive rights movement are strongly encouraged to apply. The meeting will be in English only; translation services will not be made available. Self-funded participants must also submit a full application. LGBTIQ activists interested in the pre-meeting SOGI training must apply to both the training and global strategy meeting to be considered.

All interested applicants must complete the application form by Midnight EDT on Wednesday 7 May 2014. Incomplete applications and applications received after Midnight EDT on Wednesday 7 May 2014 will not be considered

Source: http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Calls-for-Participation2/Call-for-Applications-Post-2015-Youth-Global-Strategy-Meeting

Have questions? Please write to programs@youthcoalition.org

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For those in World Conference on Youth in Sri-Lanka, join us in our side event hosted by OAYouth and FEMNET on SRHR in committee room 1 on May 9 from 1pm-1.50pm. See the poster below.
I noted the agenda there will be regional meetings where we can all meet as African youth. I will be in Sri-Lanka from tomorrow morning and look forward to meeting most of you who are attending.

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[Beyond 2015:302] #Yes2Youth​Goal: Support a standalone Youth Goal in the post-2015 developmen​t framework

  8th,  May 2014

 

Say Yes to Youth Goal Should there be a standalone Youth Goal in the post-2015 development framework? Do you agree that global policymakers should set a standalone Youth Goal when a successor to the Millennium Development Goals is agreed? At the World Conference on Youth on 8 May 2014, Katherine Ellis, Youth Director of the Commonwealth, will discuss the issue with Alain Sibenaler, UNFPA Representative and a host of other panellists. We want your views! Send your questions or views via Facebook or Twitter to #Yes2YouthGoal. A selection will be put to the speakers. Follow the debate at our event page Why support the Youth Goal Why The Commonwealth supports a standalone Youth Goal:

  • 1.8 billion people are aged 10-24: a quarter of the world’s population
  • 87% of young people aged 15-24 live in a developing context
  • 13% of 15-24 year-olds are unemployed, next to 4.6% for all adults
  • 2.6 million young people aged 10-24 die each year, mostly preventable deaths

It’s time for a standalone Youth Goal to ensure the social, political and economic empowerment and participation of young people across the world. A Youth Goal with its own targets and indicators would help young people contribute to all aspects of national development, as active participants, champions and custodians Join the debate! Join our campaign for a standalone Youth Goal:

You’re receiving this notification as a contact of the Commonwealth Secretariat. Commonwealth Secretariat Marlborough House, Pall Mall London SW1Y 5HX, UK www.thecommonwealth.org   —————————————————————————————————-

 

[World Yout​h] NAYD NGO of the month for May

Logo Hofna Cameroon Youth Paul Shaw image003  Every month NAYD celebrates the work of outstanding community development work and this month the spotlight is on Hope for the Needy (HOFNA), Cameroon.

HOFNA is a youth-led, not for-for-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to supporting the marginalized youth in Cameroon to achieve lasting positive change in their lives. It further seeks to enable the young to attain independence through education, Self-Help, Healthy Living and Entrepreneurship and by promoting Culture, Gender Sensitivity, Innovation and Leadership. It does this through the use of sustainable, community-based approach which involves working together with the youth and women to build capacity in a way that promotes self-reliance. Representative of HOFNA, Christelle Belle,  says ‘Hello!! In my organisation, among other activities, we have been working on our Making Education Realistic (MER) Project. The project promotes education for underprivileged youths in rural communities in Cameroon through the provision of scholarships, text books… The project also promotes basic education by supporting schools in these underprivileged communities with items that make worthy basic education such as benches, didactic materials (chalk, charts, etc), sports equipment and other materials for extra curricular activities.
Following preparations, we will be in a primary school (GBS in Banja, NWR Cameroon) on the 9th of May to donate benches, sports equipment, didactic materials…and we will be having a hygiene and sanitation talk with these children on proper tooth brushing and proper hand washing, method and importance.‘ More information about HOFNA at http://inspire.nayd.org/2014/05/ngo-for-may-hope-for-needy-cameroon.html Hofna Cameroon Youth,
“ Paul Shaw” WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH Visit our website at http://www.way.org.my
Secretariat Address: World Assembly of Youth, World Youth Complex, Jalan Lebuh Raya, 75450 Melaka, Malaysia. Telephones: +6062321871 or +6062322711 Fax: +6062327271 Email: info@way.org.my

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 Dear colleagues,

Over the next two weeks the Global Call for Climate Action (GCCA) accepting applications for the Adopt a Negotiator – COP20 Fellowship. 
We’re offering a number of funded opportunities to attend COP20 in Lima as part of the broader GCCA effort to push for the most ambitious and meaningful 2015 treaty
If you know anyone between the ages of 18 and 30 who might be a good fit, please encourage them to apply before the 11th of May. Additional details are copied below.
Thanks and best regards,
Joshua Robert Wiese
— Project Director, Adopt a Negotiator & Fresh Air
Global Call for Climate Action   skype: joshuawiese
Have you got a passion for climate action? Can you make the world listen to what you have to say?
If you can, The Global Call for Climate Action is looking for young, innovative journalists, bloggers, writers, activists and creatives to become Adopt a Negotiator Fellows for 2014.
These Fellows will combine their passion and skills with an amazing opportunity to help shape their government’s role in solving climate change.
They’ll join a team of passionate, dedicated and talented activists from around the world; participating in moments that will shape if and how the governments respond adequately to the climate challenge. Their efforts will build on a proud legacy of past ‘Negotiator Trackers,’ who have helped shape the UN climate negotiations ever since 2009.
If you think you can help shape the direction of this year’s climate change negotiations by creating change in your own country, then this is an opportunity not to be missed.
This year, we will be offering all short-listed candidates the chance to prove their skills in the lead up to the conference through training opportunities with some of the world’s best climate change communicators and activists, and a support network to help get your voice where it counts.
You’ll also have the opportunity to join a team of passionate, dedicated and talented activists from around the world, working together to actively transform the way climate change is communicated in their home countries.
This team will work together in the lead up to this year’s UNFCCC Conference of Parties in Lima, Peru.
If selected, you may also have the opportunity to travel to Lima in December this year as aFully Funded member of the Adopt a Negotiator’s – Negotiator Tracker – team.
We’re looking to build one of the most dynamic, diverse and innovative media teams that has ever covered the climate negotiations. The UNFCCC is racing towards a global treaty in 2015, and this year is as critical as ever.
We need the best bloggers, writers, social media gurus and activists with a passion for climate change to come together – using their skills to inspire our leaders to take significant action to protect us all from the impacts of climate change. We need to make this year’s UN climate negotiations the most successful ever.
  • Applicants must be 18 to 30 years of age;
  • Able to actively contribute to the Adopt a Negotiator project as a writer from June this year through to May of 2015.
  • Available to attend the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima (December 1-12) and strategy development meetings in the days leading up to the Conference.
  • But most importantly, applicants must be Amazing!

If you have the skills, passion and creativity needed to push your country forward on climate action, we want to hear from you.

All applications need to be in by midnight on the 11th of May (Pacific Time Zone UTC -08:00)

———————————————————————————————————-   Guide-Lines of the 2015- PostAgenda… The African Youth Charter, endorsed in July 2006, provides guidancefor youth development policies and programmes at the national level.It is t hrough the Charter that African governments committed to undertaking critical actions to improve the status of young people in their countries. As of today, only 32 states have ratified the Charter. There is need for more governments to ratify the charter as it will clearly create a platform for youth dialogue and intersection with the national process and as such, create a fora where issues affecting the youth are addressed in a manner that gets with the national development process.The problem of youth employment is more complex in Africa than any other part of the world. Slow-growing economies have been unable to generate enough job opportunities to absorb the large number of young people graduating every year. There is an urgent need for African youth to play a major role in advocating for the domesticating the Charter through the Youth Decade Plan of Action. Youthful creativity and innovation is a source of development. The youth as a social category are always active in supporting themselves and their governments to build better communities. This clearly shows that young people are concerned with development and achievement of the MDGs. By investing and harnessing young people’s energy, creativity and innovations, the Africa region stands to benefit in the accelerating the achievements of the MDGs With the few opportunities and little resources they have, African youth mobilize themselves to support development priorities and to motivate others to do the same. A lot of positive of change have been made at the national and local level through the innovative actions by the young volunteers. Their involvement is a source of new and fresh ideas and combines their high energy level with the professional skills and experience from the older generation to create new levels of enthusiasm and productivity in achieving sustainable development. http://worldviewmission.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Post-2015-Guidelines-for-Country-Consultations-July-2012.pdf   http://worldviewmission.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/WM-UN-My-World-2-A-Global-survey-for-citizens1.pdf http://www.worldwewant2015.org/post2015hlp   ——————————————————————————————————   http://dnpi.go.id/portal/id/

Dear Colleagues,
The Indonesia Climate Change Education Forum and Expo (ICCEFE) will be held at the Jakarta Convention Center on Thursday, May 1, 2014 until Sunday, May 4, 2014.
Last year this annual event attracted 50,000 visitors, including school children, to exhibits presented by stakeholders showcasing their efforts in addressing climate change.
Hosted by the National Council on Climate Change Indonesia and open to the public, the theme for this year’s event is  “The Role of Women and Youth in Climate Change Solutions.”
In addition to the exhibits, dozens of unique programs are scheduled to raise awareness on climate change, ranging from art & music performances, interactive dialogues and games to workshops, film festival and cooking demos.
Please visit www.dnpi.go.id to view the detailed programs.
Kind regards
Amanda Katili Niode
National Focal Point for Article 6 of UNFCCC
Indonesia

——————————————————————————————————- Subject: Worldview Mission   [UNFCCC youth] New mentoring scheme for youth climate groups From: lovanstakyi@gmail.com To: ayiccghana@googlegroups.com; yve-ghana-members@googlegroups.com; kita-alumni-and-students-network@googlegroups.com; treesfordevelopment@gmail.com; treesghana@gmail.com; worldview-mission-country-coordinators@googlegroups.com

Please read below for youth climate activists Thanks Lovans

From: “Anna Collins” <anna.collins1985@gmail.com>
Subject: [UNFCCC youth] New mentoring scheme for youth climate groups To:  <unfccc_youth@googlegroups.com>
Hi everyone For the last five years the GCCA has supported youth organisations around the world to raise their voices in the climate movement. Much of this work has been based around international meetings, or in countries where the GCCA has traditionally worked. Today i’m excited to announce that we are launching applications for a new mentoring programme which hopes to offer this support to a whole load more of you wherever you are in the world. ‘Growing up’ as an activist in the climate movement I know first hand how much the support of people who have been there before can help so I hope this opportunity can help more of you access that. Read on for all the details which can also be found at www.tcktcktck.org/mentoring that’s also where you will find the application form if you want to apply. Also if you could share this opportunity around your networks I would really appreciate it. Thank you all for being so amazing. In solidarity anna

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What is the programme?

The GCCA mentoring programme aims to empower you as a young climate leader, within a youth led organisation, to build and grow both your own organization/group/project, and more broadly the climate movement in your region. The mentoring scheme is a six month programme running from and inclusive of June – November 2014. During this time you will commit to taking part in two 90-minute sessions per month. In these you will participate in GCCA led training based on movement strategy and leadership development, as well as build a relationship with your mentor. We aim to match young people with mentors who are from their region, therefore have specific contextual knowledge. We hope this will also enable you to speak together in your ‘home’ language. However, please note that the GCCA-led training and general communication will happen in English. The Mentoring Programme aims to:

  • Introduce you to movement strategy and equip you with leadership development tools
  • Support you to apply these tools to your local/regional movement
  • Provide you with access to assets such as networks, support, resources and experience
  • Encourage skill-sharing across the climate movement

The programme will prioritise those of you coming from countries outside of USA/Canada/UK/Australia/NZ and/or those of you from any country who face barriers to accessing leadership positions in the climate movement due to factors such as gender, ethnicity, class, education, ability etc. The GCCA will

  • Match you with a mentor who has regional knowledge and who can communicate with you in your home language.
  • Facilitate at least one 90 minute Skype call a month with this mentor.
  • Lead one 90 minute Skype call a month with all the mentees together to work through a training programme of movement strategy and leadership development tools and resources.
  • Provide you with resources based on the training programme.
  • Provide ongoing support and communication.
  • Provide long-term support in some activities following the six month programme.
We also hope that as part of the programme we will be able to support you in meeting your mentor in person and arrange and support an in person training for everyone on the mentoring programme to come together. However we cannot confirm this at this time.

Is it for me?

We are looking for:

  • Young people from around the world who are involved with youth-led organisations that work on climate change. We believe youth is self defining so there is no formal age limit. You could be from an organisation, a group or a project, it does not have to be a formally registered organisation, but should involve more people than just you.
  • We would love for you to apply as a pair from your organisation/group/project so you can support each other through the programme, but we will not discriminate if this is not possible for your organisation/group/project.

You will need:

  • To be able to attend Skype calls and read documents in English.
  • To commit to the full six month programme and any follow up work – so you need to be planning to be active in your organisation/group/project for that whole time.
  • To commit to one 90 minute training call with GCCA facilitators each month and one 90 minute Skype call with your mentor each month.
  • To have access to an internet connection good enough to join Skype and Google Hangouts.

Who will the mentors be and how will you choose who is matched with who?

The mentors will come from across the GCCA network and be familiar with the climate movement in their/your region. They will come from a range of organisations, groups and projects. We cannot guarantee that your mentor has specific skills or expertise. We are approaching mentors as we receive applications so we can pick both mentors and young people based on the best matches.

How do I apply and when is the deadline?

Fill in the application form that can be found here . The deadline is May 9th, however we will be looking at applications as they come in. For those who get through to the next stage of the application process we will be in touch to arrange an interview on Skype. This will also be a chance for you to ask more questions. We aim to get back to everyone by the end of May with a response.

How do I get more info?

If you want more info, have any questions, or have any difficulties with the application please get in touch with Anna at  mentorship@tcktcktck.org

——————————————————————————————————-   The Major Groups and Stakeholders Branch United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) P.O. 30552 Nairobi, Kenya http://www.unep.org/civil_society/   Here, the list of those to represent the CSO community with UNEP for the coming two years 2013-2015  best,  Sena ALOUKA Executive Director Jeunes Volontaires pour l’Environnement 131, rue Ofé, Tokoin Casablanca Box 8823, Lomé, Togo Tel.+228-22200112, Cel.+228-90216740 www.jve-international.org The Major Groups and Stakeholders Branch United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) P.O. 30552 Nairobi, Kenya http://www.unep.org/civil_society/ From: UNEP Civil Society   Subject: Endorsement of new members of the MGFC

Children   & Youth Nhat-Tan   Nguyen nhattan.nguyen@hotmail.com World   Organization of the Scout Movement
Children   & Youth Kehkashan   Basu kehkashanbasu@gmail.com TakingITGlobal
Indigenous   peoples and their communities Lucy   Muleinkei mulenkei@gmail.com IIN
Indigenous   peoples and their communities Diego   Escobar Guzman diego@coica.   org.ec,   escobar.guzman@gmail.com COICA
Business   and Industry Birgit   Engelhardt engelhardt@VCI.de VCI
Business   and Industry Norine   Kennedy nkennedy@uscib.org USCIB
Farmers James Cole elocfarms@yahoo.com The   International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)*
Farmers Calvin   James calvin.james@cnirdregional.org calvin.j.james@live.com Caribbean   Network for Integrated Rural Development*
Local   Authorities Outstanding   from  nrg4sd nrg4sd
Local   Authorities Yunus   Arikan yunus.arikan@iclei.org ICLEI
Workers   and Trade Unions Anabella   Rosemberg anabella.rosemberg@ituc-csi.org ITUC
Workers   and Trade Unions Yahya   Msangi yahya.msangi@ituc-africa.org ITUC   Africa
Women Caroline   Usikpedo-Omoniye nigerdeltawomen@gmail.com Niger   Delta Movement
Women Isis   Alvarez isis.alvarez@globalforestcoalition.org Global   Forest Coalition
Non-Governmental   Organizations Marcos   Orellana morellana@ciel.org Centre of   International Environmental Law (CIEL)
Non-Governmental   Organizations Habiba Al   Marashi eeg@emirates.net.ae Emirates   Environmental Group (EEG)
Scientific   and technological Community Peter   Bates peter.bates@icsu.org International   Council for Science (ICSU)
Scientific   and technological Community Mohamed   Abdel Raouf raouf@grc.ae,   mhdraouf@yahoo.com Environment   Research, Gulf Research Center (GRC)

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For details check the new World Wildlife Day 
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 All the best,
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———————————————————————————————— From: lovans2000@yahoo.co.uk Subject: Worldview Mission: [MGCY] Calling SIDS Youth (or children)!   To: jve-international-coordinators@googlegroups.com; Worldview Mission worldview-mission-country-coordinators@googlegroups.com; ayiccghana@googlegroups.com; yve-ghana-members@googlegroups.com   Sent from Samsung Smartphone! Motto: Caring for people, Care for the earth, Building capacity for the futher From: Caveeta Gautam <kabitagautam1@gmail.com> lovans2000@yahoo.co.uk>; [MGCY] Calling SIDS Youth (or children)!   Some of you might be interested!! From: Sabá Loftus <saba@childrenyouth.org> Subject: [MGCY] Calling SIDS Youth (or children)! To: “majorgroup@childrenyouth.org” majorgroup@childrenyouth.org

Dear Youth, Are you from a Small Island Developing State (SIDS)? Or you know youth who are active from one? If so, we need you! In 2014, the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States will be held from 1 to 4 September 2014 in Apia, Samoa. It will focus the world’s attention on a group of countries that remain a special case for sustainable development in view of their unique and particular vulnerabilities. In preparation, the Major Group of Children and Youth are reaching out to organisations, networks, individuals, clubs or schools based in SIDS to help with outreach, mobilisation and involving the voices of young people from the grassroot level in the international discussions. If you would like to facilitate this movement, or if you are good at outreach / communications then we want to hear from you. We are looking for 2 youth from each of the three SIDS regions to act as focal points — this means that we will train you so that you can build capacity in your region, work with existing youth / child led groups in your region and work together to ensure that the voice of young people from SIDS are not only included in Samoa next September but are also included in the post 2015 processes that are currently happening. This will involve having meetings, deciding on key points that you think that global youth should help you lobby for and thinking about the most important issues that are impacting your region so that this can be shared. If you would like to hear more, then contact Karuna Rana <karuna.rana88@gmail.com> and saba@childrenyouth.org. We also hope you will apply for forward this to someone you think might be interested. Experience is not a barrier! We are looking for enthusiasm, energy and motivation. –On behalf of the facilitation team NOTE: The application form will very shortly be available in the three different SIDS languages…Portuguese, French and Spanish https://www.facebook.com/UNCSDYouthCaucus – The Mailing list of the Major Group Children and Youth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNCSDYouthCaucus, Twitter: @MGCY_UNCSD or tweet #MGCY — You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups “Major Group Children and Youth Space” group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to majorgroup+unsubscribe@childrenyouth.org. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/a/childrenyouth.org/groups/opt_out. Kind Regards, Kabita Gautam, BSc. Environmental Science, ASCOL Founder and Coordinator, BYND2015 Nepal Hub-ITU  Founder and Mentor, NTYEN-UNEP TUNZA Program Assistant, The Small Earth Nepal Representative from Nepal, UNCSD MGCY Country Director, Youth Climate Report Grantee, Youth Action Fund

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Dear All, Warm greetings from the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) headquarters in Melaka, Malaysia! As part of WAY and its members mandate of advancing youth issues and in preparation for our 14th Melaka International Youth Dialogue (MIYD) with the theme “Youth and Education: Taking Action, Getting Results”, the Research Department of WAY would like to get your views on the key issue of Youth and Education with emphasis on attaining the Education for All goal among youth and the Post 2015 Development Agenda on youth education. Your views are important to us and will go a long way towards developing strategies and development programs that will help all the young people.   Below please do find a link to the survey. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17Pk0kp7W9FQMBuat3aMvk2OZtUOcgLELYaDf_RfeNMc/viewform Please do not hesitate to contact us (research@way.org.my) if you have any questions or comments with regards to the survey. Looking forward to hearing from you! Best regards,   Logo Youth MyWay

[WorldYout​h] Press Release: World Book and Copyright Day

WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH PRESS RELEASE WORLD BOOK AND COPYRIGHT DAY DATE: 23RD APRIL 2014  

“A book, I think, is very like

A little golden door

That takes me into places

Where I have never been before

It leads me into fairyland

Or countries strange and far

And, best of all, the golden door

Always stands ajar”.

~Adelaide Love~

  Books are a necessary part of every functioning civilization. They transmit history, teach morals, keep laws, maintain a stable language, codify both religion and philosophy and spread ideas. There is no end to the importance of this treasure called the book.   The link between 23rd April and books was first made in 1923 by booksellers in Spain to honor the author, Miguel de Cervantes, who died on that day. As for today, the World Book and Copyright Day is observed in over 100 countries, where schools, private businesses, voluntary organizations and lots of more people and groups come together to pay a tribute to both books and their authors. The annually celebrated World Book and Copyright Day, which is also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Day, is organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright amongst all public worldwide. This day symbolizes the celebration of the world well-known authors and encourages everybody, especially youth, to discover the gratification of reading. We, at World Assembly of Youth (WAY), recognize that youth, nowadays, are struggling in extremely various situations with diverse traces and perspectives, mental and social growth. In addition, the existence of technology, which with no doubt brings in a lot of amenities into our life, has influenced young people’s preferences on entertainment leading most of them spending lesser leisure-time on reading.   Acknowledging on the challenges encountered in our society today, we urge young people to develop a habit of reading regularly so as to increase their knowledge on various subject matters. Our encouragement towards reading has even gone further than just raising awareness amongst young people as we continue to publish resourceful reading materials such as news, press releases and even book especially those related to youth issues which can be found at www.way.org.my/publication. Therefore, through the commemorate of World Book and Copyright Day, we wish to reiterate our intention of encouraging young people to continuously appreciate books and treasure the value obtained by reading them. As we, at WAY, believe that books are the treasure of literacy; they are miraculous in their every word and imaginative sentences. They are the magic bean of creativity and the well of knowledge! HAPPY WORLD BOOK AND COPYRIGHT DAY! -END- WAY Secretariat —————————————————————————————————— CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN POST-2015 ACCOUNTABILITY AND GOVERNANCE TASK TEAM

Plan UK and Restless Development are seeking young people from youth-led organisations with experience and expertise in governance and accountability issues to take the lead in a “Global Accountability and Governance Task Team”

Are you attending the World Conference on Youth and would you like to get involved in an exciting initiative on youth and governance, continue to read!!!

WHEN: Initial workshop, 11th-12th May

WHERE: Colombo, Sri Lanka

WHO: For young people from youth-led organisations with demonstrative governance and accountability expertise, who can commit to this long term project, which will run through the post-2015 process and beyond. The initial workshop is open to those already attending the World Conference on Youth.

WHAT:

The formulation of the Task Team aims to consolidate young people’s recommendations on governance and accountability issues into the new post-2015 development framework, and explore ways that children and young people can hold leaders to account in the delivery and implementation of the framework, at the national level.

An initial workshop will take place in Sri Lanka, 11-12th May, following the World Conference on Youth, but this is a long term project which seeks young people committed to formulating the work of the task team and leading it during the post-2015 development process and beyond. This will include advocating for the group’s recommendations and supporting other young people and organisations to become involved.

At the workshop, we will look at research that has been done on youth and governance, develop a first draft of policy recommendations, and have a first discussion on the model of cooperation between the task team members for the future.

Although this work is being facilitated by Plan UK and Restless Development, this initiative aims for the process to be led and delivered by the young people involved.

THE OBJECTIVES:

The overall objectives of this long term project are to support children and youth to embed recommendations on their role in accountability and governance into the new development framework – thereby ensuring the role of children and youth in holding leaders to account on delivering the new development framework at the national level.

This will be done through the following steps:

  1. Young people develop recommended targets and indicators on national level accountability mechanisms to be embedded in the post-2015 development framework.

  2. The task team supports other children, youth and youth led organisations globally to participate in the post 2015 process and influences the international and national level discussions to ensure that children and youth are prioritised as a key group within any governance / accountability goals, targets and indicators.

  3. From 2015 onwards, the global network continues to bring together youth organisations involved in governance & accountability at the national level, sharing learning amongst them and with the wider sector, and supporting children and youth to meaningfully exercise their agency and to hold their leaders to account in the implementation of the finalised Post-2015 framework.

HOW TO APPLY:

To be part of the long-term planning and delivery of the task team please submit:

  1. C.V.

  2. Answer the below questions, (each answer should be between 250-750 words)

a. Why do you want to be part of the “Global Accountability and Governance Task Team”?

b. What experience, skills and knowledge on governance and accountability issues will you be able to contribute to the planning and delivery of the Task Team’s work?

c. Give an example of when you have influenced leaders to make them more responsive to the needs of children and youth

Deadline for submissions – 22nd April. All applicants will be informed by 25th April

Please send C.V.s and three answers to Sarah Haynes and Amelia Whitworth, (details below)

Accommodation costs for the extra days stay in Sri Lanka will be paid for, and in collaboration with the World Conference on Youth Steering committee we will organise for your stay to be extended until the end of the workshop.

If you have any questions about the Task Team or the application process, please get in touch with Sarah Haynes, Policy and Research Coordinator for Restless Development, and Amelia Whitworth, Youth Advocacy Adviser for Plan UK:

SarahH@restlessdevelopment.org

Amelia.whitworth@plan-uk.org

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***PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE INITIAL WORKSHOP THERE WILL BE OPPORTUNITIES TO GET INVOLVED WITH THE TASK TEAM IN THE FUTURE AND WE WILL CIRCULATE THE OUTCOMES OF THE WORKSHOP IN MAY***

– This is the Beyond 2015 Children and Youth Working Group. For more information visit www.beyond2015.org or contact eleanork@restlessdevelopment.org (Group Coordinator)   ——————————————————————————————————-

UNESCO ESD Youth Conference

Dear Friends:
This is a call to youth leaders around the world committed to building a better future through education.
Apply now to take part in the UNESCO ESD Youth Conference in Japan!
The UNESCO ESD Youth Conference will be held in Okayama, Japan on 7 November 2014, bringing together 50 young leaders between 18-35 years of age who are actively engaged in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
As a Youth Conference participant you will have an opportunity to exchange your ideas and experiences with peers. You will be able to discuss innovative approaches to ESD and ways to promote young people’s contribution and further involvement in the global ESD movement.
Participants will also be involved in developing recommendations for the UNESCO World Conference on ESD, which will take place in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan from 10-12 November 2014. All Youth Conference participants will be invited to take part in the World Conference.
The Youth Conference is being organized by UNESCO, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT), the Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, the City of Okayama and The Goi Peace Foundation.
Please see the UNESCO ESD Youth Conference Application Guidelines for further information, including timelines and selection criteria. Both the Application Guidelines and Application Form are available at: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/youthconference
The application deadline is 1 June 2014.
 Successful applicants will receive travel sponsorship provided by the organizers.
 Please feel free to pass this information on to young educators and sustainability leaders in your network. We look forward to receiving many applications from around the world!
 Best regards,
 UNESCO ESD Youth Conference Secretariat
@The Goi Peace Foundation, Japan
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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 14th Melaka International Youth Dialogue with the theme ‘Youth and Education: Taking Action, Getting Results’ will be held from 23rd to 25th June 2014 in Melaka, Malaysia.
This programme is organized in collaboration with the Melaka State Government, Malaysian Youth Council, Asian Youth Council and the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Malaysia.
This theme has been selected to fulfil the principal opinions and roles of young people towards the Post 2015 Development Agenda on education. An interactive dialogue on this topic will be of significance to form, educate, increase awareness on the challenges and entitlements of youth in the different levels of society that they represent.
We, therefore, wish to extend this invitation to you and your organization 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 issue of education that affects all levels of society, the environment and our sustenance.
Please refer to the enclosed documents for additional information about the MIYD and its registration.
Any inquiries and filled Registration Form should be emailed to miyd@way.orgy.my.   We look forward to receiving your applications!

WAY (1) MIYD 14 Concept note                     WAY (2) MIYD14 Participant Registration Yours sincerely, WAY Secretariat World Assembly of Youth  World Youth Complex, Jalan Lebuh Ayer  Keroh, Ayer Keroh, 75450, Melaka, Malaysia    Tel: +606 232 1871/2711 | Fax: +606 232 7271 ——————————————————————————————————-

Hi all,
Do you know any young person, teacher and/or youth NGO? Please invite them to connect with us! We’ll like to share resource and opportunities with them and engage them in our work.
We are social and available on these platforms:
Join the discussion on FB: https://www.facebook.com/actionhealthinc
Download our GrowingUp magazine for FREE:
Here is an opportunity to share:
“What is the most important health problem facing youth in the world today, and why?” Submit a response of 500 words or less to akiliinitiative@gmail.com for a chance to attend the World Conference on Youth 2014 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7O8KSbGJ_A
WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTHVisit our website at http://www.way.org.my Secretariat Address: World Assembly of Youth, World Youth Complex, Jalan Lebuh Raya, 75450 Melaka, Malaysia. Telephones: +6062321871 or +6062322711 Fax: +6062327271 Email: info@way.org.my
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Apply for Youth Champion for the Voice Africa’s Future

Hello,  Take the chance and apply now to become a Youth Champion for the Voice Africa’s Future (VAF) campaign, to shape and influence the Post 2015 development agenda. The application for the new Youth Champions 2014/2015 starts on 26th March!

  • Do you want to deepen your involvement in the Post 2015 development agenda in your country and globally?
  • Do you want to take extensive action to advocate for the future of young people in the Post 2015 development agenda?
  • Do you want to inspire young people worldwide and represent their interests?

Then apply to become a VAF Youth Champion 2014/2015!   How to apply:   You have until Friday 7th April 2014 to apply to become a Youth Champion. The interested candidates should send their detailed CV and a letter motivating why you are interested to become a Youth Champion for the Voice Africa’s Future campaign. Please send your application to the Representative of the Voice Africa’s Future in your respective country:   Burkina Faso: Ms. Bintou Marie Diallo, Email: diallomarie@gmail.com Tel.: +226 66 933 838 Ethiopia: Mr. Ephrem Berhanu, Email: ephrember@gmail.com Tel.: +251 91 262 26 51 Kenya: Mr. Willice or George Emails: owillice@yahoo.com and george@oayouth.org Tel.: +254 72 65 70 757 or +254 719 810 024   Malawi: Mr. Edward or Pearson Emails: edwardchileka@ymail.com and malisaupear@hotmail.com  Tel.: +265 999 110 606 or +265 99 46 32 31 Uganda: Mr. Francis Maberi Email: francis.maberi@gmail.com Tel.: +256 775 186 342 South Africa: Mr. Zoe Nkongolo Email: zoe@africaunite.org.za Tel.: +27 21 461 6551 The Voice Africa’s Future campaign is an initiative of African Monitor.  It has been made possible with funding support from DFID.  To learn more about Voice Africa’s Future, please visit: www.africayouth2015.org and www.africanmonitor.org   Kindly find attached the call for application and the draft version of key asks from African youth emerging in the consultation  Voice Africa’s Future (1) Call for Youth Champions-Final    Voice Africa’s Future (2) Voice Africa Key asks draft 1   —————————————————————————————————–

  [Attachment(s) from Jessica Angkasa included below]   Apologies for cross-posting   Call for Applicants: WorldWeWant.de and friends
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Deadline: Sunday, 6 April 2014 (CET)  
Dear young people,  
Are you interested in the discussions on post-2015 Agenda? Are you enthusiastic to share your thoughts with young people from other country clubs? WorldWeWant.de and friends are looking for you, young people from around the world, to join us in Bonn, Germany on 10 to 11 May 2014!
What is WorldWeWant.de and friends?  
WorldWeWant.de is part of the current consultation on the United Nations’ new development goals and was Initiated in 2013 by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (the German abbreviation, BMZ) and the German National Committee for UNICEF. Over 500 young PARTICIPATED in WorldWeWant.de people last year, successfully develop developing and discussing a number of exciting ideas, wishes and requirements for a world of tomorrow.   Discussions of a more just world continue into 2014 and bring together the thoughts and wishes of young people. In order to enrich the discussion, we are now opening the opportunity for young people from all over the world, Especially from Developing Countries, to join us and together address the questions That are important for the future of young people. You will be able to discuss ideas, and Their Demands for a fair and sustainable future with your fellows from all over the world. The results will be passed on to senior Representatives in German politics. One or two participants will then be selected to take part in the ECOSOC Youth Forum on 2 and 3 June 2014 in New York. How can you apply? WorldWeWant.de and friends Intends to bring together young people dedicated 20 Between 15 and 21 years old on 10 and 11 May 2014 to a workshop in Bonn, Germany .
We would like to invite all interested and dedicated young people to apply by sending us the form attached to or by fax to info@worldwewant.de +49-30-311 022 36 until 6 April 2014 23.59 CET (GMT +1) at the latest. Only complete applications will be Considered and no CV / resume will be accepted. Only selected applicants will then be Notified on the result. IF NECESSARY, expensed travel can be covered.   We Strongly Encourage you to Forward this information to your networks.
Please address any question to: info@worldwewant.de.  
We are looking forward to your application!  
Warm Regards,
WorldWeWant.de and friends  Attachment(s) from Jessica Angkasa |
WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH Visit our website at http://www.way.org.my Secretariat Address: World Assembly of Youth, World Youth Complex, Jalan Lebuh Raya, 75450 Melaka, Malaysia. Telephones: +6062321871 or +6062322711 Fax: +6062327271 Email: info@way.org.my    

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  Logo Suri Stiwena SURINAME  Worldview Mission / Member network In de bijlage 2 foto’s van de Stiwewa wandelmarsgroep. Ja, na vele jaren geleden de eerste prijs van de Avond Vier daagse (de AVD) binnen te hebben gesleept, is het ons nu eindelijk geluk om weer een groep ter been te brengen. Grote dank aan het super actieve Stiwewa kaderlid mevr Titia Starke. Een groep samenstellen uit een bep bedrijf of een school of een bep kerkgemeenschap  gaat veel makkelijker dan de zware opgave waarmee Stiwewa werd geconfronteerd nl een groep uit ons vrij grote werkgebeid. Een vijvertje waarin vele andere wandelmars organisatoren ook vissen; politieke partijen, sport- en cultureleorg enz. De enorme grote hoeveelheid energie of inspanningen van onze Titia is nu zichtbaar in de erg mooie groep nr 84. Ze hebben deze keer als leuze (of motto); “ Zonder studie geen ontwikkeling” en “ Zonder participatie geen vooruitgang”. Hup, hup Stiwewa-jongeren, houd de moed maar in!!! Nog maar 2 dagen te gaan. Met extra grote dank aan de zeer enthousiaste, oprechte begeleiders; Merredith, Dewendra en Titia.   Groetjes, Mr R.R. Berghout, MBA Voorzitter Stiwewa Stiwewa(1)  AVD Wandelmarsgroep 2014
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Human Opportunity Index (HOI) : national equality of children’s opportunities in Pakistan (English)

ABSTRACTThis paper complements the World Bank’s recent report on poverty by providing some additional information on inequality. In contrast to reports that analyze measures of inequality of income or wealth (such as the Gini), this paper focuses on equality of opportunities of children, where opportunities refer to access to basic services and goods (access to education, health conditions and basic infrastructure) that improve the likelihood of children to maximize their human potential. It introduces a new metric to Pakistan, the Human Opportunities Index (HOI), that combines the overall coverage rate of the opportunity with a penalty for the share of access to opportunities that are distributed in an unequal fashion. The Human Opportunity Index was developed recently at the World Bank and has been estimated now for over 20 countries in Latin America and Africa.

Newman, John. 2012. Human Opportunity Index (HOI) : national equality of children’s opportunities in Pakistan. World Bank Policy Paper Series on Pakistan ; no. PK 8/12. Washington, DC : World Bank Group.

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[WorldYout​h] ‘Agricultu​re – too dirty to be cool?’

Have you considered going into agribusiness?
With world food shortages predicted in the not too distant future the potential for agriculture becoming a profitable sustainable business is enormous, yet African youth are not interested.
 What can be done to help change their minds? Join us LIVE for a discussion at 10am GMT this Saturday on Google Hangout and youtube. Our speakers will be Yvette Ampaire from Uganda and James Gondwe from Malawi.
Yvette  is currently the Program Officer of the Eastern and Southern Africa Small Scale Farmer’s Forum Uganda (ESAFF Uganda), a farmer led organization where she is currently a trainer of trainers. She has also trained youth on environment management, clean energy and climate change issues. James Gondwe is a human rights, environmental and climate justice activist from Malawi.
He has a strong background in youth work, youth development project planning and youth capacity building programs, community mobilization,  human rights and advocacy, HIV and AIDS behavior change, all obtained from over five years of involvement in development project activities, including agriculture. The discussion will be Chaired by Judyannet Muchiri from Kenya. She is a community activist who seeks to develop impactful partnerships with organizations and individuals working in community development.
She is passionate about Africa and wants to work particularly with the youth to move Africa from a developing to a developed continent.
She is also a firm believer in social media and the power it has to bring people together under one agenda, as such she is the editor of INSPIRE, Network for African Youth in Development’s e-magazine. A Q and A app has been set up for the hangout but we would also invite you to ask your questions in advance by sending them to Judy, cc’d in this email.
Please join us WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH Visit our website at http://www.way.org.my Secretariat Address: World Assembly of Youth, World Youth Complex, Jalan Lebuh Raya, 75450 Melaka, Malaysia. Telephones: +6062321871 or +6062322711 Fax: +6062327271 Email: info@way.org.my
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Hello,
It gives us great pleasure to announce the UN Major Group of Children and Youth Small Island Developing States Focal Points 2014 – 16 (see below).
We will also be holding a Youth Blast in preparation for the International Year of SIDS on either the 29th or 30th August in Samoa. Youth / children can register here: bit.ly/SIDSYouthBlast Please note that attendance is free but there is no funding available for participants so young people need to cover their own costs.
Warm Regards
Saba and Karuna
THE TEAM:
DEPUTY OP for SIDS:
Karuna Rana (Mauritius) 26 years old. Speaks: English, French, Hindi and Mauritian Creole.<karuna.rana88@gmail.com>  Organisations / affiliations: 1. SIDS Youth AIMS Hub (Role: Co-Founder and President), and 2. One Young World (Role: Ambassador)
GLOBAL FOCAL POINT:
Kelvin Anthony (Fiji)  25 Years old. Speaks: English, Fijian & Fiji-Hindi. <kelvin@350.org>.Organisations / Affiliations: 1.350.org Pacific Network – Fiji Country Coordinator, 2. SIDS Youth Pacific – Fiji Network (Core working group member) 3. Commonwealth Climate Change Youth Network (CYCN) – Pacific Coordinator
Deputy Global Focal Point:
Warren Chanansingh (Trinidad and Tobago). 22 Years old. Speaks English. <warren.chanansingh@hotmail.com>. Organisations / Affiliations: 1.The Silver Lining Foundation 2. Gender and Youth Advocacy Network. 3. One Young World 4. UNFPA Trinidad and Tobago Youth Advisory Group (YAG) Tahere Siisiialafia (Jamaica & Samoa). 24 years old. Speaks English & Samoan. <tahere_aaitui@yahoo.comOrganisations / Affilitations: 1. Really Make A Difference Ltd 2. Baha’i Community Development (Junior Youth Animator) in Samoa, Fiji, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Jamaica.
CARIBBEAN REGION:
Gina Lisselle Rosario Díaz (Dominican Republic) speaks French, Spanish, and English. 23 years old. <ginarosario02@gmail.comOrganisations / Affiliations: Green Hope DR and Caribbean Youth Environment Network.
Alian Ollivierre (Barbados) speaks English. 27 years old. <a.ollivierre@caribsurf.comOrganisation: Barbados Youth Development Council (iVolunteer Barbados)
AIMS REGION:
Janice Soraia Fortes da Graça (Cape Verde) speaks Portuguese and basic English. 27 years old:<janicesoraia@gmail.comOrganisations / Affiliations: 
1. Corpo de Voluntários Corações Abertos (for youth students in all universities in São Vicente/ Cape Verde) –  coordinator
2. AIMS SIDS youth network.
3. Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa (YALDA) 4. Liga das Associações Juvenis de São Vicente
5. The World We Want Consultation and Post-2015 Agenda, Sustainable Development Goals discussion promoter
Krishnee Appadoo (Mauritius) 27 years old. speaks English and French. <krishneeappadoo@gmail.com>  Organisations / affiliations: 
1. Global Shapers Community (initiative of World Economic Forum). 2. UNESCO SIDS Youth Network. 3. Rotaract club of Port Louis 4. Alumi network of ICC Interns.
PACIFIC REGION:
Gibson Sil Gala (Papua New Guinea) speaks Pidgen. 23 years old.<gibsongala@gmail.comOrganisations / Affiliations: Pacific Small Island Developing States Youth Network (PSIDS)
Eric Poe (Samoa) <samoanationalyouthcouncil@ipasifika.net>– Coordinator, Samoa National Youth Council and representative of the Pacific Youth Council.
Emily Erasito (Fiji) <eerasito@nationalyouthcouncil.org.fj> – General Secretary, National Youth Council of Fiji and representative of the Pacific Youth Council.
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UN Youth Report – Stranded Sri Lankan Migrants West Africa & World Youth Report “Youth &  Migration”

 

Dear Community of Educators,
Today i was thrilled to join some former colleagues of mine at the UN Inter-Agency Network on Youth & Development’s Brown Bag lunch session where we discussed issues relating to stranded Sri Lankan migrants in West Africa – mostly young people – following a presentation by the IOM Chief of Mission from Ghana. This Brown Bag session follows the 14 February, launch of the World Youth Report on youth & migration, where i also met young talented artist who communicated migration issues to us in an interesting but touching manner (Find some few favorite pictures from the event here).
I encourage you to check out the latest World Youth Report, which was written with the perspectives of young people to stimulate youth participation in this all important issue which affects many of us either directly or indirectly.http://www.unworldyouthreport.org/ .
Related to the Report is a featured article from yours truly which you can find here:http://social.un.org/youth-flash/Feb2014.html ‪#‎IAmAMigrant‬ Have a great week and keep doing your best!!!
Michael Boampong
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Marianne Kjellén (PhD), UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI (WGF) wrote:

Dear colleagues, On behalf of the UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI, I’m pleased to contribute some experience and reflections regarding the challenge of discrimination in service delivery, with particular reference to indigenous peoples. In partnership with the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund (MDG-F) we have been addressing socio-cultural barriers in the provision of sanitation and water services to indigenous peoples. We have also assisted in knowledge management for MDG-F programmes for Democratic Economic Governance (DEG) in Water Supply and Sanitation, endeavoring to capture experiences from these programmes. We also strategically manage the UNDP GoAL WaSH programme Several of the DEG programmes supported by the MDG-F focused on the needs and lack of access to services of indigenous peoples in a range of countries. Indeed, there was even some frustration that in spite of the focus, the level of success and effectiveness was difficult to achieve. This spurred the above-mentioned research regarding HOW to engage with indigenous peoples and marginalized groups. First, a major conclusion of this work – which relates to one of the questions asked in this E-discussion: general approaches to universal access or also specific focus /priority to the disadvantaged? Yes, specific focus is needed. BUT, to be successful, the HOW is crucial. In the research on socio-cultural barriers (based on fieldwork in Nicaragua with the University of the Autonomous Regions of the Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast, URACCAN) we developed a set of Recommendations for the Application of an Intercultural Approach in Rural Water and Sanitation Projects which highlight a set of values rather than advice on dos and don’ts. The purpose is to have (externally or nationally funded) development projects to address the needs of indigenous peoples more effectively. Important values in this regard were found to relate to: 1)      Dialogue – there were so many voices claiming that ‘it is time that somebody listens to us’- in spite of there having been projects aiming to provide services. Hence, time and thorough listening are seen as fundamental for managing to reach a true engagement from both sides. 2)      Respect and trust – to acknowledge and taking differences in perspective and cultural views very seriously into the project set-up and solutions – and respect history and institutions of indigenous peoples 3)      Flexibility and inclusion – implying the actual willingness (and mandate) to build on the local ideas in an inclusive manner 4)      Long-term supportive relations – being the opposite of quick interventions, which are far too common in remote rural areas. Indeed, long-term relations are not favored by standard project procedures Few would disagree with these fundamental values for engaging with disadvantaged groups. The challenge lies in carving the institutional space in government and development agencies for committing and adhering to such values. (And there are added challenges relating to inter-generational and leadership conflicts within many communities, so no easy answers.) Yet, an example of a fruitful dialogue and respect for indigenous institutions, coupled with a long-term engagement and supportive relation with a range of UN agencies, is the MDG-F supported DEG programme on Strengthening equity in access to safe drinking water and sanitation by empowering citizens and excluded indigenous groups in rural areas in Panama. The DEG programme in Paraguay for Strengthening the ability to define and apply water and sanitation policies focused a significant part of its work on the concerns of rural indigenous peoples, with manuals for water/sanitation committees and proposals for policy alignment developed. Such developments will be followed up in the coming UNDP GoAL WaSH with the definition of guidelines for the implementation of sanitation programs in different areas (urban, rural and indigenous communities). In sum, in addressing discrimination we need – beyond the general approaches to further the equitable provision and the universal access to services – to engage with and focus on those who lack access. There is no ‘one-size that fit all’ but particular flexibility, adaptation and commitment is required, building on dialogue and mutual trust between, in this case, indigenous communities and the authorities/agencies responsible for service provision. Warm regards, Marianne Kjellén (PhD) Programme Director UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI (WGF) Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) e-mail: marianne.kjellen@siwi.org www.watergovernance.org

Facilitator’s Note: Please find below 3 valuable contributions from Marianne Kjellen, UNDP Water Governance Facility, Louise Gosling, WaterAid and Desmond Chieshe, Benue Zonal Office to Phase 1 of the e-Discussion on the Handbook on realizing the right to water and sanitation. 
Phase 1 questions in the e-Discussion are now open and please see them here. Please share your contributions to Phase 1 by 10 February 2014. 
You can participate by sending your responses to humanrights-talk@groups.undp.org or by accessing the online UN platform ‘Teamworks’ where you can post comments and access relevant resources related to the e-Discussion at http:www.unteamworks.org/HandbookWatSan
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PRESS RELEASE

WORLD WATER DAY: Water and Energy

DATE: 22ND MARCH 2014

We must treat water as if it were the most precious thing in the World, the most valuable natural resources. Be economical with water! Don’t waste it! We still have time to d something about this problem before it is too late.

Mikhail Gorbachev

Since 1993, the 22nd of March has been set aside by the United Nations as the World Water Day, to draw attention to the importance for advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater and clean water both at international and local levels. In many parts of the world, accessibility to a clean supply of water is extremely limited, this most basic of necessities and sustenance.

This year’s theme aims to highlight the interdependence of water and energy; utilizing water to generate energy and likewise; utilizing energy during the process of water purification. Ultimately, efforts on this day go towards facilitating the development of policies and crosscutting frameworks that bridge ministries and sectors, leading the way to energy security and sustainable water use in a green economy.

In support of the above, we at the World Assembly of Youth (WAY), urge the youth and our extensive network of youth councils, to support initiatives and endeavours within their immediate communities, which drive for the conservation of energy and the delivery of safe drinking water wherever it is inadequate. Let us strive to ensure adequate sanitation and the implementation of green technologies within our communities.

This year, efforts on World Water Day, aim to contribute to a policy dialogue that focuses on the broad range of issues related to the interdependence of water and energy and identify key stakeholders in the water-energy nexus in order to actively engage them in further developing the water-energy linkages. This will ultimately allow them to make relevant contributions to the post-2015 discussions in relation to the water-energy interdependence.

To quote Margaret Atwood “Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”

We at WAY we wish you all a Happy World Water Day!

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For more, visit; https://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/water_and_energy_2014/side_event_wwday_2014.shtml

WAY SECRETARIAT

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Cheers!
George Ndungu,
Secretary for International Affairs and Kenya Chairperson.
Organisation of African Youth (www.oayouth.org)
African Youth Representative for Rio+20.
Convener: African Youth Conference on Post-2015 Development Agenda
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http://www.cipcolumbus.org/india-youth-advocacy.html http://www.cipcolumbus.org/ ————————————————————————————————- WORLDVIEW IMPACT http://www.worldviewimpact.com/ ————————————————————————————————- Dear Colleagues, Today, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, in partnership with other UN entities, international NGOs, and youth groups and stakeholders, launched a crowdsourcing initiative for youth priorities in the post-2015 development agenda. The crowdsourcing is part of the Global Partnership for Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, which was announced on 31 January by the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth. “This year presents many chances for engagement, including my Youth Envoy’s crowdsourcing campaign on the post-2015 agenda,” the Secretary-General stressed in a briefing about UN challenges for 2014 last January. Building on the MyWorld2015 survey’s five key thematic outcomes – Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship, Health, Good Governance, and Peace and Stability, the Global Partnership for Youth and crowdsourcing initiative will work to identify youth priorities, and advocate for these to be reflected in the post-2015 development agenda.

H.E. President of the General Assembly John W. Ashe calls the Global Partnership for Youth “a groundbreaking initiative.”

The crowdsourcing has been endorsed by the President of the General Assembly, who calls the Global Partnership for Youth “a groundbreaking initiative.” “The Global Partnership and crowdsourcing will be vehicles for youth and youth organisations to discuss what they think should be reflected as priorities in the post-2015 development agenda. It presents an opportunity for young people to help move the post-2015 development debate from consultation to consolidation, and my hope is that the output will feed into the intergovernmental discussions ahead of us,” said the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi. Both the partnership and crowdsourcing are initiatives by the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth in partnership with ITU, UNFPA, UNMC, the Major Group on Children and Youth, with the support of the Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development’s Sub-Working Group on Post-2015, and the International Coordination Meeting of Youth Organisations. Since the call for partners was made approximately three weeks ago, over 1,100 organisations from across the globe have registered to join the partnership. The partnership and crowdsourcing will link to online and offline events, including the High-Level Event on The role of women, the young and civil society to the post-2015 Development Agenda convened by the President of the General Assembly in March, and the World Youth Conference in Sri Lanka in May. Key outcomes of the crowdsourcing will be discussed and consolidated at the ECOSOC Youth Forum in June. The crowdsourcing is available at crowdsourcing.itu.int. More information can be found here.   Esther Eshiet

Programmes Officer The Bridge Leadership Foundation #1B Amaku Street off Adiabo Street (Via Atekong Drive)State Housing Estate Calabar, Cross River State.

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Oxfam works with others to overcome poverty and suffering

Oxfam GB is a member of Oxfam International and a company limited by guarantee registered in England No. 612172.

Registered office: Oxfam House, John Smith Drive, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 2JY. A registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SC 039042)

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On African Youth Day, Judyannet Muchiri asks ‘What Can I Do?’

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Recent Activity:

http://dialogueslive.kofiannanfoundation.org/ September 20th, 2013 another traditional Youth Blast! If you will be in NY, please join us!  http://uncsdchildrenyouth.org/ register here! https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tender-notice/PW-13-00464878 —————————————————————————————————— Report

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Kindly find attached the summary Draft Africa Regional Report on the Sustainable Development Goals. It includes the outcome of the regional consultative meeting held early this month.
As you will note goal 6 is: Intensify Gender Equality, Women Empowerment and Youth Development.
Our call for a stand alone goal on youth development has not yet gone through but lobby should continue. After all, Africa continent has the youngest youth population. Some of the targets included in the report for youth are:
(b) Raise Youth Employment and Development
6b.1 Reduce youth unemployment by at least 5% every
year
6b.2 Half the number of illiterate youths by 2020
6b.3 Resource youth development agencies and
programmes
6b.4 Put in place youth skills development programmes
to build necessary skills
6b.5 Create youth development funds and programmes
6b.6 Provide for youth representation in decision
making processes and structures
6b.7 Reform education and vocational training to
develop appropriate skills that meet labour market needs
Do you think so far we have achieved something or what can we do better to achieve more?
Cheers!

George Ndungu,
Secretary for International Affairs and Kenya Chairperson.
Organisation of African Youth (www.oayouth.org)
African Youth Representative for Rio+20.
Convener: African Youth Conference on Post-2015 Development Agenda

Africa Report Sustainable Dev 2013 Regional Report MDG Dev Goals summary PDF   ———————————————————————————————————–   Terms of reference – Youth Coordinator- UN Millenium Campaign.pdf 459 kB UN Terms of reference – Youth Coordinator- UN Millenium Campaign PDF   ————————————————————————————————- MY World Awards Rules.pdf 244 kB   Weergeven   Downloaden   Annex I. MY World Award Nomination form.docx 17 kB   Weergeven   Downloaden ————————————————————————————————-

 

 

Join the debate about the Budapest Water Summit! From 8 to 11 October 2013, the Budapest Water Summit will take place with the participation of UN Member States, competent UN agencies and bodies as well as all concerned economic and social partners  (www.budapestwatersummit.hu). On 1 August you will be informed about the outcome of the selection procedure. For the registration form, please go to http://www.wateryouthnetwork.org/budapest-water-summit. You can also contribute online, by contributing to the youth statement via adding to the debate online (www.wateryouthnetwork.org),

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He encouraged young people around the world to take part in the UN online survey for a better world
at www.myworld2015.org and to join the conversation on the future of global development , www.worldwewant2015.org.

http://vimeo.com/62996767  North-East Asian Youth Declaration PDF   —————————————————————————————–   http://miracle-kids.net/en/report/2013/rpt_id000440.html What Do You Think?: Do you know where the vegetables you ate today came from? http://miracle-kids.net/en/enquete/2013/enq_id000442.html http://www.japanfs.org/en/pages/033173.html -A Place for Global Kids to Create the Future    (22 tot 28 Oct 2013) ————————————————————————- ———– The 4th University Scholars Leadership Symposium which will be in Manila, Philippines this August 1 to 7, 2013. (The USLS is one of the 3 Youth in Action Programs endorsed by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, New York.) Aattached the event materials (Application Form, Poster, Rates). For further information, the brochure can be accessed here: http://tiny.cc/ManilaSymposium2013 You can also visit our website:

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UNICEF Handbook :Children as Advocates – Strengthening Child and Young

People’s Participation in Advocacy Fora

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“Reaching the MDG’s

(Marginalized and Disadvantaged Girls)  to Achieve the MDG’s 

(Millennium Development Goals)”    Tanzania Workshop REPORT Final Aug06

     

 

 

“Get It Done”: Urging Climate Justice, Youth Delegate Anjali Appadurai Mic-Checks UN Summit

UNITED NATIONS  International Worldview Mission Youth Day World Globe http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unyin/iyd2012.html —————————————————————————————————- UNICEF UNITE 4CHILDREN UNICEF YOUTH EDU 2012.03.22 INFORME PARTICIPACION ADOLESCENTE version final_con fotos_ ENGLISH AMO GH

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 Youth representatives meet with the UN High Level Panel to discuss post-2015

UK Beyond2015 Bulletin 3_Updated —————————————————————————————————-

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—————————————————————————————————                The 2013 Call for Africa-India Fellowship Programme http://www.au.int/en/dp/hrst/content/mwalimu-nyerere-african-union-scholarship-scheme-africa-india-fellowship-programme-call-2013 The scholarship is for Masters and PhD programmes in the field of Agriculture tenable in reputable Indian Universities. Note that the deadline for the call is 28th February 2013  !!! ————————————————————————————————–                     Youth Event (February 26, 2013)     as part of the 5th United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Forum in Vienna (February 27-28, 2013) APPLICATION DEADLINE: UNAOC Vienna Youth November 1, 2012 APPLICATION GUIDLINE: Worldview Mission WORKU UNAO ViennaYouth Event Application Guidelines —————————————————————————————————- Long-Term Training Course for Youth Workers on Access to Social Rights for Young People (2013-2014) Residential seminar: 11 – 21 March 2013, Strasbourg Project development and learning: April 2013 – June 2014 Evaluation seminar: 2014 (dates t.b.c.)                           Deadline to apply: 20 December 2012 All candidates must apply online, completing the application form through this link:    http://youthapplications.coe.int/ —————————————————————————————————-                                            INEE Programme:

—————————————————————————————————-                                                Plan with Youth In the lead up to its forth coming Policy Forum on Engaging Youth in  Planning Education for Social Transformation to take place in Paris  from 16 to 18 October IIEP is hosting an online discussion to promote and foster dialogue between youth and key stakeholders from around the world. In an effort to reach out to the widest audience possible, IIEP would like to encourage groups of people to feed into the global online discussion. Discussion guidelines can be downloaded here:

You can join the Global Meet-Ups Facebook Page here:

Do not hesitate to contact us at meetup@ineesite.org with any questions or suggestions. ——  Celebrate the UN International Day of Peace, 21 September! ————————————————————————————————–   Worldview Mission Sudan Cellebration Int. Day Of Peace (IDP) 2012           ————————————————————————————————-                                             Worldview Mission,   NEPAL Report      Report Nepal INEE Meet-Up 2012 ————————————————————————————   Worldview Mission 2010 UN 7th Annual Youth Assembly at the UN, NY ———————————————————————————— Worldview Mission Youth Suriname (South America): Worldview Mission, network partner, Suriname Org Stiwewa_ Year programme Oct 2012 – Sept 2013 in pdf formaat   Worldview Mission network partner, Suriname Pics Stiwewa Cellebration School kids of Talentens ( Worldview Mission Suriname South-AM)   Worldview Mission network partner Suriname Stiwena Report Homework Project 2012 ( Worldview Mission Suriname) ————————————————————————————

  • PRESS RELEASE

Together with Children and Youth Engagement in Post-2015 Agenda WORLDVIEW MISSION – SIERRA LEONE 19th – 21th MARCH 2013

 

 

 

 

———————————————————————————————–   Worldview Mission Youth’s,  supports efforts which increase the care and protection of children in families and communities and it does not support efforts to establish or run orphanages due to the following reasons: Families, Not Orphanages In its ongoing efforts to support the realization of the MDGs Worldview Mission encourages Governments, UN and NGOs including Youth Groups to support family based care and protection. Institutional care for children should only be used as a last resort. Children need families not orphanages.   AIDS, armed conflict, forced displacement, and extreme poverty leave millions of children orphaned, separated, or on the brink of family breakdown. These children need and have a right to protection and care; governments and civil society have an obligation to respond. Like all children, they need family care and the opportunity to be part of a community.  Significant, sustained action is needed to build national systems of child protection and care that can ensure family placements for children who need them.   Building more residential institutions is not the answer.  Decades of research and experience have shown that residential care for children, despite good intentions, produces adverse intellectual, social, and developmental outcomes.

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2012 International  Youth Day – World Map of Events

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PLANT FOR THE PLANET  -TREES FOR CLIMATE  JUSTICE- “YOUTH ACADEMY”

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———————————————————————————————————- https://www.tigweb.org/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1487&ec=1487,196347   http://www.tigweb.org/community/cultureconnect/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1487&ec=1487,196347   http://days.tigweb.org/world-day-of-water?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1487&ec=1487,196347   http://commit2act.tigweb.org/actions/discover/   http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/peacebuilding-through-culture-connect-online-live-chat-tickets-10948405977   ——————————————————————————————-                              WORLDVIEW MISSION (Worldview​Mission): ICPD Global Youth Forum Invitation PROGRAMS 4th to 6th December 2012 in Bali, Indonesia.   Dear Members and Colleagues of Worldview Mission Youth board Coordinators International. Warm greetings from the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) headquarters in Melaka, Malaysia On behalf of the Steering Committee of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) we have the honor and pleasure to extend this  invitation to all youth and youth leaders to attend the Global Youth Forum (GYF) from 4th to 6th December 2012 in Bali, Indonesia. The GYF will focus on the following themes: *Staying healthy *Getting an education *Employment and livelihood *Family and well-being *Fully inclusive civic participation. We encourage interested youth representatives and/or nominations of both genders from various networks to submit CVs/ bio data via email before Wednesday 8th August 2012. Applicants must conform to the following criteria: 1. The applicant must represent the underrepresented groups in terms of gender, culture and ethnicity, disability, socioeconomic status, and the likes; 2. The applicant must be within the age range of 18-30, with special preference for those 24 and under; 3. The applicant must have an established record of working with young people, as well as general familiarity with the ICPD; 4. Indicate the country and/or region you currently reside in. Kindly be informed that the Committee shall select 100 youth representatives that fulfill the criteria and thereby submit invitations based on the selection. For further information about the GYF please refer to

We hope you will join us in this unique opportunity to ensure the needs of young people are accordingly satisfied. Sincerely, WAY Secretariat World Assembly of Youth (WAY) | World Youth Complex | Jalan Lebuh Ayer Keroh | 75450 Ayer Keroh|Melaka, MALAYSIA Tel: +606-2321781/2711 | Fax: +606-2327271 Em: office@way.org.my | Site: http://www.way.org.my —————————————————————————————— OWS Young Girl HAS MORAL Silences the UN 1992 Brazil

OWS Young Girl HAS MORAL Silences the UN 1992 Brazil Al Gore’s Global Warming there was in 1992 a 12-year old girl named Severn Cullis-Suzuki who “silenced the world in 6 minutes” with her remarkable speech at the Earth Summit in Rio. This is Severn’s speech at the Univ of BC in Canada on October 2008

MILLENIUM DEVELPMENT GOALS   MDGL’s

The   8th  UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT GOALS 8unitednationsdevelopmentgoals Friendship Ambassador Foundation The Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations 11  Years of Making A Difference The Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations empowers youth leaders to contribute to the success of the 8 UN Millennium Development Goals with practical advice, excellent networking, & opportunities for personal advancement Guest speakers have included an array of UN staff, celebrities, and youth leaders.  

To Become a Youth Member & Youth Leader in Worldview Mission Program …….   Membership is open to all students you must be willing to become a leader and committed to help other people,  that will inspire you to find new ways to help in your  Community.

————————————————————————————————     *Worldview Mission is Standing Up ,* Taking Action* , **Making Noise for the UN MDGL’s !!!**

 

 

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