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[WorldYouth] Press Release: International Day of Non-Violence

WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH

PRESS RELEASE

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF NON-VIOLENCE

DATE: 2ND OCTOBER 2015

“People try non-violence for a week, and when it ‘doesn’t work’ they go back to violence, which hasn’t worked for centuries.”

~ Theodore Roszak ~

Non-violence is also known as love in action, a positive power. It is unleashed when potentially negative drives like fear or anger are transformed into creative equivalents like love and compassion. For some people, non-violent action is a beneficial system for dealing with conflict or bringing about social change; for others, non-violence is a moral vital or even a way of life.

The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on October 2, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. At a time of escalating conflicts, violent extremism, displacement and humanitarian need, the courage and determination of Mahatma Gandhi are, indeed, both inspiration and motivation for all of us. Gandhi showed the power of peacefully opposing oppression and hatred. He proved on how cooperation and tolerance can prevails over injustice and demonstrated the great value of the rule of law in breaking vicious circles of vengeance.

According to the General Assembly resolution of 15th June 2007, which established the commemoration, the International Day of Non-violence is an occasion to broadcast the message of non-violence, through education and public awareness. The resolution reaffirms the worldwide relevance of the principle of non-violence and the need to secure a culture of peace, tolerance and mutual understanding.

We, at the World Assembly of Youth (WAY), strongly stand by the principle of non-violence and will continue to thrive for its recognition as well as implementation across societies. We urge the international community not to forget the millions of children and youth who have been victims of violence, as well as millions who have fled due to horrific violence into neighbouring countries. We stand as the promoters for youth to develop their minds as a weapon against all the injustices and promote non-violence in their communities.

On this year’s International Day of Non-violence, let us recall the achievements of Mahatma Gandhi and renew our commitment to non-violence and lives in the dignity of peaceful and harmonious world for all.

Happy International Day of Non-Violence!

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September 2015 E-Newsletter

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 2015

World Youth Foundation joins the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day of Peace, “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All”. Today, let us take a moment to unite in prayer for all the people who are suffering due to war, conflicts, hostilities, and illness in many parts of the world. Let’s pray for lasting peace in which we respect and love each other despite the differences in our culture, religion and way of life. #PeaceDay  #GlobalGoals #SDG2030

INTERGOVERNMENTAL YOUTH LEADERS EXCHANGE PROGRAMME BETWEEN MALAYSIA AND KOREA

Glad to welcome delegates of the Intergovernmental Youth Leaders Exchange Programme between Malaysia and Korea hosted by the Government of Malaysia for a study tour to World Youth Foundation Headquarters on 8th September 2015. We had a brainstorming session with discussions on a range of issues from marine ecology, space and youth exploration, gender equality, youth development and SDGs. The delegates had earlier visited several locations in Melaka and took part in a beach-cleaning exercise.

ASIA PACIFIC FORUM AGAINST DRUGS (APFAD)

World Youth Foundation was honored to be a part of the inaugural APFAD. In his opening speech Mr Masagos Dzulkifli said “We are here today because we all share a common vision – to build a drug-free society for our children. In Singapore, we adopt a firm zero-tolerance stance against drugs. Singaporeans appreciate and enjoy the safe drug-free environment for our children and families, made possible by our comprehensive anti-drug policies”. It was very enriching to hear from many anti-drugs advocates on their efforts in building a drug free society for our children.

4th MAHATHIR GLOBAL PEACE SCHOOL (MGPS) PROGRAMME

World Youth Foundation was invited to attend the public lecture at the 4th Mahathir Global Peace School (MGPS) programme themed, ‘Justice, Peace and Prosperity for Global Citizens’ at the Perdana Leadership Foundation. MGPS is designed to enable students from diverse cultures and backgrounds to attain deep understanding of peace and security, which are central issues and determinants for the future of humanity.

STEP IT UP 2030, COMMITMENTS BY WORLD LEADERS #UNGA #Planet5050

Some 80 world leaders are convening at the United Nations to personally commit to ending discrimination against women by 2030 and announce concrete and measurable actions to kick-start rapid change in their countries. The event marks a historic first, with pledges delivered by Heads of State and Government. No other single issue is to receive this level of political attention at the UN Summit to adopt Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals. See more at here.

THE UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

The United Nations Sustainable Development Summit has ended today and here are the highlights: 17 Global Goals were adopted by some 80 forward-thinking World Leaders who pledged to build a better world in the next 15 years, as demanded by 193 Youth Activists who represented 193 Member States and asked for commitments from 100s of delegates who also heard the message of 1 Pope who inspired many, especially 100s of UN staff members working 24/7 including to enable 4,500 journalists to report news from the Summit to 7 billion global citizens around the world. And it all happened at ONE United Nations. See more at here.

HISTORY MADE AS WORLD LEADERS ADOPT NEW GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT GOALS

In an unprecedented summit at UN Headquarters in New York, world leaders have adopted the new global goals that will guide development efforts for the next 15 years. The new  Sustainable Development Goals agreed by UN Member States will seek to end poverty, while also taking into account environmental issues. Read more at here.
TAKING HUNGER OUT OF THE POVERTY EQUATION

Hunger is at the heart of extreme poverty. The importance of this relationship was stressed in the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG): “Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger”. The specific target was to “halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger”. Read more at here.

PEOPLE POWER AND PARTNERSHIPS

Earlier this month, the world’s media shined a light on the full horror of the Syrian refugee crisis with harrowing images of the lifeless body of a young boy who drowned attempting to reach the Greek island of Kos with his family. Long before this tragic day, an unlikely partnership was formulating between the  UN Millennium Campaign,Vrse.works, UNICEF Jordan and Samsung to produce  Clouds Over Sidra, the first United Nations virtual-reality film. More info at here.

CHILD BRIDES IN BANGLADESH: ‘THE DREAMS I HAD AS A YOUNG GIRL ARE IMPOSSIBLE NOW’

In a country where two-thirds of girls are married before turning 18, civil society groups are trying to fight back against a worrying regressive trend.  Child marriage was made illegal in 1929 with the passing of the national Child Marriage Restraint Act. But driven by enduring traditions, even more enduring poverty and inaction from law enforcement, the country is now showing worrying signs of regression. In July 2014, despite pledging to end child marriage by 2041, the country’s prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, attempted the lower the minimum age of marriage from 18 to 16. Read more at here.

PEACE ‘A DISTANT DREAM’ WITHOUT DEVELOPMENT, UN HIGH-LEVEL FORUM TOLD

United Nations officials shared a common message that building a culture of peace means not just ending conflict but building inclusive societies that are able to develop and thrive in the absence of discrimination. “Today’s discussion is an opportunity to focus on what we need to do on our pathway to a new and prosperous future for all,” said Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson of Iceland, speaking on behalf of the President of the General Assembly, at the High-level Forum on a Culture of Peace. Read more at here.

CLIMATE CHANGE IS A THREAT TO HUMAN HEALTH

“Climate change threatens human health and well-being in many ways, including impact from extreme weather events, wildfires, decreased air quality, threats to mental health and illnesses transmitted by food, water, and disease-carriers such as mosquitoes and ticks.” Read more at here.

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RSVP: African Youth Forum on the SGD’s in New York 25th September 2015

 African Youth Forum

Dear Friends and Colleagues,


Greetings from the African Youth Panel (AYP) www.africanyouthpanel.org and African Youth Alliance on Post2015 (AYAP). The AYP is one of the biggest youth organizations in Africa with membership across Africa and the diaspora. AYP spearheaded the formation of the largest youth alliance in Africa
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 comprising all the regional youth networks called the African Youth Alliance on Post 2015 (AYAP). The alliance was launched by the UN Youth Envoy during the UN MDG Summit in 201

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AYAP intends to coordinate African youth voices in the Post2015 development processes and

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the implementation of the new global goals (SDG’s) to be unveiled in New York during the UNGA 70.  

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 a side event (African Youth Forum on the SDG’s)

Date: September 25, 2015

 

Time: 10.00am to 13.00

 

Venue: Orange Cafe, UNFPA HQ, 605 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10158

​Please kindly RSVP here ​http://ayf2015.eventbrite.com

​​Please find attached the concept paper and programme guide for your kind attention and perusal.

 
Many Thanks! 
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] The first million-strong climate mobilization of our generation! [2 Attachments]

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

 Dear Colleagues,

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

Join WAY in this global effort of Climate Strike on November 30th, 2015 as we voice out our concern in protecting the future of our planet !

 Governments and businesses are literally burning our home planet and do we just sit back and watch? No longer! Join one million students for the historic global Climate Strike action on the first day of the UN Climate Summit. We call for 100% clean energy, helping the victims of climate change and keeping fossil fuels safely in the ground. We will do actions that move these issues forward concretely, as well as call on governments to stop delaying. We are building the network that will address the biggest challenge of our generation: the climate crisis.

 We are currently looking for partner organisations who want to build the young climate movement in their own countries: http://www.climatestrike.net/partners/

 Necessary documents about this programme are also attached herewith. For more information, please visit www.climatestrike.net/call.

Please get in touch if you are interested to learn more!

Sincerely,

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Invitation to 2nd Intl. Youth Job Creation Summit, Rabat, Morocco 8-11 November

 

 

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Creating Youth Jobs in the Green Economy

8th to 11th November 2015, Rabat, Morocco

Join international youth leaders, UN officials, policymakers and job creation professionals in youth-led workshops and roundtable discussions to help develop effective job creation strategies, job opportunities in the green economy and a Road Map to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goal’s bold target for “… full & productive employment for all young people by 2030.”  

If you are interested in facilitating a workshop or partnering with us to support the Summit contact  david@peacechild.org

Young people aged 18-30 are encouraged to apply by 28th September 2015

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[WorldYouth] Report – 15th Melaka International Youth Dialogue, ‘Youth and Armed Conflict: To Express Without A Fear, To Progress Without A Threat’ [1 Attachment]

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

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

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

We are pleased to herewith circulate the report for the 15th Melaka International Youth Dialogue with the selected theme, ‘Youth and Armed Conflict: To Express Without A Fear, To Progress Without A Threat’ that took place on 22nd to 24th June 2015 at Kings Green Hotel in Melaka, Malaysia.

This dialogue was organised by WAY in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports (Malaysia), Melaka State Government, Asian Youth Council and Malaysian Youth Council.
Happy reading and for further comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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[WorldYouth] Press Release: International Literacy Day

WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH

PRESS RELEASE

INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY:LITERACY AND SUSTAINABLE SOCIETIES’

DATE: 8TH SEPTEMBER 2015

In the words of Kofi Annan, the former Secretary General of the United Nations, “Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope and a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a fortification against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics and factories.

Literacy is a platform for democratization, and a vehicle for the promotion of cultural and national identity. It is an awareness agent of family health and nutrition matters, especially those for girls and women. For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right. Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential.

Fifty years ago, in November 1965, UNESCO proclaimed September 8th to be the International Literacy Day. It was celebrated all over the world to emphasize the great importance of the literacy to the progress of individuals and development of both society and communities. The day is celebrated specially to rememorize the status of the literacy and adult education to the international community. Literacy remains as essential to human development as it did fifty years ago and as it has for centuries, especially in today’s knowledge-based societies.

This year’s theme for the International Literacy Day is “Lite​racy and Sustainable Societies”, and it is a reminder of the link and strong correlation between ‘literacy and access to information’, and ‘the strength and development of our societies’. There are millions of people worldwide with little to no access to readable material. We could not imagine modern societies without literacy, but sadly, illiteracy is still found which is mostly in less developed countries.

At the World Assembly of Youth (WAY), we believe that literacy is a passage to an untouchable facet of the world. Literacy is, in fact, not only a basic human right; it is also a fundamental building block for learning as well as an individual empowerment tool. It is the catalyst for social and global progress as we continue to grow.

Today, we urge all stakeholders to join global effort in providing equal opportunity for everyone, young people inclusive, in less developed countries to revive the joys of reading while raising awareness to assist those who are lack of access to education.

The World Assembly of Youth wishes you a Happy International Literacy Day ~ in Service since 1949!

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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

WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH

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Secretariat Address: World Assembly of Youth, World Youth Complex, Jalan Lebuh Raya, 75450 Melaka, Malaysia.
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SAVE THE DATE 25th September 2015: African Youth Forum on the SGD’s in New Yrok

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

 

Greetings from the African Youth Panel (AYP) www.africanyouthpanel.org and African Youth Alliance on Post2015 (AYAP). The AYP is one of the biggest youth organizations in Africa with membership across Africa and the diaspora. AYP spearheaded the formation of the largest youth alliance in Africa
​,​

comprising all the regional youth networks called the African Youth Alliance on Post 2015 (AYAP). The alliance was launched by the UN Youth Envoy during the UN MDG Summit in 201

​3​

. AYAP intends to coordinate African youth voices in the Post2015 development processes and

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the implementation of the new global goals (SDG’s) to be unveiled in New York during the UNGA 70. 

 

As part of several
​ strategic​

 

​meetings​
​on the margins of​
​the UN summit, ​
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the African Youth Panel and AYAP will be organizing a side event (African Youth Forum on the SDG’s) on the 25th of September 2015

​ in Manhattan ​

New York

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​ Sequel to the above, we are inviting you to the said side event and look forward to receiving you. Please find attached the concept paper and programme guide for your kind attention and perusal.


Many Thanks!
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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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 March 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.
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Earth Hour 2015, Sixty minutes and a Hat-trick of Award from DEWA, three years in a row

Dear All,
We had an AMAZING EARTH HOUR in Dubai with hundreds of students working to raise awareness, engage and also enjoy
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Community Report Dubai UAE, 28.3.2015 SynergY’s hat-trick of receiving award from DEWA, third year in a row Sixty Minutes of Earth Hour 2015 #ChangeClimateChange #UseYourPower Earth Hour is just 60 minutes. It’s for the benefit of  ’Mother Earth’ Hundreds of youth and community members joined SynergY at DEWA, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, during the event held in partnership with Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) and Emirates Wildlife Society (EWS) which works in association with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and in cooperation with Dubai Properties Group to observe Earth Hour 2015 in Dubai UAE.  The event took place at Bay Avenue Park, overlooking the mighty Burj Khalifa at Downtown Dubai. SynergY youth group with its’ team of nearly hundred youngsters participated in Earth Hour event and many children volunteered for days planning and were present organizing and setting up a beautiful booth since the afternoon to support and manage key interactive areas at the booth that was designed to bring people from all corners of the UAE together to conserve energy as part of the global initiative and encourage people to be more environmentally conscious. In my capacity as the Founder of SynergY
​, World Peace Caravan Youth Ambassador​

and Global Champion Earth Hour 2015  I understand the situation and crisis that the world is facing today with increased energy demands and depleting energy resources. The solutions and action to deal with the predicament are not enough. Some of us are convincing as we make resolutions towards a greener future but the results have to be more promising. This is why youth like me, are determined to make a change by collaborating efforts to walk on the path towards sustainability.  By participating in Earth Hour in Dubai, we join to support the International efforts which aim at minimizing carbon emissions and greenhouse gases, and environmental pollution, providing sustainable solutions for global warming and climate change, as well as protecting the environment and preserving natural resources for generations to come”.Simran a student herself at the Universal American School in Dubai added “Our very inspiring and interactive booth had games, photo and message opportunity for families, youth and children, also promoted the need for environmental education and through the ‘Wall of Expression’, ‘Pledge Bubble’ ‘Poloroid’s to take away with emoji’s props and ‘Selfie Stars’.  Thousands of people visited the booth set up by “SynergY” especially for Earth Hour 2015.  The Best moment of our eventful community service day was being able to take a Group Selfie on stage with Ms. Khawla Al Mehairi, Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications, Amal Koshak, Senior Manager of Marketing Communications at DEWA and this makes it a hat-trick of receiving this recognition third year in a row. “I am truly overwhelmed with the turnout and the children played their hearts out winning prizes while fishing the duck without spilling water. It gave message of saving water and also raised awareness about the importance of water in our lives.  People wrote so many messages on our ‘wall of expression’ and took instant polaroids, selfies and pictures with props at our booth” commented Michelle Thomas, Managing the activities. “Earth Hour is a family event now. It’s great to see so many families visit our booth that saw a rise from few hundreds to many thousands this year.  We are thankful to DEWA for awarding us recognition on stage, allowing several student to experience laying down candles, lighting them with VIP’S and above all inviting us as Sponsors each passing year.  It means a lot when the entire community moves towards Sustainability.” are the heart-warming comments of Aishwarya Shetty, student from Our Own English High School, Sharjah participating in Earth Hour since five years. SynergY Youth Group has once again passionately conveyed the message that, how much events like Earth Hour mean to the generation today! says Anisha Mishra, a student at The Millennium School, Dubai  Earth Hour is one of the biggest environmental campaigns.  Introduced in 2007 in Sydney with 2.2 million people switching off their lights and other non-essential electronics, Earth Hour 2015 is the ninth year of the campaign.  If You find this work inspiring and wish that your children could join us then please Connect www.facebook.com/CosmoFoundationYouth

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World Bank Group /IMF Young African Society Call for Participation to the African Youth Forum 22 to 24 May 2015

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Dear Friend of WBG/IMF Young African Society, WBG/IMF Young  African Society is placing a call for youth representative nominations  in the run up to our African Youth Forum  in Abidjan. This forum, under  the overarching theme of  “Empowering and equipping young Africans to take ownership of the post-2015 Sustainable  Development Goals”,  is scheduled for May 22nd -24th, 2015 , in parallel with the African Development Bank’s Annual Meetings, and will serve as a groundbreaking platform for Africa’s  youth to present the state of their respective demographic, propose solutions to their  biggest problems and engage with the international development  community, private sector and policy makers that are pivotal in shaping  their future. The main sub-themes for this year are: Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship.  With this in mind, we are  asking you to nominate youth that would be exceptional representatives for their countries. These young  minds will be fully immersed in a three-day process of introspection,  problem solving and critical thinking that we hope will generate  impactful dialogue, ideas for scalable, implementable, sustainable projects and published reports. The youth will also be in  charge of monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the final  solutions and projects in their countries. Our ideal youth  representative is daring in thought and action. They see their countries and the African continent as a place of possibility and progress. They  are exceptional in their potential, remarkable in their achievements and actively working to  impact the communities   they live in. They talk the talk and walk the walk.  Your nominee would  have the chance to be part of a three person team that would represent  their country at the conference in Abidjan. This team would be involved in roundtable discussions, country and region  presentations and case study assessments. Criteria -Between the ages of 18-35 years -National of an African country -Working on policy, projects or initiatives that are benefitting the continent -Passionate about African Youth Issues. -Critical thinker and problem solver -Team player -Excellent written and presentation skills -Speaking French and English will be a plus This process  does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color,  religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin  (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status. Consideration will be given to those with physical disabilities and women to ensure parity within the candidate pool. The World Bank  Group-IMF Young African Society (YAS) is a vibrant network of young  professionals at the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund  that are passionate about engaging   young Africans on the continent and around the world to support a youth driven platform  that promotes the participation and inclusion of young Africans in  ending extreme poverty by 2030. Since its inception, YAS has held an  African Youth Forum in Washington D.C and is excited to have their second  forum on the continent. To File your Nomination (Click Here)     Deadline: Wednesday, 25th March, 2015   Please email any questions to  wbgimfyoungafricansociety@worldbank.org   WBG IMF YOUTH OBSERVATORY

Ibrahim Ceesay Executive Coordinator- African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC) Email: ceesaydigital@gmail.com Website: www.ayicc.net Head of Programmes- African Youth Panel (AYP) Chair: African Youth Alliance on Post2015 Email: ibrahim.ceesay@africanyouthpanel.org Website: www.africanyouthpanel.org

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Global Landscapes Newsletter March edition – Opportunities to join 2015 Global Landscapes Forum, youth program scaled up

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[WorldYouth] On-line youth consultation on sub-themes of 9th UNESCO Youth Forum / Consultation en ligne sur les sous-thèmes du 9e Forum des jeunes de l’UNESCO [2 Attachments

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Dear Colleagues,   Warm greetings from WAY!   The preparations of the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum, together with young women and men across the world have begun! Under the general theme “Young Global Citizens for a Sustainable Planet”, the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum, to take place from 26 to 28 October 2015 at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris, will look at how youth, engaging as global citizens, can contribute to building a sustainable planet from the global to the local level (see background note enclosed).
The first step of the preparations is an online questionnaire, through which UNESCO wishes to shape the thematic agenda of the Forum on the basis of the inputs from young women and men all around the world. The questionnaire is designed to allow the youth to define the Forum’s sub-themes within UNESCO’s mandate and around two thematic areas: 1) Young global citizens in a post-2015 world; and 2) Young global citizens addressing climate change.   The questionnaire, open to engaged youth up to 35 years of age, is available on the following link: https://fr.surveymonkey.com/s/9UYFthemes.   We invite you to provide your feedback and/or circulate it to your youth networks that are engaged and interested in the two mentioned thematic areas of the Forum, so that we may also have their inputs. The questionnaire will be available until Monday 13 April 2015, 9 a.m. (CET).   It only takes between 5 to 10 minutes to reply to its 11 short questions! For any queries, please write to youth@unesco.org, mentioning as Subject: Forum Online Questionnaire. Thank you in advance.   Best regards, The UNESCO Youth Programme

Les préparatifs du 9e Forum des Jeunes de l’UNESCO, ensemble avec les jeunes femmes et hommes dans le monde, ont commencé ! Dans le cadre du thème général « Jeunes citoyens du monde pour une planète durable », le 9e Forum des jeunes de l’UNESCO examinera comment les jeunes, engagés en tant que citoyens du monde, peuvent contribuer à construire une planète durable du niveau global jusqu’au local (voir la note d’information ci-joint). La première étape des préparatifs est un questionnaire en ligne à travers lequel l’UNESCO souhaite définir le programme thématique du Forum sur la base des contributions de jeunes femmes et hommes à travers le monde. Il donne l’opportunité aux jeunes de définir les sous-thèmes du Forum dans le cadre du mandat de l’UNESCO et autour de deux domaines thématiques : 1) Jeunes citoyens du monde dans l’après-2015 et 2) Jeunes citoyens du monde relevant les défis du changement climatique.   Le questionnaire, ouvert à des jeunes femmes et hommes engagés de moins 35 ans, est disponible en cliquant sur le lien suivant : https://fr.surveymonkey.com/s/9UYFthemes. N’hésitez pas à le remplir et/ou à le faire suivre à vos réseaux de jeunesse qui sont intéressés par les deux domaines thématiques du Forum, afin que nous puissions avoir leurs avis.   Le questionnaire sera disponible jusqu’au lundi 13 avril 2015, 9 heures (HEC).   5 à 10 minutes suffisent pour répondre à ces 11 brèves questions ! Pour toute question, veuillez écrire à youth@unesco.org, en mentionnant dans l’Objet : Questionnaire en ligne du Forum. Nous vous remercions par avance.   Cordialement, Le Programme Jeunesse de l’UNESCO

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Youth Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders Conference  

One Asia 2015: Youth’s Role in the future Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 

Location: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Date: 20 May 2015 Organizers: Government of Mongolia, Mongolian Youth Federation and World Assembly for Youth   The Government of Mongolia, Mongolian Youth Federation (MYF) and World Assembly of Youth (WAY) are excited to announce the upcoming Youth Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders Conference 2015. To be held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on the 20th May 2015, the Conference will bring together entrepreneurs, stakeholders, service providers, experts and government officials. The Conference will be held in conjunction with the XIII Asian Youth Council General Assembly and aims to empower its participants by providing them with a platform to enhance trust and improve cooperation with regional and foreign business partners, share knowledge and experiences and investigate opportunities for sustainable socio-economic development. The Conference will build upon the theme of One Asia 2015: Youth’s Role in the future Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by addressing the causes, challenges and priorities for achieving sustainable development in the Asian region. This event is sponsored by the Government of Mongolia and co-hosted by the Mongolian Youth Federation and World Assembly of Youth. The Mongolian Youth Federation is Mongolia’s national representative body for youth with an extensive history of supporting Mongolian youth needs. In 2015, MYF has partnered with the World Assembly of Youth (WAY), an international coordinating body of national youth councils and organizations, in the hosting of this exciting event. MYF has an extensive history with WAY, dating back to 1994 when MYF became a full member of WAY. In 2014 MYF President, Munkhbat Ayush, was also elected as Vice President for the Asian region with the WAY Executive Committee. Register now to participate in this exciting event by visiting our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/1584024885170015/  or via the Mongolian Youth Federation website at www.myf.mn Sincerely, Attachment(s) from ‘WAY Secretariat’ office@way.org.my [WorldYouth] | View attachments on the web 1 of 1 File(s)

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[WorldYouth] Press Release: Youth Run for Peace and Sustainability

WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH PRESS RELEASE YOUTH RUN FOR PEACE AND SUSTANABILITY DATE: 18TH APRIL 2015 The World Assembly of Youth (WAY), for the past years, tackled youth issues with a guided objective which was governed by our Millennium Plan of Action. In our world today, there are endless possibilities to what an individual or a nation can achieve, as sustainability is a great issue in many areas for development. WAY recognises this fact and themed the Fourth Millennium Plan of Action as “The Role of Youth on Sustainable Development”. This is with the realisation that until sustainable actions are taken, real development would be far from reach. Besides focusing on ‘Sustainable Development’ in our fourth MPAC, we also emphasises on the youth who play a very key role in our societies. They are the future of the community and the hope of a better tomorrow. There would be no other mind to exert the knowledge and purpose of sustainability except that of the youth. Two of the best ways to achieve sustainability is by getting the youth involved in the solutions and craving for their opinions. The World Assembly of Youth has taken it upon itself to dig deep into these matters and issues that affect the youth. This time in particular youth would get more involved to play their roles on sustainable development of the world that they desire and the future they yearn for. Acknowledging on the importance of involving young people in the attainment of the sustainability for a peaceful future, the World Assembly of Youth, in collaboration with Melaka State Government, Melaka State Youth Council and several local NGOs, is organising an event themed YOUTH RUN FOR PEACE AND SUSTANABILITY. It is a one day fun and exciting running event scheduled to take place on the 18th of April 2015, between 6am to 3pm at Melaka River Cruise. The objectives of this event are to promote peaceful and inclusive society in the minds of young people and other generations; bring about a unified commitment towards the eradication of dissonance; create an emancipated atmosphere for armistice declaration, and sustainability; and share time and resources with other peers. So let’s join us running for peace and sustainability creating awareness for a better tomorrow! After all, running is one of the best and simplest exercises you can do for your health, endurance and your mind. We hope to see you all there! WAY Secretariat .

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[WorldYouth] INVITE: 10TH Global Youth Peace Fest

INVITE: 10TH GLOBAL YOUTH PEACE FEST-GYPF 2015
September 29-October 2, 2015 Chandigarh, India GYPF 2015 promotes nonviolence & youth leadership. Youth must have ways of seeing how to do nonviolence and how to live together in peace. How to end disputes through talking and communication, rather than killing. It’s very moving. It moves the heart to see young people trying to end war and trying to live in peace together. We dance, We sing, We play, We think & talk.”- American Gandhi Bernie Meyer Theme: Volunteering for Peace-cities & Sustainable Habitats SUB-THEMES ·         Youth Activism & Volunteering ·         Empower Women Empower the World ·         Sustainable Cities for People & Planet ·         Creating Disabled Friendly Cities Spl. Initiatives: – 2nd SAARC Youth Leadership Summit & launch of a ‘Global Youth Peace Forum’. Online registrations are open for next 10th Global Youth Peace Fest-GYPF 2015 at; www.peacefestindia.in   Fb: http://www.facebook.com/youthpeacefest , T: @bridgegypf   Video’s of IYPF 2014-9th International Youth Peace Fest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXuqkcxDJT0 www.youtube.com/watch?v=81jc-ES7G0Q www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7SrpG_4x5g http://youtu.be/CTrNdbjdkiI http://youtu.be/6BAGcuoc5PA flickr page https://www.flickr.com/photos/128730729@N03/   Yuvsatta: 1990-2015: 25 years of peace building & service APPEAL: PLEASE CIRCULATE THIS MESSAGE IN YOUR NETWORK. THINK GREEN… please consider the environment before printing this email.

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Youth Flash Newsletter, March 2015

http://social.un.org/youth-flash/March2015.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 06 April 2015.

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Dear members, Warm greetings from WAY! SeaTrust Institute is pleased to invite organizations, individuals or educators from around the world working with students with special abilities to contribute to our second annual special needs and abilities art show! The 2015 theme is the Colors of Climate Change with the goal being to showcase solutions of climate change through artwork that is created by students with special abilities. Other students are invited to collaborate and assist the student artists (such as art clubs, science clubs, photography clubs, etc.)  Students contributions will be showcased at this year’s UNFCCC COP21 meeting in Paris where the winning entry will be announced. To see last year’s winning submission, please visit this link. Submissions will be accepted between March 1, 2015 and October 1, 2015  (GMT -4:00). Please see poster for additional details. Questions? Please contact us at seatrust@seatrustinstitute.org. Sincerely,
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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

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[WorldYouth] Press Release: World Water Day

WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH PRESS RELEASE WORLD WATER DAY: WATER AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT DATE: 22ND MARCH 2015  

Water, the Hub of Life.

Water is its mater and matrix, mother and medium.

Water is the most extraordinary substance!

Practically all its properties are anomolous, which enabled life to use it as building

material for its machinery.

Life is water dancing to the tune of solids.

~ Albert Szent-Gyorgyi~ 

Water is the most common liquid on our planet, vital to all life forms. Water, odorless, tasteless, transparent liquid, is colourless in small amount but exhibits a bluish tinge in large quantity. It is the most familiar and abundant liquid on earth. On the 22nd of December 1992, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the resolution through which 22nd March of each year is declared World Day for Water, as a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues and to prepare for how we manage water in the future. The United Nation prepares to adopt a new post-2015 sustainable development agenda in September; World Water Day highlights the essential and interconnected role of water.  We rely on water for public health and equitable progress, it is essential for food and energy security, and it underpins the functioning of industries. The theme for this year is ‘Water and Sustainable Development’, which emphasizes on the significant influences that water has in building a sustainable environment for a better future to all. Water is at the core of sustainable development acknowledging that water resources and the range of services they provide, support poverty reduction, economic growth and environmental sustainability. Understanding the above, we, at the World Assembly of Youth (WAY), urge the youth and our widespread network of youth councils to support innovative programmes, activities and events within their immediate communities, which help the  conservation of energy and the delivery of safe drinking water wherever it is inadequate. In addition, this year’s World Water Day comes at a time when the achievements of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are being assessed and the international community defines new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the years 2016 to 2030. These SDGs will guide global efforts to protect and develop water resources as well as to offer water and sanitation services to everybody within the next 15 years. As we look beyond 2015 and towards the new Sustainable Development Goals, we hope that water is included and recognised as one of the key areas for work to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. We at WAY we wish you all a Happy World Water 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] Press Release: International Day for The Elimination of Racial Discrimination

WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH PRESS RELEASE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION: “LEARNING FROM HISTORICAL TRAGEDIES TO COMBAT RACIAL DISCRIMINATION TODAY” DATE: 21ST MARCH 2015  The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is an opportunity for women and men, along with the whole United Nations System, to renew their commitment to build a world of justice, equality and dignity, where racial discrimination has no place. Racial discrimination violates the inherent rights and dignity of women and men. It holds back entire societies from lasting peace, and it sets obstacles before inclusive, sustainable development. Racism impoverishes the world, seeking to divide humanity and undermine the inexhaustible strength that lies in our diversity. International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed on the 21st March yearly, to remind people of racial discrimination’s negative consequences. It also encourages people to remember their obligation and determination to combat racial discrimination. It is a day of great significance in the history of the struggle to end the policy of Apartheid which segregated people on the basis of their race and skin colour as well as denied the basic human rights of the minority. This year’s theme ‘Learning from Historical Tragedies to Combat Racial Discrimination Today’ aims to explore the root causes of racism and racial discrimination and will stress the essential need to learn the lessons that history has provided in order to combat racism and racial discrimination today. Recognizing this year theme, we, at the World Assembly of Youth (WAY), believe that at this time of social transformation and global change, society should learn from the experience of the late Nelson Mandela and embrace his determination to bridge differences despite all challenges. We always see differences as the beauty that makes each of us unique and appreciate the reward that diversification could contribute in today world. The Melaka International Youth Dialogue (MIYD) is one of our main channels with an aim not only to help young people to voice their opinions but also to find ways to fight racism, promote tolerance amongst each other and value diversification as an asset to explore ideas from different angles. There are many examples out there, past and present, that can be innovatively emulated and we urge young people to join us in the effort of combating racism and racial discrimination. Together, we take a step further in building a just and equal world for a better future. Happy International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination! 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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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

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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 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 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

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[WorldYouth] Press Release: Launching of The Global Money Week

WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH PRESS RELEASE LAUNCHING OF THE GLOBAL MONEY WEEK DATE: 8TH MARCH 2015  Melaka, 8th March 2015 – GLOBAL Money Week (GMW) is a global money awareness celebration that takes place every year during the 2nd week of March from 9th to 17th March. It is coordinated by the Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI) Secretariat to raise awareness on Economic Citizenship and directly engage children and youth worldwide on the issue. This year’s theme for Global Money Week, “Save Today, Save Tomorrow, and the goal is designed 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. As for this year, the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) launching of the Global Money Week was held at Sub Marine Museum Melaka, Malaysia in conjunction with the third birthday anniversary of Sub Marine Museum. The Deputy State EXCO for Youth Development and Heritage of Melaka, Malaysia, Hon. Datuk Hajah Norpipah was also present to officiate the opening ceremony. The Secretary General of the World Assembly of Youth, Miss Ediola Pashollari, during her welcoming remarks introduced the theme of the Global Money Week, “Save Today, and Save Tomorrow. She expressed her appreciation to Hon. Datuk Norpipah and PERZIM for giving opportunity to WAY to be part of this great event in launching the Global Money Week. WAY, as a part of their contribution for the Global Money Week, asked the young people to present their messages on Global Money Week and take pictures as promotional tool of this awareness campaign. Stay tuned, as our social media outlets will keep you posted on the progress and turn outs of the event, as the World Assembly of Youth will conduct another closing campaign on the 14th March, at the University of Malaysia Pahang. 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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Press Release: Educational Campaign on The International Women’s Day

WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH PRESS RELEASE EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGN ON THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: “EMPOWERING WOMEN – EMPOWERING HUMANITY”: PICTURE IT! DATE: 8th March 2015  Melaka, 8th March 2015 – THE Opening Ceremony of the Educational Campaign on International Women’s Day together with the 3rd birthday anniversary of the Sub Marine Museum was held at Sub Marine Museum Melaka, Malaysia with the honourable presence of Hon. Datuk Hajah Norpipah binti Abdol, Dr. Rusidah Binte Hj. Mohd Tahir and our very own WAY Secretary General, Ms. Ediola Pashollari. The Deputy State Exco for Youth Development and Heritage of Melaka, Malaysia, Hon. Datuk Hajah Norpipah, officiated the opening ceremony and expressed her encouragement for gender equality and women empowerment. The Secretary General of World Assembly of Youth, Ms. Ediola Pashollari, during her welcoming remarks introduced the theme of this year International Women’s Day “Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity: Picture It!” which envisions a world where each woman and girl can exercise their choices, such as getting an education, having an income, and living in societies free from violence and discrimination. The day was then continued with the cutting ceremony of the yellow sticky rice (Pulut Kuning) and the cake for the commemoration of the International Women’s Day. Dr. Rusidah binte Hj Mohd. Tamir also presented very exciting talk on Women’s Health care with a theme of ‘Health and Beauty Concept of Vibration Therapy’ which attracted attention and interest of people present. This Educational Campaign on International Women’s Day is a reflection on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. During this campaign, young people present were asked to express their messages to women out there. Besides, questionnaires pertaining to Gender Equality and Women Empowerment were disseminated to capture public opinion and understanding. Overall, it was an excellent way to celebrate International Women’s 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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Intergenerational Justice – “The Future We Want… to Create.”

 

Dear UN SD Education Caucus Learning Communities,

This posting may be of interest to our members who are creating intergenerational learning communities, inspiring youth to think critically leading to action… not hopelessness.  From Viv Benton: —-Thanks for the question, Barbara . I work with a group of young people, 14 to 21 years old, on a radio programme called Your Planet Needs You, and I’m using techniques aligned with Positive Youth Development. My group report that despite the future looking rather bleak, especially here in Australia with the present climate change denying government, they feel empowered through the actions they are taking. They research their own topics and present them to an international audience, and they talk with friends about what they can individually do to address climate change. Last night, one of the team members read a recent document released by the government called The Intergenerational Report, and presented his critique of climate change only being given 2 paragraphs when he thought it should be front and centre. I was so impressed that he would read the report and that he had such a strong understanding on how climate change needed to be approached. He’s about to turn 16. I have presented climate change to the team as a complex puzzle that needs unravelling, a challenge if you like, and I ask that they start designing the new carbon constrained world into which we need to move. I’m so inspired by the solutions and discussions they bring to the table. One young girl attending a school for high achievers reported that one of her teachers had told the year 11 students that they may as well party because the end of the world was nigh. This girl went back to her class and suggested that the school change certain practices to mitigate climate change and many of her peers did so. Another member of the team along with a friend got his entire school to become solar powered and called in an energy efficiency expert to monitor the school and suggest changes to buildings and practices they could achieve, and then he monitored them to make sure they were done. I had another young man suffering from severe depression who when part of the team looses his depression, and is now studying at university to help breed climate change survival food sources. Backcasting, as used in The Natural Step is useful, which suggests that you look at the outcome you want to achieve and then ask what steps one needs to take to get there, selecting the lowest hanging fruit to change first.  http://www.naturalstep.org/ Jane Gleeson-White’s book “6 Capitals, The revolution capitalism has to have–or can accountants save the planet?”, Allen & Unwin, 2014 is also tremendously inspiring and we have talked with Jane extensively on the programme.  http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/review-six-capitals-by-jane-gleesonwhite-on-accounting-for-the-environment-20141213-1262xc.html But what buoys me up most is that I’m seeing the rise of a new determination which seems to emerge from action. i suppose what I’m saying is that the bad news can be harnessed to make young people more determined that they will not stand for their world being taken away from them. I think the time has come for the rainbow warrior, which needs our support and a great deal of courage. Never, in my opinion, has there been a better time for the age barriers to be dismantled, because we’re all in this together. Enjoying the discussion. Thank you. Viv

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15th Melaka International Youth Dialogue with the theme ‘Youth and Armed Conflict: To Express Without A Fear, To Progress Without A Threat’

Dear Annie,

Warm greetings from WAY!
Please find attached the 15th MIYD concept note and registration form for your perusal and action.

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15th Melaka International Youth Dialogue with the theme ‘Youth and Armed Conflict: To Express Without A Fear, To Progress Without A Threat’

Dear Colleagues, Warm greetings from WAY! Thank you for your email and publication provided. 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 organized by 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 fulfill the principal opinions and roles of young people towards combating 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. Please refer to the enclosed documents for additional information about the MIYD or visit www.way.org.my. Kindly share the information on your newsletter / network. Sincerely, Ediola Pashollari Secretary General World Assembly of Youth Youth MIYD 15 – Concept Note

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[WorldYouth] WAY Annual Report – 2014 [1 Attachment

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Dear Colleagues, Warm greetings from the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) Headquarters in Melaka, Malaysia! We are pleased to circulate herewith our Annual Report for the year 2014. In this report, we have compiled a summary of all the activities, publications, finance report, declarations, online courses and photos pertaining to the events and activities that took place during the course of that year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our partners, sponsors, volunteers, members and youth from around the world for making those events and activities meaningful and successful. Enjoy your reading and we wish to hear your feedback on this report. Best regards, Attachment(s) from ‘WAY Secretariat’ office@way.org.my [WorldYouth] | View attachments on the web WAY Annual Report 2014.pdf 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] Press Release: International Women’s Day

WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH PRESS RELEASE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY:EMPOWERING WOMEN – EMPOWERING HUMANITY: PICTURE IT!’ DATE: 8TH MARCH 2015 The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911. Since that day, thousands of events occur to promote the economic, political and social achievements of women. Over the years, March 8th marks the celebration of the International Women’s Day, an annual event to promote the achievements of women worldwide and to support the advancement of women and their struggle for equality. This Day aims to highlight the importance of creating conditions for the elimination of discrimination against women as well as recognition for their full and equal participation in social development. Besides, the International Women’s Day is also an opportunity to call for change and to celebrate the acts of courage and determination shown by the ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and societies. As for the year 2015, the theme for International Women’s Day, “Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity: Picture It!” envisions a world where each woman and girl can exercise her choices as well as her rights responsibly; these include the choices and rights of participating in politics, getting the right education, having an adequate income, and living in societies free from violence and discrimination. In this year, International Women’s Day will focus on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a historic roadmap signed by 189 governments twenty years ago that sets the agenda for realizing women’s rights. While there have been many achievements since then, many serious gaps remain. This is the time to uphold women’s achievements, recognize challenges, and focus on the greater attention on women’s rights and gender equality to mobilize all people to contribute and play their part. Towards such efforts, we, at the World Assembly of Youth (WAY), continue to contribute in the global innovative efforts in encouraging the embracement of gender equality in all levels of society. In line with this year theme, we urge young women to work and realize their potential as part of a gender neutral society. Therefore, let us work in unity towards attaining gender equality. Change starts from and within you! HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY! WAY Secretariat

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HURRY!!DEALINE FOR APPLICATION: 15th APRIL 2015
INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON CLIMATE CHANGE “YOUTH ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE”21st – 24th May 2015, MELAKA, MALAYSIA (Tentative)

We have the pleasure to inform you that World Youth Foundation (“an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations”), will be hosting the International Workshop on Climate Change “Youth Action on Climate Change” tentatively scheduled to be held on 21st – 24th May 2015 at Melaka, Malaysia  in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia, Malaysian National Commission for UNESCO, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Pembangunan Pertanian Melaka Sdn Bhd and various other agencies.

Registration Fess for the INternational Workshop are:

Registration
Late Registration Rate
After 21st February 2015
Local Participants (Malaysians ONLY)
USD100.00
International Students Studying in Malaysia
USD100.00
Local Participants (Malaysians ONLY)- 4 pax or more (by group – to be applied individually)
USD86.00
International Participants
USD150.00
International Participants- 4 pax or more (by group – to be applied individually)
USD120.00
*Discounted fees for participants from selected countries
USD100.00

  *Registration Fees for participants from selected countries is USD100.00 per person: Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ghana, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Laos, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Russia, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

The Open Call for Participation, FAQ, Application Form, Provisional Tentative Programme and Payment Details can be found at the following links or at http://cc.wyf.org.my

Open Call for Participation http://cc.wyf.org.my/index.php/call-for-participation FAQ http://cc.wyf.org.my/index.php/faq Application Form http://cc.wyf.org.my/index.php/application-form Provisional Tentative Programme http://cc.wyf.org.my/index.php/application-form Payment Details http://cc.wyf.org.my/index.php/payment-details

Please read the eligibility criteria before completing the Application Form.  Kindly disseminate widely on our behalf. Thank you.
MY WORLD GLOBAL WEEK OF ACTION

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.

 

ASEAN HLP MEETING ON POST 2015

On 12th February 2015 World Youth Foundation attended the ASEAN HLP Meeting on Post 2015,at the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, Putrajaya, Malaysia. The event was attended by the diplomatic community, public sectors officers, ASEAN secrrtariat committee members and academicians. Vibrant discussions and brain storming sessions with civil society members and inter-governmental officers. Proud to be part of a very diverse team.  #Post 2015 #Youth #ASEAN #WYF.

CSOCD53 SEEKS TRANSFORMATIVE, INCLUSIVE PEOPLE-CENTRED APPROACH TO POST-2015 GOALS
Building on the dynamic momentum leading up to the adoption of new post-2015 goals, delegates debated ways to fine-tune a transformative people-centred approach to sustainable development that would leave no one behind, as the Commission on Social Development opened the second meeting of its fifty-third session. Under the priority theme “Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world”, the Commission began its two-week session with a general debate and a high-level panel discussion that took stock of current and emerging challenges and considered green, inclusive paths to progress.
To read the full article, please click here.
FOREST ACTION AND THE POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA
Mr. Manoel Sobral Filho, the new Director of the UN Forum on Forests Secretariat in UN DESA, has devoted his life to forests. In his conversation with DESA News, he highlights key challenges and opportunities for forests, and how 2015 is truly a year for global action for forests. Read more.
HERE’S WHERE OCEAN ACIDIFICATION WILL HIT THE U.S. HARDEST

U.S. coastal communities better start preparing for ocean acidification now, especially if they want scallops, oysters and other shellfish to keep appearing on our dinnerplates. That’s the message of a new study that shows that shellfisheries across the U.S. are more vulnerable to climate change’s less considered counterpart than previously thought. That vulnerability is due to more than changing ocean chemistry. Social and economic factors, local and more distant pollution and natural ocean processes could conspire to make ocean acidification a problem sooner rather than later.

Read more at http://www.climatecentral.org/news/ocean-acidification-in-us-18693

VANDANA SHIVA: ‘ALL LIFE DEPENDS ON SOIL’

“2015 is the year of soil. Bringing the soil to the center of our consciousness and our planning is vital for the life of the soil, but also for the future of our society. History provides ample evidence that civilizations which ignored the health and well-being of the soil, and exploited it without renewing its fertility, disappeared along with the soil”, said Dr. Vandana Shiva. Uncontrolled urbanization, mega mines, superhighways and gigantic infrastructure projects are the burial grounds of fertile soil. We can avert the collapse of our civilization if, in this year of soil, we collectively and democratically commit ourselves to protecting and rejuvenating the soil and, thus, our future.

More info at http://ecowatch.com/2015/02/16/vandana-shiva-life-depends-soil

THE ANTI-WOMEN LAWS STILL IN PLACE AROUND THE WORLD

The women’s rights group Equality Now has launched a new drive against 44 governments who have laws that discriminate against women, which they accompanied with a global petition and the hastag #UnSexyLaws. They listed the top 10 most discriminatory laws against women from around the world, which included women being banned from working at night in Madagascar, females in Russia prevented from taking employment as a plumber and the fact that marital rape is legal in the Bahamas. According to the leading campaign group, the brutal truth is that globally, the list of anti-women laws still in existence is truly shocking. Read more here.

MARCH FOR GENDER EQUALITY IN NYC! MARCH 8TH 2:30 – 5:00 P.M. EST

Step it Up #GenderEqualityMarch in commemoration of the 20-year anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (http://bit.ly/1JtNPog)

FUND FOR GENDER EQUALITY

UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality is pleased to announce its 3rd Call for Proposals for women-led Civil Society Organizations programmes for women’s economic and political empowerment. Details of the application process and eligibility criteria can be found in the Call for Proposals document. The online application system will open on 9 March 2015 and close on 5 April 2015.

See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/trust-funds/fund-for-gender-equality

FUTURE LEADERS PROGRAMME FOR EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT DAYS 2015 IN BRUSSELS!

Do you want to participate in Europe’s largest forum on development? Do you want to have a say in the debates that shape development policy? Apply to Future Leaders Programme to be selected to come to European Development Days 2015 in Brussels! A call to all young leaders! Have you been involved in innovative projects to address global challenges in your community? If yes, then you should apply for the Future Leaders Programme and win an invitation to the 2015 edition of European Development Days (EDD15), to speak about issues you are passionate about, alongside world leaders!

More info: http://www.eudevdays.eu/futureleaders

YOUNG CONNECTORS OF THE FUTURE PROGRAMME

The Swedish Institute’s Young Connectors of the Future Programme (YCF) is an intercultural leadership programme that aims to lay a foundation for dialogue and knowledge sharing among young leaders from South Asia.YCF is designed to provide the participants with new skills, broadened networks and innovative tools to strengthen their work to drive social change in their respective contexts. The application process for YCF 2015 is now open! Deadline for applications is 3 March 2015. The next YCF programme starts on 8 September 2015. More info here.

GIVING YOUNG PEOPLE A VOICE IN DEVELOPMENT

During the annual Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, youth took centre stage at the United Nations on exploring the role of young people in the transition from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event given the world’s youth a powerful platform to engage in dialogue with decision-makers on development issues most important to them.

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ADVANCING YOUTH CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND HUMAN RIGHTS WITH YOUNG WOMEN AND YOUNG MEN

As the UN Secretary General recently said, the world is experiencing an un-precedented demographic phenomenon. There are more people under the age of 25 today than ever, totaling nearly 3 billion of which 1.3 billion of that total are between the age of 12 and 24. These youth live, by and large, in cities and towns; the cities of the developing world account for over 90% of the world’s urban growth and youth account for a large percentage of those inhabitants. UN-Habitat believes that youth are not only leaders of tomorrow, but leaders of today. This report seeks to outline how youth are taking these leadership roles, and to explore how we can support youth to become active and responsible citizens now and in the future. (Authors: Felipe Cala, Ravi Karkara).

Read more here.

CURBING CHILD LABOUR IN KOSOVO: LET CHILDREN BE CHILDREN

Poverty pushes a high number of children in Kosovo to drop out of school and enter child labour as early as 10 years old. The ILO supports efforts of Kosovo’s public institutions and social partners to eliminate child labour, with an emphasis on its worst forms. The Chamber of Commerce, with ILO support, prepared reports on the situation of child labour in companies and in their supply chains in agriculture, construction, extractive industries and collection of scrap metal. The reports were used to mobilize members of the KCC to take effective measures to prevent child labour.

More info, please visit here.

AFTER DAVOS, UN PAVES WAY FORWARD IN ADDRESSING ‘MOST PRESSING GLOBAL CHALLENGES’

After the World Economic Forum in Davos, the United Nations has reiterated its commitment to leading the charge on development, gender equality and climate issues by including the voices of the global citizenry in the decision-making process and leveraging breakthrough technologies to create more participatory systems. “The new development agenda is about identifying vulnerable groups and risks, mobilising new change-makers, empowering women and building resilience,” affirmed Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs in UN DESA. Learn more in this UN News story: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=49937#.VO50LnyUeSp

POPULATION AND POVERTY RESEARCH NETWORK LAUNCHES REDESIGNED WEBSITE

The Population and Poverty Research Network has launched a redesigned website at www.poppov.org, and a new Twitter account @poppovnetwork. The redesigned and upgraded website features simple navigation, easy-to-read text, and more ways to search for content.

CALL FOR NOMINATION 2015-2017; UN-HABITAT YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD

UN-Habitat has made a call for nominations for the 2015-2017 Youth Advisory Board. The Board will serve a two year term and comprises 12 advisors (one male and one female youth) from Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, North America and West Asia. Additionally, the board includes one youth observer representing young people with disabilities and two observer members (one youth representative from informal settlements and one external advisor), appointed by UN-Habitat. Please visit here.

CALLS FOR PARTICIPATION: TAKE ACTION BY MARCH 5 TO END THE GLOBAL GENDER TECHNOLOGY GAP

It’s time to flip the script for women and girls leading science and technology innovation globally. Women must be equal participants, leaders, and shapers in an increasingly connected world. Right now, women around the world are too often excluded from the global technology revolution. The result: more inequality, less innovation, and solutions that leave women out. Read more

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Call for Participants: Global Money Week Campaign

Dear Colleagues, Warm Greetings from the World Assembly of Youth Headquarters in Melaka, Malaysia! We are pleased to inform you that this year, from 9th to 17th of March, the Global Money Week Campaign will be taking place. The Global Money Week campaign is a global raising awareness flagship event on the importance of financial education, financial inclusion and entrepreneurship skills for young people. In 2014, in only a week, 3 million children, 490 organizations in 117 countries participated in the celebrations! If you want to learn out more about it, check out the GMW website, last year’s GMW report  to find out who participated from your country or the toolkit. If you are planning to join the fun, get in touch with the secretariat through Bianca Isaincu (email: bianca@childfinance.org; contact no.: +31205203900). Global Money Week is an initiative of Child and Youth Finance International and is endorsed by the OECD. Best Regards,

Global Money Week FAQs

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[WorldYouth] WAY February 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 February 2015. Hope the news provided will be of assistance to your esteemed organization.

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 Attachment(s) from ‘WAY Secretariat’ office@way.org.my [WorldYouth] | View attachments on the web 

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[ ‘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 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 Secretariat’ office@way.org.my [WorldYouth] | View attachments on the web 

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[WorldYouth] Press Release: World Day of Social Justice

WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH PRESS RELEASE WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE DATE: 20TH FEBRUARY 2015 The phrase of social justice is often related to the action of developing a just society by challenging injustice and appreciating diversity. Social justice is generally equated with the notion of equality or equal opportunity in society. Although equality is undeniably part of social justice, the phrase of “equal opportunity” and other similar phrases such as “personal responsibility” have been used to diminish the prospective for realizing social justice by justifying enormous inequalities in modern society (Berry, 2005). Essentially, social justice occurs when people share a common humanity and therefore have a right to justifiable treatment, support for their human rights and a fair division of community resources. In conditions of social justice, people  must not be discriminated against  their well-being, controlled or prejudiced on their basis of gender, religion, age, race, belief, disability, location, social class, socioeconomic circumstances, or other characteristic of background and  group membership. The United Nations’ World Day of Social Justice is celebrated yearly on the 20th of February to encourage people to look at how social justice affects poverty eradication, focuses on the goal of achieving full employment and supports for social integration. In fact, social justice has been at the pivot of communal safety expansions for more than a century and thus, indirectly strengthens social unity, constancy and harmony. This day reiterates that civilization must be supported by social justice, a high opinion for human rights and essential freedoms on the right to communal guard for all. Acknowledging the role that social justice has, World Day of Social Justice is annually commemorated and observed to motivate and encourage youth to have a clue on how social justice affects the pursuit of poverty suppression, employment, gender equality and fairness. World Day of Social Justice is an opportunity for all nations to take vibrant actions to give a meaning to the values of human dignity, worthy of honor and respect. At the World Assembly of Youth, we recognize the World Day of Social Justice together with the community, and the significance of addressing youth issues of inequality and justice so as to promote solidarity union amongst young people and equality in their rights. We extend our encouragement to the young people fighting for social justice, to take a stand, to affect others’ lives in their own inspiring way. So, let us unite and take a step to a fair world! HAPPY WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE!  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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WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH PRESS RELEASE INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY: “INCLUSION IN AND THROUGH EDUCATION: LANGUAGE COUNTS” DATE: 21ST FEBRUARY 2015

“Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.  ~ Rita Mae Brown ~

A language is a method of communication. Most human languages use patterns of sound or gesture for symbols which enable communication with others. There are thousands of human languages, and these seem to share certain properties, even though every shared property has exceptions.  Every human knows at least one language, spoken or written. Linguistics is the art of language, including the sounds, words, and grammar rules. Words in languages are limited, but sentences are infinite; it is this creative aspect in human communication that sets it apart from those in animals. The International Mother Language Day was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on the 17th of November 1999 and was firstly observed in 2000. This day commemorates the incident in year 1952 in which students from different educational institutions demonstrating for recognition of their language, Bangla, were shot and killed by police in Dhaka, the capital of present-day Bangladesh. February 21st is the International Mother Language Day observed each year all over the world with the defined purpose of preserving, protecting and promoting the incredible linguistic diversity that we humans have. Linguistic diversity is receptacle of human evolution and thus, immensely fecund source of irreplaceable intellectual, literary and cultural richness. The 2015 theme of the International Mother Language day is on “Inclusion in and through education: Language counts”. Its focus is on one of the main challenges that cut across many of the goals, like Inclusion (equity/quality). UNESCO highlights the importance of inclusion in through education as part of the human right and encourages its member states to promote education in the mother tongue. In respect of this day, we, at World Assembly of Youth (WAY), aim to bring perception to this issue and appeal to the society to embrace this day globally. We strongly encourage young people to rejoice this day and the value of all mother tongues for linguistic and cultural diversity. Besides, in the context of education itself, the significance of mother tongue language is obvious acknowledging the fact that it is more approachable to teach young people in their own language. It is pivotal for young people to recognise that language diversity helps to enrich us all; that this diversity of languages is a treasure, not a barrier. We, at WAY, wish you Happy International Mother Language Day! WAY Secretariat

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[WorldYouth]: EMPOWER 2015 Registration Invitation [7 Attachments]

Invitation to the 7th EMPOWER International Youth Conference on Youth, Doha, Qatar, 12-14 March 2014
Youth Development for Peaceful Societies
Dear Youth Leaders and Activists,
Reach Out to Asia “Part of Qatar Foundation” will be organizing its 7th International youth conference EMPOWER under the theme “Youth Development for Peaceful Societies”. The three days event will focus on the important role that youth around the world can play towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals especially those related to education and peaceful societies. Kindly find attached a brief about the conference and the them. the link to the online registration is:  http://www.reachouttoasia.org/en/event-details/empower-2015/registration-form . Targeted participants are active youth in related conference themes, who are aged between 18 and 26 , and who are able to communicate in English and/or Arabic. Kindly note that a limited amount of sponsorship scholarships will be provided based on gender and regional balances.  We look forward to your active participation and to see you in Doha, for any inquiries please feel free to contact us at rotaqvol1@qf.org.qa
For further information about ROTA, please follow the below link:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, 30th January, 12 PM GMT
Best Regards,
Abdallah 
 
Abdalla Dewan Youth Development Specialist Direct + 974 4454 1639 Mobile + 974 3369 2009   P.O. Box 5825, Doha, Qatar Tel + 974 4454 1603 Fax + 974 4454 1636 www.reachouttoasia.org

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Outcome Document: AAPI Stakeholders Consultative Meeting 24 to 25 Jan 2015 Addis-Ababa, Ethiopi

Dear Colleagues and Partners,   The African Artists Peace Initiative (AAPI) www.aapiafrica.org was founded in May 2014, as a Pan-African movement of artists and peace-makers, championing a culture of peace and non-violence in Africa. The overarching objective is to use ”Arts and Culture” as a weapon and tool for nurturing a culture of peace based on values, attitude, and ways of life conducive to the promotion of peace among individuals, groups and society. The movement is inspired by the African Union Constitutive Act, AU Year of Peace and Make Peace Happen Campaign, AU 2063 Agenda and the UNESCO Culture of Peace and Non-Violence Campaign. The African Artists Peace Initiative (AAPI), with support from the Roskilde Festival Charity Society of Denmark organized a ”Stakeholders Consultative Meeting” in Addis Ababa from 24-25 January 2015 as part of the 24th African Union Summit Side Events. The AAPI consultative meeting discussed strategic actions to strengthen  artistic leaderships skills for the promotion of culture of peace, good governance and democracy in realization of AU’s strategy on ”Silencing the Guns” by 2020. The meeting also provided a platform for coordinated action and mass mobilization of movements of artists involved in peace building across Africa and the fight against Ebola. Sequel to the above, please find attached outcome document of the meeting for  your kind attention and perusal. AAPI invites partners to support the  implementation of the outcome document in building a peaceful and  violence free Africa. Link to meeting pictorials https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/111398989815807802427/albums/6111589499096597153?cfem=1 Ibrahim Ceesay Executive Coordinator- African Artists Peace Initiative (AAPI) Email: ceesay.ibrahim@aapiafrica.org

 

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Onyedika via Dropbox <no-reply@dropbox.com> Date: Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 11:58 AM Subject: Onyedika Egwuatu shared “IDP 2014″ with you To: e.obi@unizik.edu.ng  Dr. Obi, Worldview Mission, Youth  Nigeria

From Onyedika:

“Good morning, This is the NYACC president, Egwuatu Onyedika. The link contained in this mail contains the pictures taken on the day of the 2014 International Day of Peace celebration. I’m sorry it took so long to get them across to you, Remain blessed.” Click here to view IDP 2014 (Onyedika shared these files using Dropbox. Enjoy!)

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Connect with Speakers and Opportunities at the 2015 Winter YA

Don’t miss the chance to connect with speakers, leaders, and opportunities at the

Winter Youth Assembly at the United Nations

January 15

to secure a spot at the most renowned and largest youth leadership event on the United Nations’ annual calendar.

The conference rooms at United Nations Headquarters, New York City in February will have very limited space. Therefore we will once again evaluate applications and send official invitation letters on a first come, first served basis – as few as 100 delegate places remain. 

REGISTER HERE

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Initial Speakers and Workshop Leaders  

Come, Hear, and Meet: 

Kal Penn (Invited)

TV and Film Actor, (Includes viewing his film:) Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain 

Irina Bokova
Director General,
United Nations Educational, Scientific
and Cultural Organization
 
H.E. Ambassador Simona Miculescu
Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations,
Lead Endorser, 2015 Winter Youth Assembly
 
H.E. Ambassador Henry Mac Donald
Permanent Mission of Suriname to the United Nations
H. E. Ambassador Julia Maciel  

Permanent Mission of Paraguay to the U.N.

 
Amina Mohamed 
Secretary General’s Special Adviser on Post 2015 Development Planning 

Ahmad Alhendawi

UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Youth 

Kathy Eldon (Invited)

Founder, Creative Visions Foundation

(Includes viewing of Creative Visions’ documentary)

Ron Bruder

(Time Magazine‘s 100 Most Influential Persons)

Founder, Education for Employment Foundation  

Stay Tuned – More to Follow! 

View 2014 Summer YA Program Agenda here.

Register for YA here.
Reserve Accommodation Packages here.
This winter, the YA@UN theme will be
 ”Bridging the Gap between Youth Employment and Global Development”
It is going to be one of the most compelling and exciting YAs in memory and will take place on 11 and 12 February 2015,
at United Nations Headquarters in New York City.
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Lead Endorser & Host of the 2015 Winter Youth Assembly at the United Nations:
The Permanent Mission of Romania
and H.E. Ambassador Simona Miculescu
In cooperation with:
United Nations Office of Partnerships
 
UN Foundation

Opportunities

At the Winter Youth Assembly, we help attendees diversify their skill sets and gain valuable insights that are essential for their future career paths and global development. For nearly 15 years, delegates have agreed that the UN experience, speakers, and related events at the Youth Assembly have been life-changing. Register as soon as possible and join us, world shaper, before it is too late or all the places are gone due to very limited space! 

 
LEARN ABOUT THE HECTARE GROUP’S SUPPORT FOR YA START UPS
“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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[WorldYouth] Call for Participants: Global Money Week Campaign [1 Attachment]

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Dear Colleagues, Warm Greetings from the World Assembly of Youth Headquarters in Melaka, Malaysia! We are pleased to inform you that this year, from 9th to 17th of March, the Global Money Week Campaign will be taking place. The Global Money Week campaign is a global raising awareness flagship event on the importance of financial education, financial inclusion and entrepreneurship skills for young people. In 2014, in only a week, 3 million children, 490 organizations in 117 countries participated in the celebrations! If you want to learn out more about it, check out the GMW website, last year’s GMW report  to find out who participated from your country or the toolkit. If you are planning to join the fun, get in touch with the secretariat through Bianca Isaincu (email: bianca@childfinance.org; contact no.: +31205203900). Global Money Week is an initiative of Child and Youth Finance International and is endorsed by the OECD. Best Regards, CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The contents of this email message and any attachments are intended solely for the addressee(s) and may contain confidential and/or privileged information and may be legally protected from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient of this message or their agent, or if this message has been addressed to you in error, please immediately alert the sender by reply email and then delete this message and any attachments. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, dissemination, copying, or storage of this message or its attachments is strictly prohibited. Attachment(s) from ‘WAY Secretariat’ office@way.org.my [WorldYouth] | View attachments on the web 1 of 1 File(s)

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ICYO-Youth Information Greetings on Republic

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Greeting on Republic Day 2015.
Ravi Narayan
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[youth] FAO internship – apply by 29/1 – Sust.Food and Agriculture Intern “Communication and knowledge management” – #NRC-CC-MITIGATION

Dear Colleague, Colleagues in FAO are urgently looking for an intern to work in the communication and knowledge management of FAO’s Sustainable Food and Agriculture (SFA) work stream. More information of the work stream: http://www.fao.org/sustainability For more information, applicants are invited to kindly see information below, or contact Faustine directly. Best regards, Maria *** From: Zoveda, Faustine (AGPM) Dear colleagues, (…) Ideally, the intern would have a strong academic background in communication, an experience of the UN system and/or a good knowledge and understanding of the issues related to sustainability. Applications will be accepted until next Thursday COB (29/01/2015), and Skype interviews should take place the following week. The interested candidates should send their PPF, along with a cover letter, to faustine.zoveda@fao.org. Conditions of employment for interns are accessible on FAO’s website.  Thank you and best regards, Faustine Proposed TORs (might be subject to changes): Duty station: Rome, Italy Proposed length of internship: 6 months, starting as soon as possible, ideally February Background and proposed missions: Through its Strategic Objective 2, FAO assists its Member Countries in identifying and implementing policies, strategies and technologies that contribute to sustainable and enhanced provision of products and services from agriculture, forestry and fisheries. A Common Vision for Sustainable Food and Agriculture (SFA) was developed in order to provide a conceptual framework and offer a new approach to achieve this objective. FAO started piloting the SFA approach in 2014 in collaboration with three countries (Bangladesh, Morocco and Rwanda), with the objective to generalize it at a later stage. Starting 2015, a package of integrated ground interventions, supported by FAO in coordination with country partners (national authorities, civil society organizations, other development partners), will be implemented. In parallel to that process, it is necessary to support the mainstreaming of the Common Vision into FAO activities and to raise awareness on SFA globally. To support these mainstreaming activities, the Sustainable Food and Agriculture (SFA) team is looking for an intern specialized in communication and knowledge management. Under the overall guidance of the Stream Leader “Mainstreaming”, the direct supervision of the consultant “Sustainable Food and Agriculture” and in collaboration with SFA “Information Management Specialist and graphic designer”, the intern will: -          Contribute to the preparation of the mainstreaming and communication strategy of SFA for 2015 (identification of activities, prioritization, planning) -          Contribute to the implementation of the mainstreaming and communication strategy of SFA for 2015, through: -          SFA web page: Regularly  monitor information relevant to SFA from within and outside FAO and prepare it for inclusion in the SFA web page in collaboration with the graphic designer -          Develop, in agreement with FAO communication guidelines, the presence of the group in social media (e.g. Twitter, facebook…) -          Capitalize the documents produced by the working group and manage the SFA workspace on FAO’s Intranet -          Contribute to the identification of international meetings, events and processes relevant to SFA’s work -          Contribute to the preparation of internal and external events, workshops and meetings (logistics, invitations, preparation of background materials) -          Contribute to writing articles on the achievements of the group -          Contribute to the development of the SFA contents -          Identify new/interesting reports, articles, points of view, events, etc. for information of the SFA group -          Contribute to finding out relevant information required for the preparation of specific reports -          Contribute to the group’s work on monitoring and indicators -          Fulfill other duties as needed You are receiving this message because you are a member of the community Youth & Climate-Smart Agriculture. View this contribution on the web site A reply to this message will be sent to all members of Youth & Climate-Smart Agriculture. Reply to sender

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[WorldYouth] REPORT – 16TH WAY GENERAL ASSEMBLY [1 Attachment]

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Dear colleagues, Warm greetings from the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) headquarters in Melaka, Malaysia! We are delighted to inform you that 16th WAY General Assembly “Youth Leadership Succession: Past and Future” was held from 7th – 11th  December 2014 at Tirana International Hotel in Tirana, Albania. This Assembly was organised by WAY in partnership with the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth, Albania; the Melaka State Government; and Albanian Youth Council. We are pleased to circulate herewith the Report of 16th WAY General Assembly for your perusal and action. Our heartfelt appreciation goes to Albanian Government, local and foreign dignitaries, partners, delegates, observers, and volunteers, all of who made this auspicious event a great success. Happy reading and for further comments, please do not hesitate to contact us. With best regards, ‘Ediola Pashollari’ ediola@way.org.my [WorldYouth] | View attachments on the web 1 of 1 File(s)            XVI GENERAL ASSEMBLY REPORT.pdf

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[WorldYouth] WAY January Bulletin 2015 [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 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 Attachment(s) from ‘WAY Secretariat’ office@way.org.my [WorldYouth] | View attachments on the web 1 of 1 File(s)

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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Report – 16th WAY General Assembly

Dear Colleagues, Warm greetings from the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) headquarters in Melaka, Malaysia! We are delighted to inform you that 16th WAY General Assembly “Youth Leadership Succession: Past and Future” was held from 7th – 11th  December 2014 at Tirana International Hotel in Tirana, Albania. This Assembly was organised by WAY in partnership with the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth, Albania; the Melaka State Government; and Albanian Youth Council. We are pleased to circulate herewith the Report of 16th WAY General Assembly for your perusal and action. Our heartfelt appreciation goes to Albanian Government, local and foreign dignitaries, partners, delegates, observers, and volunteers, all of who made this auspicious event a great success. Happy reading and for further comments, please do not hesitate to contact us. With best regards, Organizing Committee XVI General Assembly 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

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[youth] Fwd: [Special call] How can we support you better? – YPARD – #NRC-CC-MITIGATION

Dear Youth and CSA Member, YPARD is calling for your feedback to shape their activities for youth and agriculture for the new year. Wouldn’t it be great to send them the signal that CSA is an important topic to work on? You may need to register as a member before you are able to respond through this link: http://svy.mk/1C7rPI6

Happy New Year and greetings from Rome, Maria

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[youth] International Workshop on Climate Change “Youth Action on Climate Change”

Warm greetings from World Youth Foundation.
On behalf of World Youth Foundation (WYF), “an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations”, i am pleased to announce that WYF will be organizing an International Workshop on Climate Change “Youth Action on Climate Change” from 21st – 24th May 2015 at Melaka, Malaysia.
We expect the outcome of this International Workshop to enhance and empower young people to discuss, understand, share, find solutions and develop strategies on issues pertaining to youth and climate change that can be implemented at country level. Further information on this event is available at http://cc.wyf.org.my.
Please be advised that the early regimentation will close on 15th February 2015. We would also be pleased if you could share details of the event with relevant stakeholders in your mailing list.
Warm regards,
Ms Varsha Ajmera Chief Operations Officer
Come join us for the International Workshop on Climate Change , 21 – 24th May 2015 World Youth Foundation  P.O.Box 584, 75760  Melaka, Malaysia Tel: +6062320911 / Fax:+ 6062323911/ Website : www.wyf.org.my To join the World Youth Foundation Egroup please visit : https://www.facebook.com/pages/World-Youth-Foundation/202404062052?id=202404062052&sk=app_141428856257
The  World Youth Hostel, World Youth Hotel are located within the World Youth Foundation Complex which is owned by World Youth Foundation   THINK GREEN… please consider the environment before printing this  email.
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Youth Flash Newsletter, January 2015

please visit: http://social.un.org/youth-flash/January2015.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 06 February 2015.

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ICYO-Youth Information 19th National Youth Festival, 2015 to be held at Guwahati, Assam

19th  National Youth Festival, 2015 to be held at Guwahati, Assam   The 19th  National Youth Festival is to be held at Guwahati, Assam from 8th to 12th  January, 2015 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the  Greatest Youth Icon of India. Chief Minister of Assam Shri Tarun Gogoi will be  the Chief Guest and Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth  Affair and Sports Shri Sarbananda Sonowal will preside over the opening ceremony  at Nehru Stadium, Guwahati.   National  Youth Festival is one of the most important events organized by the Union  Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports wherein about 5000 youth from all over the  country congregate to show their grit and metal in the field of art and culture.   The five-day  festival will showcase various shades of youth talent through Yuva Kriti, Food  Festival, Young Artist Camp, Youth Convention, Suvichar and Adventure  activities. Besides these there will be other competitive and non-competitive  events which will reflect youth power from different states. (Business  Standard) —————————————-

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[WorldYouth] INVITE: 10TH GLOBAL YOUTH PEACE FEST-GYPF 2015

 

INVITE: 10TH GLOBAL YOUTH PEACE FEST-GYPF 2015 Annual International Youth Peace Fest in Chandigarh, India, promotes nonviolence & youth leadership. Youth must have ways of seeing how to do nonviolence and how to live together in peace. How to end disputes through talking and communication, rather than killing. It’s very moving. It moves the heart to see young people trying to end war and trying to live in peace together. We dance, We sing, We play, We think & talk.”- American Gandhi Bernie Meyer Online registrations are open for next 10th Global Youth Peace Fest-GYPF 2015 at www.peacefestindia.in Fb: http://www.facebook.com/youthpeacefest , T: @bridgegypf Video’s of IYPF 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXuqkcxDJT0 www.youtube.com/watch?v=81jc-ES7G0Q www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7SrpG_4x5g http://youtu.be/CTrNdbjdkiI http://youtu.be/6BAGcuoc5PA Yuvsatta: 1990-2015: 25 years of peace building & service APPEAL: PLEASE CIRCULATE THIS MESSAGE IN YOUR NETWORK.
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Youth & COP 20 Lima, Peru

Dear UN  SD Education Caucus Members, Liam and TIG Members,
Partnering with Taking IT Global (TIG),  the UN SD Education Caucus, a team of Youth delegated from The University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment joined our climate change delegation for the UNFCCC COP 20, climate change meeting December 1-12, 2014, hosted by the government of Peru. The University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment sent a team of graduate students to actively participate in this key climate change meeting in the lead-up to the Climate Agreement, COP 21 to be held in Paris at the end of 2015.     There were  multiple strategies in play but the one we would like to highlight is the Communications efforts both with the virtual back-up team in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA and among the SNRE delegates during COP 20.
The first part is an example of a communique from Lima  to Ann Arbor.  Alexander “Lexis” Brewer coordinated this effort, if you have any questions and/or would like to learn more about setting up such a strategy for other UN large meetings, she can be reached  <abrewe@umich.edu>.  We also set-up a team of four Co-Coordinators facilitating communications among the delegation who in turn engaged the team in preparing for the meeting, such as interview training, radio presentation, designing a plan of action, filming skills, and more. We were lucky to have skilled film makers on the team and team members already building communications and information into their degree program.  Credit goes to all the members of the Youth delegation, an amazing team effort.  Please share the following with your colleagues and networks.
The second part are the blogs and a link to the films, media resources posted on YouTube.
A big shout out to TIG and their continuing support,  engaging Youth in UN negotiations meetings!
All the best,
Pam Puntenney and Bremley Lyngdoh
UN SD Education Caucus Co-Chairs
Climate Change Co-Coordinators with Tiahoga Ruge [Mexico], Jim Taylor [South Africa], Tich Pesayani [Southern Africa], Kavita Myles [India], Suzana Padua [Brazil]
   Youth:  Katherine Browne [USA], Fumi Kikuyama [Japan]
COP 20 Co-Chair: Barbara Benish [Czech Republic]
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Dearest Team:
We’re now at the end of Week 1, and 7/9ths of the team have (ostensibly) made it to Lima. Pearl is flying out this afternoon; I’m flying out somewhere between 9am and 1pm tomorrow (I’ll figure it out).
I. What’s on the Back-up team roster for today:
  • Dannan, Christine, Nicole, Elena, Ben, Caitlin, Nadia, and Jenny are on call today (GO TEAM).
  • IMMEDIATE HELP NEEDED:
    • We need someone to tell us about RINGO:

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  • ^^^ No, not this Ringo, who has been happily chillin’ with Thomas the Tank Engine in Shining Time Station since 1989 (did you know he’s the conductor?!). We want to know about RINGO, the Research Independent Non-Governmental Organizationsgroup at the COP. Just a few bullets about its organization and steering committee would be really helpful.
  • PROTOCOL: It seemed to work really well yesterday to “Reply all” on the email chain if you’re volunteering for some call for help, so let’s keep that going forward.
II. What’s going on in Lima:
  • It is 74˚F today in Lima. It is 39˚F in Ann Arbor. Hahahahahahaha.
  • Last night, I went to the grocery store and bought ~40 granola bars and 2 lbs of trail mix, because the team has asked me to “bring food. like, really, bring food.” I am now the team’s soccer mom.
  • Our media maven Kate is now in Lima, and will soon be making us all look a lot smarter than we really are through her amazing videos. And she created a YouTube channel for us! Hit follow or whatever the heck you do on a Youtube here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQrAqp5bReww80TCSO77l7g
  • Tomorrow, one of the hip, hot side events, the Global Landscapes Forum, kicks off in Lima. Because your hip, hot SNRE delegates are in with the in-crowd, we’ve scored a ticket in, but you, too can follow the forum by watching it live, as it happens:  http://www.landscapes.org/glf-2014/live/
  • Arman mentioned this in an email yesterday, but in case you missed it: we are all so amazed by how all of you have taken this on, this close to finals. I know the delegates in Lima have found your work absolutely critical, and I’m just honestly stunned by how many of you have taken on this work, and done it well. So thank you, thank you, thank you again.
What happened yesterday at the Conference:
  • Thoughts from Katie:
    • “I sat in on a number of the smaller negotiations and informal consultations yesterday. It is really interesting to see the country by country dynamics and tensions, though it is all under this sheen of diplomatic speak. I saw a great little spat between Brazil and China (both of whom really throw their weight around), which concluded with Brazil’s representative saying rather testily: “2020 or 2015, as the temperatures are rising, I don’t think mother earth really cares.” to which the Chinese representative replied even more sniffly: “I do think mother earth cares about the agenda.”
    • One of the not surprising yet disappointing things I have seen is the demeanor of the US delegation in the negotiations. If I had to pick two words (because I can never pick just one): condescending and dismissive. For example, I was sitting in on a smaller negotiation about the common metric for CO2 emissions and witnessing what was, essentially, a conversation about the need to not have a conversation. Many of the parties of the room were expressing the common sentiment: “yes, this is an important conversation, but it is covered by the ADP, we can probably shelve it until 2016, but really, it is an important conversation.” The US representative gets the floor and says, straight up: “This conversation is irrelevant and a waste of our time. This issue is covered by the ADP and should not be discussed in a subsidiary body. Our position is that we don’t even know why we are talking about this.” The content of their statement was the same as everyone else’s, the tone was…to state it diplomatically, not conducive to cooperation.
    • On a more humorous note: Aubrey had some slight issues with exploding liquids yesterday. On the bus on the way over, I made an absolutely hysterical joke (as I am prone to do) and was rewarded with a geyser of hot coffee all over my spiffy jacket. Then, 14 hours later, we were walking out of a highly rewarding side-event, high-fiving over our networking skillzzzzz, when Aubrey opened a bottle of water: geyser part II, all over the entrance forum. Got to use just about the only spanish I know though: “con gas.”
  • In other news, Wufan emailed the she arrived in Lima, took a nap, and woke up at 4pm.
III. What our awesome back-up team did yesterday
  • Elena, Jenny, Ben, Mayank, Rachel, Allegra and Stephanie were on call yesterday (thanks all!)
  • Yesterday was a flurry of blog-related help! Back-up team members helped pull together case studies of illegal logging activities in Peru for Sam, and helped with KB‘s and Aubrey‘s blogs.
  • Stay tuned for those mini-teams.
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[WorldYouth] Network of African Ypuths for Development – NGO of the month for January

Happy New Year to all at WAY! The Action Foundation (TAF) is a youth led, volunteer based, grassroots NGO in Kenya established in 2010 that aims to improve the lives of children with disabilities and their families. TAF works in low income areas with children with physical and intellectual disabilities such as Autism, Down’s syndrome, Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus and Cerebral Palsy. More information at http://inspire.nayd.org/2015/01/ngo-of-month-of-january-2015_10.html Wishing you peace, love and fulfilment in 2015 Paul Shaw NAYD steering group 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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Global Launch of action/2015 and Invitation to Join Campaign Movement

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

2015 is the year of two United Nations summits that can bend the  course of history.  One in September that will agree new goals – a new  framework for humanity – to tackle poverty, inequality and environmental destruction. The other, in December to set new climate action targets, a crucial step towards a safer planet. Action/2015 is a growing citizen’s movement of hundreds of organizations around the world coming together  to demand truly ambitious agreements on poverty, inequality and climate change in 2015. From Mali to Mexico, Senegal to Sri Lanka, Germany to Gambia together as action/2015.

Action/2015 is a movement of people who believe that 2015 can be a  pivotal year to change the future of our people and our planet. To  secure ambitious outcomes in 2015 we need a drastic upturn in the levels of public concern and action for the greatest challenges of our time –  poverty, inequality and climate change. I am writing from the  action/2015 campaign as we would like to invite you to work with our new global movement of hundreds and thousands of people to help launch a  year of action for people and planet on 15th January 2015. In Gambia, the national action/2015 coalition will be launching the campaign with series of activities; 1. National Civil Society Forum on action/2015 2. Drama Competition and Poetry Performances by Schools 3. TV Documentary 4. Press Conferences and Media Stunts Please join us in shaping YOUR future by registering your organization with the global campaign movement http://www.action2015.org/ Ibrahim Ceesay Executive Coordinator- African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC) Email: ceesaydigital@gmail.com Website: www.ayicc.net Head of Programmes- African Youth Panel (AYP) Chair: African Youth Alliance on Post2015 Email: ibrahim.ceesay@africanyouthpanel.org Website: www.africanyouthpanel.org

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Children, Youth and Environments: new papers just published To: CYE Readers <cyereaders@colorado.edu>

Children, Youth and Environments has just published a new issue, now available on: http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=chilyoutenvi It contains a special section on Greening Early Childhood Education, which continues the 2014(2) special issue on this theme, and additional papers on environmental health, sense of place, and neighborhood perceptions (see below). It also includes field reports with lessons from practice and book reviews. Children, Youth and Environments accepts fewer than 40% of submissions for publication after a double-blind peer-review process. It has readers in more than 150 countries, who last year made more than 35,000 requests for full-text downloads. Louise Chawla Fahriye Sancar Willem van Vliet— EDITORS Children, Youth and Environments Journal University of Colorado, Campus Box 314 Environmental Design Program Boulder, CO 80309-0314  USA ISSN 1546-2250

WM Greenunnamed   Children, Youth and Environments Vol. 24, No. 3, 2014 Special Section on Greening Early Childhood EducationPublished by: The Board of Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate, for the benefit of the Children, Youth and Environments Center at the University of Colorado Boulder
Acknowledgement of Reviewers
Children, Youth and Environments 2014, Vol. 24, No. 3: i-iv.

A continuation of issue 24(2)–A special issue devoted to this theme Research Articles

Children’s Physical Activity Levels and Utilization of a Traditional versus Natural Playground
Dawn P. Coe, Jennifer I. Flynn, Dana L. Wolff, Stacy N. Scott and Sean Durham
Children, Youth and Environments 2014, Vol. 24, No. 3: 1-15.
Nature Routines and Affinity with the Biosphere: A Case Study of Preschool Children in Stockholm
Giusti Matteo, Barthel Stephan and Marcus Lars
Children, Youth and Environments 2014, Vol. 24, No. 3: 16-42.
Learning about and Taking Action for the Environment
Melinda G. Miller, Julie M. Davis, Wendy Boyd and Susan Danby
Children, Youth and Environments 2014, Vol. 24, No. 3: 43-57.
Teacher and Administrator Perceptions of School Gardens in Cape Town, South Africa
Hannah Rich and Nicole M. Ardoin
Children, Youth and Environments 2014, Vol. 24, No. 3: 58-79.

A continuation of issue 24(2)–A special issue devoted to this theme A Personal Voice

Fostering Emotional Wellbeing: Personal Reflections from an Early Childhood Forest Program
Magdalena Rudkowski
Children, Youth and Environments 2014, Vol. 24, No. 3: 80-91.

A continuation of issue 24(2)–A special issue devoted to this theme Interview

An Interview with Patricia Johanson: Seeds of Creative Vision in Childhood Memories of Nature and the City
Louise Chawla
Children, Youth and Environments 2014, Vol. 24, No. 3: 92-101.

Collected Papers Research Articles

Protecting Our Children: A Scan of Canadian and International Environmental Health Best Practices
Francesca S. Cardwell, Susan J. Elliott and Eric J. Crighton
Children, Youth and Environments 2014, Vol. 24, No. 3: 102-152.
Photo-Elicitation Methods in Studies of Children’s Sense of Place
Lilly P. Briggs, Richard C. Stedman and Marianne E. Krasny
Children, Youth and Environments 2014, Vol. 24, No. 3: 153-172.
Urban South African Adolescents’ Perceptions of Their Neighborhood Socio-Economic Environments: The Birth to Twenty Plus Cohort Study
Rebecca Pradeilles, Emily K. Rousham, Shane A. Norris and Paula L. Griffiths
Children, Youth and Environments 2014, Vol. 24, No. 3: 173-200.

Collected Papers Reports from the Field

Engaging Youth in the Planning Process: Walking Reflections
Genevieve Gerke and Nick Sanyal
Children, Youth and Environments 2014, Vol. 24, No. 3: 201-212.
The Sawa World Model: Addressing Extreme Poverty through Local Solutions and Youth Empowerment
Debra Flanders Cushing
Children, Youth and Environments 2014, Vol. 24, No. 3: 213-220.
Into the Woods: Stories and Nature in Playwork Training
Philip Waters
Children, Youth and Environments 2014, Vol. 24, No. 3: 221-235.

Book Reviews

Children and Their Urban Environment: Changing Worlds by Claire Freeman and Paul Tranter
Review by: Ryan Segal and Rae Bridgman
Children, Youth and Environments 2014, Vol. 24, No. 3: 236-238.
Thinking Critically about Environments for Young Children: Bridging Theory and Practice by Lisa P. Kuh, Editor
Review by: Kerri Modry-Mandell and Leah Harrigan
Children, Youth and Environments 2014, Vol. 24, No. 3: 239-241.
Geographies of Alternative Education: Diverse Learning Spaces for Children and Young People by Peter Kraftl
Review by: Karen Malone
Children, Youth and Environments 2014, Vol. 24, No. 3: 242-244.
Nurseries: A Design Guide by Mark Dudek
Review by: Sandra Duncan
Children, Youth and Environments 2014, Vol. 24, No. 3: 245-246.
Connecting Animals and Children in Early Childhood by Patty Born Selly
Review by: Gail F. Melson
Children, Youth and Environments 2014, Vol. 24, No. 3: 247-248.
The Emotional Lives of Animals and Children: Insights from a Farm Sanctuary by William Crain
Review by: Gail F. Melson
Children, Youth and Environments 2014, Vol. 24, No. 3: 249-250.
Other Books of Note
Louise Chawla
Children, Youth and Environments 2014, Vol. 24, No. 3: 251-253.
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BYEC Youth Make Cover Page for The State of Uganda’s Population Report 2014

Dear Friends,
We at AFFCAD are overwhelmed to continuously see how US Embassy Kampala’s http://kampala.usembassy.gov/ supported Bwaise Youth Employment Centre still registers tremendous achievements at the National level. *we call it a_ life time investment*
BYEC Made cover  page for The State of Uganda’s Population Report 2014 and also an article about BYEC was published on page 53 of the report by the Uganda National Bureau of Statistics !!
Merry Christmas and Happy 2015 !
Muhammed
Kisirisa Muhammed  *Youth Employment Ambassador* Co Founder/ CEO AFFCAD-Action For Fundamental Change and Development Mobile: +256773736956, +256392859254 Skype: kisirisa     Website: www.affcad.org One Person can make a difference, together we shall bring social change,
YES WE SHALL !!!

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WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH PRESS RELEASE INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY DATE: 18th DECEMBER 2014

“Let us make migration work for the benefit of migrants and countries alike. We owe this to the millions of migrants who, through their courage, vitality and dreams, help make our societies more prosperous, resilient and diverse.”~ Ban Ki-moon Secretary-General of the United Nations ~

Immigrants are often perceived as criminals, economic burdens, security threats and even risks to public health. Negative views about immigrants shape government policy and action on immigration around the world, often resulting in limited or no protection for immigrant workers and their families.

Each year, the United Nations invites UN Member States and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations to observe International Migrants Day through the dissemination of information on the human rights and fundamental freedoms of migrants, as well as through the sharing of experiences and the design of actions to ensure their protection. International Migrants Day is commemorated annually on the 18th of December as declared by the General Assembly of United Nations on 4 December 2000 considering the large and multiplying number of migrants all over the world. The General Assembly conducted the international convention for safeguarding the rights of migrant workers and their family members on 18 December, 1990. This day is an opportunity to recognize the contributions made by millions of immigrants to the development and well-being of many countries in the world, to promote respect for the rights of immigrant workers and their families, and to highlight the issues that are of the key interest to migrants and their communities. We, at World Assembly of Youth (WAY) tackled a theme “Youth Migration: A Step from Haven” for our 13 Melaka International Youth Dialogue. This theme realized to fulfill the principal opinions of young people and to form, educate, increase awareness on the adversities and prerogatives of youth migration in the different levels of society that young people represent. We seek to help states to fulfill their responsibility to assist and protect mobile populations because migrants are more likely to be subject to hardship, human rights violations and discrimination in crisis situations. On this International Migrants Day, we encourage Governments to protect the human rights of migrants, to put human rights at the heart of migration policy and to raise awareness of the positive contributions migrants make to the economic, social and cultural lives of their host countries. Happy International Migrants! WAY Secretariat Start a New Topic     Messages in this topic

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WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH PRESS RELEASE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN SOLIDARITY DAY: ‘MOVING TOGETHER AS ONE: SOLIDARITY AS THE FOUNDATION OF THE UN DEVELOPMENT AGENDA BEYOND 2015’ DATE: 20TH DECEMBER 2014  Global challenges must be administered in a way that distributes the costs and burden fairly in accordance with basic principles of fairness and social justice. Those who suffer or who benefit least deserve assistance from those who benefit the most. The United Nations (UN) International Human Solidarity Day is annually held on the 20th of December to celebrate unity in diversity. International Human Solidarity Day highlights the importance of acting in common cause on behalf of society’s most vulnerable people. It aims to remind people on the importance of solidarity in working towards eradication of poverty. On this Day, governments are also reminded of their commitments to international agreements on the need for human solidarity as an initiative to fight against poverty. People are encouraged to debate on ways to promote solidarity and find innovative methods to help in eradicating poverty. The theme for this year is ‘Moving Together as One: Solidarity as the Foundation of the UN Development Agenda Beyond 2015’ which serves as a reminder to us about the importance of solidarity for the achievement of the international agreements on social development including programmes of action of international seminars and multilateral accords. World Assembly of Youth (WAY) has achieved several goals since the last Action Plan that was issued. In our third and present Plan of Action, we focus on recent issues affecting youth around the globe which are part of the Millennium Development Goals. There is a need to call for awareness so as to train the youth and youth leaders to work together in solidarity and make essential changes in matters affecting them. We focus on these particular issues and setting our efforts towards developing young people in helping those who needed to create a better future for the youth and everyone around the world. We can reach our shared goals if people are able to partake in the formulation and implementation of plans, policies and programmes to shape our common future. Commitments without empowerment are words without meaning. On this year International Human Solidarity Day, let us work collectively as one to end poverty and achieve a brighter tomorrow. WAY Secretariat Start a New Topic      Messages in this topic

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[WorldYout​h] Press Release: Day 5-XVI General Assembly ‘Youth Leadership in Succession​: Past and Future’

WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH PRESS RELEASE DAY 5 – XVI GENERAL ASSEMBLY ‘YOUTH LEADERSHIP IN SUCCESSION: PAST AND FUTURE DATE: 10TH DECEMBER 2014 Tirana, 11th December 2014 - HIGH representatives of different governments from all over the world, prime ministers and ministers, hundreds of delegates, observers, high representatives, high officials, formers Secretary General of WAY, Formers President of WAY, VIPs etc participated on 16th General Assembly of WAY. The theme of the General Assembly: “Youth Leadership in Succession: Past and Future” leaded their speeches and presentation into the new challenges and the importance of youth leadership-possession. Most of participants from all around the world fled back to their countries at 11th December 2014. The WAY XVI General Assembly closed on the day before, on Thursday, 10th December 2014 after three days of fruitful meetings and intensive work. The General Assembly was hosted by WAY in partnership with the Melaka State Government, Malaysia, the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth, Albania and the Albanian Youth Council. WAY Secretariat

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WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH PRESS RELEASE DAY 4 – XVI GENERAL ASSEMBLY ‘YOUTH LEADERSHIP IN SUCCESSION: PAST AND FUTURE DATE: 10TH DECEMBER 2014  Tirana, 10th December 2014 – THE XVI General Assembly of Youth closed today at the fourth day of its agenda by implementing important steps for the coming four years. During the sessions, the Assembly elected the President, Datuk Seri Ir. Idris Haron (Malaysia), the Secretary General, Ms. Ediola Pashollari (Albania) and the five Vice Presidents, respectively: Mr. Benedice Louis Sibanda (Botswana), Mr. Munkhbat Ayush (Mongolia), Mr. Preye Jerome Ketebu-Brown (Nigeria), Mr. Hussein Abdullah Mohammed Alahmed (Yemen) and Mr. Mohamed M.M. Suliman Alwane (Libya). The Assembly elected also the executive Committee Members. An important part of the event was the adoption of plan of action which consists in ten particular goals. The 10 goals set by the World Assembly of Youth for the Fourth Millennium, Plan of Action are to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education, ensure environmental sustainability, promote sustainable economic growth and employment, ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all, eradicate hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, achieve gender equality and women empowerment, promote peaceful and inclusive societies, eradicate poverty in all its forms, strengthen global partnership for development and encourage youth participation in decision making process. The plan of action was presented by Ms. Masiela Lusha, the Goodwill Ambassador of WAY. Ms. Pashollari warmly welcomed all the delegates to the closing ceremony for the 16th General Assembly.  As an Albanian, Ms. Pashollari stated that it is indeed an honor and a historic occasion for Albania to host this internationally renowned and important event of the World Assembly of Youth.  She thanked the Melaka State of Government, Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth, Albania, Albanian Youth Council, and everyone who has been part of this great event from the first day. Secretary General, Ms. Pashollari urges the youth to become proponents of a just socio-economic development order in their respective countries, regions and the world at large. “I view this assembly as a beacon of progress and the basis upon which the youth can position themselves as active and dedicated citizens of the world.  It is also pleasing to note that the World Assembly of Youth has been mobilizing young people to participate in nation-building efforts in their respective countries. The World Assembly of Youth has also been harnessing the energies and potential of the youth to overcome the social and economic challenges.  These efforts must be welcomed and encouraged, as a way of empowering the youth and making them active participants in the process of socio-economic development and the establishment of a just and humane world order” said Ms. Pashollari. Rt. Hon. Datuk Seri Ir. Idris Haron, President of World Assembly of Youth expressed a special thank to all the participants while he stated that XVI Assembly of WAY has completed a frank and rich discussion on one of the most urgent issues of our time: ‘Youth Leadership in Succession: Past and Future’. He expressed his gratitude to everyone for sharing their valuable, wise and candid thoughts during the XVI Assembly of WAY. During his welcome speech on the closing ceremony, Rt. Hon. Datuk Seri Ir. Idris Haron conveyed a strong message: “In order to assist the youth in releasing their potential and realizing their roles, we must all join hands together to tackle the issues that appear as the obstacles of the growth and betterment of the youth”. It is proud to mention that the XVI General Assembly of WAY aroused a particular interest in Albanian and foreign media.

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WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH PRESS RELEASE DAY 3 – XVI GENERAL ASSEMBLY ‘YOUTH LEADERSHIP IN SUCCESSION: PAST AND FUTURE’ DATE: 9TH DECEMBER 2014 Tirana, 9th December 2014 - A VERY busy agenda was discussed on the third day of WAY XVI General Assembly.  During the first plenary of Leadership session II, high personalities moderated on some important themes on youth and leadership. The session was opened by Mr. Edison Jakurti, President, Student Union, American University in Kosovo, who spoke on  The Role Of Student Organizations in The Society. Mr. Edison Jakurti stated that the further empowerment of student organizations can continually make positive changes while he noted that students are an integral part of the society; hence, society’s struggles are students’ struggles, as well. A very interesting speech on Youth And Trendy World was held by Mr. Mohd Zefri Ariff Mohd Zain Ariff, Secretary General of Brunei Youth Council, Brunei.  He said that socially and culturally, through good interpersonal communication many social problems could be erasable and solved. In addition, he noted that the youth must be able to balance their communication through traditional way and new technology. After that Ms. Anisa Hysesani, Lecturer, University of Tirana, Albania held a speech on a theme: ‘Youth Toward Future Or Future Towards Youth?’. In her point of view, it is very important to precisely define the role that we want to have in society and our future. She also stated that all of us need to be unanimously in favor of the ideas and actions for waking a new social spirit in our societies. Mr. Esmael Muhammad Shabbir, Founder, African Neighbourhood Initiative from Mauritius brought an interesting presentation on  ‘Youth Leadership: Bringing Minorities To The Equation’. Great Leaders have always understand and act upon the importance of minorities in the society. Understanding inter-group dynamics is essential for the Leader in order to prevent radicalisation and polarization” stated Mr. Esmael Muhammad Shabbir. Furthermore, ‘Are Leaders Only People Who Are Nominated So?’, this was the question on the speech of Ms. Ena Peeva, Project Leader, Tiverija Solar Systems on Macedonia, on which she stated her answers. It is all about having a positive influence on someone in order to achieve and accomplish a common task.  Leaders are not just people with titles, leaders are also people who during their everyday life routine, feel happy, accomplished, successful…..” said Ena Peeva. The leadership session II was ended with a very inspirational presentation held by Mr. Sunil Hasmukharay, Managing Director, Human Capital Consultants Group, Malaysia on The Legacy Youth Must Leave Behind For Next Generation. “World youth leaders must reflect on the real objectives of the national youth councils and more importantly its relevance to the currently global crisis facing the world. We must challenge leaders to shift their current approach of managing the youth. There is a great need to increase Credibility, Accountability and Transparency. My recommendation to world leaders is to inspire and empower the youth around the world to sincerely serve humanity, making it a better place for generations to come” said Mr, Sunil Hasmukharay. Then the Assembly continued its working agenda with the adoption of the Reports by Vice Presidents, Executive Committee Members, Secretary General and President. The day was continued with the last plenary session, Workshops and Commissions Meetings and it was closed with the formation of Drafting Committee.

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WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTHS PRESS RELEASE HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: ‘HUMAN RIGHTS 356’ DATE: 10 DECEMBER 2014 

“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.”

~ Nelson Mandela~

Every human being has a right to life, dignity, freedom, nationality, and region; these are just some of the rights included in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Guinness World Record holder for the most translated document. Human Day marks the anniversary of the presentation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is an opportunity to celebrate human rights and highlights issues surrounding it. Human Rights Day is commemorated every year all over the world on the 10th of December, it was first announced to be celebrated every year by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. It is celebrated at this particular date annually to honor the United Nations General Assembly for declaring the human rights universally. Human rights day was officially established in the meeting of United Nations General Assembly on 4th of December in 1950.This day  promotes awareness of human rights issues around the world and highlights the efforts of the United Nations to improve global human rights conditions. This year’s theme, Human Rights 365 encompasses the idea that every day is Human Rights Day. It celebrates the fundamental proposition in the Universal Declaration that each one of us, everywhere, at all times is entitled to the full range of human rights. Human rights belong equally to each of us and bind us together as a global community with the same ideals and values. We, at World Assembly of Youth (WAY), advance human rights and seek to create a more just world by empowering young activists from around the globe through a combination of cross cultural human rights learning workshops, volunteer services and sustained human rights activism aligned with grassroots NGOs, policy makers and other stakeholders. WAY envisions and advocates for a world where all human rights of all people are equally respected, fully protected and universally realized. Included in the mission of observing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a world where all young people regardless of nationality, ethnicity, religion, class, gender or other differences are encouraged and empowered to non-violently claim their own rights and serve as advocates for the rights of others. In order for youth to contribute to the enjoyment of human rights and the establishment of the world peace, all communities must provide the necessary means for educating youth in both practical skills and social values. World Assembly of Youth wishes you a happy Human Rights Day! WAY Secretariat  Start a New Topic    Messages in this topic

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ICYO-Youth Informatio​n Int. Peace Seminar in New Delhi

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Note: – In our  previous issue we published unedited news item. We regret for the same. Here is  full information on same news item. -  – - – - – - – - – - – - - Int.  Peace Seminar in New Delhi  International  Peace Youth Group is organizing the International Peace Seminar in New Delhi on  11 December 2014 at Mata Sundri College for Women, from 11 am to 2 pm. The theme  will be “Alliance of Religions: Dialogue for Scriptural Interpretations of  Peace. In  interfaith dialogue segment of the seminar, representatives of various religions  will speak including Hindu, Isam, Sikh, Jain, Buddhism, and  Christianity. The  seminar will be address by Mr Lee, Chairman Int. Peace Youth Group, Dr A P J  Abdul Kalam, Former President of India. The  Peace Agreement will sign during the event. For  participation please do write to northbusan@ipyg.org ——– 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 Email: icyoindia@gmail.com  www.icyo.in Indian Committee of Youth Organizations  (ICYO) is the 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. 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).

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African Youth Panel Report and TV Documentar​y on the African Youth Charter

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Please see link to the documentary on the African Youth Charter http://youtu.be/Jg_oJRGM9qo produced by the African Youth Panel (AYP) www.africanyouthpanel.org as part of our continental advocacy on the African Youth Charter (AYC). Please find attached also, the AYP activity report 2012-2014
Ibrahim Ceesay Head of Programmes- African Youth Panel (AYP) Chair- African Youth Alliance on Post-2015 (AYAP) Email: ibrahim.ceesay@africanyouthpanel.org Website: www.africanyouthpanel.org4 Kanifing Industrial Estate, Julbrew Road P.O BOX 2545 Serre Kunda KMC-The Gambia Tel: +220 9932685 or 7675977 Skype:ceesaydelight
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg_oJRGM9qo#t=15 — 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

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WM UN YouthLogogo  ICYO-Youth Informatio​n Population Stabilizat​ion in India

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Population  Stabilization

The percentage decadal growth rate of the country has  declined significantly from 21.5% for the period 1991-2001 to 17.7% during  2001-2011. The State/UT-wise details are given below:-  Statement  1: Decadal change of population by residence :  1991-2001  -2001-2011

 CODE    INDIA/STATE/UNION       TERRITORY#

DECADAL GROWTH RATE

TOTAL                        RURAL   URBAN                   1991-01         2001-11            1991-01             2001-11     1991-01       2001-11       

1 3

4

5

6

7

8

9

INDIA

21.5

17.7

19.2

12.3

32.6

31.8

01 JAMMU & KASHMIR

29.4

28.6

20.7

19.4

40.5

38.4

02 HIMACHAL PRADESH

17.5

12.9

18.1

12.7

32.6

15.6

03 PUNJAB

20.1

13.9

12.7

7.8

37.9

25.9

04 CHANDIGARH#

40.3

17.2

39.2

-68.5

40.4

27.0

05 UTTARAKHAND

20.4

18.8

16.5

11.5

33.4

39.9

06 HARAYANA

28.4

19.9

21.1

9.8

50.8

44.6

07 NCT OF DELHI#

47.0

21.2

-0.5

-55.6

52.3

26.8

08 RAJASTHAN

28.4

21.3

27.6

19.0

31.3

29.0

09 UTTAR PRADESH

25.8

20.2

24.1

18.0

33.0

28.8

10 BIHAR

28.6

25.4

28.5

24.3

29.4

35.4

11 SIKKIM

33.1

12.9

30.2

-5.0

61.8

156.5

12 ARUNACHAL PRADESH

27.0

26.0

15.4

22.6

106.0

39.3

13 NAGALAND

64.5

-0.6

64.5

-14.6

64.6

66.6

14 MANIPUR

24.9

24.5

29.0

17.7

13.9

44.8

15 MIZORAM

28.8

23.5

20.4

17.4

38.7

29.7

16 TRIPURA

16.0

14.8

13.6

2.2

29.4

76.2

17 MEGHALAYA

30.7

27.9

29.1

27.2

37.6

31.1

18 ASSAM

18.9

17.1

16.5

15.5

38.2

31.1

19 WEST BENGAL

17.8

13.8

17.0

7.7

19.9

29.7

20 JHARKHAND

23.4

22.4

21.8

19.6

29.1

32.4

21 ODISHA

16.3

14.0

14.1

11.8

30.3

26.9

22 CHHATTISGARH

18.3

22.6

14.4

17.8

36.6

41.8

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Health  Programmes for School Children  There are no  nationally representative data on time trends of incidence of obesity, diabetes  and hypertension in children. State/UT-wise data are not available. However, as  per the reports of few cross sectional studies, prevalence of childhood obesity  appears to be increasing in India. In an Indian  Council of Medical Research (ICMR) sponsored study, conducted among 24000 school  children in South India the proportion of overweight children increased from  4.94% of the total children in 2003 to6.57% in 2005. Prevalence of incident  hypertension in normal weight, overweight and obese group of children was 10.1%,  17.34% and 18.32% respectively. The Government  of India under National Health Mission has launched RastriyaBalSwasthyaKaryakram  (RBSK) in February, 2013 in order to improve the overall quality of life of  children and provide comprehensive care to all the children in the community  including school children. This programme involves screening of children from  birth to 18 years of age for four Ds – Defects at birth, Diseases, Deficiencies  and Development delays including disabilities. Children diagnosed with  identified health conditions will receive follow-up care including early  intervention services at the district level including surgeries at tertiary  level, free of cost under National Health Mission. Child Health  Screening and Early Intervention Services cover 30 common health conditions for  early detection and free treatment and management. The child health screening  services are built on the existing school health services and are provided  through dedicated mobile health teams placed in every block. The block level  dedicated mobile medical health teams comprise of four health personnel viz. two  AYUSH doctors (One Male, One Female), ANM/ SN, and a Pharmacist. The teams  carries out screening of all the children in the age group 0 – 6 years enrolled  at Anganwadi centres atleast twice a year besides screening of all children  enrolled in Government and Government aided schools. The new-borns are screened  for birth defects in health facilities where deliveries take place and during  the home visit by ASHA. At present,  there are 6815 RBSK mobile teams and 7.99 crore children were screened and 43.1  lakh children were referred during the financial year 2013-14. A total of Rs.  1176.37 crores were allocated during 2013-14 for implementation of this  programme. As per  Ministry of Human Resources and Development, The JawaharNavodayaVidyalayas and  KendriyaVidyalayas which are under the administrative control of Government of  India provide for a staff nurse on the school premises to handle medical  emergency including administering first aid. These schools also provide for  services of a doctor on part time basis. The Guidelines issued to States/ UTs  emphasize the safety and security aspect of children. In addition, the Mid Day  Meal(MDM) Guidelines also envisage that children studying in Government and  Government aided schools are to be covered under RashtriyaBalSwasthyaKaryakram  (RBSK) in convergence with the National Health Mission. The children are  screened by the medical teams of the State Health Department on half-yearly  basis. Under RBSK, height and weight of the children is also measured by the  medical team. The Health  Minister, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the LokSabha on  5th December 2014.

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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 Email: icyoindia@gmail.com  www.icyo.in

=-= Indian Committee of Youth Organizations  (ICYO) is the 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.

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).

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WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH PRESS RELEASE INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT:PEOPLE’S PARTICIPATION. MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN, VOLUNTEER!’ DATE: 05 DECEMBER 2014

“On this International Volunteer Day, let us be inspired by the many individuals who selflessly serve others, and let us resolve to do our part to contribute, freely and proactively, to change conditions now towards a better future for all.” ~Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon~ 

Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens and creating opportunities for participation. Through volunteerism, young people develop their skills, expand their social network and contribute in the betterment of their society. International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development is celebrated every year all around the world on the 5th of December. It was firstly declared and approved by the United Nations General Assembly on 17th December 1985. Since then, this day was commemorated annually to promote the awareness and appreciate the efforts of individual volunteers as well as volunteer organizations. It aims to recognize the commitment of volunteers in order to get people informed about the results of volunteering on the continuous human development. The theme for this year’s International Day for Economic and Social Development is, “People’s Participation. Make Change Happen, Volunteer”. It highlights the contribution of volunteers in engaging people from the grass-roots in the decision-making processes, ultimately creating space for participation that leads to stronger governance, social cohesion, peace and sustainable development. World Assembly of Youth (WAY) collaborating with other organizations work in providing an opportunity for volunteers to contribute in the economic and social development of their communities. WAY aspires youth volunteerism by supporting young people to partake in collective services and contributes to the betterment of the society. We have inaugurated a volunteers program in which we seek to foster a dedicated and initiative group of young people, willing to assist in WAY programmes and events. In this day, we would like to urge all stakeholders to join us in acknowledging and enhancing young people’s participation, engagement and voice through volunteerism in implementing development strategies and shaping the world we want. Happy International Volunteer Day! WAY Secretariat WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH

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ICYOYouth  Information Newsletter

Indian  Committee of Youth Organizations

Platform of Youth Organizations in India

India’s  largest network of urban and rural youth 

Delhi  Declaration’ at closing of PPD International Conference focuses on Youth to  harness Demographic Dividend  Mr.  S. Y. Naik, State Minister of Health & Family Welfare, chaired the closing  session of the 11th International Inter-ministerial Conference on Population and  Development being organized by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare along  with the Partners in Population and Development (PPD), on 26th November 2014 in New Delhi. The Delhi Declaration was passed at the end of the  two-day international conference which saw participation of Health Ministers and  senior officers from 26 member countries of PPD. The  Delhi Declaration emphasizes the importance of demographic dividend as a  critical window of opportunity for improving equitable population, health and  socioeconomic outcomes, with a focus on investments and appropriate alignment of  national legislation, policies and resource allocation for adolescents and  youth, as well as older people. The  26 member countries have committed to develop comprehensive, multi-sectoral  plans to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls and ending  gender inequality and discrimination in laws (formal and customary) and in  policies. Recognize the importance of sexual and reproductive, maternal, child  and adolescent health services, as well as the importance of engaging men and  boys, as entry points to address violence against women and girls. Earlier  on 25th November 2014, Mr J P Nadda, Minister of Health & Family Welfare inaugurated Conference. Also  present at the inaugural session were Mr. Wang Pei’an, Vice Minister, National  Health and Family Planning Commission, China; Mr. Ridha Gataa, President  Director General, National Board of Family and Population, Tunisia; Dr.  Josephine Kibaru Mbae, Secretary and Director General, National Council for  Population and Development, Kenya; Ms Kate Gilmore, UNFPA; Mr. Joe Thomas, Ex.  Director, PPD; Mr Lov Verma, Secretary (H&FW) and senior officials from the  Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. In  his inaugural address, the Health Minister said that the theme of “South-South  Cooperation for investing for demographic dividend in the post ICPD / MDG  frameworks”, has come at a critical time, focusing on the ways and means to  harness the demographic dividend within the member countries.

The number of young people in the world  (between 15 to 24 years) has grown rapidly in the recent decades, he said.  Adolescents in India constitute about 21% of the population. The huge potential  of this large group, the Minister stated can be harnessed with policies and  programmes targeted to their health and wellbeing. Speaking  at the inauguration, Shri Lov Verma, Secretary (H&FW) said that it is time  to invest more in the youth to harness their energy and to make them partners in  the development process. The Conference will provide an  opportunity to the member countries to chart policies that will nurture and  guide the youth; to provide them an agency for growth and development, he  said.

During  the conference, the new series of Lancet on Violence against women and girls was  also release.

India,  Nepal sign MoUs on youth exchange India  and Nepal on signed a number of memorandums of understandings (MoUs) and  agreements, including on youth exchange on 25th November 2014 in the  presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart Sushil  Koirala. Prime  Minister Modi is in Nepal to attend the South Asian Association for Regional  Cooperation (SAARC) Summit. The  MoU, pertaining to youth exchange, was signed between Nepal Ministry of Youth  and Sports Dipendra Nath Sharma and Rae.

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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 550 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).

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End Violence & Sexual Abuse of  Women and  Children ICYO-Youth Informatio​n News of Violence & Sexual Abuse/Traf​ficking of Women and Children. ICYO E-New  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)

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Crimes  Against Women and Children in Delhi and NCR  As  per information provided by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) there has  been rise in number of registered cases of crimes against women and children in  Delhi and NCR in recent times. In  NCT Delhi, there has been a spurt in rape cases from 706 in 2012 to more than  double at 1636 last year while cases of assault on women with intent to outrage  her modesty have spiked five times, from 727 to 3515 and total registered Crimes  against Women have more than doubled from 5920 to 12853 cases during the same  periods. In Delhi and NCR while total registered Crimes against Women rose from  11419 in 2011 to 12288, the figure nearly doubled last year at 21887. There  are various reasons (societal, economic etc.) for rise in crimes against women  and children. The spurt in registration of cases in 2013 can be attributed to  enactment of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 whereby non-registration of  cases by police u/s 166A of IPC has been designated as criminal offence. The  President of India on April 02, 2013 has consented to the Criminal Law  (Amendment) Act 2013, which has come into force since 3rd Feb, 2013 on crimes  against women. It has enhanced punishment for crimes like rape, sexual  harassment, stalking, voyeurism, acid attacks, indecent gestures like words and  inappropriate touch etc. The new laws have provisions for increased sentence for  rape convicts, including life-term and death sentence, besides providing for  stringent punishment for offences such as acid attacks, stalking and voyeurism.  The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, that has come  into effect from November 14, 2012, is a special law to protect children from  sexual abuse and exploitation. The  Ministry of Home Affairs has sanctioned a total of Rs. 321.69 crore out of the  Nirbhaya Fund to implement emergency response system to attend calls from women  in distress and provide them immediate assistance. The  Ministry of Home Affairs has adopted a multi-pronged strategy to counter human  trafficking. In pursuance of this objective, Ministry of Home Affairs has  established a total number of 225 Anti-Human Trafficking Units (AHTUs) in  various districts of the country. To  create a mechanism for tracking ‘missing’ and ‘found’ children, the Ministry of  Women and Child Development has developed a national portal called ‘TrackChild’  which has data on ‘missing’ and ‘found’ children. This  was stated by Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written  reply to Shri Baishnab Parida in the Rajya Sabha on 26th November  2014. 33%  of human trafficking victims are children: UN United  Nations, 25/11/2014 – The global report on Trafficking in Persons, released by  the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna on Monday, says  one in three known victims of human trafficking is a child, and girls and women  are particularly targeted and forced into “modern  slavery”. “There  is no place in the world where children, women and men are safe from human  trafficking,” said UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov. “Official  data reported to UNODC by national authorities represent only what has been  detected. It is very clear that the scale of modern-day slavery is far worse,”  he added. The  situation is particularly bad for girls and women. According to the report,  girls make up two out of every three child victims. And together with women,  they account for 70 per cent of overall trafficking victims worldwide. Child  trafficking a $343 billion trade in India The National Crime  Records Bureau says a girl gets trafficked once every eight minutes in India.  The money generated through the sex trade stands at a whopping $343 billion a  year. This month, the  United Nations is acknowledging the challenges presented by this human rights  issue. Universal Children’s Day is November 20, a day set aside to promote the  welfare of the world’s children. Though long in practice, the issue of human  trafficking has taken center stage in India and Nepal. Through the  observance, they’re encouraging communities to be vigilant, noting that as  children grow and change, they require different levels of  protection. International Needs  has been active on that front already. The ministry’s  president Rody Rodeheaver explains,  “According to the information that we’ve been given from various sources, the  West Bengal district accounts for about 78% of the trafficking that goes on in  India regarding children.” The numbers come  with baggage. “West Bengal district is very poor, very rural, and there is a lot  of illiteracy. When you put all of those things together, it adds up to creating  some vulnerabilities that increase the activity of human  trafficking.” Rodeheaver goes on  to say that slavers use West Bengal as a catchment area. It was a good place to  set up International Needs’ response to the trafficking problem. “We have been  doing, for a number of years, a group home, which has reached out to young girls  who have either been on the verge of being trafficked or who have been rescued  from trafficking, and others who have been rescued from  abuse.” Prasanna and Arpana  Khaling are the directors of International Needs in Siliguri, India. In 2000,  the Khalings opened the Sano Diyo home for girls that were at-risk or abandoned.  Now at nearly 40 girls, they’ve seen a need for prevention. “What God has laid  on their heart at this point in time is to reach out beyond just the walls of  Sano Diyo and to begin to reach into the villages to provide child  sponsorships.” Surrounding  villages are filled with poverty. Children often don’t have any food, and they  are not able to attend school because their parents simply cannot afford it.  International Needs can help. Rodeheaver says, “With those child sponsorships  comes an education, but also our staff are providing preventive information and  training to help these young girls avoid the child trafficking  opportunities. How is a  sponsorship an effective tool against trafficking? “When we’re working with a  child in sponsorship, we’re establishing a relationship with that child and with  the family. Part of that relationship is to begin to give these young people the  message of the Gospel.” These children have a different understanding of their  worth because they have hope and the knowledge that they are  loved. Hope stands as a  light in the darkness. It’s an apt metaphor for the spiritual battle Sano Diyo  (which means Little Lighthouse) is in. It takes a few minutes and a few dollars  to make an 8-minute difference in a child’s life. Click here for more. (Source:  MNN) 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 / 26198423 Emailicyoindia@gmail.com Web:  www.icyo.in

 

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Zambia Youth

Greetings
I will be going to Zambia on September 26th and spending 60+ days visiting our community forests across Zambia. I will be doing environmental education, distributing tree seeds for this years planting season and discussing the greater need to use trees to promote  Climate Smart Agriculture.
As our community forests are located all across Zambia it would be an ideal time to launch the youth program in Zambia
Cheers
Garry
Garry Brooks
African Community Project
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Canada
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You are receiving this message because you’re a member of the community >  Youth & Climate-Smart Agriculture. > > View this contribution on the web site https://dgroups.org/_/6yjh0zft > > > A reply to this message will be sent to all members of Youth & Climate-Smart > Agriculture. > To reply to sender, send a message to africancommunityproject@gmail.com.Ntiokam,Divine Global Youth Digital Advocate Post-2015 and MY World 2015 Tel:+23773359810 Skype ID:ntiokam.divine http://blog.myworld2015.org http://csayouthnetwork.wordpress.com/

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ICYOYouth Information Newsletter

Indian  Committee of Youth Organizations

Platform  of Youth Organizations in India

India’s  largest network of urban and rural youth 

Conference  on population, development focus on Youth/ Adolescents Maximizing  the potential of adolescents which is almost 21 & of the country’s total  population and translating them into a demographic dividend by putting into  place more strengthened policies are issues that India will look at during a  two-day international conference. India  is hosting 11th International Inter-Ministerial Conference on Population &  Development in Delhi on November 25-26, 2014 and organizes by ‘Partner in  Population and Development (PPD)’ with the Ministry of Health and Family  Welfare, to promote south-south for investing in Youth for demographic dividend  in the post ICPD/MDG frameworks. Mrs  Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs of India will be the chief guest and  Mr. J.P Nadda, Minister of Health and Family Welfare will the chair the  conference. The  organizers believe that it will help in promoting healthy lives for Adolescents  and provide a platform to share evidence with senior level policy makers from 26  developing countries and other stakeholders for decision making on strategic and  urgent investments in Youth and second demographic  dividends. The  event will also witness the launch of the Lancet Series on violence against  women and girls. North-East:  India’s Pride The  relationship between people from North-East India living in Delhi and others  living in Delhi is losing social bond. Youth living in Delhi look into matter a  burning issue for future and decided to start get-to-gather of these people to  bring harmony. Keeping in this in mind NYP, ICYO other youth organizations  decided to organize the festival called ‘North-East: India’s Pride’ on 10  January 2015 in Delhi. Many rounds preparatory meetings held for preparation.  Those are interested please write to icyoindia@gmail.com Engage  Youth Constructively There  is a need for civil society to engage the youth in constructive dialogues and  civil service movements, which will give a positive solution for future  problems, said Justice Gnanaprakasam, former judge, Madras High Court. He was  speaking at the national convention on ‘Climate change for peace and harmony’  conducted by Service Civil International India at the Natesan Institute of  Cooperative Studies, attended by about 160 delegates. Youth volunteers clean 500-year-old Sevasi Vav Vadodra-based  wildlife NGO joined hands with an Ahmedabad-based NGO to clean Sevasi Vav. The  volunteers from Historical and Cultural Research Centre (HCRC), Ahmedabad  visited Sevasi Vav and cleaned the site along with residents and volunteers from  city-based NGO Canine Group Association (CGA) on 21st November.  (TNN) Kendriy  Arya Yuvak Parishad: 36th Annual Conference Kendriy Arya Yuvak  Parishad (Central Arya Youth Coucil) will organize it 36th Annual  Conference ‘ Akhil Bharatiya Arya Mahasammelaan on 24-26 January 2015 in New  Delhi. The venue will be the Kamal Park, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi 119928.  For more information write to Shri Anil Arya, National President at aryayouthn@gmail.com or dkbhagat@gmail.com                                                                                           

 

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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 550 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).

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Dear GGCA Members, Below is an opportunity to nominate a CSO speaker for a UN event launching the International Decade for People of African Descent to be held December 10th in New York.  Do you know someone that would be a great candidate?  Simply follow the instructions below. Kind regards, Cara Beasley | Coordinator | Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) e: cara@gender-climate.org | s: cara.beasley | t: @GGCA_gender | w: http://www.gender-climate.org
[youth] Fwd: [GGCA] Call for nomination​s: Civil society speaker in UN event to launch Internatio​nal Decade for People of African Descent

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 CARMMA Week Commemorat​ion 24 – 28 November, 2014

Good morning dear colleague/friend,
I hope this mail meets you well. The African Union Commission will be commemorating the Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal, Newborn and Child Mortality in Africa (CARMMA) Week, starting today Monday 24th November  to Friday 28th November, 2014.
This year, the CARMMA Week commemoration is themed “Accountability for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health….. Lives and not just Numbers”. The main highlight of the week’s activities is the launch of a ground breaking African online data platform called African Health Stats – www.africanhealthstats.org. The platform is a great enabler. It shares information in a handy way; information not normally accessible to African politicians and their advisers, or to health advocates, journalists and the wider African public.
I have attached an Advocacy Guide (in English and French) for the CARMMA Week Commemoration. Therein, you will find social media updates which we have put together for you to help post on your platforms all through this week. We would also appreciate it if you can share this with your networks and get them involved in the week’s activities and also spread the word on the launch of the African health Stats.
It is our hope that the African Health Stats will be to the African Union, what the Human Development Index is to the United Nations and we cannot do this without your help.
I look forward to seeing you online tweeting, sending out facebook updates, etc :) ….. The hashtag is #CARMMAWeek
Thank you……… Africa Cares, No Woman should Die while Giving Life
Kind regards,
Kenneth 
Don’t hide your strategy under a bushel. Communicate it throughout your company. It’s better today to disclose too much that too little. - Joel E. Ross
On Friday, January 18, 2013 5:02 PM, Keneth Ehouzou <kehouzou@unfpa.org> wrote:
Dear colleagues,
Greetings and compliments of the season, in late November 2012, we had the pleasure of organizing a consultative meeting with young people from around the continent on the UNFPA Africa Youth and Adolescent Strategy,  the engagement of young people in CARMMA (the Campaign for Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa) through social media and we also held an open discussion between the ED and young people attending the consultation. This was a week of great exchange of ideas, innovative proposal and suggestions, actions came out to move the agenda forward and this by young people themselves.
One of the main outcomes of this meeting was the #Y4CARMMA Campaign – it holds two meanings, essentially ‘youth for CARMMA’ and ‘why CARMMA”. The online platforms established for the Campaign went ‘live’ on January 1st 2013.
The Campaign has four main objectives;
  1. Educating young people on CARMMA (and CARMMA related issues),
  2. Mobilizing young people to access sexual and reproductive services, including demand generation for services and the capacity building of health providers to provide ‘youth friendly’ services,
  3. Hold Leaders accountable to commitments they have made surrounding CARMMA,
  4. Collect strategic information and invest in research to understand vulnerabilities of women and girls, documenting successes.
Over the life time of the Campaign (2013 and 2014) it is envisaged that the platforms will be updated with content such as picture series, articles, video loops, video skits, infographs, polls, petitions, surveys, data mapping, tweet action and personal stories/testimonies from the entire continent with a monthly focus on each of the African COs.  At national level we encourage to hold national dialogue and outreach programme in support of the campaign for young people.
Please show your support by following the #Y4CAMRMA Campaign by doing the following (depending on what social network platforms you are on); we will be in touch with each COs to collect data, videos, content and images that will help drive the campaign. Please do not hesitate to share with us articles, newsletter etc to youth4carmma@gmail.com and copy Keneth Ehouzou (kehouzou@unf.aorg) .  The UNFPA High Level Events on CARMMA as a side events of the AU Heads of States Summit in January 27th 2013 will feature on the website and you are welcome to tweet and exchange your point of view on the various engagement, commitments and recommendations Heads of States and Partners will make to intensity their support to CARMMA.
  1. Visit the Website – www.y4carmma.org
  2. Like the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/Youth4CARMMA
  3. Follow Y4CARMMA on Twitter - https://twitter.com/Y4CARMMA
  4. Follow the group on Google Plus – @Y4CARMMA on Google+
Please forward this email to anyone you think might be interested, especially young people.
Attached is a copy of the consultation report for your information (it gives a great ideas of the actions that will be implemented throughout out the year) and also a copy of the Y4CARMMA launch message
Thank you and Kind Regards,
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Keneth Ehouzou
Programme Analyst
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Africa Regional Office
7 Naivasha Road, Private Bag x44
Sunninghill 2157
Johannesburg, South Africa
Skype: kenehou
The United Nations Population Fund: Delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. http://www.unfpa.org

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AGRICULTURE, BIOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (ICABES’14)Website: http://iaast.org/2014/12/09/48GOI PEACE FOUNDATION FORUM 2014 “TOWARD A NEW HEART-BASED CIVILIZATION”Website: http://www.goipeace.or.jp/english/activities/lectures/lectures1411_01.htmlISF 2014, 2nd INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC FORUMWebsite:  www.isforum.us / http://isforum.us/INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EARTH, ENVIRONMENT AND LIFE SCIENCES (EELS-2014) Website: http://www.iicbe.org/2014/12/24/537TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCHWebsite: http://www.icer14.jerad.orgELEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENTAL, CULTURAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY Website: http://onsustainability.com/copenhagen-20157th WORLD CONFERENCE ON EDUCATIONAL SCIENCESWebsite: www.wces.info
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Website: http://www.hpair.org/ THE 2015 SOCIAL FORUM Website : http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Poverty/SForum/Pages/SForumIndex.aspx

6th ANNUAL WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP AND EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE

Website: http://www.wleconference.org/ IAPSS EVENTS: GLOBAL POLITICAL SCIENCE GATHERINGS Website: www.iapssworldcongress.org 7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE: IMPACTS AND RESPONSES Website: http://on-climate.com/the-conference-2015

HUMANITY IN ACTION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS

Website: http://www.humanityinaction.org/pages/91-call-for-applications

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT YOUTH FORUM 2015

Website: http://www.mladiinfo.eu/2014/11/18/international-development-youth-forum-2015/#ixzz3K94sYltj 14TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MOBILITY AND TRANSPORT FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED PERSONS Website: http://www.transed2015.com GLOBAL FORUM ON RESEARCH AND INNOVATION FOR HEALTH Website: www.forum2015.org 8th WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CONGRESS (WEEC): PLANET AND PEOPLE Website: http://weec2015.org/ WORLD CONFERENCE ON SCİENCE AND MATHEMATİCS EDUCATION Website: www.sci-math.org

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WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH                                                                                PRESS RELEASE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN DATE: 25 NOVEMBER 2014 Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread violations of human rights. Young women around the globe possess the collective power to change their lives, their communities and the world we live in. As they face daily challenges, young women are continually developing innovative, effective ways to improve their lives by bringing together their knowledge and creativity. Thus, it is undeniable that women are leading change. The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is observed each year on the 25th of November, an occasion for governments, international organizations and non-governmental organizations to raise public awareness in stopping violence against women. As we celebrate the United Nations observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women, it gives us a chance to focus our fight against gender-based violence in all its forms. It calls upon us to raise public awareness of this global scourge and to ensure that wherever it occurs, it will be met with global condemnation. Understanding that investing in young women’s leadership is essential to social change, we, at World Assembly of Youth, empower young women to lead change and support the development of young women’s skills that will enable them to manage and take control on the issues which concern them. This provides engaging and dynamic activities that motivate young women to believe in their abilities, to catalyze change and to mobilize others to do the same. In our efforts, the 9th Melaka International Youth Dialogue (MIYD), ‘Youth and Gender Equality’ was one of our successful events, selected in the realization of the need to educate, increase awareness and promote gender equality among youth. Today, let us recall that action to eliminate violence against women as the responsibility of all, including the United Nations family, Member States, civil society and individual woman and man. This day gives us an opportunity to start building a new Millennium that is free from violence against women and girls; an age in which all humanity know that when it comes to violence against women, there are no grounds for tolerance and no acceptable excuses. Therefore, we, at WAY, urge all to contribute your efforts so that we could challenge discrimination and impunity as well as put a stop to the mind sets and customs that encourage, ignore or tolerate the global disgrace of violence against women and girls. HAPPY INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!

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PRESS RELEASE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR TOLERANCE  DATE: 16Th NOVEMBER 2014  “On this International Day of Tolerance, I call on all people and governments to actively combat fear, hatred and extremism with dialogue, understanding and mutual respect. Let us advance against the forces of division and unite for our shared future. “

-UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 

Tolerance is the foundation for mutual respect among people and communities, and is vital for building a single global society around shared values.  It is a virtue and a quality, above all, an act of reaching out to others and seeing the strength in differences not barriers, opportunity in diversity not opposition, and an undivided invitation for dialogue and understanding. The International Day for Tolerance is a time for people to commemorate and recognize the importance of respecting the rights and beliefs of others. It is also an opportunity to reaffirm their commitment to work for the recognition and protection of human rights and raise awareness on the negative effects of intolerance. The United Nations (UN) International Day for Tolerance is annually observed on the 16th of November to educate and remind people about the need for tolerance and its importance in the society. We, at World Assembly of Youth, believe that tolerance cannot be taken for granted.  It has to be taught, nurtured and communicated.  Education, whether formal, informal or non-formal, should seek to avoid any atom of intolerance that may affect the state of youth understanding. A deliberate action is suggested to ensure that no youth should be found suffering the consequences of not being tolerated. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect. In support, we strongly urge the youth and youth leaders to protect people from discrimination and to encourage tolerance for all regardless of nationality, religion, language, race, sexuality or any other distinct characteristics that obscures our common humanity. On this International Day of Tolerance, let us recommit to dialogue and establish a mutual understanding among all peoples and communities especially youth, and let us focus our minds and hearts on those who face discrimination and marginalization. A single humanity means living together and working together on the basis of communal respect for the great wealth of human diversity. -END- WAY Secretariat

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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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AFRICAN YOUTH DAY 2014

African Youth Day is marked every 1st November. The Network of African Youths for Development (NAYD)  as an organization that brings young people together for sustainable development wishes to recognize the importance of this day in shaping the present and indeed the future of Africa. Further NAYD appreciates the efforts of the African Union in putting forward the agenda of the youth and putting efforts in including the youth in formulation of this agenda. As per the theme of the African Youth Day this year, Delivering on the Potential of Africa’s Young Women, NAYD stands for a society that is all inclusive and which allows young people regardless of their gender to thrive and use their potential to engage in community projects that fosters development in Africa. NAYD calls for all the organizations working in Africa to recognize and put in place measures that will foster an environment that allows young people to work without gender-based or other forms of discrimination. It is indeed a timely theme with the Chibok Girls still being held hostage. It is sad that we seek to deliver, invest and let the potential of the young African woman thrive yet there are groups that continue to hinder and render useless the efforts that development actors are making. NAYD, among other organizations and individuals, has been vocal in calling out for the release of these girls. This is not the time to forget them and definitely not the time to ‘move on’. By silence we are setting precedents upon which (near)future actions will be based. As such NAYD calls upon the AU, the Nigerian Government and the International Community to take more action and #BringBackOurGirls. As the year turns for the African Youth, NAYD reaffirms its commitment to the realization of the UN led MDGs and the Post-2015 based SDGs to see that Africa realizes it’s full potential, that people still living in abject poverty escape the poverty trap, that the activities driving development take place within the planetary limits with minimal strain on the environment and that Africa gains a standing in the global village which is not Aid-based rather of a mutual exchange with other countries. NAYD contributes to these efforts in different ways one of which is by taking the development agenda offline to the community through Country Coordinators(CCs). They are charged with the task of connecting and availing relevant information to all the youth-led CBOs and NGOs working at the community level in different projects to bring development. It is no coincidence then that the elections of NAYD ‘s Country Officers for the next 2 years kicks off today, the 1st of November, the same day we celebrate the young African person. NAYD hopes to partner with vibrant organizations to reach the people at the grassroots because until everybody is part of the change then change will not have enough momentum to drive Africa from a ‘developing’ continent to a self sustaining continent. Finally, NAYD calls upon the AU and the African governments to show more inclusive approach by including the youth in policy formulation and implementation. The African youth has spoken and said ‘Nothing about us without us’ The time to call the African youth to the drawing table is now. Further NAYD calls upon the youth to be proactive, to seek to address the challenges in their community, to build local, regional and international networks that will create channels for a ripple effect that will galvanize development projects in Africa.

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WorldYout​h]  Exclusive invite to CAAYE Summit 2014, 16-19 Nov, Brunei
  Subject: Exclusive invite to CAAYE Summit 2014, 16-19 Nov, Brunei
Greetings Ediola
It was a pleasure to meet you at the CYFI event today.
Appreciate if you can share with your team and your network for the event below.
You are cordially invited to attend the 3rd Commonwealth Asia Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (CAAYE) Summit on 16-19 November in Brunei.
The annual CAAYE Summit is expected to bring together young entrepreneurs from 8 Commonwealth Asia countries, invitee country and other nations to network, build business linkages, conduct field visits, and participate in skills and capacity building sessions.  The winner for 2014 CAAYE Challenge will also be announced there.
The specific focus of the 2014 CAAYE Summit will be to share best practices around the central theme “innovate with purpose”, to build a more sustainable and socially responsible youth entrepreneur ecosystem.
The delegates will jointly prepare a final communique’ articulating their commitments and recommendations, which will be submitted to Member Governments through the Commonwealth Secretariat.
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 Program highlights as follows:
15 Nov 2014: Arrival of CAAYE reps 16 Nov 2014: Arrival of Delegates / Leadership Assembly (CAAYE reps) + Official Opening Dinner (officiate by Deputy Minister of Youth, Culture & Sports Brunei) 17 Nov 2014: Full Day Summit + B2B Meetings + Evening free & easy 18 Nov 2014: City Tour + Corporate Visits (delegates) / Leadership Assembly (CAAYE Reps) + Gala Dinner (hosted by Ministry of Industry & Primary Resources, Brunei) 19 Nov 2014: Departure of Delegates Local hospitality (meals, transport, airport transfer) are provided for CAAYE member countries, G20 YEA and ACYEA members.
For others, the host is only charging a minimal registration fee of USD100 to cover the cost of meals and transport.
All delegates to cover own flight, accommodation, visa cost.
**Hotel booking is via the registration form.  Kindly contact the host -YEAB team – should you need assistance for visa application.
 Be quick as seats are limited.
For latest program and info, visit http://www.caayesummit.com
 NOTE: Delegates expected to arrive before 5pm on Sunday 16 November and depart on 19 November 2014
 About CAAYE
CAAYE was formed in Nov 2011 comprising of member organizations from 8 Commonwealth Asia countries (Brunei, Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Singapore, Pakistan, Sri Lanka). Today the alliance has grown to include Nepal as an observer state. Supported and endorsed by the Commonwealth Secretariat, the CAAYE members have collectively adopted a Charter to raise awareness and support the promotion of Youth Entrepreneurship Culture and Policies in the region.
In just 3 years, CAAYE has grown to be recognized as one of the Best Practice Network at the Commonwealth level.  Over the years, CAAYE reps have been invited to present on youth entrepreneurship at the United Nations Small Islands Developing State (UN SIDS) Youth Forum in Samoa, G20 Young Entrepreneur Alliance Summit in Australia, Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting in PNG, Commonwealth Business Forum in Colombo and many other high profile events.
 Look forward to meet you in Brunei.
Best Regards,
Nurul-Huda Mohamed Afandi
2014 CAAYE President
2014 JCI PJ Immediate Past President
Whatsapp: 012-3112559
For more info about Commonwealth Asia Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (CAAYE), visit http://www.caaye.com

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PRESS RELEASE WORLD SCIENCE DAY FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT: ‘PROMOTING QUALITY SCIENCE EDUCATION: ENSURING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR ALL’ DATE: 10 NOVEMBER 2014 World Science Day for Peace and Development (WSDPD) is an annual event celebrated worldwide every 10th of November since its establishment by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2001. It was initially proposed at the World’s Scientific Conference in Budapest in 1999 in order to draw the attention to the need of a relation between science and society. The rationale of celebrating a WSDPD is based on the realization of the important roles that both science and scientists have in the sustainable societies. WSDPD aims to renew the national as well as the international commitment to science for peace and development and to stress the responsible use of science for the benefit of society. Besides, the WSDPD also aspires in raising public awareness on the significance of science and bridging the gap between science and societies. In this sense, a WSDPD would offer an opportunity to show the general public the relevance of science in their lives and to engage them in discussions. Such a venture would also bring a unique perspective to the global search for peace and development. Since its inception, World Science Day has also generated concrete projects, programs and funding for science around the world. Several ministries have announced an increase in spending on science for instance the creation of a university or research body. The Day has also helped to foster cooperation between scientists living in regions marred by conflict, one example being the creation of the Israeli-Palestinian Science Organization (IPSO) with UNESCO support. As for this year, with the theme of ‘Promoting Quality Science Education: Ensuring a Sustainable Future for All’, World Science Day for Peace and Development has a goal of utilizing quality science education to spark students’ curiosity from an early age. It is because quality science education takes advantage of the new development in ICTs and together with basic sciences education triggering innovation that is essential to sustainable development. Together with this year’s theme, we, at World Assembly of Youth (WAY) have held our 14th Melaka International Youth Dialogue (MIYD) to fulfill the principal opinions and roles of young people towards the Post 2015 Development Agenda on education. An interactive dialogue on this topic was of significance to form, educate, increase awareness on the challenges and entitlements of youth pertaining to Education in the different levels of society that they represent. Though our theme was emphasized on broader definition ranging from formal, informal and non formal education, this dialogue was intended to improve the quality of education which takes sustainable development into its major consideration.
World Assembly of Youth wishes you a happy World Science Day for Peace and Development! WAY Secretariat Reply to group                    Start a New Topic        Messages in this topic
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Dear Friends,
We are thrilled to announce that the ReGeneration campaign is launching into the world! After years of successful workshops and leadership trainings igniting young changemakers, Generation Waking Up is creating an innovative high school curriculum to support teachers in taking the power of our work into classrooms everywhere. We are running our largest crowdfunding campaign ever to help rally the resources needed to make this project happen.
Our goal is to raise $50,000 over the next 5 weeks and to connect with hundreds of new schools, teachers, and partners. To make this campaign a wild success, we need your support:
  • Share the campaign with others by email, Facebook, Twitter, other social media, and word of mouth (example Facebook & Twitter messages are below).
  • Join the “ReGeneration Crowdfunding Champions” team and work with an inspired group of intergenerational supporters as we collectively engage our community and networks. (To join, write hanni@generationwakingup.org.)
This is one of those moments when the power of community and collective impact is ever so clear. Thanks for your part in helping take the impact of this work to scale! With gratitude,
Joshua, Hanni, Cherine, Emily, and all the GenUp Team
Share on Facebook: Join me in supporting Generation Waking Up and their campaign to raise $50k to create the #ReGeneration global citizenship curriculum so that high school teachers can take the power of their work into classrooms everywhere!  ReGeneration – A Global Citizenship Curriculum
Help us IGNITE a generation of young people to reboot, refresh, and regenerate our world!!
Tweet on Twitter: Join me & support @genUp in raising $50k to create a high school curriculum from their work w/ young changemakers! ReGeneration – A Global Citizenship Curriculum
Help us IGNITE a generation of young people to reboot, refresh, and regenerate our world!!

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‘WAY Office’ 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 have some awesome news that we would like to share with you with regards to the WAY 16th General Assembly with the theme “Youth Leadership in Succession: Past and Present ” scheduled to take place at Sheraton Tirana Hotel in Tirana, Albania from 7th – 11th of December 2014. We are excited to inform you that our main sponsors for the WAY 16th General Assembly will be providing a round-trip (return) air ticket for 2 (two) youth participants from each member organisation of WAY to represent their respective country at the General Assembly. To assist with this, all WAY member organisations are required to nominate 2 (two) youth participants and submit their details before 10th of November 2014. (Please refer to list of WAY members attached) In addition, Visa on Arrival, will be provided by the Government of Albania ONLY to the registered Delegates, VIPs, Speakers and Observers who are coming from countries that DO NOT have an Albanian Consulate and/or Embassy. To facilitate with this process, please do fill up and submit the registration form, the visa application form and a scanned copy of your passport. Kindly submit all the necessary documents by latest 10th November 2014 through email at way_ga@way.org.my Please find enclosed herewith the necessary documents for your perusal and action or refer to www.way.org.my/ga for more information. We look forward to receiving your applications and nominations! Best Regards, Organizing Committee XVI General Assembly  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   CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: Attachment(s) from ‘WAY Office’ office@way.org.my [WorldYouth] | View attachments on the web

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 NAYD Country Co-ordinat​or Elections

Dear Registered member, NAYD is holding country co-ordinator elections during November – http://www.nayd.org/onlinevoting/vote.php. Your country is either not represented or only has one candidate at the moment. The details outlining the elections and responsibilities are attached. We would like an organisation in your country to help spread the NAYD network, thereby increasing the potential for working together, especially with regards to the MDG’s and the post 2015 SDG’s. If you are interested or can recommend a suitable youth-led organisation in your country then please send your details to paul@geovision.co.uk as soon as possible Paul Shaw On behalf of NAYD International Officer Elections 2014

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youth] Fyi: Young entrepreneurs to pitch ideas for planet’s future – #NRC-CC-MITIGATION Sent: 29 October 2014 03:57 Subject: Young entrepreneurs to pitch ideas for planet’s future  In Australia, a law student tries to help scientists and lawyers understand each other, paving the way for sound environmental policy.  In Uganda, afinancial consultant seeks to create a socially conscious economy for Africa.  In Brazil, an activist uses dance to spur action on climate change.  Around the world, the efforts of young people to change their world often go unnoticed—but one of the most dynamic conferences of 2014 will put a spotlight on them.  Held alongside December’s UN climate meetings in Lima, Peru, the Global Landscapes Forum will be an interactive gathering to seek combined solutions to the world’s most pressing natural resourcechallenges—and these young people will start the conversation.  Twelve young entrepreneurs were chosen from a pool of 700 to lead innovative discussions on land use, climate change and sustainable development issues and then pitch ideas to anaudience of more than 1,000 ministers, CEOs, activists, global policy leaders and top scientists.  

Meet the 12 young people who will kick off the Global Landscapes Forum  here.  For more details about this event, visit www.landscapes.org/youth  Best,  Michelle  Michelle Kovacevic Organizer, youth activities at the Global Landscapes Forum Center for

International Forestry Research m.kovacevic@cgiar.org| +614 39 444 762 cifor.org|landscapes.org/youth More about me: michellekovacevic.com | @kovamic  CIFOR is a member of the CGIAR Consortium

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[WorldYout​h] DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER TO ADDRESS PUBLIC SERVICE LECTURE SERIES [Attachment(s) from ‘Tyson K. Bullard-McKenzie’ tye.mckenzie@gmail.com [WorldYouth] included below] Good Evening,   Kindly find attached press release for subject mentioned.  

Confirmed attendance and remarks from Ministers include:- 

  • Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development, the Hon. Philip E. Brave Davis &
  • Minister of Labour and National Insurance and the Public Service, the Hon. D. Shane Gibson 

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We hope to have you with us.  

Respectfully Yours, Tyson K. McKenzie Chair | Public Service Lecture Series Committee 2014 Senior, B.A. in Public Administration ’14  From ‘Tyson K. Bullard-McKenzie’ tye.mckenzie@gmail.com [WorldYouth] |

 

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INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY: WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH PRESS RELEASE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY: ‘LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND: THINK, DECIDE AND ACT TOGETHER AGAINST EXTREME POVERTY’ DATE: 17TH OCTOBER 2014  

“We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty”

~ Mother Teresa~ 

Poverty destroys the lives and spirit of people; it kills more children, young persons and adults than any war. Every day people living in extreme poverty are challenged and threatened by lack of food, shelter and access to essential amenities.  The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on the 17th of October yearly since 1993. It promotes people’s awareness of the need to exterminate poverty and destitution worldwide particularly in developing countries.  The first observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty can be traced back to 17th October 1987 in which more than 100,000 people gathered in Paris, France to honor the victims of extreme poverty, violence and hunger. On that day individuals and organizations globally observed the day as an opportunity to restore their dedication in working together towards eradicating poverty. In December 1992, the UN General Assembly officially declared 17th October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.  

This year the theme of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is, “Leave no one behind: think, decide and act together against extreme poverty”. The theme focuses on the insistent need to eliminate discrimination and segregation based on poverty, ethnic origin, gender, age, disability or economic and social status. Eliminating these barriers means that all people especially those living in poverty are included in decision making and acted as partners for sustainable development.  We, at World Assembly of Youth (WAY), believe that young people should be engaged to be the agent of change representing the voice of the people who are in need.  Youth is the key towards tackling the quandary of our impecunious peers, and advancing their economic status within society. Acknowledging on that matter, we always encourage young people to be actively involved in expressing their thoughts and ideas for the betterment of policy particularly those related to eradication of poverty directly or indirectly. Areas such as youth employment and entrepreneurship have been our main focuses in creating more job opportunities not only for young people but also for those living in poverty.  

As the world commemorates the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we call on youth and stakeholders from all countries to actively work to support the world most vulnerable and to ensure their full participation in building an inclusive post-2015 development agenda.  

Happy International Day for the Eradication of Poverty!  WAY Secretariat 

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Worldview Mission Join Us End Child Labor by 2016 Dear Influencers , This is a Welcome address to thank you so much for your dedication amd support to ensure weMark the Million by August 30th, End Child Labour by 2016 and `UN- I do not want to be poor anymore ` Campaigns in maintaining constant mobilisation across our nation and beyond. That said and done below are two forms to complete which shall enable you be recognised by my colleagues from the UN System as well: Register here as a Youth Ambassador for Ending Child Labor by 2016 and contribute on the platform respectively :

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1UO7VyYv8KZUjk-naC8NNUNy6NvQrEL8KwBh7wuyYNDI/viewform?edit_requested=true

http://www.childlabourdialogues.org/node/359364

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1- Please share the best tools for mobilizing and organizing children and adolescents. Please share new ideas as well as your own experiences that have been impactful. 2- Have you had any experience where children and adolescents organized to address the elimination of child labour? What lessons can be learnt from it? NB: PLS SPREAD THIS MESSAGE AND CONTRIBUTE SO THAT NO ONE IS LEFT  BEHIND…

Thanks so much in advance and lets keep the momentum. Divine Global Youth Ambassador for End Child Labor Campaign Ntiokam Divine Global Youth Digital Advocate Post -2015 skype: ntiokam.divine Child labour

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Dear friends, This is an opportunity to help eliminate the worst forms of child labour. Government from around the world will come together in Brazil at the Global Conference on Child Labour to end the worst forms of child labour by 2016. We can achieve this ambitious goal when informed global citizens like yourself step up to share their own expertise and recommendations of the fight against child labour. Add your voice here – http://www.childlabourdialogues.org/, but hurry, the third and last phase of these e-discussions is underway and will go until August 24, 2013.

http://www.childlabourdialogues.org/node/359364 Kindly forward this to related colleagues and friends.

Let’s have a world where no child is trafficked, sold or bonded into slavery! Ntiokam Divine Global Youth Digital Advocate Post -2015 skype: ntiokam.divine

 

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Worldview Mission Urgent urgent     Worldwe Want ronde logo images36P5E18L  Dear Youth Advocates, The International Day of the Girl Child 2013 is soon coming and the theme chosen this year is “Innovating for Girls’ Education”. We are starting an E-discussion on the World We Want platform on “Innovate 2 Educate” and You are invited to participate in this new e-discussion! Join the conversation by registering at http://www.worldwewant2015.org/education2015 The fulfillment of girls’ right to education is first and foremost an obligation and moral imperative. There is overwhelming evidence that girls’ education, especially at the secondary level, is a powerful transformative force for societies and girls themselves. While there has been significant progress in improving girls’ access to education over the last two decades, many girls, particularly the most marginalized, continue to be deprived of this basic right. Girls in many countries are still unable to attend school and complete their education due to safety-related, financial, institutional and cultural barriers. When girls are in school, perceived low returns from poor quality of education, low aspirations, or household chores and other responsibilities keep them from attending school or from achieving adequate learning outcomes. Innovation will be an important strategy in addressing the nature and scale of barriers girls continue to face and in ensuring they receive an education commensurate with the challenges of the 21st century. Smart and creative use of technology is one route to overcoming gender barriers to girls’ learning and achievement, but innovation in partnerships, policies, resource utilization, community mobilization, and most of all, the engagement of young people themselves, can be important catalyzing forces. International Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the United Nations in 2011 and celebrated annually on 11 October. In recognition of the importance of fresh and creative perspectives to propel girls’ education forward, the theme of International Day of the Girl Child for 2013 will be: Innovating for Girls’ Education. UNICEF as a leading agency for the coordination of the theme and related events is starting a new e-discussion with a similar theme, on the World We Want online platform. The discussion will be coordinated by the Youth Advocacy Group of the United Nations Global Education First Initiative (GEFI). The e-discussion aims to gather and learn about innovative approaches, ideas and solutions from different regions, countries and communities that help improve girls’ education and their learning outcomes, particularly of those most disadvantaged. The e-discussion will be facilitated by expert moderators and will run for three weeks from 16 September to 6 October, each week covering a new theme. The theme of Week One is Innovation in Education Infrastructure. How can I participate? After you register online (please see below for the weblink), simply click on the E-Discussion: Innovating for Girls’ Education – WEEK ONE (and consecutive weeks). Contribute by leaving your views, ideas and stories of innovative solutions in the Post a Reply window. Thank you, Bertheline Nina Tchangoue Member, UN Global Education First Youth Advocacy Group Programme Coordinator, Synergies of Actions for Development and Education for All Email: bouketnina@yahoo.fr/bouketnina91@gmail.com Tel:+237 75 87 22 65 Skype: bouquet.nina1

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Africa 2.0 Annual Symposium  YEAR  2014 -  2015

View this email in your browser   WM Afri Summit banner2.o unnamed Ibrahim Ceesay Head of Programmes- African Youth Panel (AYP) Chair- African Youth Alliance on Post-2015 (AYAP) Email: ibrahim.ceesay@africanyouthpanel.org Website: www.africanyouthpanel.org Subject: Call for the 10th Africa-Europe Training Course   (AYICC)  Call for the 10th Africa-Europe Training Course Dear friends Following the inspiring University on Youth & Development  in Mollina,  the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe is happy to launch the call for the 10th Africa-Europe Training Course for Youth Organisations, in partnership with the European Youth Forum, the Pan African Youth Union and the Network of International Youth organisations.  The training will take place from 25th January to 1st February 2015 in Nairobi-Kenya. We will kindly ask you to disseminate  the call, which you can find on the North-South Center website or by clicking the following link: http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/nscentre/News/2014/Call_10th_AETC_051114_en.asp I remain at your disposal for any further clarification you may need. Thank you in advance and best regards, António Saraiva Lima Trainee – Youth Co-operation North-South Centre of the Council of Europe Rua São Caetano, nº 32 | 1200-829 Lisboa | Portugal Tel : +351 21 358 40 35 Fax : +351 21 358 40 72 www.nscentre.org www.coe.int Ibrahim Ceesay Head of Programmes- African Youth Panel (AYP) Chair- African Youth Alliance on Post-2015 (AYAP) Email: ibrahim.ceesay@africanyouthpanel.org Website: www.africanyouthpanel.org 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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  WM Youth banner ticktack   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   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

TRANSLATE – TRADUIRE – TRADUCIR: http://www.google.com/language_tools POST: unfccc_youth@googlegroups.com SETTINGS/SUBSCRIBE LINK: http://groups.google.com/group/unfccc_youth Youth climate movement list outside of the UNFCCC: http://groups.google.com/group/youthclimateinfo youthclimateinfo@googlegroups.com 

 

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:  [WorldYouth] Call for candidates

Network of African Youths for Development (NAYD) – Call for Candidates for Country Officers   NAYD will be holding Country Officer elections over the next few weeks and requests candidates from youth-led NGO’s and CBO’s registered with NAYD to offer themselves for election. Please find attached a summary of the responsibilities. The position is entirely voluntary but organisations can use the name of NAYD during their tenure to help promote their work and to help raise funding for their own and for NAYD related work (eg to attend a NAYD meeting). When elected the NGO/CBO will become the name of the Country Officer and a Director of the NGO/CBO will become the named contact. For the first time we encourage organisations outside of Africa as well as those within Africa to offer themselves to represent NAYD in their Country.   Will all interested candidates please send their organisation and contact names to me, along with a weblink (eg BLOG, WEB, Facebook) so that voters can find out more about your organisation to help them make their choice. The elected candidates will begin their 2 year term of office on January 1 2015.  We expect NAYD’s main activity during 2015 will be ensuring African Youth contribute as widely as possible to the post 2015 sustainable development goals agenda. The voice of African youths, their concerns and priorities must be heard loud and clear!   Please note you must be a registered member to apply – you can check your registration at http://www.nayd.org/onlinevoting/vote.php. If you are not registered complete the application at  http://www.nayd.org/onlinevoting/application.php.  Each candidate must be proposed and seconded by two independent people, also registered with NAYD. Please send their names and emails along with your application  many thanks,  Paul Shaw,   (On behalf of NAYD International) Paul Shaw’ paul@geovision.co.uk [WorldYouth] | View attachments on the web 1 of 1 File(s) Country Offices Responsibilities 31-7-2014.pdf   /  WM logoyouth afri  for dev

 

Paul Shaw” <paul@geovision.co.uk 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 Visit Your Group

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Youth] New Blog Article

Dear all,  I hope everybody is well. I wanted to tell you that I just uploaded a new blog article on CSA and the youth, so you can read it and share it among your contacts. I am still learning so any suggestion is welcome.

http://csayouthnetwork.wordpress.com/2014/09/28/csa-and-the-youth-undersating-climate-resilient-practices/

Also as I’ve said the idea is that we can exchange stories so if you want to write a blog post please do so. I’ve been a little busy but I will be incorporating your ideas as they come. 

Best, Alejandra

 

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http://www.cta.int/en/news/30th-anniversary.html

 

http://www.cta.int/en/article/2014-08-13/documentation-of-proven-practices-tools-or-policies-that-promote-resilience-and-help-farmers-to-addr.html

http://www.fao.org/climate-smart-agriculture/85727/en/

 

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Dashain Celebration- 2014

I am happy to inform you that we have celebrated our biggest National festival DASHAIN.  All the children were so much happy and enjoy in this festival. Some of the children were gone to their home and some of the children were gone to their relative’s home for putting TIKA. The most important part of this festival is TIKA, giving blessing and receiving the TIKA from older person to younger person. The other part of this festival is eating delicious food including meat. A special goat called Mountain Goat is offering for the GOD, and each and every home buy and goat for meat. We bought two Mountain Goats for the RCH family. This festival is celebrated for 9 days but the school and academic  institution closed for 15 days, and the governmental offices will be closed for 7 days. The festival was started from 25th of September and end on 7th of October, 2014. During this festival we have celebrated Dashain festival with various activities like: 1.)   25th of September, : First (starting) day of the festival, plantation of JAMARA which is special plant, planted on first day and pick up on the main festival day. 2.)   26th to 30th September: Visited different temples, Phewa lakes and visited many other places. 3.)    1st of October: Bought two Mountain Goats, going to buy some children also, cut it one for meat on that day. 4.)   2nd Of October: Cut the another Mountain Goat, enjoy the goat’s meat 5.)   3rd of October: The main day of the festival, Starting putting TIka from older to younger person with blessing, good wishes, delicious food and some money. Children went to put Tika from Sagar, Hari, Sajana, Enoch, Khim, Durga, and volunteers, Children visited some neighboring houses for putting tika.   6.)   4th to 6th October: Children will visited some new and old places. Some will back to RCH from their relatives home. 7.)   7th October: The end day of this festival, There will be a big festival near to Phewa Lake, all the children will go to visit the festival and enjoy that day. Likewise we have celebrated this Dashain festival. All the children became so much happy in Dashain festival. I have attached few photos of Dashain festival celebration, please have look them.

Thanking you so much Goma Dhakal Rainbow Children Home- Nepal www.orphancarenepal.org 00977 9856027599

(M), 00977-61-462089,(O) Post Box No. 210,

Pokhara-6 Dihiko Patan, Lakeside Kaski, Nepal Email: orphancarenepal@gmail.com

Goma Dhakal  /  Rainbow Children Home- Nepal www.orphancarenepal.org 00977 9856027599 (M), 00977-61-462089,(O) Post Box No. 210, Pokhara-6  /  Dihiko Patan, Lakeside  / Kaski, Nepal Email: orphancarenepal@gmail.com

 

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FRIENDSHIP AMBASSADOR  Calling all Young Global Citizens: Sign up for a unique cultural and educationa​l trip to Cuba Hi, just a reminder that you’re receiving this email because you have expressed an interest in Friendship Ambassadors Foundation. Don’t forget to add friendlyam@faf.org to your address book so we’ll be sure to land in your inbox!

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Join the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) in 2015 for a one-week trip to one of the world’s most precious island countries in the Caribbean.

  • Discover the rich culture and beautiful landmarks in the city of Havana, Cuba
  • Explore the uniqueness of the Cuban society
  • Learn about Cuba’s place in global affairs

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

 This is a cultural and educational experience that promises to be unforgettable.

  • Visit Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site rich with restored colonial buildings.
  • Expand your knowledge on international affairs, the UN and its links to Cuba through

interactive trainings and workshops. Broaden your understanding on UN priority topics while learning how WFUNA and civil society support the UN to impact the world.

  • Attend a lecture on Cuban social policies and meet students at the University of Havana.
  • Tour the cities of Cinfuegos and Trinidad, meet local artisans and visit a local pottery maker and an old sugar mill.
  • Excursion to the lush and unspoiled mountain retreat of Las Terrazas. Visit an old coffee

plantation, meet local artists and farmers, and attend a scrumptious pig roast. Immerse yourself in Afro-Cuban culture at El Callejon de Hamel, a street famously adorned with vibrant murals, psychedelic art shops and heart-thumping Rumba.

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Includes 8 nights shared accommodations in Tampa and Havana; nineteen meals included; tour with English-speaking guide; private motor coach transportation; medical insurance. Does not include personal expenses.

All elements are subject to change due to the special nature of this program.

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Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, Inc. (FAF) is a not-for-profit organization that cultivates international affiliations and representation in order to fulfill its mission to promote Youth Leadership capacity-building opportunities and Peace Through Cultural Exchange.  FAF is proud to partner with the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), a global nonprofit working for a stronger and more effective UN. WFUNA achieve this through the engagement of people who share a global mindset and support international cooperation – global citizens.

 

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Worldview Mission APPLY TO 2014 UN Conference on Small Island Developing States Subject: (Post Rio+20) Fwd: 2014 UN Conference on Small Island Developing States  TO RIO+20 NGO MAJOR GROUP NGOs who are interested in participating in the preparatory process for the third international conference on SIDS to take place in Apia, Samoa in 2014 please contact UN DESA Major Groups Programme as instructed below.

Subject: 2014 UN Conference on Small Island Developing States

Dear colleague, You are receiving this message because of your organization’s involvement in the work of the United Nations in the area of sustainable development and small island developing states (SIDS). As you may be aware, the UN General Assembly has called for a third international conference on SIDS to take place in Apia, Samoa in 2014.  This message serves as a general call for your expression of interest in the preparatory process for that conference.  If the work of your organization is still relevant to specific themes of sustainable development that focus on SIDS, then we welcome your active participation in preparations for the 2014 SIDS conference. Your main point of contact for information regarding the 2014 SIDS conference will be the Major Groups Programme of the Division for Sustainable Development—a part of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.   We look forward to working closely with you.  Best regards, Beppe Lovoi Major Groups Programme Background The UN Conference on Sustainable Development (known as Rio+20) called for the convening of a third international conference on SIDS in 2014. [paragraph 180 of The Future We Want] The 67th session of the General Assembly further adopted a resolution outlining modalities for holding the 2014 SIDS conference.  [A/C.2/67/L.40]  Notably, in paragraph 5, it was decided that the conference should: a)        assess the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of international agreements; b)        seek a renewed political commitment to effectively address the special needs and vulnerabilities of SIDS by focusing on practical and pragmatic actions; c)        identify new and emerging challenges and opportunities for the sustainable development of SIDS and ways and means to address them including through the strengthening of collaborative partnerships between small island developing States and the international community; d)        identify priorities for the sustainable development of SIDS for consideration in the elaboration of the post-2015 UN development agenda. Preparatory Process Paragraph 9 of the modality resolution articulates a regional preparatory process in each of the three SIDS regions (i. Atlantic, Indian Ocean and South China Sea—or AIMS; ii. Caribbean; and iii. Pacific).  There will also be an interregional preparatory meeting for all SIDS to identify and develop input for the 2014 conference, and to maximize coherence and complementarity with respect to other preparatory work.  The effectiveness of the preparatory process will depend greatly on national-level preparations that will feed into these regional and global meetings. These preparatory meetings are scheduled to take place in June and July 2013. The Role of Major Groups Major groups are nine sectors of social, economic and technical stakeholders in sustainable development that were defined in Agenda 21.  The nine sectors are: ·        Women ·        Children and Youth ·        Indigenous Peoples ·        Non-governmental Organizations ·        Local Authorities ·        Workers and Trade Unions ·        Business and Industry ·        Scientific and Technological Community ·        Farmers Paragraphs 17 and 21 of the modality resolution stress the need for the effective participation of relevant stakeholders, including major groups identified in Agenda 21, in the 2014 SIDS conference and its preparatory process. Non-state actors that identify with one (or several) of the major groups sectors will participate in the 2014 SIDS conference as observers, and they will be invited to make statements on the floor, attend meetings with governments, and take part in other related side events such as workshops and trainings. It is essential that representatives from major groups coordinate with each other well in advance to become fully conversant in the process.  The Division for Sustainable Development, through its Major Groups Programme, will lend support to those coordination efforts, relying on a focal points system to ensure that information is disseminated effectively throughout the nine sectors. At this stage, we will begin setting up a network of participating organizations from major groups in anticipation of the three SIDS regional meetings and the interregional meeting for all SIDS this year.   As in years past, there has been some limited funding for representatives from major groups to participate in the preparatory meetings, as well as the conference itself.  We will keep you informed of such opportunities as soon as they are made available.  

Jeffery Huffines CIVICUS UN Representative (NY) Cell: +1 646-707-1060 Email: jeffery.huffines@civicus.org Skype: jefferyvhuffines CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation PO BOX 933, Southdale 2135, JHB, South Africawww.civicus.orgFollow threats and take action to protect civil society – join Civil Society Watch at www.cswatch.org

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[WorldYouth] Press Release: International Day of Non-Violence WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH PRESS RELEASE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF NON-VIOLENCE DATE:2ND OCTOBER 2014  “Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong.”

~Mahatma Gandhi~

In recent years, there has been a remarkable increase in the number of people around the world who have taken part in nonviolent supporting action. It is clear, however, that there is considerable debate about the precise meaning of nonviolence.

Nonviolence is an undeniable force that works in the social field that brings people together, often by courageously resisting prejudice and refusing to inflict suffering. International Day of Non-Violence is held annually to promote the ways to stop violence through education and public awareness. The 2nd of October was selected to coincide with prominent Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday. This day is recognized in India as Gandhi Jayanti. Gandhi was born in India on the 2nd of October 1869 and was assassinated on January 30, 1948. He is remembered, today, for his contributions towards India’s freedom and for sharing with the world a doctrine for dealing with injustice and dissonance. He taught people the philosophy of Ahimsa which encourages the use of non-violence as a tool for the peaceful resolution of differences. Throughout his life, Gandhi remained committed to his belief in non-violence even under oppressive conditions and in the face of seemingly impossible challenge. The World Assembly of Youth (WAY) sturdily stands by the principle of non-violence and continues to aim for its identification and achievement in the societies. We advocate for the youth to exploit their minds as a weapon against all the injustices and promote non-violence in their communities. We, at WAY, believe that all young people are not naturally born to be ferocious.  Violence is learnt and, thus, avoidable. Proper education and productive utilisation of the leisure time are the two substantial keys in preventing the occurrence of delinquencies behaviours among young people. Thus, we would like to urge all young people to place their responsibilities above their enjoyment and prioritize their education over rebellious activities. Let us celebrate the lasting work of the great futurist, Mahatma Gandhi and ensure that his teachings remain in our hearts with peace and harmony. Happy International Day of Non- Violence! -END- WAY Secretariat Posted by: “WAY Office” <office@way.org.my 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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Do you know inspiraing young entrepreneurs?

Hi all,  Youth-Co (CYFI Initiative) is identifying 100 Young Innovators who will be the future Youth-Co e-community leaders and support us in our activities globally.   They will be the first batch of entrepreneurs with profile and/or blog story visible on the Youth-Co website when we launch in end November. Through them, we will attract more entrepreneurs, partners and investors to Youth-Co!   The criteria for a Young Innovator is simple:

  • Between 16~30 years old.
  • Has started a business venture (including social enterprise) with an innovative approach to solving a problem *ideally in operation from since 6 months to two years
  • Inspiring and share a passion for sustainable development

A Young Innovator will have the opportunity to

  • Share the his/her entrepreneurial story at the Youth-Co blog
  • Get showcased and exposure through the international network of CYFI
  • Engage with other Young Innovators and entrepreneurs on the Youth-Co platform and social media
  • Get invited and speaking opportunities at international events organized by CYFI and our partners
  • Get an expert mentor to support him/her in taking them business venture to the next level
  • Get a free membership on the Youth-Co platform
  • Get priority to be introduced to potential investors in the Youth-Co network

If you know any entrepreneurs that suit the profile, please let me know!  I have attached a presentation on the Youth-Co program for your consideration.   Cheers, Akwasi Osei Regional Adviser for Africa Child and Youth Finance International PO Box 16524 | 1001 RA Amsterdam E. akwasi@childfinance.org T. +31 20 520 3900 | F. +31 20 5203810 M. +31 68 498 5234 Skype: akwasi.cyfi Like us on Facebook: ChildFinance Follow us on Twitter: @ChildFinance  YOUTH 20140801 Youth-co_concept_presentation

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  8th Oct. World Bank, Washington DC: Youth Employment Takes Centre Stage! – Webcast Dear Friends:

 
You may remember – a year ago this week – we held our 1st Intl. Youth Job Creation Summit here in London. One of the 5 themes was: International Cooperation – and this thematic group came up with a recommendation for a ‘Global Coalition for Youth Employment.’
 
We have worked hard with partners in the intervening 12 months, and today: It’s OFFICIAL!!  A New Global Coalition for Youth Employment will be announced on Wednesday 8th October, 11.30 to 13.30 in the Wolfensohn Atrium of the World Bank Headquarters in Washington DC.
 
And we are ALL invited!  It is a HUGE atrium – and the World Bank team who have been working on it want to fill it to the rafters with youth – activists – educators – business people – academics – ANY ONE and EVERY ONE with an interest in solving that question we raised at our Summit last year: “How are we going to create a billion new jobs for youth over the next decade?”
 
So – Please! – if you are in or near Washington DC – do go along. All you have to do is to register your intention to attend at:
  –  and this will give you access to the venue. Do it by the deadline of: September 26, 2014.
 
If you cannot attend in person, you can register at the same address for the Live Webcast – to be broadcast on: live.worldbank.org   
 
And please publicise these opportunities to your networks – and to individuals and NGOs whom you think may be interested, especially those in the National Capital Area whom you think might be persuaded to attend. You might also send a note of Congratulations to the team who have achieved this organisational breakthrough at the World Bank: mlundberg@worldbank.org  &  mhermoso@worldbankgroup.org.  State your support and ask to be kept on the mailing list to ensure you are updated with what the new Coalition achieves.
 
Here at PCI – we are waiting on news of the containment of the Ebola epidemic in Guinea before announcing a new date for our 2nd Intl. Youth Job Creation Summit / World Youth Congress at which we will be discussing the ‘Conakry Commitment to Full Youth Employment by 2030.’  Meanwhile – you can get involved in the online development of this document by contacting Liz Weiner at: editor@peacechild.org
 
With very best wishes,
 
David R. Woollcombe, Convenor, International Youth Job Creation Summit
Founder and President, Peace Child International
 
To confirm attendance and secure access to the venue, kindly register all participants by September 26, 2014 through the following link:https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/newcoalitionforyouthemployment
  External and Corporate Relations T: 202-458-7514   M: 202-817-7505 E: mhermoso@worldbankgroup.org

 

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Join the Youth Subcommitt​ee in Developing a Youth Advocacy Strategy next Tuesday at 10 a.m. – NY

 

Subject: Join the Youth Subcommittee in Developing a Youth Advocacy Strategy next Tuesday at 10 a.m.!

WHEN AND WHERE: 
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
10:00 am – 1:00 pm EST 
Conference Building 
Room 1 
United Nations
Come join the Youth Subcommittee to the 65th UN DPI NGO Conference and UN DPI NGO to learn about the post – 2015 processes and how YOU can contribute!!!Our amazing speakers will help guide us through a step-by-step process in order to develop a post -2015 advocacy strategy that will provide guidance to ensure inclusion of youth priorities in the civil society’s action agenda.
*** RSVP BY THIS COMING THURSDAY REQUIRED AT THE LINK BELOW *** SPACE IS LIMITED *** 
WHEN AND WHERE: 
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
10:00 am – 1:00 pm EST 
Conference Building 
Room 1 
United Nations
Jeffery Huffines Chair, 65th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference CIVICUS UN Representative (NY) Cell: +1 646-707-1060 Email: jeffery.huffines@civicus.org Skype: jefferyvhuffines CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation PO BOX 933, Southdale 2135, JHB, South Africa www.civicus.org
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Worldview Mission 1st African Regional Youth Green Summit 2014.

1st- 4th October, 2014.

Dear partners,
This is to inform you of the ongoing progress so far as shared by the event tasks Team as headed by Teens Uganda in preparation of the !st African Regional youth Green Summit sheduled for the 1st- 4th October.   Among other things taken into consideration are the meetings and stake holders events, meetings, membership participation and exhibitions as well as pending items.
We are glad to share that many partners have confirmed their support and participation in the event as is far described in the write up attached. Please continue to hare this information with your networks partners and any other interested institutions that you may be aware of for the cause of the summit.
Please note that your participation is very important to the summit as well noted that we all operate on very dynamic issues yet many of them are cross cutting and share similar perspectives in our advocacy programs and service delivery.
Your comments and positive feed back are highly appreciated 
Best Regards,
Richard    Hamba 
 
Programme Rep/E.D – TEENS Uganda, Country Rep – Worldview Mission C/P – UST-Network Tel: +256 392 614896 Mob:  712/702 675138, 775 446670 Skype: hamba.richard Facebook: hamba richard

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African Youth Charter TV Documentar​y Launched Online

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Please see link to the documentary on the African Youth Charter http://youtu.be/Jg_oJRGM9qo produced by the African Youth Panel (AYP) www.africanyouhtpanel.org as part of our continental advocacy on the African Youth Charter (AYC).

Regards Ibrahim Ceesay Head of Programmes- African Youth Panel (AYP) Chair- African Youth Alliance on Post-2015 (AYAP) Email: ibrahim.ceesay@africanyouthpanel.org

Website: www.africanyouthpanel.org 4 Kanifing Industrial Estate, Julbrew Road P.O BOX 2545 Serre Kunda KMC-The Gambia Tel: +220 9932685 or 7675977 Skype:ceesaydelight Head of Programmes- African Youth Panel (AYP) Chair- African Youth Alliance on Post-2015 (AYAP) Email:

ibrahim.ceesay@africanyouthpanel.org Website: www.africanyouthpanel.org

 

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Submit a Video and stand a chance to take part in the High Level trends

Dear Colleagues,
African Union (AU) organs and institutions that form the African Governance Architecture (AGA) and its Platform (AGP) are convening the Third High Level Dialogue on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance focusing specifically on how democratic – developmental governance can be leveraged to silence Africa’s blazing guns. At the heart of Africa’s violent conflicts, lies the problem of governance deficits which has hindered development and triggered violent conflicts on the Continent.The thematic focus on “Silencing the guns in Africa” for the 2014 High Level Dialogue is in direct response to the 50th Anniversary Solemn Declaration adopted by the 21st Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government on 26 May 2013.

The DG Trends is offering young people the opportunity to be a part of the Youth Consultative ahead of the High Level Meeting on democracy and governance trends meet. It will be held in Nairobi September 15-16.

How to Apply
  1. Create a 3 minute video and upload it online on how you think youth can contribute to silencing guns and fostering a culture of peace and democracy in Africa.
  2. Tweet us using the #dgtrends
  3. Fill the form below.
Kind regards
Rotimi
Rotimi Olawale
twitter: @rotexonline

 

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 1st African Regional Youth Green Summit 2014

Dear partners,
This is to inform you of the ongoing progress so far as shared by the event tasks Team as headed by Teens Uganda in preparation of the !st African Regional youth Green Summit sheduled for the 1st- 4th October. Among other things taken into consideration are the meetings and stake holders events, meetings, membership participation and exhibitions as well as pending items.
We are glad to share that many partners have confirmed their support and participation in the event as is far described in the write up attached. Please continue to hare this information with your networks partners and any other interested institutions that you may be aware of for the cause of the summit.
Please note that your participation is very important to the summit as well noted that we all operate on very dynamic issues yet many of them are cross cutting and share similar perspectives in our advocacy programs and service delivery.
Your comments and positive feed back are highly appreciated  
Richard    Hamba
 
Programme Rep/E.D – TEENS Uganda, Country Rep – Worldview Mission C/P – UST-Network Tel: +256 392 614896 Mob:  712/702 675138, 775 446670 Skype: hamba.richard Facebook: hamba richard

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1st African Youth Agricultur​al Festival

Count Down to the D-Day: 1st African Youth Agric Festival, Aug 12. Not registered to Participate in the Open Mic/Documentary/Directory/Mobile App and Exhibit for FREE? No worries, visit www.yfarmcampaign.blogspot.com.

Registration closes @ 5pm on July 31st. Pls Rebroadcast.

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Subject: Assistance to prepare “Youth in Disputed Zones” roundtable 

Dear friends!
Within the framework of the forthcoming Rhodes Youth Forum 2014 Youth Time Movement together with WPF “Dialogue of Civilizations” will organize a special roundtable under the working title “Youth in Disputed Zones: How to Avoid Possible Conflicts”.
Participants from disputed regions where youth became a victim of conflicts started by their predecessors will present challenges young people face nowadays (free movement, ability to get good education and job etc.) As an option we can also consider the case of countries after the “Arab Spring” events such as Egypt and Tunisia. As a result of preliminary research the list of zones we want to study is the following:
Nagorno-Karabakh,
Kosovo,
Abkhazia and South Ossetia,
Crimea,
Palestina,
Transnistria,
Cyprus, as well as Tibet, Egypt and Tunisia
The roundtable aimed at defining hurdles youth faces living in different disputed or conflict zones today. As an additional goal is to define potential directions of youth constructive participation to change the situation for the better. We plan to issue the Resolution with the main outputs of this discussions.

Please check the list of disputed territories attached. If you know about the cituation of young people there please let me know that we need to concider some other case besides listed above.

We’ll appreciate your assistance with proposing good young speakers from these regions as well as experts who probably don’t live in these zones but recognized as reliable experts, able to conduct neutral analysis of situations in these regions. If you can propose someone please forward their CV’s.
Have a nice weekend!
Warmest regards
 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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Position Vacant: Communicat​ions Officer – ICEED.

Are you Young, A Graduate, Passionate About Development Work, Smart, Innovative, Have IT or Communications Skills?

The International Centre for Energy, Environment & Development (ICEED) based in Nigeria is looking to hire a Communications Officer to support and contribute to their overall engagements.
If you think you’re the right candidate, send your resume and cover letter addressing it to the Executive Director, ICEED to hamzy@nayd.org with subject ‘Communications Officer’ by XXX (Your First Name).
Kindly note, I would only facilitate and recommend best candidate(s) and do not have the final decisions on who gets hired as this would be decided by the Executive Director. ICEED is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications are requested as soon as possible and I would be conducting interviews on a rolling basis. Based on the expected large interest in this position and limited capacity, only candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.
Please do not email, call or approach me about this, just send your submission as stated above or share with someone you think would be best for this position.
Thanking you in advance,
Hamzy!

– Best Wishes, Hamzat B. Lawal Chief Executive, Connected Development [CODE] Bassan Plaza, 2nd Floor, Block F, Plot 759 Central Business District, Abuja – Nigeria Mobile: +234(0)8068699956 Twitter: @hamzy12 Skype: hamzy12 THE FUTURE IS NOW!!!

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The President Summit on the MDGs and Post 2015 Developmen​t Agenda #Post2015N​G /High Level Youth Forum.

‎Dear Colleagues,
As we mark 500 days until the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)‎, I’m pleased to inform ‎that the Nigerian government in collaboration with development partners is organising The Presidential Summit on the MDGs and Post 2015 Development Agenda with the Theme: The MDGs & Social-Economic Transformation of Nigeria: Post 2015 and Beyond.
High Level ‎Youth Forum:
We would be hosting a high level Youth Forum during the President Summit to foster youth participation and influencing of development policies, to amplify the voices of the youth to ensure meaningful youth participation and influencing in the completion of the MDGs and the creation and implementation of the Post 2015 Development Agenda. We hope this will engender the success of the Post 2015 Development Agenda thereby leading to a sustainable and inclusive form of development as well as boost youth-led social accountability.
The main objective of the Presidential Summit among others is to review the implementation of the MDGs in Nigeria, highlighting best practices and key achievements to national socio-economic transformation and to strategize on how best to sustain the moment in the final push to achieving the MDGs target in Nigeria, especially in those critical areas where Nigeria still lags behind.
The Summit will ‎also serve as a platform to review Nigeria’s contributions to the post 2015 process so far based on emerging outcomes and priorities at regional and global levels and lay a foundation for political and institutional framework towards the implementation of the post 2015 agenda.
Kindly follow the hash tag #Post2015NG for live updates and contribute to the discussions.
Best,
Hamzy!
Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.

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Report for the 2nd Mandela Institute Developmen​t Studies Annual African Youth Dialogue on Elections and Governance in Africa

Hello Kindly find the attached report for the 2nd Mandela Institute Development Studies Annual African Youth Dialogue on Elections and Governance in Africa that just ended recently.
Emailgracesabiri@gmail.com Phone number: +254726152099 Skype: grace.mageka2   Twitter:@gmageka http://about.me/gracemageka

  • UNEA Communications Volunteer/Secretariat for the United Nations Environmental Assembly,coordinated by the UNEP Division of Communications and Public Information,Nairobi,Kenya.
  • Delegate for 2nd Mandela Institute Development Studies Annual Youth Dialogue on Elections and Governance in Africa Kigali,Rwanda 2014.
  • Delegate for the 3rd African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF) Abuja, Nigeria 2014.
  • Champion Voice Africa’s Future phase 2 strategy and Planning Workshop in Johannesburg,South Africa 2014.
  • Committee Member For The First Euro African Youth Parliament  Berlin,German 2014.
  • East African Regional CoordinatorAfrican Youth Association of Non-Governmental Organization
  • National Coordinator:African Youth Union Kenya Chapter.

“According to me Success isn’t just about what I accomplish in my life, it’s about inspiring others” I am passionate about inspiring young people and empowering them to achieve their God-given dreams, develop skills and networks to build their countries and communities. I have always surrounded myself with mentors and success models, and I have realized that they have been a critical component in getting me to where I am today. Along these lines, I believe that we become better leaders by teaching what we know, and always try to put this practice to work with people who are willing and excited to be mentored so as to gain leadership experience and understand the importance of developing strong character, Improve the ability to communicate, work with others and accept alternative people views and backgrounds.  The Mandela Institute Development Studies 2nd Annual African Youth dilogue

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[WorldYout​h] FW: World Youth Summit on Ethics in Sports (WYSES) – Fifa Headquarte​rs, Zürich, Switzerlan​d. [1 Attachment​]

Subject: World Youth Summit on Ethics in Sports (WYSES) – Fifa Headquarters, Zürich, Switzerland.

 Hello,

We are very pleased to announce that registrations are open for the World Youth Summit on Ethics in Sports (WYSES). Can you please share this information with the young people of your organization ? Brochure attached. WYSES is a platform for young professionals and young sport people (aged 18 to 30) to voice their message to decision makers and the global sports community at large. In 2014, WYSES will take place at the Fifa Headquarters, Zürich, Switzerland, with renowned sports’ persons, athletes and speakers. WYSES will be from 16th to 20th september 2014, including a 2 days cutting-edge training on leadership, personal excellence and reflection on Ethics in Sport.

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More information: http://www.wfeb.org/wyf/
Best regards,
  World Youth Summit for Ethics in Sports
​Camille Abgrall
Executive management WYSES
+33 682 578 948

Attachment(s) from ‘WAY Office’ office@way.org.my [WorldYouth] |   1 of 1 File(s)

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[REPORT] WHEN WE MAKE GOVERNMENT SPENDING WORK, NOTHING WORKS LIKE IT !

Dear Colleagues,  In  promoting good governance, citizen engagements, transparency & accountability, I’m pleased to inform you that with support from The Indigo Trust, we have released a report on government spending in Bagega (our groundtruthing activities), and also unexpected impacts in Bagega titled “When we make government spending work, nothing works like it”. Feel free to download it clicking on the link: http://followthemoneyng.org/savebagega2.pdf   Likewise, this is to inform you that with your support, and intelligent advise for our work at Follow The Money, our #SaveBagega project was the winner of The World Bank, Open Data Institute, and Open Knowledge Foundation Partnership for Open Data (POD) Impact Story Award.  We hope this will inspire you and many millions around the world, Please do not hesitate to contact us for any suggestion and enquiry.  Best Wishes, Hamzy! & Olu!   Hamzat B. Lawal Co-Creator/Team Lead Follow The Money Bassan Plaza, 2nd Floor, F Wing, Plot 759, Behind TOTAL House, Central Business District Garki, Abuja – Nigeria. Tel: +234 (0) 92917545  – Mobile: +234(0)8068699956 http://www.followthemoneyng.org   ….Mapping Money for Good in Africa!  ***The Follow the Money Team is made up of Researchers, Data Analysts, Journalists, Legal Practitioners, Activists, Information Managers, Students, Academia & Development Consultants***  An Initiative of Connected Development [CODE]

Best Wishes, Hamzat B. Lawal Chief Executive, Connected Development [CODE] Bassan Plaza, 2nd Floor, Block F, Plot 759 Central Business District, Abuja – Nigeria Mobile: +234(0)8068699956 Twitter: @hamzy12 Skype: hamzy12

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Action/201​5 Campaign Global Movement

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Dear Youth Leaders,  In 2015 two inter-governmental processes (on climate change and the post-2015 sustainable development agenda) provide a powerful opportunity for collective and decentralised large-scale, public-facing actions aimed at compelling governments at all levels to commit to ambitious and transformative action to end poverty, address inequality and ensure sustainable development. In response, a number of civil society activists came together in Istanbul (February 2014) and Johannesburg (April 2014) to discuss how we could make the most of this momentous opportunity. What follows describes the plans for a major new initiative – called Action/2015 – that we hope will help us build a global movement for change. Sequel to the above, we invite you to join the Action/2015 Global Movement. This movement will focus on the moment of September 2015 including maximizing the global activation of the campaign at this climactic moment for the campaign. Please visit the campaign website action2015 website and register your organization as a member of the campaign. We currently have over 170 organizations from all parts of the world. If you have further questions or clarifications – please contact  info@action2015.org Please find attached information regarding the Action/2015 http://action2015.org/ Ibrahim Ceesay

Head of Programmes- African Youth Panel (AYP) Chair- African Youth Alliance on Post-2015 (AYAP) Email: ibrahim.ceesay@africanyouthpanel.org Website: www.africanyouthpanel.org

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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Worldview Mission, Headquarter, “Kingdom of the Netherlands” Contact Ms. Hélène H. Oord

Chair Fouder of  Worldview Mission to the United Nations

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