JOIN US IN CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY 2013!
International Youth Day is approaching quickly and we wanted to update you on the plans for the event at UN headquarters.
The theme for this year is “Youth Migration: Moving Development Forward”, which highlights the importance of youth migration in development and draws attention to the mechanisms and opportunities that maximize benefits and minimize risks of youth migration.
OFFICIAL EVENT AT UNHQ
To organize this event, DESA has partnered with ILO with support from the MDG Achievement Fund.
If you are in New York, please come to the official UN event commemorating International Youth Day 2013 at UNHQ on Monday, 12 August 2013 in Conference Room One in the Conference Building
The programme will feature panel discussions including youth migrants, the presentation of the winning video of the ILO youth migration video contest, and presentation of the key messages from three updating reports on youth migration from Department of Economic and Social Affairs, International Labour Organization and the Global Migration Group.
How to participate?
Please confirm your attendance at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 02, 2013
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ONLINE MAP OF IYD ACTIVITIES
DESA features your activities on the online map of IYD events at
To commemorate the Day, you are encouraged to organize events or activities in your community. Please share your commemoration with the world!
Please send info on your events to email@example.com and we will feature them on the map
For more info visit our website:
http://social.un.org/index/Youth/InternationalYouthDay/2013.aspx or http://www.ilo.org/employment/areas/youth-employment/WCMS_216806/lang--en/index.htm
Malala Day – UN Youth Assembly
Education activist Malala Yousafzai marked her 16th birthday, on 12 July 2013, at the United Nations by making her first high-level public appearance and statement on the importance of education, as the featured speaker of the Malala Day – UN Youth Assembly.
In support of the UN Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative, on 12 July – declared as “Malala Day” -- the President of the UN General Assembly and the UN Special Envoy for Global Education with the support of A World at School initiative organized the UN Youth Assembly, where more than 500 young leaders from around the world convened to accelerate the goal of getting all children, especially girls, in school and learning by 2015. The UN Youth Assembly’s resolution, developed and passed by youth delegates, was entitled The Education We Want.
ILO Youth Employment Programme
The ILO calls for good practices on youth employment
Has your organization implemented a programme to support young people in accessing decent work? Do you want your practice to be recognized and widely disseminated?
This is your opportunity! The ILO Youth Employment Programme is launching a call for submissions of good practices that have proven effective in promoting decent work for young people.
All applications will be assessed based on 6 specific criteria: (i) relevance, (ii) effectiveness and impact, (iii) sustainability, (iv) innovation, (v) replicability, (vi) efficiency. An evaluation committee composed of experts and young specialists on youth employment will identify the good practices from the programmes submitted. The best submission will receive prizes and three of them will be featured in an MTV video.
The deadline to submit proposals is the 5th October 2013.
For more information visit: www.youthpractices.org
Health for the world’s adolescents
Why is health important? What do you do to stay healthy? What health issues are you and your friends concerned about? Have you been affected by ill health? How? We want to know – your voices matter!
Are you aged between 10-19 years? Or you are a health worker working with adolescents? We want to hear from you!
The World Health Organization (WHO) is developing a report called “Health for the World’s Adolescents”. The report will look at the health and development of adolescents, present summaries of what is known about adolescent health—including what promotes or undermines their health—and how communities and countries meet adolescents’ health needs.
Please visit our web page http://www.who.int/adolescent_health2014/
And give us your input! You can:
•Take a survey
•Enter a photo competition
•Send us your story
•Get creative! (Send in poems, drawings, songs etc)
Google+ Hangout on International Youth Day 2013
On the occasion of International Youth Day 2013, with its theme of ‘Youth Migration: Moving Development Forward,’ IOM will organize a Google+ Hangout on 12 August. The aim is to exchange views on this topic, to present the main opportunities and challenges for young migrants in different regions, and to provide a global audience with the opportunity to interact with IOM experts from all parts of the world. With the assistance of IOM offices worldwide, IOM’s Office of the Permanent Observer to the UN, located in New York, will host the interactive Google+ Hangout.
This online event will be an occasion to exchange views on youth migration, present the opportunities and challenges facing young migrants in different regions, and provide interaction between IOM experts and a global audience.
To involve as many people as possible, we will host the event on 12 August 2013 at 9.00 am NY time / 3.00 pm Geneva time. It will last one hour. Whether you join the hangout individually, or use this event as a means to organize something bigger in your respective offices, this is an easy way to actively participate in International Youth Day.
Should you have any questions about the event, please contact Evelien Borgman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kevin Ritchie (email@example.com).
More information: http://weblog.iom.int/google-plus-hangout
Youth employment network
International Youth Day 2013
August 12th is International Youth Day, and The Youth Employment Network (YEN) is celebrating with a contest to highlight the accomplishments of young people around the world. To enter, just go to our forum and tell us what was your greatest accomplishment this year. You can enter once per day. Every day we'll pick one of the entries to feature on our website's home page, and on International Youth Day, we will do a random draw of all the featured youth and the winner will get a prize package, including a smart phone!
To enter, visit https://yenmarketplace.org/forum/international-you-day
Volunteering for post-2015
The post-2015 agenda offers a historic opportunity for United Nations Volunteers (UNV) to advocate for volunteerism and the values it stands for, as an inherent component of any future global development framework. UNV deployed more than 30 UN Volunteers to support the national consultations and contribute to the outreach and engagement of civil society. They will continue to bring grass-roots and local initiatives closer to national level fora after the consultations in the lead up to the inter-governmental negotiations after the September 2013 High Level Event at the General Assembly. Among these dedicated volunteers, 15 Youth Volunteers are working on leveraging youth voices in the post-2015 agenda in Algeria, Bangladesh, Bosnia Herzegovina, Cambodia, Cote d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Sri Lanka and Timor-Leste. They supported the national consultations, and engage in the roll out of the MY World survey, both online and offline, collecting thousands of votes.
To find out more, follow the newsletter “Volunteering for post-2015”
http://www.volunteeractioncounts.org/en/post-mdg.html or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth organizations form a pact for social transformation in the AIDS response
In May 2013, UNAIDS held a meeting, Youth and UNAIDS: a pact for social transformation, which brought together 12 global and regional HIV-related youth organizations and the recently established UNAIDS Youth Advisory Forum. The aim was to strategize on a clear direction to move forward on AIDS responses toward young people. The main outcome was a pact outlining five key priorities where youth organizations could make tangible impact towards the goals of the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS. These priorities included: (1) integrating HIV services into sexual and reproductive health services; (2) removing punitive laws that impede access to HIV-related services for young people and young key populations; (3) scaling up treatment and prevention; (4) using resources effectively; and (5) ensuring that HIV remains a priority in the Post-2015 development framework.
Key priorities for the new UNAIDS youth programme is to increase its support in collaboration on strategic direction of youth movements in AIDs response.
For more information http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/featurestories/2013/may/20130523youthpact/