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Hello Everyone...As 2012 begins, we would like you to consider why achieving the MDGs by 2015 is important. Time is quickly running out. But we have THREE years! That is a huge time for all the young…Continue

Started Jan 1, 2012


The International Youth Council have SIX youth who are acting as iYCReporters (online) for us at the UNOAC event in Doha.They will post videos, photos, write blogs and tweet!So, what have they done…Continue

Started Dec 11, 2011

World Water Week

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Started Oct 1, 2011

Rio + 20
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Dear IYC Members, As some of you know, in early May I attended the UN Commission on Sustainable Development in New York along with Ella Cheng and a few other IYC members. We advocated and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Saba Loftus Aug 24, 2011.


Saba Loftus

International Youth Council --Get Involved

My story at the IYC is about learning, exploring, leadership, challenges and most importantly--making friends from among the most inspiring youth that this planet has.

I got involved at a rocket speed--suggesting the software behind this website at the first meeting. I rapidly took on a leadership role and made some great friends. My involvement started out as part of the planning committee for the 7th Annual Youth Assembly but progressed to Director of Communications. During my term, I worked to set up our website and social media presence.


My key achievements include growing the IYC facebook to just over 5000 followers and the website to 3000 


When you meet a new family of young people--like the IYC is to me, you quickly realise that being involved is not merely showing up to the meetings. There is a lot to be done. I know that everyone realizes it. I just finding articulating things makes it easier for me to take action and do it ;)

Learning so far While interaction and participation are is essential for us all to focus on the important tasks at hand, the details we actually need to accomplish to make this event happen. It is essential to keep people informed and involved in idea brainstorming...but nothing can be achieved if that becomes the focus.

The Plan

I resigned from the Executive Board of the International Youth Council in June 2012 due to my role as the Organising Partner for the UN Conference on Sustainable Developments Major Group of Children and Youth (

However, I still believe in the concept behind the IYC and count many of its members as close friends.

My hopes

I want to see young people opening national Chapters all over the world and participate in their communities to build a better future for all of us. We are the current generation and we cannot forget the future ones that are being born. We cannot forget the older generation who will be leaving this world behind and will be impacted by their unsustainable habits. We need to be unified, friendly and work together to achieve concrete change.

What I am doing next?

I continue to advocate for MDG 7 (Ensure Environmental Sustainabilty. I also am one of the editors for UNEPs publication "Global Environmental Outlook for Youth". I hope to interact and collaborate with the friends I have made from around the world and learn constantly! Most importantly, I will continue to challenge myself regularly!

Thank you for reading this far :)


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At 6:38pm on October 5, 2015, stella kwale said…

Good Day,

How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on:( ) for the full details.

Have a nice day

Thanks God bless.

Mrs Stella.

At 7:30am on September 23, 2015, Marilina Abdelaziz said…

How are you dear, please contact me( i have something vital to tell you

At 2:19pm on March 7, 2014, syed nabi shah tarmezi said…

thanks saba yours aims and mission plan is good for youth the of the world every where in crises we are withe you and we are thankfull to you 

regards syed nabi shah pakistan

At 11:03am on June 26, 2013, florence kanario ntoiti said…

hi, i wish to attend IYC Delegation to the 12th Youth assembly, i like networking with other youth all over the world. i live in KENYA, you can reach me on +254728525287 or

At 5:01am on May 11, 2013, Munib ur Rehman said…


At 10:55pm on September 16, 2012, Hung Vo said…

Hey Saba! Please take a minute to join the USA chapter for the IYC and fill out the Googledoc form. We are going to do some pretty cool things soon! Can't wait to have you on board.

At 12:42am on May 26, 2012, Jennifer E said…


At 4:13am on January 28, 2012, Mahfuja Parven said…

Greetings, Thanks, Peace n love dear Saba! Peace ,love n Best Regards.

At 11:41am on December 25, 2011, Daniel A. Edoho said…

Thank you Saba, merry christmas and a glorious new year to you from Nigeria.

At 4:57am on April 24, 2011, Alicia Nuby said…
Hey, you seem to be highly active!!! I love that!! I wish to do the same. Is there an USA chapter? I did not see one? which chapter are you a part of?

Saba Loftus's Blog

The Global Environmental Outlook for Youth: “Tunza Acting for a Better World”.

Posted on March 31, 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

We are currently collecting best practises by young people globally chosen case studies will be published in a UNEP publication that will be out prior to Rio+20!

If you want to be in it then please share your solutions or projects or stories with us and help us share what you are doing that works with the…


Push for change! Be the voice! Volunteer!

Posted on January 16, 2012 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

Do you care about our future? Do you think that our actions can impact on the world around us? Are you willing to work with other young people to change our future? 

Then join the Major Group of Children and Youth!

We are the young peoples voice at a UN level in Sustainable Development. If you are under 30--we are your space! Your platform! We collaborate. We work…


Forum francophone préparatoire au sommet de Rio+20

Posted on January 13, 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments


Dans le cadre de la préparation de la Conférence des Nations unies sur le Développement durable de 2012 (Rio + 20), l'Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie organise un Forum international les 8 et 9 février 2012 à Lyon.


La Conférence des Nations Unies sur le Développement Durable ou Rio+20 se focalisera sur deux thèmes principaux : - l'économie verte dans le cadre du développement durable et de l'élimination…


Seminars in the Water Sector in February/March 2012 in Germany

Posted on January 13, 2012 at 8:52am 0 Comments

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Please note that there is not IYC funding for this event. Also, it isn't an affliated event but it may interest some of you.
DWA have announced that the dates and topics of their next water trainings are:
  • February 13 – 17, 2012
Project Cost Appraisal – Economic Efficiency in…


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