January 2012 Blog Posts (13)

VOTE For The Nigerian Youth

A number of  young Nigerians  have been actively, sincerely and selflessly involved in the quest to sustain our planet. Seven of them have been nominated  to head the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC).

It’s time to place Nigeria significantly on the Africa map. These young Nigerians…


Added by Hamzat Bala Lawal on January 31, 2012 at 6:37am — No Comments

Concluding points on UNAOC Doha Forum

       The key messages that I took from the forum overall were the importance of having a sound, culturally broad education throughout one’s life, as well as addressing basic social needs in societies worldwide. Without such foundations and supportive media, cultural alliances would be more of a challenge and certainly not a priority. High Representative of the UNAOC and former President of Portugal Jorge Sampaio told the audience “you are the alliance.” Therefore, it is up to each…


Added by Stacee on January 30, 2012 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Excerpt of my Report on UNAOC Doha Forum (Dec 11th-13th 2011)

            I would like to highlight a few sessions that stood out to me. One was on The Role of Education in Sustainable Development during which the importance of learning about ones cultural history was stressed, as was multicultural education from early childhood. Integrating cultural competency in the school curriculum through diverse representation of ethnicities in textbooks and world history, mastering multiple languages, international exchanges and schools that encourage…


Added by Stacee on January 30, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Wake Up Call Nepal

The Wake Up Call is a project initiated by young people, just a normal bunch of people like you, that had the opportunity to meet somewhere in the world and discuss the issues that affect them.

The world needs a Wake Up Call. On February 21st, 2012 (21.2.12), millions of people in hundreds of countries and territories will demonstrate peacefully in front of their main government buildings for action on the issues that affect them the most, and spread one message:…


Added by Bishnu Hari Tripathi on January 23, 2012 at 12:50am — No Comments

Global Youth Networking Event

The International Youth Council is celebrating the 10th Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations with a global networking event! Please join us and other young leaders from around the world, UN officials, IYC Board members, and special guests for an engaging evening in the heart of New York City.

Speakers will include the Director of the Office of the Special Adviser on African Affairs to the United Nations, Ambassador Josephine…


Added by IYC Leadership on January 19, 2012 at 2:37am — No Comments

Push for change! Be the voice! Volunteer!

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! http://uncsdchildrenyouth.org/

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…


Added by Saba Loftus on January 16, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Forum francophone préparatoire au sommet de Rio+20


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…


Added by Saba Loftus on January 13, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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

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…

Added by Saba Loftus on January 13, 2012 at 8:52am — No Comments

Seed for Better Future

One of the series of my practical experience "Seed for Better Future":

Today I gave 1 hour lecture on sustainable development and role of Rio+20 for my sister Marina.

It made sense.. 1000 %..

Added by Alina Bezhenar on January 12, 2012 at 6:55pm — 3 Comments

Use Your Smile to Change the World

Added by Alina Bezhenar on January 10, 2012 at 6:15pm — 1 Comment

Role of Education

Two short stories about Role of Education:

  • When I was in Nepal last month I was talking a lot with Prem B. Bohara. I asked him one day: "Why do not we organize action CLEAN Up Nepal".He answered to me: "We can do it. Clean it. But the next day everything will be the same. We need to educate people. Than they will care about the territory the live in".
  • Dialogue between Prem B. Bohara (Executive Director of…

Added by Alina Bezhenar on January 10, 2012 at 5:58pm — 2 Comments

How to become a President..

One evening, President Obama and his wife, Michelle, decided to go for an unplanneddinner in a restaurant that was not very luxurious. When they were seated, the…


Added by Alina Bezhenar on January 10, 2012 at 2:47pm — 2 Comments


2011 will be a year to remember for many Africans when reflecting back on the conflict that emerged as a result of the resilience to rescind power by those that were once the inspirational leaders and change agents of our beautiful land.

We as young leaders have witnessed and even went as far as to study first hand the dethrone of parliaments and eruption of civil wars that buried cities in rubble, from up North with Muamar Gaddafi's fatal defiance and Hosni Mubarak's disbelief to… Continue

Added by Khwezi Kondile on January 5, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

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