March 2013 Blog Posts (20)

SynergY and IYC Chapter in United Arab Emirates by Simran Vedvyas Received Appreciation Award by DEWA Eco-Initiative of Youth at Earth Hour 2013

Inspiring and Unmatched Enthusiasm at Earth Hour 2013

 

Reported by Simran Vedvyas

Founder SynergY and Chapter Leader UAE

 

SynergY Receives Appreciation Award by DEWA for Eco-Initiative and Enthusiastic Participation at Earth Hour 2013

It was momentous for SynergY to receive the Award for the Initiative and Enthusiastic Participation during EARTH HOUR 2013 by His Excellency Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer,…

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Added by SIMRAN VEDVYAS on March 30, 2013 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Today's Youth, The Post-2015 Development Agenda & Youth Think Tanks

We envisage a world where youths can make reasonable contributions as partners for efforts aimed at proffering solutions to our Global Issues. We envision a world where youths can become partners for doing this. And that time is now. Today's youth are better informed and positioned to make useful contributions to our Global Issues. And that is much reason why our youth organizations should support youth Think tanks dedicated to this effort. The Post-2015 Development Agenda can be a basis for…

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Added by Ndubuisi Idejiora-Kalu on March 30, 2013 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Africa's Identity Crisis

"Because of Africa's colonial past, Africa has an identity crisis. This has to change if Africa wishes to know development in any generation."

Added by Ndubuisi Idejiora-Kalu on March 30, 2013 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

Tunisia's Youth Crisis

Tunisia’s Youth Crisis

 

Montassar Jemmali

 

Bouazizi was not the first case of someone setting himself on fire to protest a violation of his dignity.  There are those who came before him, like Trimish, who set himself on fire in front of the capital building of al-Monastir. Nor was Bouazizi the last, despite his role as the last drop before the cup overflowed. One of the many bitter ironies of the revolution is the fact that since elections on October 23,…

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Added by Montassar Anas Jemmali on March 29, 2013 at 5:08am — No Comments

IYC at the ECOSOC Youth Forum - Shaping tomorrow's innovators: Leveraging science, technology, innovation, and culture for today's youth









Hey IYC Young Global Leaders, 



I'm here today at the United Nations for the ECOSOC Youth Forum with Jamie Ansorge, Lindsay Ashby, and Jacob Helberg representing the International Youth Council. 





The four topics for today are: Girls and Young Women in Science; Youth: An Engine for Creative Economy; Creating Buzz: Using Social Media to…

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Added by Nicole Andrea Rapista on March 27, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

ECOSOC Conference on Youth  Bon Ki-Moon Secretary General Address March 27, 2013 I plan to work with UK Prime Minister, Special Envoy on Global Education first. I plan to work with the President of …

ECOSOC Conference on Youth 

Bon Ki-Moon Secretary General Address

March 27, 2013

I plan to work with UK Prime Minister, Special Envoy on Global Education first.

I plan to work with the President of the World Bank: we will convene a steering…

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Added by Lindsay Jean Ashby on March 27, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

BEST AMBASSADOR AWARD UNEP ECO GENERATION AMBASSADORS 9TH TERM GOES TO SIMRAN VEDVYAS- International Youth Council Chairperson for Chapter United Arab Emirates

A BIG honor bestowed upon by UNEP Tunza Eco-generation

Happy to share this…

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Added by SIMRAN VEDVYAS on March 15, 2013 at 4:10am — No Comments

Expanding the Discussion For A Logical Alternative: Young People Commended, Charged

Tom Palmer (Dr.) as known to many young libertarians represents an iconic figure of the ideal libertarian mentor. From tireless trips around the world in the advocacy of the ideals of freedom to a charismatic personality with a complementing mixture of academic, passion and humorous inferences, a…

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Added by Fiyinfoluwa Elegbede on March 9, 2013 at 10:43am — No Comments

THINK – EAT – SAVE . REDUCE YOUR FOODPRINT

While millions of people starve everyday across the world , at least one third of all the food produced gets wasted in the supply chain process. This is such a shame and stopping this wastage can be one of the key aspects of moving towards sustainability.

To create awareness about this major issue , UNEP  has launched its “THINK-EAT-SAVE. REDUCE YOUR FOODPRINT” campaign.

To mark the First Universal Session of UNEP’s Governing Council , it hosted a zero waste…

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Added by Kehkashan Basu on March 9, 2013 at 12:15am — No Comments

GLOMEF Raises Climate Change Concerns

The CEO OF Global Media Foundation (GLOMEF), human rights and anti-corruption media advocacy foundation, Raphael Godlove Ahenu Jnr. has expressed worry about how world leaders are handling climate change issues in developing countries.



According to him, developing countries need international assistance to support adaptation in the context of national planning for sustainable development, more capacity-building and transfer of technology and…

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Added by Raphael Godlove Ahenu on March 8, 2013 at 1:34pm — No Comments

World Leaders Must Do More For Women

The CEO of Global Media Foundation (GLOMEF), Raphael Godlove Ahenu Jr, has called on world leaders to put in place prudent interventions to get more than one billion in the world today, the great majority of whom are women, live in unacceptable conditions of poverty, mostly in the developing countries out of poverty.

In a statement to mark this year's International Women's Day , in Sunyani, Mr. Ahenu Jr. said even though Women are the backbone of the rural economy,…

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Added by Raphael Godlove Ahenu on March 8, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

UAE CHAPTER CHAIRPERSON ELECTED AS UNEP'S GLOBAL COORDINATOR FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

It was a momentous occasion when I was elected as one of the Global Coordinators of UNEP's Major Groups for Children and Youth. I took charge of my new position as the Global Coordinator during the Annual Meeting of the Major Groups Facilitating Committee. 

In my role, I will seek for greater engagement and cooperation of my major group and stakeholders with UNEP thereby ensuring that we have a say in planning , policy making and implementation. The road to sustainable development…

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Added by Kehkashan Basu on March 8, 2013 at 12:31pm — No Comments

16th MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES ( COP16 )

The CITES wildlife summit is ongoing in Bangkok from 3rd to the 14th of March.  CITES  which is the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora is an international agreement between governments which aims to ensure survival of species by preventing their decimation or extinction  by regulating international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants .

Ivory trade is one of the major causes for concern as the demand…

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Added by Kehkashan Basu on March 8, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

SynergY by Chapter United Arab Emirates Supports Dubai Cares Walk for Education 2013 -Simran Vedvyas

SynergY the Youth Group initiative of Chapter United Arab Emirates by Simran Vedvyas-Supports Dubai Cares Walk for Education 2013

Dubai Cares and its initiatives are supporting millions worldwide by their support to Education.…

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Added by SIMRAN VEDVYAS on March 8, 2013 at 10:40am — 2 Comments

Join IYC at the UN Commission on the Status of Women with the New Future Foundation!

Save the Date!!
Join us, and our friends from the New Future Foundation to honor women on Wednesday March 13th!
Network with women attending the Commission on the Status of Women and share your stories with us!…
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Added by Nicole Andrea Rapista on March 6, 2013 at 4:20pm — 1 Comment

Join IYC at the UN Commission on the Status of Women with the New Future Foundation!

Save the Date!!
Join us, and our friends from the New Future Foundation to honor women on Wednesday March 13th!
Network with women attending the Commission on the Status of Women and share your stories with us!…
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Added by Nicole Andrea Rapista on March 6, 2013 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Support IYC Chapter Director in the Charitable Effort with Foremost Shoemakers, TOMS

IYC Chapter Director, Javionni McGlaurin is involved in a competition for a TOMS giving trip. If you are not familiar with TOMS. It is a shoe company that provides a pair of TOMS to a child in need for every pair of TOMS that are bought. So far, owing 7 pairs have helped 7 young…

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Added by Fiyinfoluwa Elegbede on March 6, 2013 at 3:43pm — No Comments

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