December 2011 Blog Posts (12)

Water Youth Movement!

The Water Youth Movement is an open project initiated by young people from the Netherlands and France, and is supported by the 6th World Water Forum Secretariat.

Nowadays, every corner of the world faces unique and pervasive water challenges. The current water crisis hits us, children and youth, hard. The world’s youth are particularly vulnerable to the detrimental effects of increasing water scarcity and pollution. The impacts on health, nutrition, development, and conflict limit our…


Added by Saba Loftus on December 31, 2011 at 4:38am — 7 Comments


The Consolidated Youth for Peace & Development (COYPED) a registered non-governmental youth-led organization has launched a program intended…


Added by James Koryor on December 29, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Youth Event - UNAOC Doha Forum - (Saturday, December 10th 2011)

          The Youth Event was certainly a motivating experience as it brought together about 400 young people from over 100 countries. As moderator of group six I discussed the issues at hand with young people from countries including Egypt, Palestine, Israel, Gaza, Zimbabwe, Qatar, Nigeria and Ukraine. This often made for rich dialogue from a range of perspectives. 

            For theme 1 it was agreed upon that one size does not fit all and that it is vital to consider cultural…


Added by Stacee on December 21, 2011 at 6:01am — No Comments

Earth Child Institute Nepal

Dear International Youth Council,

I am really keen on posting here in the Blog. 

I am currently in Kathmandu, Nepal where I am on my First Working mission as a Co-founding Director of Earth Child Institute Nepal.

Together with Prem B. Bohara, its Executive Director we are doing last preparations for special announcement of Historic Action 2012 on the 20 December 2011.

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Added by Alina Bezhenar on December 19, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Intro & Reflecting on Official Opening Session of UNAOC Doha Forum

Hello! My name is Stacee Smith. I have attained an Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences in International Development and Globalization from the University of Ottawa (ON, Canada) and I'm pursuing a degree in law. I also serve as the Communications Chair for the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award for Young People in Bermuda where I sit on the Award Council. In addition, in September of 2011 I attended the Award's triennial International Gold Event/IGE in Kenya as a…


Added by Stacee on December 19, 2011 at 6:38am — No Comments

Moderating Theme I: How Does Cultural Diversity Matter to Development? The Missing Link

Last Friday, December 10, 2011, I had the pleasure of moderating for the youth preparatory event where we aimed to compose 2 final messages for each theme. These messages will be presented to the heads of state at conference. 

Theme 1: How Does Cultural Diversity Matter to…


Added by Nicole Andrea Rapista on December 13, 2011 at 3:30am — 3 Comments


          This morning, I attended a Breakout Session on Rethinking History and Teaching History to Create Development.  Many of the speakers were from the Balkans, with a few from Israel and Palestine and the Minister of Tourism from Brussels.  There were not just teachers: they were also organizers building coalitions of teachers to move together towards a shared future, informed by the past.

            The framing and teaching of history is vital to opening up multiple narratives,…


Added by Olivia Harris on December 12, 2011 at 9:50am — 1 Comment

the Global Arena

Yesterday, Sam Richards of World in Conversation at PennState used the term “global arena with the youth moderators.  I often use “global stage” (probably because of my theatre background), but this idea of an arena intrigued me.

Because Sam is right: we do not exist on a stage where we perform for one another, we exist in a competitive and collaborative world in which we must find ways to build teams in order to ensure our survival.  Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon today spoke about…


Added by Olivia Harris on December 11, 2011 at 12:56am — 1 Comment

Breaking Stereotypes

At the Youth Event, we have been discussing the role of soft power and the will to engage in dialogue as necessary pieces to cultural exchange. Individuals need these skills to begin to work together to break down stereotypes through person-to-person exchange.  So often, that is how changes in attitude occur: one person meets another who makes them confront their own notions by challenging them. In other words, the first time I met someone from Palestine, she made me confront the image of…


Added by Olivia Harris on December 10, 2011 at 7:47am — No Comments

Sharing Ideas and Excitement

By far the most exciting part of the UNAOC Forum and in particular the Youth Event is that we will be collaboratively generating concrete ideas for involving youth in development.  In an increasingly global world, it is still so rare to get to interact with other youth leaders to develop goals and then work together towards achieving them.  For four hours tomorrow and three days after that, I will have the brains and heart of twenty other young people committed to making a positive…


Added by Olivia Harris on December 9, 2011 at 4:31pm — 1 Comment

Global Assembly on International Peace and Security registration is now open

The Global Assembly on International Peace and Security is part of our Global Citizens Leadership Program, which is a unique leadership development program that brings together outstanding young people from around the world to build critical leadership skills in a global context. GCLP/GAIPS offers Scholars the opportunity to learn from and exchange ideas with some of the world's top business leaders, policy officials, lobbyists, journalists, diplomats and academicians in the challenging and…


Added by Ousman Darboe on December 7, 2011 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Project HAAC (HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign)

Project HAAC (HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign)

Event organized by students/volunteers from different institutes of …


Added by ZOHA KHALID on December 5, 2011 at 11:26am — No Comments

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