World Youth Conference – Holding the youth rights banner high

During the International Committee meeting, gathering more than 60 representatives from UN entitities and Governments, Ana Maria from FLAJ duly pointed out that the youth rights focus has been weakened in the draft declaration – while the preparatory meeting in Brazil was clearly in favour of a strong youth rights focus in the declaration. ManyContinue reading “World Youth Conference – Holding the youth rights banner high”

World Youth Conference 2010 – behind the scenes

10 ICMYO organisations have been part of the Social Forum Organizing Committee (SOFOC) for the World Youth Conference 2010. During the next week different organizations will share their experience from the WYC here on the ICMYO blog. First out: The European Youth Forum.  WOW! This is huge! I have smelled it! The atmosphere of the GlobalContinue reading “World Youth Conference 2010 – behind the scenes”

The International Year of Youth; Dialogue and Mutual Understanding

The celebration of the International Youth Day on August 12 also marked the beginning of the International Year of Youth, Dialogue and Mutual Understanding. During the official launch of the year in the UN General Assembly Hall the organisations gathered in ICMYO got to nominate one of the speakers and Ms Maya Saoud from Pax RomanaContinue reading “The International Year of Youth; Dialogue and Mutual Understanding”