Speech by Mr Romulo Dantas by the opening of the UN High-Level Meeting on Youth

Good morning, I wish all of you here today a very good High Level Meeting It is not every day that someone has the opportunity to invite Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Mr. Joseph Deiss and Alek Wek to come and visit my old street. I come from Sao Paulo, Brazil, from one of the most violentContinue reading “Speech by Mr Romulo Dantas by the opening of the UN High-Level Meeting on Youth”

Highlights from the first day of ICMYO 2011

During the opening of the ICMYO 2011, Hon. Dullas Allahapperuma, Sri Lanka’s Minister for Youth Affairs and Skills Development, declared that Sri Lanka wants to host a World Youth Conference in 2014. FIMCAP became a participating organiszation in ICMYO and the organizations started preparing for the UN High Level Meeting on Youth by evaluating theContinue reading “Highlights from the first day of ICMYO 2011”

ICMYO PRESS RELEASE: Nothing about us without us!

NEW YORK, JULY 22 2011 // The world’s largest youth-led organizations gather in New York this weekend, before the UN High Level Meeting on Youth kicks off Monday. Human Rights, restrictions on global mobility for youth and the youth perspective on the development agenda are important agenda items as The International Coordination Meeting of YouthContinue reading “ICMYO PRESS RELEASE: Nothing about us without us!”

The host country of ICMYO 2011: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is hosting the International Coordination Meeting of Youth Organisations 2011 and making it possible to organize the meeting in connection with the UN High Level Meeting on Youth. We managed to sit down with the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, H.E. Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona, to hear more aboutContinue reading “The host country of ICMYO 2011: Sri Lanka”

Préparation de la réunion de haut niveau des Nations Unies sur la Jeunesse

La réunion du Groupe de travail de l’ICMYO (Groupement de Coordination internationale des Organisations de Jeunesse) s’est tenue au Bureau Mondial du Scoutisme à Genève, Suisse, le week-end du 30 avril au 1er mai 2011. Le Groupe de Travail est formé des membres d’un groupe d’organisations de l’ICMYO qui mettent en commun leurs efforts bénévolementContinue reading “Préparation de la réunion de haut niveau des Nations Unies sur la Jeunesse”

Meeting of the ICMYO Taskforce in Geneva

On the weekend of 30 April – 01 May 2011, the ICMYO Task Force met at the World Scout Bureau in Geneva, Switzerland. The members of the Task Force are a group of organisations of ICMYO who volunteer their efforts in service to ICMYO to plan the Yearly Meeting. Currently composed of the European YouthContinue reading “Meeting of the ICMYO Taskforce in Geneva”

Letter to the President of the General Assembly concerning the High Level Meeting on Youth

This letter to the President of the 65th Session of the General Assembly addresses the concerns surrounding the outcomes of the upcoming High Level Meeting on Youth, which is set to be held at the UN Headquarters in New York in July 2011. This meeting is part of the International Year of Youth, which wasContinue reading “Letter to the President of the General Assembly concerning the High Level Meeting on Youth”

Youth Resolution adopted by the UN CSocD while negotiations on Youth Conference continue

The UN Commission for Social Development (CSocD) adopted during its session in February 2011 a new Youth Resolution called “Policies and Programmes involving Youth”, focusing on the importance of cooperation among UN agencies working on youth issues and on developing a joint set of indicators assessing the progress of global Youth Policies. PaxRomana and theContinue reading “Youth Resolution adopted by the UN CSocD while negotiations on Youth Conference continue”

Government may come top-down but governance does not

This is the introduction to the European Youth Forum’s newly adopted policy paper on Global Governance. In the policy paper you can read more about the view of youth organisations in Europe on the United Nations, the G20 and the World Bank. The forum also calls for regular World Youth Conferences to be organised by the UNContinue reading “Government may come top-down but governance does not”

2nd Africa-Europe Youth Summit

Last week-end youth leaders from African and European Youth Organizations met in Tripoli, Libya, to advise the Heads of States of African Union and European Union. Over three days they worked together and produced a declaration which sends strong political messages, identifies demands – and also displays the commitments from the Youth Organizations present. Action-oriented outcomeContinue reading “2nd Africa-Europe Youth Summit”