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”

ICMYO 2010 kick-off: Youth, development and security

Around 30 participants from Finnish governmental and non-governmental structures joined a range of international guests for the welcoming seminar of ICMYO 2010. Among the highlights were former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Erkki Tuomioja, and Ms Anke Green from the UN Program on Youth. The 2010 edition of the International Coordination Meeting of Youth OrganisationsContinue reading “ICMYO 2010 kick-off: Youth, development and security”

World Youth Conference 2010: Registration opened

The World Youth Conference 2010 will take place in Mexico City August 23 – 29. From August 23 – 25 an NGO Conference will take place – in the run up to the Ministers’ Conference and the Parliamentarians’ Conference. 420 participants will be selected for the NGO Conference. Register your application online

Commission for Social Development just around the corner

The 48th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD) will take place at the UN’s headquarter in New York February 3 – 12. The CSocD is one of the functional Commissiond of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and consists of 46 members elected by the ECOSOC. Is your country a member? Check the listContinue reading “Commission for Social Development just around the corner”