ICMYO 2009 – Preparations started

On 12 March the first preparation meeting for the International Coordination Meeting of Youth Organisations took place at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg, France. This year the ICMYO will be hosted and co-organised by the Council of Europe between the 3rd and the 5th of June, in connection with the 5th Anniversary of theContinue reading “ICMYO 2009 – Preparations started”

Volunteering, Children and Youth the right to participate

You are warmly welcome to United Nations Commission for Social Development, 47th session Side-event hosted by Finland in co-operation with the European Youth Forum with active participation from the Youth NGOs participating in the International Coordination Meeting of Youth Organisations (ICMYO). Date and Time: February 6th, lunch time (13:00-14:30) Place: the Consulate General of Finland,Continue reading “Volunteering, Children and Youth the right to participate”

Development Needs Youth! Available Online

The European Youth Forum published a new and updated version of Development Needs Youth! This new version feature a foreword from the European Commissioner for Development, Mr. Louis Michel, and includes  projects from many European Youth Forum Member Organisations and from ICMYO partners on various areas of implementation of the World Programme of Action forContinue reading “Development Needs Youth! Available Online”

Youth Organisations meeting with Assistant Secretary General of the UN on 10 October 2008

In the letter to H.E UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon 25 Global Youth Organisations and Regional Youth Platforms requested a meeting with the Secretary General. As a response to that letter the organisations participating to the International Coordination Meeting of Youth Organisations which where present in New York during the General Assembly of the United Nations (European YouthContinue reading “Youth Organisations meeting with Assistant Secretary General of the UN on 10 October 2008”

2001 + 10 What does volunteering represent for us?

7 Regional Youth Platforms and 18 International Non Governmental Youth Organisations participating to the International Coordination Meeting of Youth Organisations (ICMYO) submitted a statement in preparation of the 10th anniversary of 2001 International Year of Volunteering and in view of the current negotiations being held at the 63rd Session of the United Nations General AssemblyContinue reading “2001 + 10 What does volunteering represent for us?”

Youth Organisations address a letter to mr. Ban Ki Moon

At their International Coordination Meeting in Cairo, Regional Youth Platforms and International Non Governmental Youth Organisations agreed to send a letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations. The letter has been sent this week and it highlights three main concerns of the global youth movement: The increasingly importance of youth in the globalContinue reading “Youth Organisations address a letter to mr. Ban Ki Moon”

Getting ready for the UN General Assembly 2008

Youth Organisations participating to the International Coordination Meeting of Youth Organisations, such as the Scout Movement, and the National Youth Delegates , convened by the European Youth Forum for its first European UN Youth Advocacy Meeting to prepare for the upcoming UN General Assembly. The meeting was hosted by the Finnish Youth Cooperation – Allianssi,Continue reading “Getting ready for the UN General Assembly 2008”

Ban ki-Moon must take youth seriously!

High-level representatives of youth organisations from all continents met with several UN agencies and other intergovernmental institutions in Cairo, for the 5th International Coordination Meeting of Youth Organisations which took place between the 15 and the 17 June 2008. One of the conclusions was that the UN must put youth back on the agenda andContinue reading “Ban ki-Moon must take youth seriously!”