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    In this Issue of ICYO-Youth Information:In this Issue of ICYO-Youth Information: q National Youth Camp held in Port Blair, Andaman q National
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 1, 2009
      In this Issue of ICYO-Youth Information:In this Issue of ICYO-Youth Information:

      q National Youth Camp held in Port Blair, Andaman

      q National Integration Youth Camp held in Itanagar

      q Maharashtra: Deliver at a Govt. hospital and get Rs 800

      q National Policy on Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. - Meira Kumar

      q Youth Climate Change Web page on FAO web

      q Fact File on Adolescent Health

      q United Nations: Guidelines on Improving Juvenile Justice

      q Bihar's Month Long March to Promote Sanitation

      Up-coming Events:

      Ø International Youth Forum by WAY

      Ø World Creative Youth Forum 2009

      Ø Global Youth Forum

      Ø Int. Children's Conference on the Environment

      Ø Global Youth Assembly 2009

      Ø Global Model UN Conference

      Ø Community Based Prevention, Management and Treatment of HIV/AIDS "Addressing Inadequate

      Ø CONGO Civil Society Development Forum 2009

      Ø First International Conference on Alcohol and HIV

      Ø Int. Training on Logical Framework Analysis

      Ø Global Conclave on Microfinance

      Ø UNESCO - Goi Peace Foundation Int. Essay Contest 2009

      Ø 9th IWRM

      Ø International Conference on Harm Reduction 2009

      Acknowledgement



      ICYO - Youth Information Newsletter

      Indian Committee of Youth Organizations



      Platform of 356 Youth Organizations in India

      India's largest network of urban and rural youth

      No. 2009/12

      National Youth Camp held in Port Blair, Andaman

      The National Youth Project (NYP) had conducted another National Integration Youth Camp, which was held in Andaman from February 21 to 28, 2998. The camp attended by 426 youth from 30 states of India.

      Shri Shailesh, IAS, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of youth Affair's and sports, Government of India, inaugurated the camp on February 21, 2009, who come all the way from Delhi to Port Blair for this camp. Shri S. N. Jha, Secretary Sports Arts and Culture of Andaman Nicobar Administration was the Chief guest. At the inauguration the national integration nature of Andaman profile was emphasized not only is there communal harmony have one can even find families is which more then one religion co-exist. The inaugural program concluded with the linguistic integration tableau.

      Camper interact with Mrs Sonia Gandhi and Lt Governor of Andaman

      All the 426 youths from 31 States gathered at the Raj Nivas on the 27th evening and Smt. Sonia Gandhi was happy to meet them and listen to their patriotic song. Morning in frost of them, the met them all and they were happy. Lt. governor Lt. gen Bhupender Singh also joined the campers.

      The schedule kept the youth all day busy, this includes the morning warm-up exercise, games, flag salutation, talent exchange classes, Groups discussion of burning issues for youth and in evening peace march in nearby areas which concluded with all Religions Prayers followed by cultural programme

      Interestingly, the youths had programmes in the ship also on they had to travel 3 days on ship each way

      National Integration Youth Camp held in Itanagar

      National Youth Project organized the National Integration Youth Camp in Itangar, Arunachal Pradesh that was held from November 24 to December 1, 2008. The camp was attended by 357 youth 23 state of India.

      There is need to build the spirit of peace, harmony and goodwill among the people of the northeast and strengthen the bonds of relationship between the people of northeast and mainland. YOUTH CAMPS and YOUTH EXCHANGE Programmes are the best media for achieving this objective. The camp was the good example of youth initiative to create the bond by local youth those took all the responsibility to make the success of the camp by all means.

      The schedule kept the youth all day busy, this includes the morning warm-up exercise, sharm dan (project work by work donation), games, flag salutation, talent exchange classes, Groups discussion of burning issues for youth and in evening peace march in nearby areas which concluded with all Religions Prayers followed by cultural programme.

      Maharashtra: Deliver at a Govt. hospital and get Rs 800
      The Maharastra state government has decided to give Rs 800 as cash incentive to pregnant women who deliver at a civic or government hospital. The idea, said government officials, is to not only reduce maternal mortality rate, but also to increase the number of safe deliveries at hospitals.

      The 'Matrutva Anudan Yojana', which is being implemented under the National Rural Health Misson, is already applicable. "All pregnant women, irrespective of caste, creed and income groups, will be given Rs 800 (Rs 400 for medicines, calcium and multi-vitamin pills and another Rs 400 for the institutional delivery).

      National Policy on Prevention of Alcoholism and
      Drug Abuse to be Formulated - Meira Kumar

      The Government is proposing to formulate a comprehensive National Policy on issues related to prevention of alcoholism and drug abuse. Addressing the 1st meeting of the National Consultative Committee on Drug De-addiction and rehabilitation recently held, Smt. Meira Kumar, Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment announced that soon a sub-committee would be made to make the first draft proposal of the National Policy.

      Youth Climate Change Web page on FAO web
      The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has created a new Climate Change Web Portal which includes a section dedicated to Children and Youth. Information on current activities, resources and other initiatives can be accessed, including information on the International Drawing Competition "Our World, Our Climate, Our Food", a joint initiative of FAO and World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts that was launched to raise awareness on climate change and food security issues, as well as promote active involvement of children and youth. For more information log on http://www.fao.org/climatechange/51175/en/

      Fact File on Adolescent Health

      The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a new "Fact File on Adolescent Health" that explores topics of concern to adolescents and provides strategies to improve their health across the globe.

      The 'fact file' explains that adolescents have specific health and development needs, and that many face challenges that hinder their well-being, including poverty, a lack of access to health information and services, and unsafe environments. It shows how necessary interventions can save lives and foster a new generation of productive adults who better serve their communities. For more information log on:

      http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/adolescent_health/en/index.html

      United Nations: Guidelines on Improving Juvenile Justice

      The document entitled "Guidance Note of the Secretary General - UN Approach to Justice for Children" was published by the United Nations in September 2008. The Note provides guiding principles and a framework for UN activities on justice for children at the national level within conflict and development contexts. It also aims to ensure that children, defined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child as all persons under the age of eighteen, are better served and protected by justice systems, including the security and social welfare sectors. More information:

      http://www.juvenilejusticepanel.org/resources/?act=res&cat=&nod=_root_&id=UNGuidanceNoteSGUNApproachJChildren08&start=1

      Bihar's Month Long March to Promote Sanitation

      To promote health through good hygiene practices the Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) of the Government of Bihar, WaterAid and UNICEF took up a month long Gram Gaurav Yatra to promote sanitation in Bihar recently.

      A Gram Gaurav Yatra is a 'solidarity march', where people march peacefully, gathering support as they go, not stopping until action is taken by those in power.

      The Bihar march started on 28 January and finished on 28 February 2009.

      Up-coming Events:

      International Youth Forum by WAY

      The World Assembly of Youth and the National Youth Organization of Libyan Youth (NOLY) will jointly organizing the International Youth Forum (IYF) and will be held from April 13 to 15, 2009 at Tripoli, Libya.

      The theme selected for IYF 2009 is "The Role of Youth on Poverty Eradication".

      The participation is open for the representatives of International Youth Organizations, Regional Youth Organizations, and National Youth Councils

      World Creative Youth Forum 2009

      World Creative Youth Forum (WCYF) 2009 will be held form May 5-10, 2009 in Philippines. The theme of the Forum is "Education for Sustainable Development" and will focus on Peace and Human Rights, Climate Change, Sustainable Lifestyle, Entrepreneurship, Education and Technology, and Advocacy for Sustainable Development. For more information log on www.worldcreativeyouthforum.net

      Global Youth Forum

      The Global Youth Forum will be held from June 9-14, 2009 in Mangolia and organized by organized by OYUNLAL-UILS. The Forum aims to encourage dialogue among young people to develop mutual understanding and cooperation in addressing global problems. Issues covered at the Forum will include environmental protection & climate change, poverty, decent work and unemployment, public health policy and HIV/AIDS, and gender equality. For more information log on www.oyunlaguils.mn/index.php?ID=7

      Int. Children's Conference on the Environment

      The Tunza Conference will be held from August 17-21,,2009 in Daejeon, South Korea and organized by UNEP in cooperation with UNEP National Committee for the Republic of Korea. The theme for this year will be : "Climate Change: Our Challenge". The conference is open for children aged 10 to 14. For more information log on

      www.unep.org/Tunza/Children/Events/icc_2009/

      Global Youth Assembly 2009

      The second Ignite Change Now! Global Youth Assembly will be held from July 30th-August 2nd, 2009 in Canada and organized by John Humphrey Centre.

      The Assembly is for 1000 youth under the age of 16-28 year of age. For more information log on www.youthassembly.ca

      Global Model UN Conference

      The UN Department of Public Information will be organizing the first annual Global Model UN Conference in Geneva, Switzerland from 5-7 August 2009. The event will bring together the best university-level students from Model UN programmes currently organized around the world. The theme for the first conference will be "The Millennium Developments Goals -- Lifting the bottom billion out of poverty".

      Community Based Prevention, Management and Treatment of HIV/AIDS "Addressing Inadequate Knowledge of HIV"

      The International Centre of Excellence for Health Management (ICEHM) will be organizing the International Programme on Community Based Prevention, Management and Treatment of HIV/AIDS "Addressing Inadequate Knowledge of HIV" and to be held from May 07 - 25, 2009, at Int. Centre of Excellence for Health Management (ICEHM) Galillee College in Israel. For more detail and registration log on: www.galilcol.ac.il/registration.asp or write to: rmichaelis@...

      CONGO Civil Society Development Forum 2009

      CONGO's Civil Society Development Forum (CSDF) 2009 will be held from July 2 to 4, 2009 in Geneva. The Forum will focus "Implementing the Internationally Agreed Goals and Commitments in regard to Global Public Health". More information available at www.ngocongo.org

      First International Conference on Alcohol and HIV

      First International Conference on Alcohol and HIV in India will be held from August 3-4, 2009 in Mumbai. The Pre-conference training workshop will be August 1-2, 2009.

      The International Institute for Population Sciences (Mumbai, India), the Institute for Community Research (USA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, N.I.H. (USA) are sponsors of the event.

      For more information log on: http://www.alchivconf2009.in/

      Int. Training on Logical Framework Analysis

      Sambodhi will organize the International Training Programme on Logical Framework Analysis for Development Project Design to be held at New Delhi from April 20-24, 2009.

      The aim of the training programme is to augment existing knowledge of the development practitioners on Logical Framework Approach with concurrent enhancement of skills for using the Logical Framework Approach for designing development projects. The date to registered is April 13, 2009. For more information log on: www.sambodhi.co.in

      UNESCO - Goi Peace Foundation Int. Essay Contest 2009

      Through the annual essay competitions, UNESCO and the Goi Peace Foundation encourage young people to share their vision for the future. The theme for this year's contest is "The role of science in building a better world". Scientific progress has brought many benefits to humanity, while some applications of science have had adverse impacts. Through the competition young people will answer questions such as "What kind of science and technology do you think is needed for realizing a more equitable, prosperous and sustainable world for all?

      The last date for entry is 30 June 2009. For complete information log on http://www.goipeace.or.jp/english/activities/programs/0901.html

      9th IWRM

      The 9th International Workshop on Resource Mobilisation (IWRM) will take place 25-28, 2009 in Bangalore, India and organized by Resource Alliance.

      Early bird discount £25 till 1st April 2009. For more information log on www.resource-alliance.org/iwrm

      International Conference on Harm Reduction 2009

      IHRA's 20th International Conference will be held from April 19-23, 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand.

      Acknowledgement

      The ICYO received following publications in March to June 2008, which are very useful for our documentation, research work and for planning of activities. We extended thanks on behalf of ICYO network to all the organizations those provide us these valuable newsletters/publications/ reports etc.

      a.. Youth Culture/Yuva Sanskar; No 3 & 4, 2008; Published by National Youth Project Trust, New Delhi.
      b.. Yuva Samvad - Issue 67, 68, 69, 70 & 71 of October, November, December 2008 January, February 2009; Published by Dr A.K. Arun, New Delhi, India.
      c.. Yuva Udghosh - Various issues (fortnightly, Hindi language newspaper); Published by Kendriya Arya Yuvak Parishad, New Delhi, India.
      d.. Young Asia - January -July 2008 & July - December 2008 Published by CommonwealthYouth Programme, Asia Centre, Chandigarh, India.
      e.. Report - 2nd UNESCO Asian Youth Forum, (held from 26-30 June at Gwangju, Republic of Korea); Published by Korean National Commission for UNESCO, Seoul, S. Korea.
      f.. Report - Community (Pictorial report of the - 2nd UNESCO Asian Youth Forum), (held from 26-30 June at Gwangju, Republic of Korea); Published by Korean National Commission for UNESCO, Seoul, S. Korea
      g.. Youth Horizons - Newsletter; Vol. 34 Issue 4, October 2008 published by Vishwa Yuvak Kendra, New Delhi.
      h.. Asian Forum Newsletters; July - August 2008 (bi-montly); Published by: Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population & Development (AFPPD), Bangkok, Thailand.
      i.. Neeti Marg -Various issues (fortnightly, language - Hindi); Published by: Samvad, Bhopal, MP, India.
      j.. Go Between No 116 & 117 March - June 2008 & September - October 2008 Published by NGLS United Nations
      k.. CRIN Review (Newsletter) - No. 22 September 2008; Published by Child Rights Information Network, Save the Children Fund, UK
      l.. Sankalp -Vol. 7(3) September 2008; Published by Int. AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) , India;
      m.. The World of Parliament (newsletter) - N0. 31 & 32, September 2008 & December 2008 (quarterly); Published by Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU); Geneva, Switzerland.
      n.. CASA - Programme Report 2007-2008; Published by Church's Auxiliary for Social Action(CASA), New Delhi, India.
      o.. UNews - Various Issues; (October 2008); Published by: UN Information Centre, New Delhi, India.
      p.. One Country - Newsletter; Vol. 19 Issue 3, April-June 2008 (Quarterly); Published by Bahai International Community, USA.
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      Indian Committee of Youth Organizations (ICYO)

      194-A, Arjun Nagar, Safdarjang Enclave

      New Delhi 110029, India

      Phone: 91 9811729093 / 91 11 26183978 Fax 91 11 26198423

      Email: icyoindia@... / icyo@...

      Web: www.icyo.in

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      Indian Committee of Youth Organizations (ICYO) is a registered non-profit, non-governmental network organization, committed in developing areas of mutual cooperation and understanding among different youth voluntary agencies, youth groups, clubs and individuals working in the field of youth welfare in India.

      ICYO functions as an umbrella organization of youth NGOs in India. It's family consists of
      over 356 organizations spread in 122 districts of 22 states from different corners of India.

      Our goal:
      To improve and extend the youth work and services through Youth Organizations;
      To enhance and demonstrate youth work in the society;
      To promote effective youth programmmes;
      To organize network of civil society organizations working towards the development of youth work;
      To organize seminars, conferences, workshops, trainings;
      To maintain international relation with organizations promoting young people in their programmes and activities

      Affiliation:

      Consultative (Roster) Status with ECOSOC, United Nations;
      Consultative Status with Commission on Sustainable Development;
      Full Member of World Assembly of Youth (WAY); Asian Youth Council (AYC);
      CRIN, South Asia Youth Environment Network (SAYEN),

      Affiliate group of ECPAT International, Thailand;
      ATSECE-DELHI, Indian Partner of AIDS Care Watch Campaign;
      Steering Committee member of World Bank's YDP Network;
      Working relation with Indian Association of Parliamentarians (IAPPD);
      International Medical Parliamentarians Organizations (IMPO);
      Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD);
      World Youth Foundation, Malaysia.


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    • Indianyouthorgs
      In this issue: Ø Volunteer for a better India : One hour to Nation. Ø India Young Nation; YOUTH Major Strength: PM Ø Conference of Vice Chancellors of
      Message 2 of 2 , Feb 19, 2013

        In this issue:

        Ø  'Volunteer for a better India': One hour to Nation.

        Ø  India Young Nation; YOUTH Major Strength: PM

        Ø  Conference of Vice Chancellors of Central Universities held at President House

        Ø  Rajasthan State Celebrated National Youth Day

        Ø  Youth Festival at Udalguri

        Ø  ICPD Beyond 2014: Global Youth Forum held

        Ø  Australia India Youth Dialogue held

        Ø  World’s Youth Facing Worsening Unemployment, Warns New UN Report

        Ø  Manual for Human Rights Education with Young People, Compass

        Ø  Ahmad Alhindawi is Envoy on Youth of U N Secretary-General

        Ø  UN Establishes Trust Fund to Support Youth Volunteerism

        Ø  Challenges and Hope for World’s Indigenous Youth

        Ø  The State of World Population 2012

        Incoming Events:

        *       Assam Youth Festival for North East

        *       National Convention: Building Bridges: New Age of Voluntarism

        *       India Youth Jam 2013

        *       Creating an NGO Brand

        *       SOUTH ASIA HUMAN RIGHTS SUMMIT

        *       National Seminar: Social Work Intervention: Sectors, and Strategies

        *       National Integration Peace Youth Camp

        *       International Training Seminar for HIV/AIDS Professionals: HIV/AIDS- Innovative Management and Care

        *       International Conference on Trafficking of young women and children

        *       Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations

        *       International NGO Conference ‘Post-2015 in Bonn, Germany

        *       Photo contest focusing on young people at work

         

        ICYO – Youth Information Newsletter

        Indian Committee of Youth Organizations

         

        Platform of 464 Youth Organizations in India

        India’s largest network of urban and rural youth

        'Volunteer for a Better India'

        ‘Volunteer for a better India’ and “Give one hour to the nation every day," was the call given by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar of The Art of Living, for reclaiming India through a spirit of volunteerism and social service.

         

         

        The main function was held at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi on 3rd February 2013 and attended by large number youth, representatives of civil society organizations and international agencies and followers. 

         

        On the occasion Sri Sri Ravi Shanker said that more public participation and responsibility in nation-building were needed and stated “For fulfilling our needs we need to take responsibility”.

         

        Talking about the youth in the country, Sri Sri said "There is a lot of anger among the youth today and this has to be given right direction".

         

        India Young Nation; YOUTH Major Strength: PM

        India can meet “complex challenges” if the energy of the youth is channelized in a “positive direction”, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on 28 January 2013 while addressing to NCC cadets in NCC Republic Day Camp held in Delhi.

         

         “...I have no doubt, if we are able to channelize this immense energy of our youth in a positive direction, we can successfully address even the most complex challenges facing our country today,” he said.

         

        Mr Singh asked the youth “to exploit the opportunity with firm resolve and commitment and contribute positively towards the growth of our nation.”

         

        “India is a young nation. Our youth are our major strength. Today, more than ever before, there is greater awareness among the youth about their rights. Equally, there is a strong desire to contribute directly to the betterment of our society,” he said.

         

        Conference of Vice Chancellors of Central Universities held at President House

        A one day conference of Vice Chancellors (VCs) of Central Universities of which the President is Visitor concluded on February 5, 2013 at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

        In his concluding remarks the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee expressed his satisfaction with the outcome and pointed out that it was the first time a whole day conference was being held where 40 VCs of Central Universities exchanged their views with himself as well as the Prime Minister, Union Ministers of Human Resource Development and Chairman of University Grants Commission. 

         

        The President said Vice Chancellors should identify inspired teachers to interact with each other as well as students.  Innovation Clubs should be set up in each university and exhibitions of innovations be organized. 

         

        Rajasthan State Celebrated National Youth Day

        35,000 youths from Rajasthan celebrated the National Youth Day on 12th January in Jaipur at SMS stadium.

         

        The event was inaugurated by Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot who spoke on the role of youths in the development of the state and nation

         

        Youth Festival at Udalguri

        In a bid to empower the youth, the Red Horns Division unit of the Indian Army recently organized a three-day youth festival at Udalguri in Assam.

         

        A total of 1,300 people attended the festival, which features events such as debate, quiz, football match, volleyball match and tug-of-war.

         

        ICPD Beyond 2014: Global Youth Forum held

        The ICPD Beyond 2014 Global Youth Forum was from 3-6 December 2012 in Bali, Indonesia and attended by 635 participants in attendance.

         

        The Forum was part of the official review of the International Conference on Population and Development’s Programme of Action. 

         

        The plenary sessions captured the core issues regarding youth and discussed these issues under five broad topics: Staying healthy; Comprehensive education; Transitions to decent employment for youth; Families, youth-rights and well-being - including sexuality and Fully inclusive civic participation. 

         

        Australia India Youth Dialogue held

        The second Australia India Youth Dialogue (AIYD) conference held from 30 January to 1 February 2013 in Melbourne and attended by 30 delegates (15 from each countries) representing various Companies. The discussed the issue such as sustainability, social innovation, international security, FDI and education. 

         

        World’s Youth Facing Worsening Unemployment, Warns New UN Report

        Global unemployment rose in 2012 amid continuing economic insecurity and insufficient policies stifling overall hiring, a new report by the United Nations labour agency has warned, adding that the world’s youth were most vulnerable to the growing job scarcity.

         

        In its annual Global Employment Trends report, released on 21 January 2013, the International Labour Organization (ILO) notes that despite the positive trend of falling unemployment over the past two years, the number of unemployed worldwide rose by 4.2 million in 2012 with gloomy expectations of a further increase in 2013.

         

        According to Guy Ryder, the ILO Director-General “An uncertain economic outlook, and the inadequacy of policy to counter this, has weakened aggregate demand, holding back investment and hiring”.

         

        According to the ILO, some 35 per cent of unemployed youth in advanced economies have been out of a job for six months or longer – an absence which directly impacts their long-term career prospects as their skills deteriorate. Others, meanwhile, get discouraged and leave the labour market altogether.

         

        With almost 74 million people in the 15 to 24 age group unemployed around the world, translating into a 12.4 per cent unemployment rate for this subset, job prospects for the world’s younger workers are looking increasingly bleak, says the report.

         

        Manual for Human Rights Education with Young People, Compass

        COMPASS provides youth leaders, teachers and facilitators of human rights education activities, whether professional or volunteers, with concrete ideas and practical activities to engage, involve and motivate young people in living, learning and acting for human rights. It promotes a comprehensive perspective on human rights education and sees young people as actors for a culture of universal human rights. (Contribution by Mr Vijay Bharatiya)

         

        Ahmad Alhindawi is Envoy on Youth of U N Secretary-General

        United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on January 17, 2013 the appointment of Ahmad Alhindawi of Jordan as his Envoy on Youth.  The Secretary-General in his Five-Year Action Agenda identified “Working with and for Women and Young People” as one of his top priorities.  In this context, the Envoy on Youth will work to address the needs of the largest generation of youth the world has ever known. 

         

        UN Establishes Trust Fund to Support Youth Volunteerism

        A dedicated trust fund has been set up by the United Nations to boost youth volunteerism and harness the energy of young people around the world to contribute to achieving development goals while enhancing their own lives.

         

        Announced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, the new youth trust fund is an important milestone in developing the inspirational UN Youth Volunteers Programme.

         

         “Through volunteering, young people gain a strong sense of civic engagement to bring about transformational change in their communities,” UNDP Administrator Helen Clark said.

         

        “Youth participation and volunteering are critical for achieving sustainable human development and UNDP will continue to attach high importance to the youth agenda, including through the UN Youth Volunteers Programme,” Helen Clark said.

         

        Challenges and Hope for World’s Indigenous Youth

        The world has never faced such a large youth population as the one inhabiting the globe today, with about 40 per cent of the world population under the age of 25. With the recent economic crisis and high unemployment rates, there are many challenges facing today’s young generation. The world’s 67 million indigenous youth face even greater challenges, but have big hopes.

         

        To address these issues, indigenous youth experts from around the world gathered for an expert group meeting in New York held on 29-31 January, focusing on “Indigenous Youth: Identity, Challenges and Hope: Articles 14, 17, 21 and 25 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”

         

        Ms. Shamshad Akhtar, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Affairs in DESA, outlined some of the main challenges as she addressed the meeting. “They face higher levels of illiteracy rates, drop out rates and other indicators and they tend to experience lower enrollment ratios, higher unemployment rates and lower incomes. Indigenous youth struggle to develop and define their identities, maintain their cultures and preserve and revitalize their languages,” Ms. Akhtar said.

         

        The State of World Population 2012

        UNFPA recently released the ‘State of the World Population, entitled By Choice, Not by Chance: family planning, human rights and development.

        The SWP 2012 explains why family planning is a right, examines the challenges in ensuring that all women, men and young people are able to exercise that right and suggests actions that governments and international organizations can take to give everyone the power and the means to decide freely and responsibly how many children to have and when to have them.

         

        Incoming Events:

        Assam Youth Festival for North East

        Date: 19-21 February 2013

        Place: Guwahati, Assam

        Organizer: Department of Sports & Youth Welfare, Govt of Assam and Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt of India.

         

        National Convention: Building Bridges: New Age of Voluntarism

        Date: 20-21 February 2013

        Place: New Delhi

        Organizer: Voluntary Action Network India

        Contact: info@...

         

        India Youth Jam 2013

        Date: 24th Feb - 3rd March 2013

        Place: Panchgani, Maharashtra

        Contact: indiayouthjam@...

         

        Effective communication to the Donors is the key: Workshop on Creating an NGO Brand

        Date: 25th – 27th February 2013

        Place: SPJIMR, Andheri (W) Mumbai

        Fees: Rs.6000/- per participant.

        Contact: socialbrics@...

         

        SOUTH ASIA HUMAN RIGHTS SUMMIT

        Date: March 1st - 3rd, 2013

        Place: Chennai, TN India

        Organizer: Youth for Human Rights International

        Contact: SouthAsiaSummit@...

         

        National Seminar: Social Work Intervention: Sectors, and Strategies

        Date: 9-10 March 2013

        Place: University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Kerala

        Organizer:Department of Social Work, Sree Sankaracharya, University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Kerala

        Further information available from ssusseminar@...

         

        National Integration Peace Youth Camp

        Date: 20-26 April 2013

        Place: Kota, Rajasthan

        Registration Fee: Rs. 150/-

        Organizer: National Youth Project, New Delhi

        Contact: icyoindia@...

         

        International Training Seminar for

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