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    The 5th International Eco-leadership Youth CampIn this issue of Youth Information: - UN World Youth Report 2007. - UN Secretary General Report on World Youth
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      The 5th International Eco-leadership Youth Camp

      In this issue of Youth Information:

      - UN World Youth Report 2007.

      - UN Secretary General Report on World Youth Programme.

      - Youth Mobilization for Janadesh 2007 Preparation.

      - Handbook by UNICEF to Help Lawmakers to Combat Violence Against Children.

      - ‘Youth for New Nepal’ Conference Held.

      - Indonesian Youth Forum Urged for Legislation on Tobacco Control

      - Be seen, be heard: youth participation in development – theme for Int. Youth Day.

      - Guide to Implementation of the WPAY

      Upcoming events:                                                                                          

      - Int. Camp in Korea: August 9-19, 2007

      - Int. Eco-leadership Youth Camp in Korea: August 13-15, 2007

      - Int. Training: Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights for Young People

      - Int. Conference on Youth and Democracy in South Asia –Pune, India August 12-15, 2007

      - Youth Micro-enterprise Conference in Washington: September 10-11, 2007

      - Commonwealth Human Rights Essay Competition 2007 for youth.

      - Youth Bridging the Gap: Reaching Out to the Roma: IAPSS Int. Seminar from July 22-28, 2007

      - Training: Make a Difference in Sustainable Agricultural Development

      - World Toilet Summit 2007

      ICYO – Youth Information Newsletter

      Indian Committee of Youth Organizations


      No. 2007/43

      Platform of 356 Youth Organizations in India

      India’s largest network of urban and rural youth


      United Nations World Youth Report 2007 to be release on Int. Youth Day

      World Youth Report 2007 will examine the challenges and opportunities existing for the roughly 1.2 billion young people between the ages of 15 and 24 in the world.


      The Report will provide a regional overview summarizing the major youth development trends in the fifteen priority areas of the World Programme of Action for Youth. The report will explore major issues of concern to youth development, including employment, education, health, poverty and violence. At the same time, it will highlight youth as positive forces for development and provide recommendations for supporting their essential contributions.


      The report is schedule to launch on International Youth Day (12 August 2007) by United Nations.


      UN Secretary General Report on World Youth Programme

      The report of the Secretary-General of United Nations on the ‘Follow up to the World Programme of Action for Youth’ is now available.


      The UN Secretary-General’s report addresses two areas: the progress achieved and the constraints that young people face in relation to their participation in the global economy; the progress achieved by the Secretary General’s Youth Employment Network and an update on the status of national action plans for youth employment, which was prepared by the Youth Employment Network (YEN) Secretariat.


      The full report is available at



      Janadesh 2007 Preparation: Youth Mobilization

      Two Camps held in-route of Proposed Janadesh

      The Janadesh 2007 is the mass movement of Adivasi and deprived people for their land rights and right to livelihood. Dr Ran Singh Parmar, National Convenor of Janadesh 2007 told ‘Youth Information’, twenty five thousand indigenous and deprived people will walk from Gwalior to Delhi from 2nd October 2007 to press for their demand. The support of youth is very important for organizer, he added that, the Janadesh getting the full support from young people and they are front-liner in providing the logistic support on route. 


      To mobilize and trained the youth, two youth camps were organized on the proposed route.  One was held in Morena (Madhya Pradesh) from 22-24 February 2007 and second one was held Dhoulpur (Rajasthan) from 28-30 March 2007. All the participants of both the camps were briefly about the aims, objectives and trained to understand the decentralized management system for Janadesh.


      Handbook by UNICEF to Help Lawmakers to Combat Violence Against Children

      The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) on May 2, 2007 launched a joint handbook for lawmakers to help them devise the necessary strategies, from introducing legislation to allocating public funds, to protect children from violence.


      “Parliamentarians can and should be among the foremost champions of child protection,” said Toshi Niwa, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, during today’s launch in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian island of Bali, where the annual IPU Assembly is being held.


      “They can legislate, oversee government activity, allocate financial resources and, as leaders within their nations, advocate for change.” he said.


      ‘Youth for New Nepal’ Conference Held

      Youth Society for Peace (YSP) organized the one day Youth Conference on “Youth for New Nepal” at Shanti Sewa Ashram in Nepal on April 7, 2007.


      The programme was inaugurated Dr. Chintamani Yogi by lighting a ‘peace lamp’ followed by peace prayer by the children of Seeds of Peace (SOP)


      Mr. Binod Thapa (Youth Educationalist) spoke on "Envisioning New Nepal". He said that Education for knowledge, Education for power, Education for economy and Education for skill development is need of new Nepal.


      In session "Sharing and Caring" Dr. Chintamani Yogi outlined five necessary qualities that the youths of new Nepal need, are Karmashil: active; Sirjansil: creative; Chhamashil: forgiving; Chintanshil: thoughtful and Sushil: gentle.


      The conference also discussed the "Youth for New Nepal" and "Nepalese Culture in Modern Era".


      Mrs Ambika K.C, a senior member of SSA said in her closing remark that the youth need to be hopeful and work steadily towards the better cause of society.


      Indonesian Youth Forum Urged for Legislation on Tobacco Control

      A youth seminar on tobacco control legislation with the theme, "Young Generation as Main Target of Tobacco Aggressive Marketing: Do They Need Protection?" was opened by the Speaker of the Parliament in Indonesia on March 28,2007 in Jakarta, Indonesia.


      The Indonesian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (IFPPD) petitioned and asked MPs for protection in several matters such as: tobacco aggressive marketing, prohibition on purchase of cigarettes in single stick and to minors, increase of tobacco products' price and tax, and establishment of smoke-free areas.


      The requests in the petition were covered in one draft bill on controlling the impact of tobacco products on health, which had been finalized by IFPPD in the end of 2005. The said draft bill was supported by 224 MPs and was submitted to the legislation, but had not yet been listed in the National Legislation Plan.


      12 August 2007: International Youth Day 2007: 

      Be seen, be heard: youth participation in development

      The United Nations marked 12th August as International Youth Day. The theme for this year International Youth Day 2007 (IYD) is “Be seen, be heard: youth participation in development”.


      This the time to start planning and to organize, celebrate and take action. The Day presents a great opportunity to create awareness of the importance of youth participation and inclusion in the societies in which they live. It is also a time to rally the support of Governments, non-Governmental organizations, academic institutions, businesses, and young people to focus on what must be done to further youth issues through the World Programme of Action for Youth. Use the media, hold public forums and discussions, organize youth rallies and street fairs to further encourage the participation of youth in the processes and decisions that affect their lives. For more information log on http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unyin/iyouthday.htm


      If planning any event in India, please send the detail to  icyoindia@...


      Guide to Implementation of the WPAY

      The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) is prepared the guide, which focuses on what Governments can do to fulfill the vision in the World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY).


      It highlights the need for new momentum to be generated towards the design and implementation of youth policies and programmes.


      Each section of the guide examines the concept of priority areas, of which one is employment. It looks at mechanisms and specific policies that may enhance the political, cultural and socio-economic opportunities for youth. The recommendations and ideas contained in the book are inspired by analyses, case studies, lessons learned and good practices documented by a wide range of sources.


      Copy available at http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unyin/documents/wpay_guide.pdf


      Up-coming Events:

      International Youth Camp in Korea

      The 42nd International Youth Camp will be held from August 9-19, 2007 at Korean UNESCO Peace Center in Icheon, South Korea. The camp will be organized by Korean National Commission for UNESCO and supported by Kia Motors.


      The camp is for 90 international and 30 Korean youth of age between 18 to 27 years. The camp will focus on the ‘change’ that youth can bring in society. 


      The Indian youth may get the further information from ICYO secretariat..


      The 5th International Eco-leadership Youth Camp

      "Stop! Global Warming by the Youth ”

      The Consumers Korea and PAN AP will be organizing "The 5th International Eco-leadership Youth Camp" from 13– 15 August 2007 in Seoul, Korea. The titled of the camp is "Stop! Global Warming by the Youth” and theme will be the “Global Warming and roll of youth”.


      The camp will focus on the issues arising from the seriousness of Global Warming, and identify the challenges and opportunities for the youth to support the shift towards sustainable consumption lifestyle.


      Int. Training: Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights for Young People

      The Swedish Int. Development Cooperation Agency (CIDA) will organize the advance training Programme on Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights for Young People and will take place in New Delhi.


      The objective of the training is to promote a better regional understanding of young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights through experience sharing in the context of South and South East Asian countries; to enhance the capacities of individuals/institutions to work and network effectively, to address, act and advocate for young people’s SRH with a rights perspective.

      The date of training is September 15-30, 2007 and application is closed.


      International Conference on Youth and Democracy in South Asia

      The Centre for Youth Development and Activities (CYDA) in association with others will be organized “International Conference on Youth & Democracy in South Asia” in Pune, India from August 12-15, 2007.


      The objective of this programme is to bring together, young people, youth activists and academicians from different walks of life and deliberate on concerns and issues of democracy in the context of young people.


      The Conference will aim at discussing on various dimensions that youth can and must play not only on issues that concern them but also in the formulations of policies that affect them.


      Topics for the conference includes - Youth, Democracy and globalization; Educating youth on Democracies and Diversity; Role of young parliamentarian in democracies; Youth Participation in Civic Society; Youth Policies in South Asian countries; Promoting Youth participation in Decision-making; The future of Student politics in democracy; Role youth play and can play in shaping democracies; Case Studies involving youth in Democratic; Women’ Participation in South Asian countries; Youth Movement in sustaining Democracies.


      For more detail contact: cyda@...


      Youth Microenterprise Conference

      The Youth Microenterprise Conference will be held September 10-11, 2007 in Washington, D.C and bring together international development practitioners, policy makers, members of the private sector, youth, and experienced professionals in the fields of education, global health, microenterprise creation, and youth entrepreneurship to explore and discuss: The Role of Youth Microenterprise in the 21st Century: Facing the Challenge of Youth Unemployment and Vulnerability;        Strategies to Address the Needs of Youth Entrepreneurs; How to Build Partnerships and Advance Youth Microenterprise to Support Social and Economic Development.


      For more information log on www.ymeconference.org


      Commonwealth Human Rights Essay Competition, 2007

      The Human Rights Unit of the Commonwealth Secretariat organizes the Essay Competition for Young People and topic of the Competition is ‘Promoting Human Rights for Fostering Respect and Understanding in our Communities’.


      There will be 4 best entrants adjudged from the four regions making up the Commonwealth: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe and the Pacific. Each regional winner will receive £100 and a certificate, and the runners up Commonwealth certificates of recognition signed by the Commonwealth Secretary General.


      To enter the Competition you must be between the ages of 12 – 16; submit full name, home address, email address, and proof of date of birth; submit one essay (not more than 1,000 words) on the topic described above and send the entry by email not later than 1 August 2007 to Jarvis Matiya at j.matiya@... . The Winners will be required to provide proof of their date of birth.


      IAPSS International Seminar 2007

      Youth Bridging the Gap: Reaching Out to the Roma.

      The International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) will organize the seminar “Youth Bridging the Gap: Reaching Out to the Roma” from July 22-28, 2007 at Ljubljana in Solvenia.


      This international seminar is dedicated to increase the level of acceptance of the Roma as a minority group and of the Roma culture among youth. Participants coming from both Roma and non- Roma cultures will have the opportunity to experience one week of real- life, face-to-face, constructive dialogue and become familiarize with the particularities and differences of each others’ cultures.


      For more detail long on http://roma.iapss.org


      Make a Difference in Sustainable Agricultural Development

      The capacity enhancement training programme “Make a Difference in Sustainable Agricultural Development” (MAD in SAD) will be held in New Delhi on July 14-15, 2007 and organized by Responsenet. For more information contact E- mail: capacities@...


      World Toilet Summit 2007

      Date November 1-4, 2007

      Place: New Delhi

      Organizer: Sulabh International SIAES

      Contact: sulabhacademy@... or log on:



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      over 356 organizations spread in 122 districts of 22 states from different corners of India.

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