Youth Infomation from ICYO.
Govt plans to map Rural Youth Skills Data
In this issue:-
- Govt. Plans to Map Rural Youth Skills Data.
- AYC General Assembly in Philippines.
- UNESCO Asian Youth Forum.
- Asia-Europe Young Volunteers Exchange Programme in India.
- Join the Global Call for Action to mark IYV+10.
- United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Youth.
- International Year of Cooperatives: Logo Released.
- DPI-NGO Conference: Sustainable Societies; Responsible Citizens.
- Sanitary Napkins for Adolescent Girls: For Promotion of Hygiene.
- Free Rail Monthly Season Tickets Extended to Girls Pursuing Professional/Vocational Courses Up to Graduation.
- Youth Forum on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights held in Imphal.
- Programme for Kashmir Youth to Bring Back in Main Stream.
- CII Train, Provide Jobs to 50,000 SC/ST Youth.
- Commonwealth Youth Forum 2011.
- International Youth Fellowship camp Held in Pune.
- Fr Franklin DSouza is New ICYM National Director.
- Young in India Dieting, Fasting to Look Good: Study.
- Sri Sri Ravishanker Asked Youth to Come, Take Charge of the World.
- Indian Youth Science Congress Will Held in Delhi.
- Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Meets Diaspora Youth Visiting India.
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Platform of 411 Youth Organizations in India
Indias largest network of urban and rural youth
Govt Plans to Map Rural Youth Skills Data
The rural development ministry is asking state governments to create a database of skill sets of unemployed rural youth, which will help in their training and job placement.
Such a database is expected to streamline and stabilize labour flow, as attrition levels among rural youth have been found to be high because of a mismatch between aspirations and the requirements cited by companies.
The move follows a similar effort in Andhra Pradesh, where a database on rural skill sets has been created under the Employment Generation and Marketing Mission that aims at training youth in collaboration with the private sector.
"We have found that this is the right approach. We are now telling all states to have a youth database, which should be upgraded on an annual basis," said T Vijay Kumar, joint secretary in the ministry of rural development.
To create the database, a survey will be conducted to capture the educational qualification, skill sets and aspiration of unemployed youth. The findings will be sorted out under 20-22 trades in which the youth are interested, which will then be matched with the requirements of industry.
Thereafter, suitable training modules will be prepared by the government or other organizations. The database can be used by businesses to offer employment as they expand into tier 2 and 3 cities.
AYC General Assembly in Philippines
The Asian Youth Council will hold it next General Assembly in Manila, Philippines from 29 July to 31 July 2011.
The Assembly apart routine agenda like review the programme activities, election of office bearers and executive members for year 2011-2013, will focus on Asian Youth Mainstreaming and Internationalization.
ICYO is full member of AYC and planning to send delegation to attend the GA.
UNESCO Asian Youth Forum
UNESCO and the Korean National Commission for UNESCO seek to continue strongly cultivating a substantial Asian youth network by organizing the 5th UNESCO Asian Youth Forum. The theme of this year Youth Forum is Challenges of Asian Youth Identity, Voices, Change, and Future. The Youth Forum will be held from August 22-26, 2011 in the Republic of Korea.
The objectives includes: to identify youth-related issues relevant to the Asian region and to envision the new role of youth in Asian societies and communities in this context; to find and support youth-driven initiatives to solve youth-related issues in Asian countries and communities.
This year Youth Forum aims to facilitate this discussion through offering a space in which youth can share their experiences and collaborate on how to solve youth-related issues such as unemployment and generational conflict.
There are four sub-themes under the main theme, The participants in the first sub-theme, Youth Identity in Asia, will talk about the identity of youth in Asian society and what the necessary role of youth is in the region. The second sub-theme is Voices of Asian Youth. Here will be discussion about the different ways through which youth can reach out to other.
ICYO network will participant in the Forum.
Asia-Europe Young Volunteers Exchange Programme in India
The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) under the framework of I International Year of Volunteers (IYV+10); will organize 10th Asia-Europe Young Volunteers Exchange (AEYVE); and issue selected for this Young Volunteers Exchanges is Health on Stage Enhancing Cultural Competencies for Public Health Dialogue. The FSL India is Indian partner of the programme.
This exchange programme will be held in India from 20th August 1st October 2011. The 27 participants (20 and 35 years old) from ASEM-countries are participating.
This six week learning and volunteering event is aims to enhance cultural competencies and creative thinking of young volunteers to foster dialogue on public health.
Youth Volunteers will train about a week on Intercultural Learning, Forum Theatre and Water-related diseases than 4-weeks Field Activities including: Forum, Theatre performances in local communities in southern India. Before end a 5-days Evaluation Meeting will held to plan follow-up activities.
Join the Global Call for Action to Mark IYV+10
UN General Assembly proclaimed the year 2011 for marking the tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers (IYV+10).
IYV+10 India campaign will function under the leadership of National Committee for IYV+10 India which is co-chaired by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Planning Commission and UNDP India.
UNV India invites to join the Global Call for Action to mark IYV+10. All stakeholders are encouraged to:
Promote recognition of the contributions of volunteers to society, and peace and development;
Promote better understanding of how volunteerism can change the nature and pace of development beyond the Millennium Development Goals;
Provide a platform for continued advocacy and policy development on volunteerism;
Facilitate linkages and cooperation with and among Volunteer Involving Organizations in the public, private and civil society sectors;
Bring the voices of volunteers to the attention of policy decision-makers;
Show-case volunteers in action including informal volunteering by people living in difficult circumstances, and self-support actions at the community level;
Encourage local and regional consultations and support improved tools for networking;
Include the marking of IYV+10 in activities and/or events already planned to take place in 2011
United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Youth
As part of the International Youth Year, the General Assembly will hold a high-level meeting on youth on 25 and 26 July 2011. The high-level meeting will have as its overarching theme Youth: Dialogue and Mutual Understanding. The high-level meeting will comprise two consecutive informal interactive roundtables on 25 July 2011 and two plenary meetings on 26 July 2011. The round tables will be chaired by Member States at the invitation of the President of the General Assembly.
International Year of Cooperatives Logo Released
United Nations released the International Year of Cooperatives (IYC) logo based on the slogan for the year Cooperative enterprises build a better world. The logo aims to highlight how cooperative members are able to combine efforts to achieve goals that they would not have been able to attain on their own.
This logo aptly captures the motivation behind the declaration of the International year of Cooperatives, said Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General of DESA. Cooperative enterprises are built on collective action and the principle of participation. They embody the ideal that by working together, we can accomplish more than going it alone.
Cooperatives have enormous potential to address issues of socio-economic development and help achieve internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals.
Cooperative enterprises make invaluable contributions to poverty reduction, employment generation and social integration, and the year is intended to raise public awareness of these many contributions.
The goals of the International Year of Cooperatives are to increase public awareness about cooperatives and their contributions to socio-economic development and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals; to promote the formation and growth of cooperatives; and to encourage Governments to establish policies, laws and regulations conducive to the formation, growth and stability of cooperatives.
DPI-NGO Conference: Sustainable Societies; Responsible Citizens
The 64th Annual DPI/NGO Conference aims to highlight effective ways in which citizens and civil society, in partnership with other stakeholders, can contribute to creating and maintaining sustainable societies economical, cultural and environmental. The 2011 edition focus on Sustainable Societies; Responsible Citizens and held in Bonn, Germany, could be considered as a major civil society contribution to the Rio+20 Conference taking place next year, and will provide valuable network-building opportunities for all participants.
Sanitary Napkins for Adolescent Girls: For Promotion of Hygiene
The Govt. of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has approved a new scheme for ensuring easy access to sanitary napkins as part of promotion of menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls in the age group of 10 to 19 years in rural areas in India.
The scheme is aimed at ensuring that adolescent girls in rural areas have adequate knowledge about menstrual hygiene and use of sanitary napkins. The girls will be provided a pack of six sanitary napkins under the National Rural Health Missions brand `Freedays`. It will be sold at a price of Rs 6 per pack by the Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers. The scheme would be operational from July.
Free Rail Monthly Season Tickets Extended to Girls Pursuing Professional/Vocational Courses Up to Graduation
As announced by the Railway Minister during discussion on Railway Budget 2011-12, it has been decided to extend the above mentioned concession to girl students who are pursuing professional/vocational courses also upto the level of Graduation. This will include courses like M.B.B.S., B.E., B. Tech., B.B.A., B.C.A. etc. etc.
As per the existing provisions, girl students up-to Graduation are eligible for free Monthly Season Tickets (MSTs) for travel between station serving their school/college to residence. This concession will be admissible on MSTs purchased on and after 1st July, 2011.
Youth forum on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights held in Imphal
An Imphal West district level Youth Forum on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights was organized at Youth Health Information Centre, Keishamthong Top Leirak on 6th June 2011. Mr L Jayantakumar, Minister from State Govt. graced the occasion as chief guest and student organization representatives, youth leaders, media persons, drug and HIV/AIDS activists actively participated in the programme.
The forum was initiated by Future Development Drug Users' Organization with technical support from Social Awareness Service Organization, Alliance India and European Union. The main objective of the forum was to create a consistent dialogue among different stakeholders on SRHR and to empower youth leaders.
In his speech, L Jayantakumar stated that stakeholders including civil society organizations and public as a whole must be united to address the health issues among youths.
The forum recommended to constituting a district level body on SRHR. It also decided to form an advisory committee consisting of student organizations, drug users' activists and media personnel.
Programme for Kashmir Youth to Bring Back in Main Stream
The Centre Government announced on 26th May 2011, a 12-point programme for youths in Kashmir to strengthen their emotional bondage with the rest of India. Dr Ashwani Kumar , Union Minister of State for Science and technology announced during his first visit to the Valley. Apart from this, Dr Kumar also announced centres Rs 1000 crore grant to Kashmir for skills training and up-gradation of the youth.
The programme for awareness about science and technology is being run in whole of India. But I chose Kashmir University for announcing first such programme because the youths here have been suffering due to the violence over the years. They are feeling depressed. I want to give youth in Kashmir the message that the whole of India is with you. We want the youth of Kashmir to become a vital part of the Indias futuristic developmental programme,
CII Train, Provide Jobs to 50,000 SC/ST Youth
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) President Mr. B Muthuraman recently announced that they will train 50,000 SC/ST youth in 2011-12 and provide jobs to the same number of people.
He further told to press in Chandigarh that four CII Skill Development Hubs and 30 district level Skill Gurukuls would be set up. Out of these, five would be located in northern states of the country.
Commonwealth Youth Forum 2011
The Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF) 2011 will be organized by the Australian Government in association with the Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council and the Commonwealth Youth Programme.
The CYF will be held in Fremantle, Western Australia from 23 27 October 2011, and aims to - develop young peoples understanding of the Commonwealth and its values; create a platform for young people to contribute to Commonwealth and Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) agendas; promote networking and interchange between young people, while giving the delegates a uniquely Australian experience.
The organizer planning to invites up to 130 delegates from Commonwealth.
International Youth Fellowship Camp held in Pune
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