Youth Information from ICYO
In this issue:
ICYO Youth Information Newsletter
Indian Committee of Youth Organizations
Platform of 441 Youth Organizations in India
Indias largest network of urban and rural youth
'Volunteer for a Better India' a volunteering initiative Lunched
Give one hour to the nation. The country has problems because good people are apathetic. Youth must take charge and Volunteer for Better India, appealed Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, spiritual leader, humanitarian and founder of The Art of Living, while launching of Volunteer for a Better India (VFABI).
On 5th December 2012, a curtain-raiser event in Delhi attended by representatives of United Nations agencies, corporate sector, and representatives of Civil Societies including ICYO. ICYO is partner of the campaign.
VFABI aims to bring youth together to address the critical issues affecting India like HIV and AIDS, the declining child sex ratio, sexual and reproductive health and rights, various issues affecting youth, environmental sustainability, drug and substance abuse, inequality in education and entrepreneurial opportunities, corruption and child protection issues.
Ms. Cristina Albertin, Representative for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), delivered the opening address in tribute to the International Anti Corruption Day and the importance of youth involvement in fighting corruption.
Ms. Meijer, UNFPA
Ms. Frederika Meijer, Representative, India and Bhutan, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), said, Today we stand at the cross roads of time. The global challenges of the 21st century as well as those confronting India are unprecedented - both in magnitude and complexity. Our choices today will determine the contours of tomorrow. This freedom of choice lends itself to a certain responsibility. Volunteer for a better India is a clear call to action to create a world where choices are not marred by compulsion; volunteerism not subsumed by apathy; and where the potential of every young person stands not thwarted but fulfilled.
Mr. Minar Pimple, Millennium Campaign (MDGs)
Mr. Minar Pimple, Regional Director, Millennium Campaign, UNDP Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific reminded that we are not to think about the post MDGs but work to achieve the MDGs in targeted time as still have three years to work.
Youth Employability Skill Project Youth Ministry not recognized by Planning Ministry
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports Shri Jitendra Singh has said that his Ministry is not among the 17 Ministries/Departments identified/recognized for Skill Development by the Planning Commission.
However, the Ministry through its youth based flagship organization Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) in 2011-12 has initiated a Pilot project namely Youth Employability Skill (YES) Project with the objective to enhance the employability of youth by running a variety of employable skill training courses through recognized Vocational Training Providers (VTPs) for rural youth and youth club members in the States of North Eastern Region and Jammu & Kashmir.
In a written reply in the Lok Sabha on December 4, 2012 Minister said, the skill training is being provided in insurgency dominated areas by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) through its partner agencies.
At present there is no proposal under consideration to expand Youth Employability Skill (YES) Project to other States of the country due to non availability of adequate funds, the Minister added.
Global Youth Issue's Startup Youth Initiative by USA
A office of Global youth issue is created in US government after review of youth policy with an effort to empower young people.
A Global youth issue start up initiatives was launched on 18 December by Secretary of State Ms Clinton in Dubai at the Global entrepreneurship Summit to provide youth with ideas and help promote individual prosperity job creation and economic growth. Ms Zeenat Rahman is the advisor of this programme.
The Goals of Global Youth Issue are Empowering young people as positive economic and political actors through our programs Encouraging governments to create enabling environments for youth in our diplomacy; and Engaging young people and involving them in our policy processes through our public diplomacy.
Commonwealth Youth Parliament in London
60 young people from around the Commonwealth countries attended 5th Commonwealth Youth Parliament from 4 to 7 December 2012 in London, UK.
The CYP discussed various issues including Governance, e role of the Media and the rise of Social Media, Youth Unemployment, role of young people in politics: Tools in engaging the next generation, Access to education. The discussion also took place Should universal education be free?.
Sexual and Reproductive Health of Youth and Adolescents in Sri Lanka Report Launched
The report on Policies, Laws and Regulations on Sexual and Reproductive Health of Youth and Adolescents was launched in Sri Lanka. The report was compiled by the Health Ministry along with the World Health Organization (WHO). The Health Ministry said the report provides knowledge on sexual and re-productive health to Sri Lankan youths and makes them aware on the rules, regulations and policies in other countries related to sexual and re-production.
National Conference on Youth Migration and Development
School of Youth Studies and Extension (SYSE), of Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbudur, Chennai is planning to organize the National Conference on Youth Migration and Development from 8th & 9th February 2013
Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
5th Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations will take place in Vienna, Austria, from February 26 to 28, 2013. About 150 youth (between 18 and 35 years old) from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds will participate in Event. For more information contact: viennayouth@...
Photo contest focusing on young people at work
The ILO Youth Employment Programme is launching a photo contest focusing on young people at work.
The objective of the contest is to highlight the challenges young people face in the workplace, as well as innovative ideas to address them. Photos submitted by participants should capture youth at work (in different places and under various conditions) in a creative and original manner. Photographers are invited to focus specifically on working conditions, gender barriers, discrimination, informality, entrepreneurship, working poverty, migration, precarious work, and the rural economy, among others.
Participants are invited to submit up to a maximum of five photos per person by no later than 15 April 2013
Int. Childrens Painting Competition on the Environment
The theme of the 22nd International Childrens Painting Competition is Water: The Source of Life. You can participate if you are between 6 and 14 years old, so what are you waiting for? Get out your pencils, crayons or paints and start drawing! You have until Friday, 15 February 2013 to submit your entries. The Competition is open for children between the age of 6 and 14 years. For more information log on: http://www.unep.org/tunza/children/int_comp.aspx
Proposals Addressing Violence against Adolescent and Young Girls invited
UN Trust Fund Call invites proposals in the following areas of action:
- Closing the Gap on the Implementation of National and Local Laws, Policies and Action Plans that Address Violence against Women
- Addressing Violence against Adolescent and Young Girls
For large civil society organizations, governments and UN Country Teams, budget requests should be within the range of a minimum of US$ 300,000 to a maximum of US$ 1 million total for duration of two to three years.
For small civil society organizations, especially grassroots womens organizations and networks, budget requests will also be considered for a minimum of US$ 100,000.
The deadline for submission of the Concept Note is 21 January 2013
For more detail log on https://grants.unwomen.org/
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