Category Archives: Youth Organizations

11th International Youth Day (IYD), Aug. 10-12, 2010, PICC

11th International Youth Day (IYD), Aug. 10-12, 2010, PICC

Dear Peace and Human Rights Advocate,

Warm greetings of peace and human rights!

In the tradition of youth service for national and global development, the United Nations Association of the Philippines (UNAP), through its youth arm , the United Nations Youth Association of the Philippines (UNYAP), will hold the 11th International Youth Day Convention on 10-12 August 2010 at the Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, Philippines. The celebration of International Youth Day started after the United Nations General Assembly approved resolution 54/120 in 17 December 1999 based on the recommendation of the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for the Youth (LISBON, 8-12, 1998)DECLARING August 12 as international youth day in the Philippines. The celebration was institutionalized by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 229 signed on August 12 2002 by Her Excellency President Macapagal-Arroyo declaring every August 12 as Philippine International Youth Day.

With the theme Strengthening Peace and Human Rights Education for the Youth : Key to Sustainable Development, the convention aims to increase the participants’ awareness on peace and human rights education practices, issues, challenges and future directions in eth country and the world. It also helps to increase the participation of the youth sector in the fulfillment of the UN, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) using peace and human rights perspective. This year’s IYD celebration is in accordance with the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for Executive Order 570 entitled Institutionalizing Peace Education in Basic Education and Teacher Education and in keeping with the World Programmed for Human Rights Education.

The three-day event consists of various activities that will cater to intellectual, cultural, social and aesthetic expectations and interests of the participants. It is mindful of the following three international commemorative events: International Day of Indigenous Peoples (August 9), International Humanitarian Law Day (August 12), and International Youth Day (August 12). The convention will equip you the necessary skills as you go back to their respective localities. Institutions and embark on dynamic programs along peace and human rights education.

In this connection we would like to invite you to participate as a delegate to the International Youth Day convention. A minimal registration fee of (P 4,000.00) shall be charged to over expenses for food, accommodation and handouts during the convention.

Should you need further information, please free to contact yours truly, Ms Anna Karina Jardin, lead convenor (youth) at telefax nos. 4042310, mobile no. 0920-938-2691 or email

You may also contact the Secretariat, Rhea Peñaflor at or


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9 Filipinos are Delegates to the One Asia Forum

9 Filipinos are Delegates to the One Asia Forum

NINE FILIPINOS were chosen as delegates to the One Asia Forum out of a total of 90 participants from all over Asia.

They are Norhana Kamid, Anna Karina Jardin, Rhea Peñaflor, Randymax Bulaquit, John Nery Tamayo, Armieyah Ayob, Bobby Gerardo and National Youth Commission’s Commissioner Raul Dominic Badilla and Executive Assistant Jerremy Bayucot.

One Asia Forum is organized by Asian Youth Council, an NGO in consultative status with the United Nations’ Economic and Social Commission (ECOSOC), formed on the 14th of August 1972, to promote the solidarity and family spirit among young people in Asia as well as to strengthen national youth organizations in the region.

Asian Youth Council has organized regional-level youth programmes in Seoul, Korea (2008), Beijing, China (2007), Batam, Indonesia and Ulanbataar, Mongolia (2007) and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2006).

One Asia Forum is a platform for young people to sit and discuss the roles of social media in development. The aim is to inspire a generation of youth with strong understanding of the internet to contribute their social media exposure for positive development and a better future for the region.

It is also a forum for discussion on how social media can bring young people from across Asia to collaborate on new social and economics projects. It provides the opportunity for them to share their thoughts and projects with their peers from other Asian countries. At the end of the day, it is our hope that this One Asia Forum will spawn new initiatives that will take Asia to a greater height – if not now, in the near future!

The theme of One Asia Forum is “Youth and Social Media: Online Collaborations and the Future of Asia”. One Asia Forum is comprised of lectures, discussions and “Youth Speak! workshops”. It is a participant-centered programme and all participants are expected to take active roles during the Forum.

One Asia Forum is hosted by Malaysian Youth Council (MYC), a national youth council for Malaysia, and organized with cooperation of and supported by Committee for Asean Youth Cooperation (CAYC) and the Institute for Minds Development (INMIND), Malaysia. It is supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia.

One Asia Forum will be held at Swiss-Garden Hotel, Kuala Lumpur which is located in the bustling Bukit Bintang area, from the 8th – 10th of December, 2009. All participants are expected to arrive at the hotel before 5 pm on the 8th of December.

All participants will travel to Melaka on 11th of December to take part in World Assembly of Youth 60th Anniversary Celebration. Programmes end on the 13th of December, with participants taking back nice memories to their countries.