2016 International Assembly of Youth for UNESCO (Y4U) in the Philippines

2016 International Assembly of Youth for UNESCO (Y4U) in the Philippines


Deadline: August 31, 2016
Location: Cebu City, Philippines.
Organizer: National Association of UNESCO Clubs in the Philippines, Inc.

The 2016 International Assembly of Youth for UNESCO (Y4U) aims to gather at least 300 youth organizations and leaders working on the ideals of UNESCO and provide an avenue for sharing of best practices, ideas and promote collaborations for the championing of SDGs at the grassroots level.

Y4U happening this 20-23 September 2016 aims to specifically:
  • Initiate discussions on the sustainable development goals intertwined with the national, regional and global scenario;
  • Craft assembly resolutions that are specific for each of UNESCO’s main lines of work and are focused on realistic and measurable initiatives in areas of education, science & technology, human & social sciences, culture, and information & communication;
  • Provide avenue for sharing of best practices which organizations may emulate, innovate and/or adopt; as well as avenues for networking, academic and non-academic competitions, all towards improving camaraderie and social inclusion.
Eligibility:
  • leaders of youth action oriented or youth-led organizations anywhere in the world;
  • Must be proficient in spoken English;
  • Must be physically and mentally fit to join the conference;
  • Have a deep interest and/or understanding on Sustainable Development Goals and UNESCO’s areas of work in education, science & technology, human & social sciences, culture, and information & communication;
  • Available to participate in the entire conference during 20-23 September 2016 in Cebu Normal University, Cebu City, Philippines.
Benefits:
  • International networking and benchmarking with youth-oriented organizations;
  • Meeting experts relevant to SDGs;
  • Getting your community development projects presented in an international conference.
Application Procedure:
  • Pre-registration is required at www.unescoclubsph.org/y4u
  • Once the form is submitted, you will be directed to the official Facebook event page for conference updates;
  • Please check your email for further instructions and requirements.
THE CONFERENCE
The Conference is a four-day event that will feature the following activities:
  1. Plenary Sessions. Speakers from lead government agencies and institutions will talk on specific SDGs and related issues and concerns. Discussion points are within the context of the national and local frameworks, with references from international settings.
  2. Committee Resolutions. Delegates will take part in crafting five committee resolutions, each corresponding to one of the five main lines of work of UNESCO. These resolutions will form part of the conference report to be submitted to the National Commission for UNESCO
  3. Breakout Sessions. A simultaneous sharing of ideas and best practices will enhance understanding of the grassroots action of various UNESCO Clubs in the country
  4. Competitions (Academic and Non-academic). A venue for healthy competitions in both knowledge and skills
  5. Awarding of Outstanding UNESCO Clubs and UNESCO Youth Leaders. Organizers will recognize the contribution of UNESCO Clubs and outstanding UNESCO youth leaders in helping bring the ideals of UNESCO closer to the community
  6. Socials and Cultural Night. A social gathering for networking, building of linkages and collaborations, and a showcase of regional  cultures
  7. General Assembly. Presentation of accomplishment and financial reports by the officers of the organization and the election of the new set of officers for the next two years

For further information, please visit the official site : UNESCO Club Philippines

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