12th International Youth Day Celebration and Conference

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Join Student and Youth Leaders around the world for an experience of a lifetime!

IYD is a five-day conference aimed to mobilize young people to take concrete actions to end poverty by 2015 as prescribed by the United Nations and the Philippines as signatory to the Millennium Development Goals Campaign. This year’s IYD will take a special focus on the role of volunteerism to achieve the MDG’s.   

12th IYD aims to mobilize youth leaders from the student councils, NGOs, the SK Federation and also our International Youths by providing them a venue to enhance their skills in project planning, management, monitoring and implementation using the eight (8) Millennium Development Goals.
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The Millennium Development Goals

Official Pictures will be available here soon!

Ms. Monique Coleman, UN Youth Champion for the International Year of the Youth (IYY) endorses the 12th IYD and YES 4 MDGs!

       In celebration of the International Year of the Youth (IYY), the United Nations Youth Association of the Philippines in partnership with the Philippine Normal University,  United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), and United Nations Association of the Philippines (UNAP) hosted the World Speaking Tour of Ms. Monique Coleman, UN Youth Champion for the International Year of the Youth (IYY) last February 26, 2011 at the Philippine Normal University Gymnasium, Manila, Philippines.

        She was joined by PNU President Dr. Ester B. Ogena, UNAP President Judge Aurora Navarette Recina, UNYAP President Mr. Marlon Jhef P. Pineda and Mr. Leon G. Flores, In-coming Chairperson, National Youth Commission. She also interacted with youth leaders on relevant issues affecting the Filipino youth. These include youth in nation-building, pre-marital sex, child labor, youth employment, smoking, alcoholism, drug addiction and youth political participation.


The first IYD that will be hosted outside Metro Manila!

The 12th International Youth Day Celebratory Conference will gather 400 student and youth leaders all throughout the archipelago and  from more than 15 different countries for an open-minded exchange of diverse perspectives on contemporary global challenges especially the attainment of the MDGs. 

The Objective of the IYD is to facilitate dialogue and cooperation across an ethnically diverse and socially responsible group of student and youth  leaders. This is our little contribution to the 10th year anniversary of International Year of Volunteers (IYV + 10), thus the objectives of the 5-day conference are as follows;
          •   to provide a venue for youth leaders and educators in the Philippines and Asia Pacific Region to come together; share and process their experiences; identify their strengths and weaknesses; and enhance leadership skills, techniques and strategies in the pursuit of the UN Millennium Development Goals;
       •   to promote solidarity, unity, cooperation and harmony among youth participants towards poverty-free Philippines  by 2015 through the United Nations Volunteers campaign of the IYV + 10 commemoration;
          •   to strengthen youth volunteers programs in the pursuit of MDGs among youth groups like the student councils, Sangguniang Kabataan and UNYAP Chapters in the region.

The conference is designed to encourage social interaction and networking in a cross-cultural learning environment by means of the following interrelated activities:

                    •    Awarding of the Outstanding Youth Leader Award (OYLA) by H.E. Benigno Simeon Aquino III 
                    •    Four (4) Plenary Sessions and Three (3) Concurrent/Breakout Sessions
                    •    Ten (10) Individual/Group Competitions
                    •    Outreach immersions and Island hopping in Guimaras & Iloilo
                    •    With Friendship Night, Cultural Night, Solidarity Night and Party Night
                    •    With special visits to UNESCO Heritages Sites in the region   

"Volunteering for MDGs: Discover the Volunteer in You"
Sarabia Manor Hotel & Convention Center


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