Invitation to program on International Youth Day - August 12th in Orissa
International Youth Day - August 12th, 2009 and International Youth Week and EUROPEAN volunteers Job Shadowing with Orissa youth volunteers (2nd to 12th August, 2009)
This year's theme is - SUSTAINABILITY: Our Challenge. Our Future.
Background of International Youth Day
In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly declared that August 12 is International Youth Day. The Assembly recommended that public information activities be organized to support the Day as a way to promote better awareness of the World Programme of Action for Youth to the Year 2000 and Beyond, adopted by the General Assembly in 1995 (resolution 50/81).
SUSTAINABILITY: OUR CHALLENGE:OUR FUTURE
Sustainability does not only refer to maintaining environmental balance and renewal. Sustainability encapsulates three facets of life: the environment, society and the economy. We live our lives in the overlaps and intersections of these facets, and our actions and attitudes help shape them. Their changing shapes in turn affect the way we are able to live our lives. The negative effects of unsustainable behavior are not easily contained. As has been proven by the global crises in food, the economy and the environment, the concept of the global village has gone beyond being a useful analogy to being a hard reality, making clear the need to adopt a global sense of social responsibility.
With these things in mind, as the energizers of today and the holders of tomorrow, it is imperative that youth embrace the challenge of sustainability in its fullness as they help pave the way forward through the 21st century and beyond. Youth action, inclusion, and their full participation are key to developing today's world for the generations of today and tomorrow and central to a sustainable existence.
How JRP proposes to celebrate the above Programmes in collaboration with Euro India Youth Network (EIYN) and Rights and Advocacy International Network (RAIN), FCC and other partners: Team up! It is a great opportunity to rally support and get key actors involved - Governments, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, businesses, and young people of India and Europe - to focus on what has been done to further the World Programme of Action for Youth. The international NGOs working on Youth issues in Italy, France, Colombia and Austria will be participating. The members of Euro India Youth Network, RAIN, and FCC along with the host organization Jeevan Rekha Parishad (JRP) will organize different youth activities on the occasion.
Organize!, public discussions, local seminar, youth cultural exchange night, and information campaigns in support of young people focusing on youth issues and how they can be addressed. It will be held on August 12th in Bhubaneswar. The focus of the local seminar will be on developing a youth friendly youth policy in Orissa. And share good practices on sustainable education programme being organized by Orissa NGOs. Interested NGO may give a 10 minutes power point presentation on sustainable education Programmes on the occasion.
Celebrate! Plan and organize performances everywhere to showcase - and celebrate the fact that youth contribute to the societies in which they live. Convene exchanges and dialogues focusing on the rich and varied skills, interests and aspirations of young people. The Job Shadowers from France, Italy, and Austria will visit different youth organizations in Orissa and will participate in cultural exchange Programmes. The youth volunteers of Orissa under the leadership of Mr Jyoti Prakash Brahma , State Coordinator , Voice for Child Rights will visit Italy from August 19th to 29th , 2009 and some youth volunteers under the leadership of M.R.Mishra , the National Coordinator, Youth In Action Programme will visit , Hungary, and Vienna from September 9th to 19th , 2009 for cultural exchange programme and to study the good practices on sustainable development education programme in Europe. The visit of Youth Volunteers to European Countries have been planned followed by the observation of International Youth Day and Youth week celebration.
Take action! A major focus of the Day is practical action to further encourage the empowerment and participation of youth in the processes and decisions that affect their lives. The media have especially important role to play in support of the observance of the Day to promote public awareness of youth issues. An youth Eco tourism camp will be organized in Chilika at Satpada on the eve of the International Youth Day between August 8th and 9th , 2009 attended by 100 youth volunteers of Orissa and Europe.
PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE
Sl. No. Name of the Programme Date Collaboration Venue
1. Job shadowing with 05 NGOs at Orissa with European Volunteers, observation of Youth Activities on sustainable education in different NGOs of Orissa August 2- 12 , 2009 05 selected NGOs preferably FCC and RAIN partners Respective NGO district
2. Lunching of RAIN (Rights and Advocacy International Network) & Local Seminar on Best Practices on sustainable development and cultural nights on Youth and Peace Initiative August 10th, 2009 RAIN and Euro India Youth Network and song and drama division, Govt. of India Hotel Presidency
3. Observation of International Youth Day and seminar on Orissa Youth Policy future perspective August 12, 2009 Euro India Youth Network , JRP and FCC Bhubaneswar
4. Eco Tourism and cultural exchange camp August 8th -9th 2009 Euro India Youth Network, RAIN and JRP Satapada, Chilika
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