Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Networking Asian & European Young Volunteers

27-31 January 2008
International Youth Centre (Dreamtel), Seoul, Korea

Co-organised by ASEF, the International Work-camp Organisation (IWO) and the Co-ordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), the conference will be based on a strong need for regular inter-regional meetings to encourage better co-operation among young volunteers and volunteer organisations under the framework of Asia-Europe co-operation, and in order to follow-up on the first NAEYV, which took place in Vietnam in June 2006. This Conference will gather participants to exchange information and experience regarding voluntary activities as well as to follow-up on projects between and within the two regions. Concrete aims are to promote voluntary service, share information and experiences between individuals and organisations concerning voluntary activities, including management skills and fund raising, thus promoting better co-operation amongst them. The creation of a Steering Committee and a website is also part of the expected outputs of this project. The programme shall engage up to 30 young participants, between 18 and 30 years old, coming from all ASEM countries.

For more information and to download application form, visit:


The deadline for applications is 14th December 2007

Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program

The Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC) extends the application deadline for the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (FF-IFP) to 15 January 2008. The IFP is a scholarship program that provides a comprehensive grant package to Filipinos interested to pursue masteral studies in the following Ford Foundation grant-making areas: Arts and Culture; Civil Society; Community and Resource Management; Community Development; Economic Development and Economic Security; Education and Scholarship; Governance; Human Rights; Religion, Society, and Culture; Media, Sexuality and Reproductive Health; and Workforce Development.

IFP applicants must have a track record demonstrating their commitment to national and community service, leadership, and academic preparedness. We seek individuals who will constitute a new generation of potential leaders from groups and communities that have traditionally lacked access to higher education. These candidates must therefore know first hand the problems facing their communities.

The fellowship program is on its sixth year in the Philippines since it was launched jointly by the Ford Foundation and PSSC in October 2001. Ford Foundation International Fellows now total 144 Filipinos including 35 selected in 2007 who will start their studies in universities of their choice by September 2008.

To qualify, IFP applicants must be a Filipino citizen; residing and working outside the National Capital Region; has obtained a baccalaureate degree with above average grades; with at least three years of work experience (relevant to the proposed graduate study program and to the type of work or community service planned after completion); and has never attended any school outside of the Philippines.

For more information on the IFP and the application process, please visit www.ifpphil.ph or call Dada Doble or Isagani Lachica at tel. nos. (02) 922-9630 or (02) 929-2671.

Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths

May 13-22 & 22-29, 2008

The National Youth Commission is pleased to inform that the application for the Japan – East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) Program is now open.

The JENESYS Program is a Japanese government sponsored exchange program that aims to harness the youths’ full potential through the sharing of experiences and expertise on common youth leadership and practices, as well as, to promote cultural understanding, appreciation and respect among the youths of all countries involved.

The NYC will be recommending 200 Filipino youth to participate on this program and the selected participants will be going to Japan on May 13-22 and 22-29, 2008, all expense paid by the organizers, Japan International Cooperation Center.

1. Filipino, single, must be between 16 - 18 years old, on or before April 1, 2008
2. Of good moral character
3. Must be currently enrolled in a college or university with a GWA of 2.25 or 85% equivalent, with no failing marks in the preceding semester
4. Physically and mentally fit to travel
5. Must be a first time traveller to Japan and/or must not have been a grantee or recipient of any NYC funded international tavel or Japanese Government grant
6. Must be knowledgeable of the history, geography, culture and arts, and the current issues on the Philippines, and fairly knowledgeable in those of Japan and other East Asian countries
7. Must be an officer or an active member of a youth organization at least one (1) year immediately preceding the date of application
8. Must be willing to be an active NYC volunteer after the program to be covered by an appropriate memorandum of agreement and to continue to promote the learning about Japan and the Japanese culture gained from the JENESYS Programme

* Area representation would be based on the place of the school, college, university enrolled in

1. two (2) copies of the application forms (JENESYS entry form, application form for student ambassadors and nyc volunteer form) with passport sized pictures with white background attached to each forms (all original, no scanned pictures)
2. two (2) copies of resume, not more than 3 pages
3. two (2) copies of certificate of good moral character, issued by the school, college or university (1 original and 1 photocopy)
4. two (2) copies of the certified copies of the grades
5. two (2) copies of the Police or NBI clearance
6. Four (4) passport sixed pictures (not scanned)
7. completed NYC volunteer forms

For more information, please feel free to get in touch with NYC: (02) 781-1163 loc. 107 and please look for Commissioner Princess Abante or Ms. Rochel Ferrancullo.

Forms can be downloaded at www.youth.net.ph

Deadline: December 31, 2007.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Greenwich Forum 2008

British Council Philippines is looking for 16 to 19 year olds who are articulate in English, assertive - and activists to represent the Philippines in the Greenwich Forum to be held in the week beginning Sunday, 13 January 2008 in Greenwich UK.

Young people, 16-19 years old, from 50 countries will gather in Greenwich, UK in January 2008 to set down a challenge to the world’s leaders. They will come in varying backgrounds as well as countries but will have one common experience: they are all activists for change. At Greenwich the participants will share their enthusiasm and experiences.

We are looking for people who are already not just committed to change but active in taking responsibility personally and not waiting for others to do something for them. The subject matter in the forum can be diverse: in climate change, starting one’s own business, starting and leading a political or lobbying group, in anti-discrimination, running one’s own media (online or traditional), an arts group for a minority section of the population. We would prefer those who are leaders and initiators of their own rather than say, active members of more established groupings. One who has already attracted attention in the media or may have won “young activist, young entrepreneur type awards” or may be controversial.

If you picture yourself sitting on stage in front of 200 leaders and saying they, and Gordon Brown, are not doing enough or making a pitch for funding in 30 seconds to a world renowned financial leader – you may be the one we are looking for.

From the participants at the Greenwich Forum, a group of six will again be chosen to travel on to Switzerland for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.

Don’t let this opportunity pass ….. If you are interested or know of someone who may be, please pass on the information ….. We look forward to receiving your application!

For information and application form, contact:
British Council Philippines
10/F Taipan Place, F. Ortigas Road (formerly Emerald Avenue, Ortigas Centre, Pasig City)

T: +63 2 9141011 to 14

Deadline of Application:

12 October 2007

Application form can also be viewed in:


Thursday, September 20, 2007

Alliance Youth Camp

28 October- 2 November 2007
Baku, Azerbaijan

The Islamic Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation announces the launching of the “Alliance Youth Camp” and Intergenerational Alliance Conference on October 28 to November 2, 2007 in Baku, Azerbaijan to be hosted by H.E. Mehriban Aliyeva, UNESCO and ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador and President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.

During the Alliance of Youth Camp, a pool of high profile names in the academe, arts and social activities will train a 45-member group of young leaders from Western, OIC and East Asian countries gathered in “Alliance” Youth Camp in historical, political, and socio-cultural aspects of interaction between different civilizations as well as in issues related to diversity and richness of cultures in the West and the East. The Initiative will culminate in Intergenerational Conference between influential policy-makers and the youth leaders on the prospects of the UN “Alliance of Civilizations” to be held on November 1 to 2, 2007 and will conclude with the adoption of an “Intergenerational Declaration on the Alliance of Civilizations.”

For more details/information, please contact Islamic Conference Youth Forum at:


VII International Human Rights Colloqium

3-10 November
Sao Paolo, Brazil

Since 2001, the Colloquium has provided an annual human rights capacity-building and networking opportunity in Sao Paulo. It has brought together over 600 activists and academics within the human rights community from over 40 countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa. Many participants have continued to share information and join efforts in working for shared human rights priorities through the Human Rights Dialogue Network and Sur - Human Rights University Networks.

The VII Colloquium is supported by the Ford Foundation and the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), among others.

How to continue working together after the Colloquium?
HRDialogue is a network of human rights activists and professionals working in the Global South (Africa, Asia and Latin America) that seeks to:

"Strengthen the voice and impact of human rights advocates from the South for the global recognition and realization of human rights."

The network is an initiative of participants of the International Human Rights Colloquium.

Members promote ongoing dialogue, exchange experiences and act to:

Enhance activities and capabilities of human rights advocates
Strengthen the impact of human rights organizations, and
Stimulate joint action and articulation in the Global South
Who takes part in the HRDialogue?

The network today is composed of more than 633 members from 49 countries.


Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Global Youth Forum on Development 2008

6-12 April 2008
Nairobi, Kenya

This will be an annual event that brings young people of 35 years and below to show case to the world what they can do. The proposed forum seeks to create a platform for the youth to network and build partnerships amongst themselves. It will also provide an opportunity for the youth to share experiences lessons learnt best/promising practices and challenges from the different sector(s) they are engaged in towards towards hastening the realization of Millenium Development Goals 2015 (MDG 2015).

Specific objectives
· To share experiences in their area of operations
· To network with other like minded
·To show case their activities through seminars presentation, Posterpresentations and exhibitions.
· Networking and building partnership
· Working together for greater impact
· Sharing experience and know how.
· To show case their activities through seminars presentation, poster presentation and exhbition

What we intend to achieve
· Strengthen relationship between the youth in different regions
· Enhanced collaboration and partnership between civil society, private sector and the governments for a common goal - service to the youth.
· Bring the youth together to show case their activities and strengthen partnership networking and collaborating among themselves and private sector and governments.
· Ideas and policies towards
· Ensure effective delivery of services through collaborating and networking.
· Create an enabling environment for best practices

Main goal: build the capacity of our fellow youth and facilitate the process where undiscovered potential can be utilized to ensure continuous growth of the youth in all aspects.

Gender equality promotion
To ensure greater gender equity and girls empowerment and influence in all levels of development process

Policy research and advocacy unit
·To build capacities to identify and pursue research and advocacy agenda
·To build alliances, networks and coalitions to push the anti-poverty agenda
·To engage policy makers and influence policy making in favour of the youth.

Education for all campaign
To ensure endorsement and implementation of the laws that ensures universal quality free basic education by focusing on childhood, primary and secondary education.

Basic rights campaign
Ensuring enshrinement of the right to food, education, water, healthcare, housing and information.Creating an enabling environment in which government agencies and communities can jointly regulate resource use.

· GYFOD Mission statement: - committed to the integration of gender perspective in all government policies and programmes to remove obstacles to youth participation in public life and decision making at all levels

GYFOD2008 acknowledges that youth are creative and innovative. We strive to empower young people how they can tap into positive forces and existing youth business networks through tangible, cost effective, sustainable projects by promoting growth and the Youth capacity to utilize the available resources and opportunities for sustained benefits of the youth themselves.

GYFOD2008 envisions a world where all young people take the lead as active participants in deciding and change at all levels of development and policy making; enabling more speedy reaction and effectual change in societies by naturing and developing themselves to realize their maximum potential in restoring the impaired and marginalized youth capacity through facilitating the process of maximum utilization of available reasons with supplement of minimum external resources

website: http://www.gyfod2008.org/
email: info@dakahumas.org

International Young Professional Summit 2008

19-22 August 2008
Manchester, UK

IYPS2008 is the international gathering of the International Young Professionals Foundation. It is an event for all young professionals (IYPF members or not) who are or want to be positive change makers in their local and global community. It will be an entry point for new members, investors and friends in the work of IYPF.

Delegates will be talented and committed young professionals in developing and developed countries who are committed to or interested in developing and applying their skills, knowledge, resources and capacities to be positive change makers in their local and global community.

Delegates who attend the Summit will have the following attributes:

Ability to effect environmental and social change through their occupations, skills and initiatives

Possess a good understanding of global, regional or local issues in any of the Summit theme and sub-theme areas

Typically have links to and/or the support of home country or international organisations

They will be bound by a common passion for using their skills and knowledge for the betterment of our world. The Summit organising committee values diversity and will strive to balance the selection of delegates from locations around the world. The delegate mix is expected to be geographically and demographically diverse. For example, delegates might include high school teachers from Thailand, water engineers in Australia, community workers from Zambia or lawyers from the USA. Delegates must however be between 18 and 35 years old.

website: http://www.iyps.org/iyps08/index.htm

email: iyps2008@iypf.org

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

42nd International Youth Camp

9-19 August 2007

What is the International Youth Camp (IYC)?
In response to the recommendation to emphasize youth programmes put forth by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at the 13th session of its General Conference, the Korean National Commission for UNESCO (KNCU) launched in 1966 the International Youth Camp (IYC), which has since become an annual tradition of the KNCU. Since its inception, IYC has enriched the lives of approximately 4,000 youths from over 80 countries through programmes designed to foster international understanding and promote peace, human rights, cultural diversity, and sustainable development.

The 42nd International Youth Camp
Under the theme “Unite Youth, Create Change” the 42nd International Youth Camp will focus on the ‘change’ that youth can bring about in society. Young people, with their energy, passion, creativity and idealism, have the enormous potential to turn their common vision of positive social change into a reality. Recognizing their invaluable partnership role, IYC calls on youth to participate and take action today. Through various programmes such as thematic workshops, intercultural exchanges, field studies, and discussions on global and local issues, the 11-day camp will be a multicultural encounter and meeting point for young people from different national, ethnic, cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds. In keeping with annual tradition, this year’s camp will continue to serve as an opportunity for participants to realize their own vision for the future by working with others toward the common goal of creating a more just and sustainable world.

Information for Applicants

● Theme: Unite Youth, Create Change!
● Date: 9-19 August 2007
● Venue: Korea UNESCO Peace Center in Icheon, Gyeonggi Province & 11 Field Study Sites
● Participants: 120 (30 Koreans, 90 International)
● Requirements for Participation
- Age: Young people between 18-27 years old.
- Language: The official language of the camp will be English. Campers need not be fluent but must be able to communicate reasonably well in English.
- Participation fee: US$250 must be paid upon registration at the camp. The fee covers the cost of accommodations and meals. Please note that the fee does not include transportation costs to the meeting point in Seoul.
● Application / Notification of Selection
- Applicants must send their completed application form and letter of motivation to the Korean National Commission for UNESCO by mail, fax, or email no later than 13 July. The application form is available for download at: http://youth.unesco.or.kr/iyc
- All applications will undergo a thorough review process. Upon notification of their selection, campers and their sponsoring organizations will be sent further information about IYC. Please note that individuals without sponsorship are also welcome to apply.
● Certificate
Each participant will be awarded a certificate of completion upon conclusion of the camp.

for more info:

or for application forms:
email youngglobalpinoys@gmail.com

ASEAN Students Engaging Action for Local and Regional Contribution to Society

(please click photo for further info)

University of Indonesia
August 2007

The ASEAN Foundation (AF) is funding the project “ASEAN Students Engaging Action for Local and Regional Contribution to Society(ASEAN Logics)”, which the University of Indonesia (UI) is implementing on August 2007.

Four slots per ASEAN member country is available for full sponsorship (roundtrip ticket, meals, accommodation and other expenses). Deadline for application is 22 June 2007.

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact UI or AF.

Ms. Renelle Ivy Adan
The ASEAN Foundation
2 Jl Sam Ratulangi, Menteng
Jakarta 10350 Indonesia

Tel 62.21.3192.4833 ext 104
Fax 62.21.3192.6078


Student Writing Competition: Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship on the Human Rights of Women

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center
for Human Rights and Justice Announces
A Student Writing Competition for the
Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship
on the Human Rights of Women

Deadline: June 15, 2007

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at The University of Texas School of Law is pleased to announce the third annual Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship on the Human Rights of Women. The $1,000 prize will be awarded to the
winner of an interdisciplinary writing competition on international human rights and women. In addition, the winning author may have the possibility of publishing the paper in the Texas International Law Journal.

The prize honors the work of Audre Rapoport, who has spent many hours dedicated to the advancement of women in the United States and internationally, particularly on issues of reproductive health. It is also meant to further the Bernard and
Audre Rapoport Center’s mission to build a multidisciplinary community engaged in the study and practice of human rights that promotes the economic and political enfranchisement of marginalized individuals and groups both locally and globally.

The scope of the topic is broad. We welcome papers, from any discipline, that address the human rights of women from an international, transnational, or comparative perspective. The selection committee will be multidisciplinary and international,comprising faculty from areas such as law, anthropology, literature, and government.

Last year’s winning paper was entitled “‘Orphans’ or Veterans? Justice for Children Born of War in East Timor.” Its author, Susan Harris Rimmer, proposes a rights-based
framework for East Timor's sexual violence survivors and their children,namely, a re-characterization of the affected women and their children as “veterans” of the conflict, with the same status as the former Falintil guerrillas.

Papers should be between 8,000 and 15,000 words and must be in English.The submission must consist of original work, and submitting authors must have rights to the content. To be eligible for the competition, the author must either be an enrolled student or have graduated from a university within the past year.

All submissions must be accompanied by an abstract of 100 to 250 words and must be submitted in .rtf or .doc format (no .zip files will be accepted). Bluebook citation format will be required if the winning author requests submission to the Texas International Law Journal. Submissions should indicate availability for publication.

The completed manuscript, abstract, and author contact details should besubmitted by e-mail to HumanRights@law.utexas.edu by June 15, 2007. The winner will be notified by
the end of the summer.

Sarah M. Cline
Center Administrator
Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for
Human Rights and Justice
University of Texas School of Law
727 E. Dean Keeton St.
Austin, TX 78705
Mail Code: D1800

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Take action: Tell Japan that Asia is not their waste colony!

Dear Friends,

Kindly sign the online petition of GAIA on the removal of toxic waste provisions in JPEPA and bilateral agreements with other Asian countries. Each of our voices counts!

To sign the petition:

For more information:

UN University Office in New York Fall 2007 Internship Announcement

The United Nations University Office at the United Nations, New York UNU-ONY) is currently recruiting interns for the session running from
August 2007 to January 2008.


UNU-ONY liaises with the UN Secretariat, the Permanent Missions, American academia and foundations in five areas of activities:

* Dissemination/ communication: Showcasing the work of UNU, particularly through public events organized in the UN Secretariat.
* Political and diplomatic linking: Helping to make UNU a stakeholder and
full-fledged partner of the UN system, i.e., its agendas, processes and
* Academic interplay between UNU, the UN system, diplomatic missions to the UN and US academia: Helping to secure the intellectual and
institutional voice of UNU in the UN system, with the diplomatic missions
to the UN and academia in North America.
* Fundraising: Given its geographic proximity to numerous foundations in
the New York-Washington D.C. areas, UNU-NY plays a role in fundraising.
This role can be played at three levels: project level, programme
(RTC/Ps) level, and the overall UNU system level.
* Administrative: UNU-NY plays an important role in administrative support
and coordination (travel, personnel, procurement, finance) between the UNU System and the UN

Intern responsibilities will range widely, encompassing aspects of all of
UNU-ONY's work in New York. Specific tasks may include:

* Facilitating public seminars and invitation-only forums, including
liaising with speakers, planning the agenda, marketing the event,
arranging media coverage, conducting background research and other
responsibilities that are needed to make the event a success.
* Arranging for dissemination of UNU publications.
* Updating and improving UNU-ONY's website.
* Recruiting interns for the Spring session (February 2008-July 2008).

Please note that UNU-ONY internships are full-time commitments and are

Qualifications required:

* Proficiency in Microsoft Office
* Strong writing and research skills
* Strong communication and interpersonal skills
* Ability to work with a team
* Knowledge of at least two official UN languages desirable

How to Apply:

Collect the following application materials:
* Completed internship application form, downloaded from:
http://www.ony. unu.edu/Document s/internapplicat ion.doc
* Cover letter
* Resume/CV
* 1-3 page writing sample in English
* 1-3 page writing sample in another language of your choice (French
* Two letters of recommendation

Submit these materials in a single email to intern@ony.unu. edu< (subject
line: Internship). The deadline for receiving application materials is
May 31, 2007.

United Nations University Office at the United Nations, New York
2 UN Plaza, DC2-2060, New York, New York 10017
Tel: 212-963–6387 • Fax: 212-371-9454 • E-mail: unuona@ony.unu.edu


2nd China- ASEAN Youth Camp

The National Youth Commission is inviting nominees to the 2nd China-ASEAN Youth Camp back to back with the China-ASEAN Youth Leader's Meeting on August 15-22, 2007 in Beijing and Manzhouli (Inner Mongolia) hosted by the All-China Youth Federation.

Nominees should be:

• Under 35 years old, healthy both physically and psychologically
• Good at communication and analysis, able to communicate in English
• Youth leaders, youth workers, young entrepreneurs, artists and
• Outstanding university students

Participants will pay their own international traveling expenses; the host organization will provide with local hospitality, including accommodation meals and local transportation.

Deadline for submission of registration form is May 31, 2007

Please fax your registration form to Ms. Marielou Chua at 781-1406.


Saturday, May 19, 2007

We Are One

30 June- 4 July 2007
Melaka, Malaysia

Asia Europe Youth Dialogue "We Are One" is organized by World Youth Foundation (“NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations”) in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia, Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia, the State Government of Melaka, and various other agencies. The Dialogue also has the support of the Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF) and is tentatively scheduled to be held on 30th June to 4th July 2007, Melaka, Malaysia.

This Dialogue will contribute to the forthcoming ASEM Meeting of Ministers on Cultures to be held in 16th – 17th July 2007 in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia is the host of this important event and supporting this Dialogue seems an important step in cooperating cultural understanding among youth in the ASEM region.

The ASEM Youth Dialogues have been conceived to provide an opportunity for youth in Asia and Europe to exchange perspectives on themes identified as priorities by the Asia-Europe Meeting during the biennial ASEM Summits. They create and foster human networks among young people by encouraging a common vision. This Dialogue also increases initiatives in the field of Asia-Europe youth co-operation through the development of action-oriented youth initiatives as concrete and substantial contributions by youth to the ASEM process over the medium to long term.

This Dialogue will contribute to forge partnership between Asia and Europe that is based in equal partnership, mutual respect and mutual understanding – all part of the ASEM process. It will provide Malaysia and Malaysian’s to showcase and promote its success story in maintaining racial harmony.

“We are One" will also provide a unique opportunity for young people from Asia and Europe to discuss and understand the different cultural and social priorities and beliefs in their regions thus cultivating a culture of peace and dialogue. The objectives of this Dialogue are:

Ø To create awareness of cultural differences at local, national and international level, as well as to identify existing common ground.
Ø To increase inter-cultural dialogue and build bridges between those of different faith and ethnicity especially between young people of Asia and Europe.
Ø To encourage initiatives aimed at promoting understanding of the diverse cultures of countries in Asia and Europe particularly among the younger generation.

Proposed Outcome
Ø To recognize “Outstanding Cultural Youth Ambassadors” as a programme organized under the banner of UNESCO
Ø To develop local and national projects with the view of foster partnerships with youth organizations and international agencies.
Ø A cultural co-existance declaration by participants on how to promote cultural diversity among young people of Asia and Europe

Dialogue Venue
The venue of the Dialogue will be The Legacy Hotel, 146, Jalan Hang Tuah, 75300 Melaka, Malaysia (Tel : +606-2816868 / www.thelegacy.com.my)

Application Criteria :
· Be a national of an ASEM country
· 2 participants per country
· 18 – 30 years of age
· Youth representatives from various national youth coordination councils or a civil society organization, including those working in institutions promoting cultural dialogue, think tanks or those in accomplishments like education, arts, media from Asia and Europe.
· An official of the Ministry of Youth or a related government agency
· Have a good understanding of the theme and the relevant policies in their respective countries
· Willing and being able to participate actively for the whole duration of the project
· Ready to present a "Situational Report" from respective countries.
· Proficient in English and able to do presentations in English; is a must
· Geographical and gender balance will be respected

Air Travel Subsidy :
The Foundation regrets to inform you that at the moment there are no funds available for air travel subsidy. The Foundation has applied for air-travel subsidy to help defray some of the expenses incurred by participants. However, we are have yet to receive any positive reply and will keep you informed. Hence participants are strongly encouraged to fund the own air-travel. The Foundation will provide accommodation, meals and local hospitality for the duration of the Dialogue.

Application Procedure :
Please fill the attached application form and send by either email or fax to the Foundation latest by 30 May 2007. Please include in not more than 20 lines a brief biographical note of yourself on a separate sheet of paper.

Upon receiving of the application forms a Selection Committee will review all the applications and select the most deserving participant. A letter of confirmation will then be sent to successful participants with the necessary information. You can use this letter to apply your visa.

Forms more information please contact :
World Youth Foundation
Tel : 606-2815196/ 2320911
Fax : 606-2820411 / 2323911
Email : wyf@po.jaring.my

Pre-registration is A MUST.


Scholarly Collaborative Program Summer Institute



Democracy, Social Movements and Governance in the South

6 - 31 August, 2007

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


The Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA), the
Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO) and the Council for
the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) are
pleased to announce the Africa/Asia/ Latin America Scholarly
Collaborative initiative encompassing joint research, training,
publishing and dissemination activities by researchers drawn from
across the global South, and to call for applications to participate
in the third South-South Summer Institute they are organizing within
the framework of the initiative. The theme of the second summer
institute is: Democracy, Social Movements and Governance in the South
The Summer Institute will be held in Kuala Lumpur, from 6-31 August

Within the ambit of the APISA-CLACSO- CODESRIA collaboration, a series
of activities and programmes have been scheduled for implementation
over the period to the end of 2007, among them an annual summer
institute. The institutes are designed to offer research training to
younger scholars on the diverse problems and challenges facing the
countries of the South. In doing so, it is hoped also to promote a
revival of comparative thinking and cross-regional networking among a
younger generation of Southern scholars. The institutes are rotated
among the three continents where the lead collaborating institutions
are located. This way, participants in the institutes who will also be
drawn from all three continents will be exposed to the
socio-historical contexts of other regions of the South as an input
that will help to broaden their analytical perspectives and improve
the overall quality of their scientific engagements.


The underlying objective of the institutes is to offer research
training opportunities to participants on various key issues relevant
to the South, and on the theoretical and methodological perspectives
that might be appropriate for gaining a full understanding of the
specific situation of countries and peoples located outside the core
of the international system such as it is presently structured. The
main premise of this effort is the glaring inadequacy of the theories
and methodologies developed in the North, crystallized in the
mainstream social sciences, to provide the required instruments for
the attainment of a sound understanding of the problems confronting â€"
and, in many cases, overwhelming the countries of the South. Through
the institutes, it is hoped to be able to mobilize young scholars from
across the South to reflect on the alternatives that are available for
overcoming the present situation. This way, the institutes will
contribute to the promotion of a better knowledge and understanding of
the theories and methodological approaches developed in different
regions of the South as alternatives to the dominant, Northern-biased
paradigms that have shaped the social sciences. It is also expected
that participants will become acquainted with the local intellectual
environment in the regions where different sessions of the institutes
are hosted, and strengthen their comparative research capacities in
the process. In sum, the institutes are structured to serve as a
unique forum for enhancing a deeper understanding among a younger
generation of Southern scholars of the history, politics, economy and
culture of the countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America, and offer
an opportunity to participants to develop long-lasting collaborative
relationships with their counterparts from other Southern countries.


Younger scholars resident in countries of the South and who are
pursuing active academic careers are eligible to apply for a place in
the institute. Each applicant should have a university education,
preferably a doctorate in the social sciences and humanities.
Selection for participation will be on the basis of a competitive
process. All together, 36 people will be selected for participation in
the institute on the basis of 12 each from Africa, Asia and Latin
America. The full participation costs of the selected laureates will
be covered, including their travel costs (economy return air tickets),
accommodation and subsistence.


The Summer Institute will be led by a faculty of four experienced
Southern scholars who have made some of the most original contribution
to an understanding of the particular theme for which they have been
selected to give lectures. In this way, just as the young scholars who
will be identified to be laureates will be drawn from Africa, Asia,
and Latin America, the composition of the faculty that will lead the
sessions of the institute will also be tri-continental, underscoring a
joint and mutual learning process that should enhance the overall goal
of building alternative southern perspectives to dominant discourses
that tend to reflect uneven international power relations and
deepening South-South comparative insights. Each of the four members
of the faculty for the institutes will be allocated five days to
deliver his/her lectures and to mentor the laureates on those aspects
of their academic preoccupations that are directly connected to the
expertise they bring to the programme.


For the 2007 session of the South-South Summer Institutes, it has been
decided by APISA, CLACSO and CODESRIA to host it in Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia. APISA will assume overall responsibility within the
tri-continental partnership for the session. The Summer Institute will
run from 6 â€" 31 August 2007. The faculty for the institute will
deliver a series of lectures over a period of five days each.
Additionally, round-table discussions will be organized with scholars
from Asia.. For the 2007 session of the Summer Institute, it is a
requirement that prospective laureates should have a demonstrable
working knowledge of the English language. APISA, CLACSO and CODESRIA
will work together to facilitate the procurement of entry visas to
Malaysia for the prospective laureates whose applications are


Every researcher wishing to be considered for selection as one of the
36 laureates to be invited to participate in 2007 Summer Institute in
Kuala Lumpur organized within the framework of the
APISA-CLACSO- CODESRIA tri-continental partnership is required to
submit an application which will comprise the following key items of

a) An outline research proposal, written in English, on the subject on
which the prospective laureate would like to work during the Summer
Institute. The topic selected must be related to the theme of the 2007
Summer Institute in which the laureate is interested in participating.
Such proposals should not exceed 10 pages in length and should have a
clearly defined problem statement.

b) A covering letter, of one-page, which should indicate the
motivation of the prospective laureate for wanting to participate in
the institute and explain how they envisage that they and their
institution will benefit from the institute.

c) An updated curriculum vitae complete with the names of the
professional and personal references of the prospective laureate, the
scientific discipline(s) in which s/he is working, the nationality of
the applicant, a list of recent publications, and a summary of the
on-going research activities in which the applicant is involved.

d) A photocopy of the highest university degree obtained by the
applicant and of the relevant pages of his/her international passport
containing relevant identity data.

e) A letter from the applicant's institution (university
department/faculty) or research center supporting his/her candidature.
This statement of institutional support should be done on the
institutional letter-headed stationary and must be duly signed and

In order to receive the certificate of participation in the institute,
each laureate will be required to draw on the lectures delivered and
the course material provided to revise the original proposal on the
basis of which they were admitted and, in so doing, produce an essay
of up to 20 pages for consideration for joint publication and
dissemination by APISA, CLACSO and CODESRIA in the South-South
Occasional Papers series.


As the institutes will involve the participation of laureates and
faculty from Africa, Asia and Latin America, it has been decided that
applicants resident in Africa should submit their applications to
CODESRIA, those resident in Asia to APISA and those resident in Latin
America to CLACSO. The full contact details for APISA, CLACSO AND
CODESRIA are reproduced below for the attention of all prospective
applicants. The deadline for the receipt of applications is 30 June
2007. Applications found to be incomplete or which arrive after the
deadline will not be taken into consideration.

An independent Selection Committee charged with screening all
applications received will meet shortly after the deadline for the
receipt of applications. Successful applicants will be notified
immediately after the Selection Committee completes it work.
Notification of results will be dome by e-mail, or by fax and post if
the situation warrants it. The results of the selection exercise will
also be published on the websites of APISA, CLACSO and CODESRIA.

Applicants from Asia should send their applications preferably by email


Strategic Studies and International Relations Program
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, MALAYSIA
Tel: 603- 89213647; Fax: 603-89213332
E-Mail: secretariat@ apisanet. com

Website: http://www.apisanet.com

4th World Youth Congress

10-21 August 2008


What is the World Youth Congress?

The 4th World Youth Congress will bring 600 of the world's most dynamic young activists in the field of sustainable development to Québec from 120 different countries.

The congress offers a unique opportunity to meet and work alongside young people who are really doing things and going places. This event sets a new standard for international youth events, and will be the largest and most inspirational gathering of its kind for young people taking place anywhere in the world in 2008.

There is a strong role at the Congress for young journalists, cultural performers (e.g. dancers / actors / film makers / musicians), as well as for those with an interest in sustainable development, but less personal experience in this area.

Delegates will join forces with young Canadians to undertake hands-on community action projects across Québec, and will help shape international policy by documenting and showing governments what young people are doing to achieve the MDGs.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the congress take place?

The congress will be take place from the 10th to the 21 of August 2008.

Where will the congress be hosted?

The congress will be hosted at Laval University in the beautiful city of Québec.

What is so unique about the World Youth Congress Series?

The first World Youth Congress coined the term, Youth-led Development. Each subsequent Congress has worked to mainstream YLD in the development community. It is the only International Youth Gathering to focus on this issue so if you are a young person and want a chance to help make poverty history, you should be involved.

How can I participate?

The World Youth Congress invites young people of many talents to participate in the event.

Deadline of application: 31 October 2007

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

10th Asia-Europe Young Leaders Symposium

Copenhagen, Denmark
24-28 October 2007

The Asia-Europe Young Leaders Symposium is a platform to provide opportunities for closer and more regular contacts and dialogue on a wide range of issues among leaders of the next generation of Asia and Europe.
This year, the 2nd Conference for Young Political Leaders will be organised by the Danish Youth Council (DUF) in co-operation with the ASEF and is planned to take place in Copenhagen from the 24 - 28 October 2007.

More information regarding this event will be announced in due time.

Asia-Europe Training for Trainers

Manila, Philippines

25-31 May 2007

The Asia-Europe Trainings aim at the creation of a platform for the joint development of the Asia-Europe co-operation in the field of youth trainings related to non-formal education, as well as to contribute to the efforts to establish an 'Asia Europe Pool of Trainers'. The establishment of a stable co-operation in the field of trainings and capacity-building for youth organisations forms a part of the Asia-Europe Foundation's efforts to foster intercultural dialogue.

The upcoming Asia-Europe Training for Trainers will be focused on Intercultural Learning, and will be held on 25-31 May 2007 in Manila, Philippines, co-organised by ASEF and the Philippines National Youth Commission (NYC), in close co-operation with the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) and the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE).

As 'Intercultural Learning' is a key element for the success of any inter-regional project, this year's Training in the Philippines will be constructed around the theme of 'Cultural Diversity', which provides an innovative approach for the development of intercultural capacities beyond stereotypes and prejudices.

International Essay Competition for Young People 2007

The United Nations has designated 2001-2010 as the "International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World." Not only should young people benefit from this global movement, but they should be empowered to play a leading role in the creation of a culture of peace. The theme of this year's International Essay Contest is "The role of media and information and communication technologies in building a peaceful world." Young people from around the world are invited to submit their creative ideas on this theme.* This theme was a central topic discussed at the UNESCO Euro-Mediterranean Youth Forum held in November 2006.

"The role of media and information and communication technologies in building a peaceful world"-- TV, radio, Internet and other forms of media have great influence in shaping our lives and society. What should be the role of the media and communication technologies in the future. How would you make use of these various tools of communication to help create a better world.

1. Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 years old in one of the following age categories:a) Children (ages up to 14) b) Youth (ages 15 - 25)
2. Essays must be 800 words or less, typed or printed in English, French, Spanish or German
3. Essays must have a cover page indicating (1) category (Children or Youth) (2) essay title (3) your name (4) address (5) phone number (6) fax number (7) e-mail address (8) nationality (9) age as of June 30, 2007 (10) sex (11) school name and grade (12) word countTeachers and youth directors may submit a collection of essays from their class or group.Please enclose a list of participants' names and the name and contact information of the submitting teacher or director.(Entries missing any of the above information will not be considered.)
4. Entries may be submitted by postal mail or e-mail.
5. Essays must be original and unpublished.
6. Essays must be written by one person. Co-authored essays are not accepted.
7. Copyright of the essays entered will be assigned to the sponsors.

Entries must be received by June 30, 2007.

The following awards will be given in the Children’s category and Youth category respectively:
1st Prize:Certificate and prize of 100,000 Yen (approx. US$840)... 1 entrant
2nd Prize:Certificate and prize of 50,000 Yen (approx. US$420) ... 2 entrants
3rd Prize:Certificate and gift ... 5 entrants
Honorable Mention:Certificate and gift ... 25 entrants

* 1st prize winners will be invited to the award ceremony in Tokyo, Japan scheduled for November 2007. (Travel expenses will be covered by the sponsor.)

** All prize winners will be announced in November 2007 on the Goi Peace Foundation web site (http://www.goipeace.or.jp/) and UNESCO web site (www.unesco.org/youth).

Please send your entries to:
International Essay Contest c/o The Goi Peace Foundation1-4-5 Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093 Japan


ATHGO International 2007 Global Forum –June 6-8, 2007 - UN Headquarters, New York

On June 6-8, 2007, will be taking place the Alliance Toward Harnessing Global Opportunities Global Forum at the UN Headquarters in New-York, USA. This forum will involve over 400 selected students and young professionals coming from various national and international Universities, Colleges and Civil Organizations and staff from UN Permanent Missions.

The three-day event will focus on Global Warming and Climate changes issues, opening with ex-Vice President of USA, Al Gore’s Climate Project presentation. The event will host a combination of individual speaker series, panel presentations, and small group discussions, with presenters hailing from the private and public sectors, national governments, international organizations and academic institutions. You can subscribe online, on the following link , or by email at mailto:athgo_m@athgo.org. The deadline for inscriptions is May 12, 2007.


Saturday, April 21, 2007

Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program

Deadline for submission of application form is 5:00 o’clock pm on April 30, 2007.

The National Youth Commission reserves the right and prerogative to exclude applicants who will not meet the minimum requirements of the Program. Lack or non-compliance of any of the above stated requirements will mean automatic disqualification without notice.

Mail or hand carry your application to Ms. Marielou A. Chua, National Youth Commission, 4th Flr., Bookman Building, 373 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City, Tel Nos. 781-1617/781-1152/781-1406/749-9401/749-9404/749-9409/749-9399 locals 113 and 115

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Ms. Marielou A. Chua at email address lutchieachua@yahoo.com

ASEAN Youth Camp 2007

ASEAN Youth Camp 2007, Fostering Friendship for Sustainable Environment.

In celebration of the ASEAN's 40 th anniversary, Thailand is hosting a youth camp entitled “ASEAN Youth Camp 2007, Fostering Friendship for Sustainable Environment.”
Scheduled this April 30 to May 4 2007, 5 Filipino youth, between the ages 16 and 20, will be chosen to participate in the youth camp.

Thailand as the host country, will be shouldering the food and accommodation of the participants.

For more information about the program, you may get in touch with Wendel Gaa of the Department of Foreign Affairs at telephone numbers 02-834-4394

SouthEast Asian Service Leadership Network

2007 Projects

Project Applications for the Summer 2007 Projects are now open! We welcome applicants from all colleges. Please follow this link to access the application. The application deadline is 11.59 pm, 22nd April 2007. You can view our recruitment flyer (designed by Dian Rosanti) here, and the FAQ here.

High school students in Southeast Asia interested in working with us on the projects should check back soon for high school applications on the individual project pages.
This year, we are planning 5 projects to:

When: Tuesday 19 June 2007 – Sunday 1 July 2007Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Project Cambodia empowers young Cambodian performing artists and selected high school students to spread awareness of Khmer traditional performing arts in the Cambodian youth community.

When: Sunday 26 August 2007 – Saturday 8 September 2007Where: Sekayu, South Sumatra, Indonesia
Project Indonesia aims to increase earthquake and sanitation awareness in a rural community in Indonesia.

The Philippines:
When: Monday 18 June 2007 – Friday 29 June 2007Where: Cebu, Philippines
Project Philippines aims to raise local awareness of the gastrointestinal worms issue through effective, enjoyable media which will be disseminated throughout the country.

When: Monday 27 August 2007 - Friday 7 September 2007Where: Krabi, Thailand
Project Thailand aims to address environmental problems in the tsunami-affected area and raise awareness about environmental issues in the local community.

When: Tuesday 19 June 2007 – Saturday 30 June 2007Where: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Project Vietnam will build a sustainable vocational English program for street students in Ho Chi Minh City to open up more job opportunities in the hospitality and service industries. The project also aims to empower and motivate local youth to serve their own communities.
Detailed project descriptions can be accessed via the links on the left.
Past Projects

Since our founding, we've completed four service projects in Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia. Details on these projects can be found through the past projects links.
SEALNet Retreat

Awakening Global Action: Leadership, Indigenous Wisdom, Dialogue for a Transforming World

31 July- 7 August 2007
Bali, Indonesia

Are you ready to make a difference in the world? Join us for an experience of a lifetime. Individuals of all ages (18-80+) are invited to participate in an extraordinary gathering designed to offer cutting-edge leadership training, deep listening, shared experiences and collaborative cross-cultural learning that promises to shape your future as a committed global citizen. In the midst of major world challenges, something profound is being reborn—a recognition that ordinary people with concern, vision and commitment can make significant contributions to transforming the planet.

This all-new seven day program provides personal dialogue with world leaders and global change agents. You will receive individualized leadership and facilitation training, practicum experiences in remote areas of Bali, specialized small group pods focused on particular social issues and much more. At the end of our time together, participants leave with a toolbox of new insights, growth and clarity in moving ahead with personal initiatives that matter, along with a global network of ongoing team support.


Friday, March 23, 2007


For several years now, the People-To-People Exchange Department (P2P) of the ASEF has been involving Youth from ASEM countries in its work. Using this opportunity, the interns have the possibility to integrate in ASEF's team, to be actively involved on the development of specific projects related to Youth and Education, as well as to acquire a better knowledge of the Asian and European Institutions and of Intercultural youth work.

The Department works with and for Youth in three distinct perspectives: as students, as socially active citizens and as young professionals in various sectors of society. Seen through these frames, the focus areas of People-to-People Exchange programmes are educational co-operation, youth policies and linkages with young professionals.

The People-to-People Exchange Department seeks to engage a motivated intern for a period of six months starting as soon as possible. Applicants should be nationals from the ASEM countries.
The successful candidate will be assigned the following general duties and responsibilities:
Programme Support: To assist the project leader, under the supervision of the Director, in the organisation of projects and activities for the People-to-People Exchange department, on undertaking research, carrying out administrative and logistical support in preparation for projects and contributing input to the different programmes.

Departmental Support: The intern is expected to work as an integral part of the People-to-People Exchange Department, as well as with colleagues in the other Departments of ASEF. He / She will assist the P2P team (3 persons) on administrative tasks related to other P2P projects as needed.

The successful candidate will have the following profile:

- A young professional with experience in working with Youth and some international exposure or a final-year student ideally from the field of international relations with previous experience in youth related programmes.
- Excellent command of English (both oral and written) and a strong interest in working in a multi-cultural environment required.
- Specific knowledge in the fields of volunteer work or youth trainings will be an asset.

Applicants should send the following to Ms Katerina Ragoussi at katerina@asef.org by the 10 April 2007:

- Cover Letter detailing the qualities/contributions that he/she can bring to People-to-People Exchange project development.
- Curriculum vitae with the candidate's contact-details highlighting past studies/work experiences related to the above job requirements.

A nominal monthly financial remuneration is offered: SGD 1,100 for Singapore-based interns, or SGD 1,500 (including housing allowance) for overseas interns.


Tuesday, March 13, 2007

One Degree Asia

One Degree Asia 2007 . 4 - 8 JULY SINGAPORE

One Degree Asia (ODA) 2007 will be taking place on 4 - 8 July 2007 at Singapore Management University, SINGAPORE. Online registrations will be opened soon. So clear your calendars, get ready, tell your friends, share the news and pack your bags. For this July, we meet to change the world.

"It only takes one degree to change water into ice, 1degree for water to reach the boiling point, 1degree to change one's perspective. Insignificant as it seems, 1degree is all it takes to make the most significant change..."