WFUNA Youth News
Do you wish you knew how to engage your youth association alumni? Richard, our Youth Advisory Group member, tells us how!
We had the opportunity to participate in an ECOSOC interactive dialogue for youth on youth unemployement. Check out our Storify story on the many interactions by youth from around the world during the sessions, via video link, and via Twitter using the hashtag #UN4Youth. Also read the official UN news story.
Amalya from UNA-Armenia's R2P Youth Division was featured on national TV this week. Watch this video (but you'll have to learn Armenian!) Refresh the page if the video is not showing. What is R2P? Learn more here
Five of our youth representatives from UNAs in Latin America joined our R2P Program Officer in Caracas, Venezuela, to not only participate in, but host and facilitate the Third Dag Hammarskjold Symposium. The symposium was held in collaboration with the UN Association of Venezuela and the Embassy of Sweden in Bogota, Colombia, responsible for Venezuela and Colombia.
We asked these youth representatives from UNA-Venezuela, UNA-Colombia, and UNA-Mexico to share their experiences and thoughts on R2P. More stories coming soon!
Steven Vunganai, ZUNA Youth Coordinator, stopped by our office to talk about the work of UNA-Zimbabwe.
We received a fun surprise in our office today from our friends at UNYA-Mexico! They sent us a calendar for 2012 from their Deport-es para Compartir program (Sports for Sharing), a great educational program that teaches children how to become better citizens.
Pictured: Kate D'Angelo, our newest addition to the WFUNA family, comes all the way from Canada. Kate is working on Sustainable Development and specifically, our Youth Impact Africa program. If you're interested in applying for an internship with WFUNA, click here.
The WFUNA Youth Network attended the launch of the 2011 World Youth Report focusing on the issue of youth and employment on Monday, 6 February, at UN Headquarters in New York, New York. The overarching theme of the report launch on youth and employment stressed the importance of including youth in the actual report, as well as their experiences, in looking for employment or internships. Panelists at the launch ranged from youth contributors, mission staff, and UN agencies. Read more
17 January 2012
Our blog is live and back on at our new address! Check out http://youthblog.wfuna.org!
9 January 2012
6 January 2012
Five of our youth representatives from UNAs around the world joined our R2P Program Officer in Beijing to participate in the Second Dag Hammarskjold Symposium. The symposium was held in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing, the Research Center on United Nations and International Organizations (Beijing Foreign Studies University), and UNA-China.