YUVA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Malaysia’s World Youth Foundation (WYF) with the aim to promote research, development and documentation of youth programmes beneficial to youths worldwide.
Mr Krishna Athal, National President of YUVA and Hon Senator Tan Sri (Dr.) Mohd Ali Rustam (former Chief Minister of Melaka), chairman of WYF have signed the MoU today morning.
Areas of collaboration:
- To raise and administer funds to further the educational, cultural and socio-economic development of youths at national and international level;
- To identify, encourage, promote and facilitate the expansion of educational, social, cultural, environmental and humanitarian work conducted by youth groups and movements globally;
- To liaise with local and international governments and non-government agencies, and financing institutions which are actively involved in the field of Youth and human development;
- To provide finance and support facilities for research and documentation in the area of youth development and related challenges; and
- To promote and strengthen peace, progress and prosperity among young people throughout the world.
About World Youth Foundation
The World Youth Foundation (WYF) “an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations” is an international non-governmental organization which was launched in 1994 with the aim to promote research, development and documentation of youth programmes beneficial to youths worldwide.
Our headquarters is located in our own complex, the World Youth Foundation Complex, in the city of Malacca, Malaysia.
Through a variety of our programmes we seek to engage and empower young people on range of issues, as well as give them the opportunity to share best practices, networking and learning through people-to-people exchange.
The Foundation seeks to support the work of the UN and the World Programme of Action for Youth to the Year 2000 and Beyond, the Millennium Development Goals and the newly endorsed Sustainable Development Global Goals . The Foundation has organized various seminars/meetings, conferences/dialogues for youth in areas such as population,
HIV/AIDS, human rights, education, environment, sustainable development, terrorism, racism, entrepreneurship, globalization, culture, drug and substance abuse, climate change, violence against women, trafficking of women, green growth, youth empowerment and leadership, among others. On February 2007, the Foundation received Civil Society Status from United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), as recognition for raising awareness among young people on the issues affecting our environment. In 2014 the Foundation received Full membership with the Commonwealth Youth Council.