YUVA participe au Inner Leadership Seminar de Judy Johnson au Global Peace House, Brahma Kumaris

Ce mardi 30 juillet, YUVA a eu l’opportunité de participé au programme organisé par le Brahma Kumaris ayant pour thème « Inner Leadership for Youth Leaders ».

AISEC Reduit, Raise Brave Girls Association, Global Peace Chain, Junior Chamber International – Mauritius, Professional First Aiders, Rotary Club Riche Mare, Pamplemousses Regional Youth Council, YAC, Beach Boyz Club, Global Shapers Port Louis Hub et Youth for a Better World Club sont toutes les organisations mauriciennes ayant eu la chance de pouvoir participé au programme.

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Invitation: Inner Leadership Seminar for Youth Leaders by Judy Johnson

YUVA’s partner, The Brahma Kumaris – Global Peace House will be hosting the forthcoming visit of Mrs Judy Johnson, experienced Facilitator and Consultant in Leadership Development from 9 AM to 2:30 PM on Tuesday, 30 July 2019.  

Mrs Johnson is specialised in facilitating clarity in complex organisational and group situations.  Her focus is to uncover the inherent strengths in organisations and individuals. Based in Halifax, Canada, Judy has acted as facilitator, Consultant and Coach to Managers, Directors and Teams in Government, Private and Community-based Organisations in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia.

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Call for Application: Global Social Leader Forum (December 2017)

Deadline for application: 10 October 2017

Event: 10-20 December 2017

Location: Mauritius

YUVA is seeking for representatives from Public, NGO and (Social) Business sectors, coming from all over the world to participate in the Global Social Leader Forum 2017. The forum aims to unite social leaders and foster discussion and exchange on social work and community services work. As experience shows, there is an urgent need for all social leaders to combine their strength and experiences in order to tackle rising issues in the world. Continue reading “Call for Application: Global Social Leader Forum (December 2017)”

5 December: International Volunteer Day

The International Volunteer Day (IVD) mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organisations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector.

Apart from mobilising thousands of volunteers every year, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development by advocating for the recognition of volunteers and working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming.

Through the Online Volunteering service, volunteers can take action for sustainable human development by supporting the activities of development organisations over the Internet. Every day thousands of people are volunteering, online or on-site, contributing to peace and development, working to achieve the MDGs and engaging people to shape the post-2015 sustainable development agenda.

With the theme ”The world is changing. Are you? Volunteer!”, IVD 2015 is challenging every one of us to be part of implementing the newly launched Global Goals, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

On December 5th, International Volunteer Day, we not only celebrate volunteerism in all its facets – but also pay special tribute to volunteers working to implement the new global goals. Through volunteerism the person can impact the sustainable development agenda by mobilising and engaging governments and communities. For IVD 2015, join volunteers in recognising the individuals who are engaged in volunteering their time, energies, and skills to change the world for a better future.

Background

International Volunteer Day is a chance for individual volunteers, communities and organizations to promote their contributions to development at the local, national and international levels. By combining UN support with a grassroots mandate, International Volunteer Day is a unique opportunity for people and volunteer-involving organizations to work with government agencies, non-profit institutions, community groups, academia and the private sector.

The International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly through Resolution A/RES/40/212 on 17 December 1985. Since then, governments, the UN system and civil society organisations have successfully joined volunteers around the world to celebrate the Day on 5 December.

A focus on partnership and development

Through the years, International Volunteer Day has been used strategically: many countries have focused on volunteers’ contributions to achieving the Millennium Development Goals, a set of time-bound targets to combat poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation and discrimination against women.

The organization of International Volunteer Day is generally the result of a partnership between the UN system, governments, volunteer-involving organizations and committed individuals. Representatives from the media or academia, foundations, the private sector, faith groups, and sports and recreational organisations are often involved too.

Resolutions

The General Assembly invited Governments to observe annually, on 5 December, an International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development (resolution 40/212 of 17 December 1985) and urged them to take measures to heighten awareness of the important contribution of volunteer service, thereby stimulating more people in all walks of life to offer their services as volunteers, both at home and abroad.

The United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 52/17 of 20 November 1997 proclaimed 2001 as the International Year of Volunteers (IYV) The year was conceived for the purpose of furthering the recognition of volunteers, facilitating their work creating a network of communication and promoting the benefits of voluntary service.

In 2001, the International Year of Volunteers, the General Assembly adopted a set of recommendations on ways in which Governments and the United Nations system could support volunteering and asked that they be given wide dissemination (resolution 56/38 of 5 December 2001).

On 18 December 2008 the General Assembly decided that on or around 5 December 2011, the International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development, two plenary meetings of the sixty-sixth session of the General Assembly should be devoted to follow-up to the International Year and the commemoration of its tenth anniversary (resolution 63/153).

The United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution 57/106 of 22 November 2002, called upon the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme to ensure that the potential of International Volunteer Day is fully realised.

– Source: United Nations

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2016 is now open for entries; submissions can be made until 1st May 2016.

The overarching theme for 2016 is ‘An Inclusive Commonwealth’, which is also the 2016 Commonwealth Year theme, and a topical theme for today’s youth. Both Senior and Junior topics give young people the opportunity to think about aspects of the theme such as: the significance of community; the importance of diversity and difference; the question of belonging; the values of tolerance, respect and understanding; and the sense of shared responsibility that exists within the Commonwealth today. The topics are a chance to develop critical thinking and to express views in a creative manner.

Read the Senior and Junior topics.

For more information about the competition, please visit Terms and Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions.

Information on how to submit an essay can be found here.

Open to all Commonwealth citizens aged 18 and under, our essay competition offers young people from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to make their voices heard on a global platform, to engage with issues important to them and to express their aspirations for the future. Each year, participants demonstrate their ability to stimulate and provoke discussions about important Commonwealth and global issues from a young person’s perspective and to showcase their critical and creative skills.

History of the Essay Competition

The RCS has a rich history of nurturing the creative talents of young people around the Commonwealth. We endeavour to promote literacy, expression and creativity among young people by celebrating excellence and imagination. Run by the RCS since 1883, this international schools’ writing contest – the world’s oldest and largest – is a highly regarded and popular international education project which we run in partnership with Cambridge University Press.

In 2015, the contest was renamed ‘The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition’, in honour of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s role as both Head of the Commonwealth and Patron of the Royal Commonwealth Society.

Read about the 2015 winners.

Yale Young African Scholars Program

The Yale Young African Scholars Program (YYAS) is a high-intensity academic and leadership program designed for African secondary school students who have the talent, drive, energy, and ideas to make meaningful impacts as young leaders, even before they begin their university studies.

YYAS brings together students from across Africa in this seven-day, residential program and helps prepare them for the demanding application process of attending university in the United States. YYAS is an official program of Yale University.

Summer 2016 sessions will be held in three locations:

Ghana: 29 July – 4 August
Rwanda: 9 – 15 August
Zimbabwe: 20 – 26 August

There is no cost to students to participate in the Yale Young African Scholars Program.

The 2016 Yale Young African Scholars application is now available! Click here to apply now.

Deadline to apply is 31 March, 2016 at 11:59 EST

Learn about the:
2015 program in Rwanda and Zimbabwe >>
2014 program in Ghana and Ethiopia >>