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Call for Participants: 11th Youth Assembly at the United Nations

Today, Agriculture is playing a vital role in meeting the Millenium and Development Goals (MDG's). Through innovation and use of technologies (ICTs for example), agricultural production is getting better and is also providing new opportunities across the agriculture value-chain, hence contributing to food security and improving livelihoods. Are you a Young Leader involved in Agriculture and using technology to meet the Millenium and Development Goals (MDG's)? Are you interested to join an assembly where you will get the opportunity to interact with UN Staffs and young leaders like you from all over the world? If your answer to these questions is yes, then this is a golden opportunity for you to grab! Apply now! Youth Assembly Overview Special Focus: Youth @ UNCSD (Rio+20) & Sustainability Issues Worldwide YOUTH AT RIO+20 Youth Leaders Leveraging Technology for the MDG's & Beyond UNWIRED GENERATION Focus: Youth Led Development toward the Success of the 8 U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDGS) Theme: The MDGs and Beyond:  Youth Leaders Making a Difference, Today and Tomorrow Program:  Pre-Conference Course at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Followed by three days at the U.N. Headquarters in New York Platform: Plenary sessions, workshops, round table discussions, networking Leadership: Renowned speakers and expert workshop facilitators; U.N. Staff participation at all sessions; Young leaders like yourself from around the world Special Events: Tours of UN Headquarters and Evening receptions, MDG Campaign Night, YA Culture Night (Aboard a NYC cruise liner, circling Manhattan) The goals of the Annual Youth Assembly are to…
  • Provide access to and information about the work, successes and current challenges of the United Nations;
  • Promote increased youth participation in UN programs, its agencies and NGO affiliates;
  • Strengthen commitment to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals;
  • Connect committed youth with opportunities, mentors, colleagues, and new associates;
  • Recognize the artistic and diplomatic efforts of young people already involved in development and humanitarian initiatives;
  • Promote renewal of a commitment to serve and respect this most important international institution.
Some background: At the Millennium General Assembly in 2000, all Heads of State created and unanimously agreed to work toward the accomplishment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). But it is the people of each country that must come together to take action to see that these goals are achieved and that we can finally live in a New Millennium that we are proud to bequeath to future generations of all nations. “A successful and engaging event … the initiative that your organization put forth was much appreciated. Please accept this as an expression of WFUNA’s wishes for even deeper and continued cooperation with FAF in the future.” Incia Zaffar, World Federation of United Nations Associations. Why attend?
  • To learn about the United Nations and how you can become involved in the success of the 8 UN MDGs
  • To hear great speakers and workshop leaders
  • To voice your opinions on the urgent issues of today and help make a permanent impact throughout the world
  • To meet other dedicated young people from all over the world
Eligibility: Who should apply? Young Professionals working in the field, Ages 22-26Advanced Youth Leaders engaged in UN or MDG studies, Ages 16 – 21, are most welcome, and Prospective summer intern applicants for FAF’s YA Preparation Program are also urged to apply. Delegation If you are part of a group interested in attending the Youth Assembly, please apply together using the group application form. Note that you must have at least 12 members or more to apply as a group; if you have less than 12 members, please submit individual applications for each group member. Key Dates
  • April 15, 2012 YA Registration and YA Conference Package Reservation Opens
  • July 1, 2012 YA Reservation Deadline for Conference Package
  • July 6, 2012 YA Registration Deadline
  • July 28, 2012 Arrival at Fairleigh Dickinson University for Emerging Global Leaders Seminar (EGLS)
  • July 31, 2012 Orientation Night (Pace University, NYC)
  • August 2012 11th Youth Assembly at the United Nations (DATES TO BE FINALIZED BY UN ON MARCH 26)
  • August 2012 MDG Campaign Night Dinner
  • August  2012 YA Culture Night Dinner and NYC Cruise
  • August  2012 YA Closing Night Farewell, Networking Dinner
* Subject to change Language All events at the Annual Youth Assembly are carried out in English. Interpretation is available, at a cost to participant. For more information and to Apply, kindly visit this Link: 11th Youth Assembly at the United Nations