The United Nations Youth Association of the Philippines (UNYAP) with the guidance and support of United Nations Association of the Philippines (UNAP) is spearheading the 11th International Youth Day (IYD) Celebration and Conference this August 10 ,11, 12, 2010 at Philippine International Convention Center, Roxas Boulevard, Manila, Philippines..
With the theme: “Strengthening Peace and Human Rights education: Key to sustainable national development”, we are inviting 300-500 youth leaders both foreign and local to gather here in the Philippines in celebration of one great decade of youth’s empowerment, leadership and service to humanity. Representing their respective organizations/institutions from different parts of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, and guest countries , participants include members of various United Nations Associations across the globe, SK Federation presidents and officials, student council officers from the academe and community youth leaders. International speakers from UNDP, UNESCO, UNV, Commission on Human Rights and with the endorsement from the Commission on Higher Education together with local experts are invited. The event’s culmination will be the awarding of UNAP Outstanding Youth Leaders at the Malacañang Palace with the President of the Republic of the Philippines , His Excellency Benigno “NoyNoy”Aquino III as guest of honor.
The 11h IYD-Philippines will have parallel workshops and contests by which the participants could explore and maximize their potentials and skills in the field of visual arts, performing arts, writing, multi media and public speaking. This activity envisions a collective effort to understand peace and human rights. This shall also promote youth participation especially on the matters of Human Rights violations, culture and peace and youth’s personal commitment in establishing Sustainable Development. We hope to strengthen the collective passion of our youth in their productive pursuit of development programs for themselves, our country and the world. Moving forward, these young people will be encouraged to adopt a wider global sense of social responsibility and to mobilize themselves and establish a culture of peace regardless of race, color, religious beliefs and other matters by which could create hostilities.
In this connection, we are cordially inviting you and your institution to attend witness and participate this year’s celebration. Registration fee covers food and accommodation, conference kits, transportation from and to the conference venue; however, air fare shall be shouldered by the participants/their agency/institution. The conference fee for local participants is 4,000 php and for foreign participants is $ 250.00.. The deadline for the registration will be on July 20, 2010.
For confirmation, please fill out the attached application form and fax to (+632-4042310) and have it emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please have your checks, made payable to the United Nations Association of the Philippines, or cash deposited in the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) with account no. 3063-5932-13.