Our Royal HRH Prince Frederick Von Sax-Lauenberg has been serving as Co-Chair of the Forum since 2007 and the Children of the World 2000 NGO has been at the very beginning when the idea for an event of this importance was discussed over five years ago in Australia .
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God please we pray for those young people who are gathering together in the spirit of unity, friendship and peace and whose deliberations we hope will make a difference in the world
SOME PARTNER AGENCIES
With the unfolding of the new Millennium in 2000, various international and national stakeholders were confronted with several pressing issues in its quest for development. Three such predicaments this Forum is concerned about are peace/ conflict resolution, sustainable development and the environment.
Conflict resolution aims to put to rest any form of tensions among nations, tribes and even people. Conflicts span from those in the international arena to the diminutive unit of the society, the family. The forum aims to foster understanding on conflict as well as efforts to empower young people to actively participate in the efforts for community action to resolve conflict non-violently achieve sustainable peace that is key to sustainable development. If we are to strive for a harmonious and peaceful world then peace education in schools is the key starting point? with young fresh minds.
Moreover, recent atrocities brought about by natural calamities become unprecedented. Hurricane Katrina was the prime example that made the world come to its senses. Al Gore said that Katrina was the first taste of bitter cup. Such phenomena and others are attributed to the self-serving interests of corporations, nations and individuals. As some people take the better share of the economic benefit of amassing the environmental resources, other parts of the world suffer.
Thus, the forum aims to facilitate a forum for young people to take a proactive action to contribute to the achievement of sustainable future, which is in consonance with the Millennium Developmental Goals. Succinctly, it expects to break down the barriers between nations and create strong linkage among empowered youths.
WCYF 2008 is Education for Sustainable Development with the following sub themes:
- Peace and Human Rights linkages between respect for human rights and peaceful coexistence: highlighting human rights education, non-violence and peace education, dignity of the human person linking all to human security and sustainable development-how to achieve this through advocacy, building alliances and others..
- Climate Change - promote awareness and instill action towards supporting ways to lessen the effects and causes of climate change.
- Sustainable Lifestyle - promote how important is individual action in sustainable development and how our actions affects others and the world.
- Entrepreneurship - creating jobs by utilizing one's own capabilities and potential
- Education and Technology - integrating Technology in teaching as powerful tool in creating learning bridges
- Advocacy for Sustainable Development - building skills and knowledge on how to effectively influence and/or enforce policies to reflect genuine sustainable development."
This forum will focus predominantly on viable models, which ensure the sustainability of the earth. The values inherent in these models cannot be imposed through legislation and rules but must come directly from the people themselves through:
- Mainstreaming Education for Sustainable Development
- Educating for innovative, proactive solutions to address the issues of peace, climate change, sustainable lifestyle, renewable energy and entrepreneurship among others.
- Empowering the youth who are and will be parents and the leaders of the future generation in politics, schools, and business among others with information, skills and capacity on the sub-theme of their choice.(for what or to take up what or which role(s)).
- Altering perception of participants in order to develop interdependence not only externally but internally by building a common world understanding and culture of peace
- Creating a platform to allow creative solutions for responsible communities
- Sharing existing successful working models by presenting hands-on experiences
PARTNER AGENCIES/ORGANIZATIONS (As of 21 August, 2008 )
- Children of the World 2000
- Children of the Earth/World Spirit Youth Council
- Centre for Human Development and Social Transformation(CHDST)
- International Centre for Conflict & Human Rights Analysis; Uganda
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
- Civil Society Counterpart Council for Sustainable Development (CSCCSD)
- Brotherhood of Destiny, Inc. (BROOD)
- Generation Peace Network (GenPeace)
- United Nations Youth Associations of the Philippines (UNYAP)
- Water and Youth Forum , Argentina
- West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP-Nigeria)
- Number of Delegates : at least 200 participants
i. Philippines - 100
ii. North America - 15
iii. South America - 15
iv. Asia - 30
v. Europe - 20
vi. Africa - 20
i. Youth leader in school or out of school, professional or civic group volunteer
ii. Minimum of 18 to not older than 35 years old during the date of the event.
iii. Must be willing to commit beyond the duration of the event.
iv. Could interact using English language.
v. An agent of positive change in his own sphere of influence.
vi. Has respect to diversity in culture, religion and ethinicity
- Application Form
i. Curriculum Vitae of Applicants (Europass is to be used)
ii. Recent 2x2 photo
iii. Why do you want to attend WCYF 2008?
iv. What do you intend to do after WCYF 2008?
v. Working Group Preference(
- Participants Fee
i. Local Participants - US$50.00 or Php2,000.00
ii. International - US$25.00
For more information and updates please visit the official webiste www.worldcreativeyouthforum.net