In support of the International Year of Youth and to celebrate International Youth Day, “Change Your World 2011” is a campaign initiated by Global Changemakers and in collaboration with the UN Programme on Youth. The idea is to organize as many activities as possible from NOW until International Youth Day. This can range from helping out your neighbors to organizing an awareness concert, and from a flash mob to a beach clean up.
Did you know this year is the International Year of Youth (IYY)?
The General Assembly proclaimed the Year in recognition of the need for dialogue between youth and other generations as well as among youth in different parts of the world. It is up to us to make use of this opportunity and make our voices heard. The International Year is a fantastic opportunity to advocate on behalf of youth in your country or community and to promote dialogue and mutual understanding among youth and the decision-makers in your community, region or country.
The progress achieved during this Year in each of these areas will lay the foundation for further work in youth development, including the implementation of the World Programme of Action for Youth and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
And did you know that on August 12th is International Youth Day?
International Youth Day (IYD) is a day of awareness recognized by the United Nations which aims to draw attention to youth issues around the world.
How can you participate?
Anyone can participate. First take some time to visit the IYY2011 website to get your activities kit and all the information you might need to organize an event.
The Brussels based United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe - UNRIC provides information on UN activities to the countries of the region. It also provides liaison with institutions of the European Union in the field of information. Its outreach activities extend to all segments of society and joint campaigns, projects and events are organized with partners including the EU, governments, the media, NGOs, schools and local authorities.
United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC Brussels)
Residence Palace, Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 155, Block C2,7th and 8th floor, Brussels 1040, Belgium
Tel.: +32 2 788 8484 / Fax: 32 2 788 8485