12th INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!


We are pleased to inform you and your institution that the 12th International Youth Day (IYD) Celebration and Youth and Educators Summit for the Millennium Development Goals (YES4MDGs!) is scheduled on August 3-7, 2011 at the Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center, Iloilo City, Philippines. The 12th IYD celebration is spearheaded by the United Nations Association of the Philippines and United Nations Youth Associations of the Philippines with endorsement from Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Department of Education (DepEd), National Youth Commission (NYC), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines.

Monday, June 13, 2011

CHED Endorse the 12th IYD celebration and Confirmed Speakers


12th International Youth Day Celebration
Youth and Educator’s Summit for the Millenium Development Goals (YES4MDGs)
August 3-7, 2011, Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center, Iloilo City

LIST OF CONFIRMER SPEAKERS
(as of June 13, 2011)

Youth Summit for MDGs

Mobilizing Tripartite Link to Foster Sustainable Development in 31 Upland Barangay of Cebu City (Philippines)
Ms. DORIS ANGELI L. ALCOMENDRAS, Cebu Institute of Technology

Heroes for the Mother Earth: Best Practices for Sustainable Development (South Korea)
Ms. Mihye Kim, Seoul National University

How Volunteer-Tourism Contributes to Millennium Development Goal 7 to Ensure Environmental Sustainability (China)
Mr. Ming Ming Chen, Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao

Education for All: Eradicating Illiteracy (Iloilo, Philippines)
Von Rojohn Diaz Rubio, Municipality of Cabatuan, Province of Iloilo

Volunteering for Disaster victims of Tsunami and Earthquake in Japan
Tsuyoshi Sotoya, Tokyo Gakugei University

 Educators Summit for MDGs

Youth and ICTs for Agricultural Development in Bangladesh (Bangladesh)
Roshidul Hasan, Bangabandhu Agricultural University

Philosophical Practice for Peace Education (Japan)
Prof. Taro Mochizuki, Osaka University

Education for International Understanding – APCEIU Conference Report
Prof. Bert Tuga, Fellow 2011 Training on Education for International Understanding, Incheon, South Korea

Estudyanteng Entrepreneur Project: Wave of the Future
Jonathan Jaime G. Guerrero, Bicol University National Service Training Program

Joint Summit on MDGs

Are we on Track? Global Status of MDGs Achievements (New Zealand)
Dr. Jaqueline Badcock, UN Resident Coordinator in the Philippines

International Year of the Youth: Moving forward for MDGs Achievement (Philippines)
Ms. Teresa Debuque, National Information Officer, United Nation Information Center-Manila

The Role of National Youth Commission in the Pursuit of MDGs (Philippines)
Usec. Leon Flores III, Chairman, National Youth Commission



Saturday, May 21, 2011

NYC SUPPORTS THE 12TH IYD CELEBRATION







Judge Aurora Navarette-Reciña the former Chairman of the Commission of Human Rights and now the President of United Nations Association of the Philippines (UNAP) and Undersecretary Leon Flores III the newly appointed Chairman of the National Youth Commission (NYC) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the two institutions regarding the 12th International Youth Day Celebration last Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at the NYC Office in Bookman Building, Quezon Ave.

With the theme, “Volunteering for MDGs: Discover the Volunteer in You,” 12th IYD aims to mobilize one thousand (1000) youth leaders in the Asia Pacific Region on current issues and concerns and to promote volunteerism among young people especially in the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 at the Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center, Iloilo City on August 3 to 7, 2011.  This is in support of United Nations General Assembly Resolution # 64/134 Proclamation of August 2010-August 2011 as International Year of the Youth (IYY), Executive Order No. 229 Declaring Every August 12 of every year as the Philippine International Youth Day and Presidential Proclamation 92 declaring the year 2011 as 10th Anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers (IYV +10) in the Philippines, in line with the global theme, “Volunteering for MDGs.”

Aside from local experts who will engage the participants for an open exchange of diverse perspectives on contemporary global challenges especially the attainment of the MDGs, international speakers were invited. Among the confirmed speakers are: Dr. Jaqueline Badcock UN Resident Coordinators from New Zealand, Khalifa Zayid of SQU University in Muscat, Oman, Jake Cheng of University of New Brunswick from Wuvuan-Jungxi, China, Tsuyoshi Sotty, Tokyo, Japan, Anniken Celina Grinvoll of UNESCO Bangkok, Thailand, Mark Cheng, Founder of Avelife Foundation, Singapore, Vannarith Chheang of CSIS Southeast Asia Program in Phnom Pen, Cambodia and Roshidul Hasan Bangabandhu of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University Gazipur, Bangladesh and Siska Kusumadewi of Udayana University Bali, Indonesia.

For inquiries about the application process and participation please contact the Conference Secretariat through Mr. Jayson Jamora, 12th IYD Lead Convenor at 09154350900 or at 12iydcelebration@gmail.com. Participants can also register on-line at www.iydcelebration.weebly.com

 

Saturday, April 30, 2011

12TH IYD Registration Procedure


Registration fee is inclusive of program materials, accommodation, and meals for the duration of the conference only. Airfare shall be shouldered by the participants or by their agency/institution. Fees are as follows:
                            
up to May 15, 2011              
Php4,500.00        for local delegates
US $ 150.00        for international delegates

up to June 15, 2011              
Php5,000.00       for local delegates                         
US $ 175.00       for international delegates

up to July 15, 2011               
Php5,500.00       for local delegates                      
US $ 200.00      for international delegates

after July 16, 2011               
Php6,000.00    for local delegates                         
US $ 250.00    for international delegates
     
Check payments must be made payable to: United Nations Association of the Philippines (UNAP)
Payments can also be deposited at the:
        Bank of Philippine Islands (BPI) with Account No. 3063-5932-13.

It is the responsibility of the delegates to ensure that the organizers receive the full payment of the registration fee without any deduction for bank charges. For partial payment, the organizers reserve the right to ask for the   outstanding balance upon the delegates’ arrival in the conference.

Your registration is only completed upon full payment of the registration fee. Please note that discounts are only applicable for full payment transaction prior to the conference.

We request delegates to accomplish and the APPLICATION FORM  to 12iydcelebration@gmail.com or contact the following 12th IYD Convenors:

·         Ms. Angeli Bustria for International Delegates              
      (63) 9228923308, angeli_bustria@hotmail.com

·         Ms. Decima Pilar for Luzon Delegates                       
      09056808115, dhecpilar07@yahoo.com                   

·         Mr. Allen John Lira for Visayas Delegate                      
      09184358022, allen09_bugzy@yahoo.com.ph

·         Mr. Kristopher Rivera for Mindanao Delegates                  
      09177952511, krisjohn_rivera@yahoo.com 

IMPORTANT:  If payment is directly deposited to the UNAP Bank account, DO NOT forget to bring your deposit slip as proof of payment upon registration on August 3, 2011.  You may also scan the deposit slip and send it together with this application form via email. Otherwise, your claim for payment will not be accepted.

In case you are unable to attend the conference, request for cancellation or substitution must be received in writing by the United Nations Association of the Philippines email at least 30 days prior to the start of the Conference. Approved requests will be charged 25% of the registration fee of P 1500.00 for cancellation/service fee. Request for cancellation made less than 30 days before the conference will not be refunded.

Friday, April 29, 2011

12th IYD Bulletin of Information # 1


Conference Venue: 

Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center, Iloilo City, Philippines

Organizers of the Conference:  

    United Nations Association of the Philippines (UNAP)
    United Nations Youth Association of the Philippines (UNYAP)

Conference Partners:  (TBC)

    United Nations Development Program
    United Nations Volunteer
    Philippine National Volunteers Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA)
    Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
    Department of Education (DepEd)
    Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
    National Youth Commission (NYC)
    Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)
    UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines (UNACOM)

Hosts:

        Central Philippine University

The University sits on 240,000 sq. m. (24-hectare campus), located along Lopez Jaena Street, Jaro, Iloilo City which is considered a Tourism Site by the Iloilo City Council. CPU offers programs in the kindergarten, elementary, high school, undergraduate and graduate levels. CPU is the home of the largest library in Western Visayas, the Henry Luce III Library, with more than 200,000 volumes including holdings of special collections like the 40,000 United Nations documents, World War II documents, etc. It has its distinction of having its own cable channel and oldest student government in the country, among others. Scientia et Fides – motto. (Science and Faith)

        Provincial Government of Iloilo
            Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas regionIloilo is subdivided into 42 municipalities, one component city, and one highly urbanized city. Its incumbent Governor and Vice-Governor are  Arthur D. Defensor, Sr. and Richard S. Garin, Jr., respectively.
        

City Government of Iloilo

Iloilo City (Filipino: Lungsod ng Iloilo, Hiligaynon: Siudad sang Iloilo) is a highly urbanized city in the Philippines and the capital city of Iloilo province. It is the regional center of the Western Visayas. The city was a conglomeration of former towns, which are now the geographical districts, composing of: Jaro, Molo, La Paz, Mandurriao, Villa Arevalo and Iloilo City Proper. Although Iloilo City is the provincial seat of government for the province of Iloilo, it maintains its independence from the province. Iloilo City is served mostly by passenger jeepneys, white metered taxis and tricycles within the city limits. The passad jeepneys of Iloilo are known for its sleek and sedan-like design. These often serve fixed routes and mostly plies on city's major and secondary roads. Led by Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog and VM Joe Espinosa III


Provincial Government of Guimaras    

Guimaras (Filipino: Himaras) is an island province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. Among the smallest provinces, its capital is Jordan. The island is located in the Panay Gulf, between the islands of Panay and Negros. To the northwest is the province of Iloilo and to the southeast is Negros Occidental.
Located southwest of Panay, Guimaras is separated physically from Iloilo by a narrow channel, which takes about fifteen minutes to cross by pumpboat from the Ortiz landing on Iloilo to Jordan.
Guimaras is also famous for its beaches. Clear blue waters, white sand and marine life rivals that of Boracay. Commonly visited ones are at Roca Encantada, Alubihod and Puerto del Mar. House of Representatives: JC Rahman Nava, Governor: Felipe Hilan Nava, Vice Governor: Aurelio তীয়নাদ


Background and Rationale of International Youth Day Celebration

          Much has to be done in order for the Philippines to meet the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set by the United Nations. According to the latest Philippine MDG Progress Report published by NEDA and UNDP, the Philippines is not on track in meeting three of the eight goals—the ones on maternal health, on combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases and on achieving universal primary education. The other millennium development goals are eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, promoting gender equality and empowering women, reducing child mortality, ensuring environmental sustainability and developing a global partnership for development.



             The United Nations Association of the Philippines (UNAP) believes that the youth sector can help the country in attaining its millennium goals provided that they are given the proper information. Since 1999, UNAP has organized various projects and programs for the youth sector of the Philippines because of the need to engage them in community development and nation-building. The 1st International Youth Day Celebration and Conference was conducted in Manila, Philippines last March 20-23, 1999. It was a fitting tribute to youth volunteers in the preparation for the UN International Year of Peace. With the theme “The Role of Youth Volunteers in the Promotion of the Culture of Peace and Sustainable Development”, eighty (80) youth leaders from Japan, the Philippines, Brazil, Cambodia, East Timor, Korea, Indonesia, Israel, Thailand, Germany, Myanmar and Vietnam drafted action plans for the regional and national celebration of the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World (IDPNCW). Furthermore, regional chapters of United Nations Youth Association and UNESCO Clubs were established.

UNAP has organized and continued to initiate programs promoting the culture of peace, tolerance and respect for human rights directly targeting the youth sector as beneficiaries especially when the UN Millennium Development Goals was signed by the Philippines in the year 2000. Recognized as a unique group in society due to the many aspects of vulnerability they faced while passing through major stages in their lives, the youth are considered as a potent force, a human resource and capital with enormous potentials for contributing to the evolving culture of peace. Since 1999, UNAP has forged strong linkages with various national and international organizations in implementing the various programs such as Youth Empowerment Summit for Peace-building (YES-PEACE), Ecological Camp, PEACE CAMP and Asia Pacific Youth Leaders Encounters. These organizations include Teachers College of Columbia (National Peace Education Conference –1999), UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines (YES-PEACE, ECO-CAMP & PEACE CAMP 1998-2003), UNESCO Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific-Bangkok (1st Asia Pacific Youth Leaders Encounter-2001), UNESCO Headquarters-Paris (Participation Program-Establishment of UN Youth Network in the Philippines-2001) and Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEM Youth Network on Sustainable Development).

True to its vision of educating future leaders towards personal renewal and social transformation, these collaborations have strengthened the UNAP’s role not only in teacher training but also in training youth leaders on global issues of peace, human rights, sustainable development, and global citizenship. Recently, UNAP engaged with United Nations Volunteers Program to conduct the Youth Empowerment Series for the Millennium Development Goals (YES 4 MDGS!). This project takes special focus on the role of youth volunteers in HIV Care and Prevention. According to the Second Philippines Progress Report on the Millennium Development Goals, “The cumulative number of HIV/Ab seropositive cases increased from 1,451 in 2000 to 2,200 in 2004; despite the increase, the prevalence rate remains below one percent.” However According to the report, however, the presence of preconditions for full-blown epidemic was noted, the Philippine National AIDS Council (PNAC) describes the epidemic to be “hidden and growing”. It is in this context that this project was organized to provide one hundred fifty (150) young leaders in Ilocos Sur, Negros Occidental and Mindoro Oriental a proactive action in combating AIDS in the Philippines though volunteerism and collective stance.
        
The above-mentioned projects and activities of UNAP produced tangible results, Her Excellency President Macapagal Arroyo signed Executive Order No. 229 Declaring Every August 12 of every year as the Philippine International Youth Day in August 12, 2002. UNAP Board member Mr. Roderick Cruz work tirelessly to pass this executive order that will mainstream the MDG achievement in every International Youth Day celebration. For nine years now since 1999, UNAP has awarded 45 youth leaders with Her Excellency PGMA in Malacanang. These youth leaders are already engaged in various government offices, elected as local executive in the different provinces and gaining executive positions in international diplomatic community and NGOs.
                 
12th IYD celebration aims to mobilize youth leaders from the student councils, the City/Municipal/Provincial/National SK Federation by providing them a venue to enhance their skills in project planning, management, monitoring and implementation using the eight (8) Millennium Development Goals. The SK is in itself the largest youth organization in the country. While it is supported by the government, it is not a governmental agency in the real sense of the word. It has more of a civilian or private character and as such may operate with all the qualities of an NGO. SK Federation President in the City/Municipal/Provincial sits as a regular councilor or board members in the City/Municipal/Province. They can legislate local ordinances and provincial resolutions to allocate funds for the youth.
  
OBJECTIVES:

At the end of the 12th IYD celebration, the participants must have organized themselves and shared their personal plans in championing the attainment of United Nations Millennium Development Goals through volunteerism and affirmative actions.  

During the 12th IYD conference, the participants must have –

·         artistically presented their common understanding on the role of the youth in building a culture of volunteerism as well as the link between peace, human rights, the MDGs and sustainable development;
·         established their networks and functional partnerships between youth and various institutions (government and non-government  organizations,  business, media, academe);
·         taken an oath of commitment to attain the UNYAP/Youth Vision Statement as well as their Youth Declaration for MDG Attainment through Volunteerism
·         enjoyed learning from the practices on the ground along MDGs through activities such as a recognition of Outstanding Youth Leaders, community immersions, academic contest and cultural exchanges; and,

 FOOD, ACCOMMODATION AND ATTIRE

Participants shall be provided with meal stubs for the five-day conference (7 snacks, 4 breakfast, 4 Dinner and 4 Lunch). If meal tickets are lost, the participants will be required to purchase new tickets. For special provisions on food, please inform the secretariat. All participants will be billeted at the Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center (4 participants in a room).  If in case you prefer to stay alone in one room, you can pay directly to the hotel cashier and your registration fee shall be reduced by 1,500.00Php. Check in shall be on August 3, 2011 at 12:00 noon and checkout shall be on August 7, 2011 at 12:00 noon. Arriving early or extending beyond this date is at the expense of the participants.  

Formal clothing is recommended for Plenary Sessions and Special Events. National dress should be worn during the International Cultural Night on August 4, 2011. Some sporting attire (e.g. jogging pants) is also required for the International Ecological Tour in Guimaras Island on August 6, 2011. The weather is expected to be warm, sunny, humid and rainy throughout the period of the 12th IYD celebration in Iloilo City and Guimaras Island.

TRANSPORTATION

The Secretariat will arrange the accommodation and food of all official delegates including transportation for the trip to Guimaras Island. There will be no transportation available to fetch the official delegates at the airport. All participants must arrange their arrival in Iloilo City on August 3, 2011 and departure on August 7, 2011.
Iloilo International Airport (Iloilo Airport) is the airport serving the general area of Iloilo City. It is located at 19 kilometers (12 mi) northwest of Iloilo City on a 188-hectare (460-acre) site in across the towns of Cabatuan, Santa Barbara and San Miguel. It opened to commercial traffic on June 14, 2007 after a decade of planning and construction, replacing Mandurriao Airport in Iloilo City which had been in service for over seventy years. The new airport inherited its IATA and ICAO airport codes, as well as its position as the fourth-busiest airport in the Philippines, from its predecessor. It is linked to the city through Tomas Confessor Highway and served by metered taxis, airport shuttle vans and multicabs. The new port of iloilo is strategically located in the Southern coast of Panay Island, in the Panay Gulf, it has one of the country’s safest and most natural harbors. Guimaras Island guards the port from violent storms and makes it ideal for harboring ships and vessels.

·         The Iloilo Domestic Port (formerly the Old Foreign Pier) The Iloilo Domestic Port or popularly known as "Fort/Port San Pedro", serves inter-island passenger and cargo ferries which serves the routes Manila, Bacolod, Cebu, Zamboanga and Cagayan de Oro. It is located near Fort San Pedro and the mouth of Iloilo River at the City Proper district. It is also the port of call for several domestic shipping companies such as SuperFerry, Negros Navigation, Sulpicio Lines, Cokaliong Shipping, Trans-Asian Shipping and others. The colloquial name "Port San Pedro" refers to the old Spanish fort besides it that was destroyed during World War II.

·         Muelle Loney/Iloilo River Wharf It is the original port of the city. Opened to international trade in 1855, it has served as the trans-shipment docks for muscovado sugar in the late 19th to the first half of the 20th century. It has undergone several times of expansion and improvement. Today, it serves smaller cargo ships, roll-on roll-off ferries bound for Guimaras and Negros Island and fast ferries that ply Iloilo-Bacolod route regularly.

·         Iloilo-Guimaras Jetty (Banca) Ports Jetty ports for Guimaras outrigger ferries are located at Calle Ortiz and Parola. The terminal at Calle Ortiz serve Jordan, Guimaras-bound passenger and cargo outrigger boats, while Parola terminal serve Buenavista, Guimaras-bound ferries. On the other hand, the City Government of Iloilo plans to construct a modern ferry terminal serving Iloilo and Guimaras through public-private partnership.

INSURANCE AND LIABILITY FOR LOSS

Participants are expected to arrange their own travel insurance.  The 12th IYD Celebration and Conference Secretariat is not responsible for loss of private property (such as luggage, gadgets, wallets, etc). For personal medical conditions, please consult your health insurance provider about international travel and prepare all the necessary documents in the event of an emergency. This should include but not be limited to the exact contact information of your doctors, prescription detai

Call for Nominees! 2011 UNAP Outstanding Youth Leaders


April 26, 2011

Greetings of Peace!

We would like to inform you that the 2011 UNAP Outstanding Youth Leadership Award (UNAP-OYLA) have been officially launched through the support of our partners, most especially the Provincial Government of Iloilo, this year’s host province through the able leadership of Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr.

Ms. Roselle Ambubuyog, Ateneo Summa cum Laude was a 2009 UNAP OYLA Awardeee 

UNAP-OYLA is an annual search which honors and promotes the outstanding achievements of young Filipinos aged between 15-29 years old. Recognizing the youth exemplary qualities, the search looks for young people who dedicated their talents and leadership skills in making a difference and becoming socially involved in their respective communities and organizations for the greater interest of their constituents and members.

Undersecretary Leon Flores, Chairman of National Youth Commission was 2011 UNAP OYLA Awardee  
The award recognizes the achievements of Filipino youths in the following categories: Culture and the Arts, Entertainment, Community Service, Differently-Abled Youth (DAY), Education, Environment, Indigenous Education, Science and Technology, Health and Sports, Politics and Government Services, and Young Entrepreneurs. The awarding of UN Outstanding Youth Leaders will be held in Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center, Iloilo City with His Excellency Benigno Simeon Aquino III as Guest of Honor.

The deadline of submission of accomplished forms is on June 30, 2011. Please find enclosed the 2011 UNAP Outstanding Youth Leadership Award Guidelines and Nomination Form. The entire nomination kit can also be downloaded from  http://www.unap1947unyap.blogspot.com or www.12iydcelebration@weebly.com

Honorable Raymund  Palatino,  Representative of Kabataan Partylist was a 2004 UNAP OYLA Awardee
For further inquiries, you may contact the IYD National Secretariat Awards Committee, Dr. Emiliana Tadeo, Chairman and Ms. Anna Lou M. Carreon, UNYAP Chairman, Pre-screening and Awards Committee, United Nations Association of the Philippines at 09163551843 or loucarreon@yahoo.com. .
Mr. Sam Concepcion was a 2010 UNAP OYLA Awardee


We look forward with much anticipation in receiving your nomination.

Call for Participants: 12th INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY Celebration and Conference


12th INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY
Theme: “Volunteering for MDGs: Discover the Volunteer in You”
Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center, Iloilo City, PHILIPPINES
August 03-07, 2011

We are pleased to inform you and your institution that the 12th International Youth Day (IYD) Celebration and Youth and Educators Summit for the Millennium Development Goals (YES4MDGs!) is scheduled on August 3-7, 2011 at the Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center, Iloilo City, Philippines. The 12th IYD celebration is spearheaded by the United Nations Association of the Philippines and United Nations Youth Associations of the Philippines with endorsement from Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Department of Education (DepEd), National Youth Commission (NYC), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines.

With the theme, “Volunteering for MDGs: Discover the Volunteer in You,” 12th IYD aims to mobilize one thousand (1000) youth leaders in the Asia Pacific Region on current issues and concerns and to promote volunteerism among young people especially in the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.  This is in support of United Nations General Assembly Resolution # 64/134 Proclamation of August 2010-August 2011 as International Year of the Youth (IYY), Executive Order No. 229 Declaring Every August 12 of every year as the Philippine International Youth Day and Presidential Proclamation 92 declaring the year 2011 as 10th Anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers (IYV +10) in the Philippines, in line with the global theme, “Volunteering for MDGs.”

We hope to galvanize the collective passion of our youth for productive pursuit of development programs for themselves, our country and the world. The 12th IYD celebration includes:
·         National Forum on Volunteerism for MDGs
·         International MDG Contests
·         Optional International Ecological Tour in Guimaras (Optional)
·         Plenary Session and Simultaneous Workshops on MDGs
·         Awarding of UNAP Outstanding Youth Leaders

Once again, we are cordially inviting student representatives from student councils, leaders of youth organizations, SK Federation Presidents and young legislators to join us in this significant event. It is preferably that they are accompanied by an adviser or a coach who can later assist them in implementing their action plans. A registration fee of Php6,000.00 for local delegates and $150.00 for international delegates will be collected to cover expenses for food and accommodation; and kits and materials. Checks should be made payable to the United Nations Association of the Philippines, or payments deposited to the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) with Account Number: 3063-5932-13. We request delegates to accomplish the attached confirmation sheet and send to 12iydcelebration@gmail.com. You can also register on-line at www.iydcelebration.weebly.com For inquiries, please contact the following key persons:

            Ms. Angeli Bustia          International Delegates – (63) 9228923308
            Ms. Decima Pilar           Luzon Delegates – 09056808115
            Mr. Allen Lira                 Visayas Delegate – 09184358022
            Mr. Kristopher Rivera      Mindanao delegates – 09177952511


May we also request your office to disseminate and extend this invitation to all departments within your school/university and organizations.  Attached herewith are the program and other pertinent. We thank you for your support and participation as we once again look forward to the collective success of this event.

Call for Papers: Youth and Educator's Summit for the Millennium Development Goals (YES4MDGs!)



Youth leaders, academics and researchers are invited to join the 12th International Youth Day (12IYD) Celebration and Youth and Educators Summit for the Millennium Development Goals (YES4MDGs!) which is scheduled on August 3-7, 2011 at the Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center, Iloilo City, Philippines. The 12th IYD celebration is spearheaded by the United Nations Association of the Philippines and United Nations Youth Associations of the Philippines with endorsement from Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Department of Education (DepEd), National Youth Commission (NYC), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines. It will be filled with informative presentations, the latest in educational research, exciting displays at the IYD Marketplace and Expo and lots of networking opportunities for members and guests to reconnect with educators, researchers, youth leaders and industry colleagues.

Submission Guidelines

All submission for the 12th IYD and YES 4 MDG are required to be submitted electronically. A paper may only be submitted once, with no retractions or modifications once submitted. Once submitted, the order and names of authors listed on the original submission may not be altered including indication of the lead author’s name.

The 12th IYD and YES 4 MDG will be composed of several types of contributions:

• Full Papers (for academics) – these include mainly accomplished research results and have 8 pages at the maximum (5000 words).

• Short Papers (for academics and youth leaders) – These include fresh concepts, preliminary research results but may also contain work-in progress reports. These have 4 pages at maximum (2500 words).

• Reflection Papers (for academics, youth leaders, media practitioners and Government, NGO, International Organization heads)– These might review recent research literature pertaining to a particular problem or approach, indicate what the findings suggest, and/or provide a suggestion - with rationale and justification - for a different approach or perspective on that problem. Reflection papers might also analyze best practices in youth led projects for MDGs with specific focus on volunteerism. These have two pages at maximum (1500 words).

The Secretariat will correspond with the Lead (primary) author only. Co-presenters should not contact the 12th IYD. It is the primary author's responsibility to notify all co-presenters regarding the status of the proposal as well as to notify the 12th IYD of any change in the Lead Author’s contact information. The secretariat will use the contact information provided on the original submission and it is the Lead Author's responsibility to notify the 10th IYD of any change in contact information.

All presenters are required to register for the full conference registration. All travel and additional expenses, including the conference registration fee, are the responsibility of the presenter(s). Limited subsidies for registration fee are available upon request in writing to the 12th IYD Conference Director.

Youth and Educators Summit Topics for paper submission:

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following areas:
• Education for Sustainable Development: Delivery, Directions & Development
• Are we on track? National and Global Reports on MDGs
• Accelerating the Achievements of MDGs through Policy Advocacies
• Best Voluntary Program Practices in the Achievement of MDG Goal 1:
Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
• Best Voluntary Program Practices in the Achievement of MDG Goal 2:
Achieve Universal Primary Education
• Best Voluntary Program Practices in the Achievement of MDG Goal 3:
Promote Gender Equality
• Best Voluntary Program Practices in the Achievement of MDG Goal 4:
Reduce Child Mortality
• Best Voluntary Program Practices in the Achievement of MDG Goal 5:
Improve Maternal Health
• Best Voluntary Program Practices in the Achievement of MDG Goal 6:
Combat HIV / AIDS, Malaria and other Diseases
• Best Voluntary Program Practices in the Achievement of MDG Goal 7:
Ensure Environmental Sustainability
• Education for International Understanding
• Education for All: Eradicating Illiteracy
• Participation and Development for MDGs
• The Role of Language in Achieving the MDGs
• Non-Formal Education and MDGs
• Model United Nations and its Impact to Youth Development
• Reflections of a Youth Leaders towards National and International Development
• Climate Change: What the Youth Can do?
• Heroes for the Mother Earth: Best Practices for Sustainable Development
• Integrating the MDG in the Curriculum
• Networking and Linkages for Sustainable Development
• Community-Based Projects as a Tool of Empowerment in MDG Achievement

Paper Review Process

Submissions are judged on their overall quality (design of the study, development of the concept, etc.), their significance and contribution to the discipline, and their interest to conference delegates. All submitted manuscripts must be original (i.e. not been published elsewhere), follow academic writing, structure and methodology. Papers judged to have outstanding merit by the Conference Paper Review Committees will receive a Best Paper designation in the conference program and will be recognized at a general session for all attendees.

Manuscripts are submitted to the Chair of the Paper Committee, Prof. Serafin A. Arviola Jr., at sarviola2002@gmail.com. This is the only acceptable format available for the submission of paper manuscripts. Once accepted paper presenters are REQUIRED to submit the Final draft, abstract (150 words), picture of the author and short biography (100 words)

Important Dates

• Paper Submission Deadline: Midnight of June 5, 2011
• Evaluation of Papers & Communication with Authors: June 10, 2011
• Submission of Final Paper with Abstract, Short Biography of the Author and Picture June 15, 2011