UNESCO - Futures of Education initiative - Invitation to contribute to survey

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Dear members,

Warm greetings from the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) Headquarters!

We are pleased to inform you that WAY and UNESCO want to hear from you and the youth community you represent and support on a crucial issue: the futures of education. “Futures of Education: Learning to Become” is UNESCO’s new flagship initiative in the field of education. It is about reimagining, together, how knowledge and learning can shape the future of humanity and the planet. A key element of the initiative is a simple 1-minute survey that asks respondents’ views on the top 3 challenges that lie ahead and also asks what the top 3 priorities of education should be in order to address these challenges. 

Please find herewith the survey links in English, French, and Spanish:

·         Survey link in English: https://en.unesco.org/futuresofeducation/top-3-challenges-and-purposes-education/WAY-ENG

·         Survey link in Spanish: https://es.unesco.org/futuresofeducation/top-3-challenges-and-purposes-education/WAY-ES

·         Survey link in French: https://fr.unesco.org/futuresofeducation/top-3-challenges-and-purposes-education/WAY-FR

All answers gathered from this survey will contribute towards the preparation of UNESCO’s next global report on the futures of education. Hence, we call upon all young people and youth leaders to take part in this survey and / or share among your networks. Every voice counts!

Thanking you in advance for your support and collaborations!



WAY Headquarters

WAY 71st Anniversary

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The World Assembly of Youth (WAY) is marking its 71st Anniversary at a difficult time, compounded by an unprecedented global health crisis with severe economic and social impacts. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has affected the lives of young people everywhere, and young people are actively helping respond to this crisis. This crisis has served as a magnifying glass, bringing underlying issues for young people to the forefront.
Young women, and youth in lower-income countries have been particularly hit the hardest by the pandemic. Over 70 percent of youth who study have been adversely affected by the closing of schools, universities, and training centres, with some 65 percent of young people reporting having learnt less since the pandemic’s inception. Young workers have also felt the heavy toll of COVID-19’s influence on the employment sector, while 41 percent of young people have had their income reduced.

Humanity and Global Challenges - International Essay Competition Initiative

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Dear Members,
Warm greetings from the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) Headquarters in Melaka, Malaysia!
We would like to inform you that this year, and in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations, the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC Research Institute) and the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) are coordinating the initiative of an essay competition, which takes place in cooperation with international and regional research institutions and universities, as part of the global discourse on the future of the world under the umbrella of the #UN75 global conversation.
The initiative for the essay contest rooted in a DOC research project on the relationships between the east and west and was organised in 2018/19 for the first time. The contest in 2019 was dedicated to the topic “My country our World 2020” and was open to young people up to the age of 27 from Council of Europe and CIS countries. Building on this experience and with the aim of not only fostering mutual understanding between different cultures, but between generations, academics, and young professionals as well, we would like to encourage young people from all over the world to participate in the contest and establish the International Essay Competition as a shared global initiative.
This year’s topic is “Humanity and Global Challenges: How can we maintain international cooperation in the face of increasingly urgent global problems and decreasing dialogue between civilisations?”. Its objective is to seek the views of students and young people on how to address global challenges with concrete and actionable recommendations, answering in particular, the initial question of whether a global community based on shared human values is a solution capable of holding the world together and promoting peaceful coexistence.
Therefore, please find out more information on this Essay Competition or visit https://doc-research.org/essay-contest-2020/ . Kindly feel free to share it among your networks as well.
With best regards,


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WHO Health for all Film Festival: Call for Submissions

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Dear members,

Greetings from the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) Headquarters! 

In May 2020, during the 73rd World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, WHO will host the first ever Health for All Film Festival. The Festival aims to recruit a new generation of film and video innovators to champion and promote global health issues.

WHO is seeking submissions from both seasoned film professionals and young, aspiring filmmakers. Participants are invited to submit one video for one of the categories outlined below by January 30, 2020 (final submission date). Only films completed between 1 January 2017 and 30 January 2020 are eligible for this festival.


  1. Video reports (3-8 minutes long)
    Video reports showing human-interest stories and testimonies about health from individuals, communities, and/or healthcare workers navigating a local or global health challenge, championing solutions, or driving change.

  2. Animations (1-5 minutes long)
    Animation videos that include either testimonials and/or challenges and solutions to achieving health and well-being for all, or to educate about a health issue.

  3. Videos about nurses and midwives (3-8 minutes long)
    Any audiovisual style will be accepted for submissions on this special theme during the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, celebrated in 2020.

More information

Please see https://www.who.int/film-festival for more information including the rules regarding application and eligibility.

Access the application tool to submit your application.

Please help us to spread the word about the festival by sharing the leaflet attached to this email through your networks.

WAY and WHO look forward to receiving your submission.



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