UN Environment Calling on the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders

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Dear Members,

Warm greetings from WAY Secretariat!

UN Environment is calling on the next generation of environmental leaders and would greatly appreciate if you can share this with your network.

They have partnered with Covestro to launch Young Champions of the Earth. This is a multi-year challenge to help get big ideas off the ground with seed funding, mentoring, training, global publicity and access to influential networks – including trips to the UN Environment Assembly and the UN General Assembly! The challenge aims to identify, celebrate and support individuals between 18 and 30 with outstanding potential to create positive environmental impact. Each year, a total of six Young Champions—one per world region – will receive the full life-changing support package, and 30 will receive expert mentoring.

Do you know of any brilliant young people with big ideas for environmental protection and restoration, a strong track record of instigating change, and a clear vision of a sustainable future? They might just have what it takes to become Young Champions of the Earth! Take a look at this short film to learn more:http://bit.ly/2q2nWIz

We appeal for you to reach out through your networks and encourage the brightest and best to apply. We have prepared a suite of infographics and social media cards for you to consider sharing:https://trello.com/b/HORfvAz6/young-champions-of-the-earth

The application period closes on 18 June 2017. Full details and the application form are available on the Young Champions website: www.unep.org/youngchampions

Thank you for your cooperation. Attached is more information on the Young Champions of the Environment.

What is Young Champion

REMINDER: Invitation to the 17th Melaka International Youth Dialogue (MIYD) "Our Roles in Solving Juvenile Delinquency"

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Dear members,

Warm greetings from the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) Headquarters in Melaka, Malaysia!

We are pleased to inform you that the 17th Melaka International Youth Dialogue (MIYD)with the theme ‘Our Roles in Solving Juvenile Delinquency’ will be held from 09th to 13th July 2017 in Melaka, Malaysia. This programme is organised by the World Assembly of Youth (WAY)in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports (Malaysia), Melaka State Government, Asian Youth Council and Malaysian Youth Council.

This theme has been selected to fulfil the principal opinions and roles of young people towards combating both juvenile violence and solving delinquent behaviours. Moreover, the outcomes guided by this selected theme are expected to contribute favourably in youth development as well as towards thebetterment of societies as a wholeAn interactive dialogue on this topic will be of significance to form, educate, increase awareness on the challenges and entitlements of youth towards non-violence, peaceful and secure environment that assures and supports their development fully at the different levels of society that they represent.

We, therefore, wish to extend this invitation to you to partake in this prosperous dialogue. Please refer to the enclosed documents for additional information about the MIYD and its registrationor visit www.way.org.my/miyd-2017 .

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Call for applications for the 2017 edition of the UNAOC Fellowship Program

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Dear Members,

Warm greetings from WAY Headquarters!

Please find below the call for application for the 2017 edition of the UNAOC Fellowship Program.

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The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) has launched the Call for Applications for the 2017 edition of its Fellowship Programme. The Call is open to young civil society leaders between 25 to 35 years old, from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and North America, with a strong interest in intercultural exchanges. The theme of the Fellowship 2017 being “The role of civil society and the media in combatting hatred and fostering inclusion”, candidates must also be able to present professional achievements in these fields.

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The Call will lead to the selection of two groups of twelve participants from Europe, North-America (EUNA) on one end, and from the Middle East and North-Africa (MENA) on the other end. Participants from each geographic area will travel to their counterparts’ region.

The goal of the Fellowship is to provide participants with first hand exposure to cultural diversity, while interacting with a wide range of local actors and partners. In every country they visit, participants will acquire crucial comprehension tools to help them understand the plurality of their host country’s culture, politics, society, religion, and media.

Candidates have until Sunday May 21st 2017 11:59pm EST to apply.

For more information please visit https://fellowship.unaoc.org/apply/.

UNLEASH: A new global sustainability initiative with 1,000 top talents

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Dear members,  

Warm greetings from the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) headquarters in Melaka, Malaysia!

We are pleased to introduce you to a new global talent initiative called UNLEASH. In short, UNLEASH is a global non-profit initiative aiming to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by bringing 1,000 young global talents together to innovate and collaborate on new solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. Each year leading up to 2030, 1,000 selected top talents from academia, business, and civil society will come together for an immersive 9 days of co-creation and problem-solving and develop solutions to the SDGs.

The event will kick off in Denmark, tentatively followed by Silicon Valley, Singapore and Mumbai, and end in New York City in 2030. UNLEASH aspires to gather the world’s best young talents and leaders. There are 1,000 talents that will meet in Denmark from August 13-21, 2017 to co-create new breakthrough solutions to the Sustainable Development Goals. The talents will work on focus areas like education, health or energy.

Please find attached herewith an invitation for your perusal and action. Also, please feel free to visit their website: https://unleash.org/ and / or use the following links for further information and application: TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.

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