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To celebrate South Africa's 20th anniversary of freedom and democracy, CIVICUS and its partners will gather change makers from around the world at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg for International Civil Society Week from 19-25 November 2014.

International Civil Society Week 2015 will involve a diverse, multi-stakeholder partnership that seeks to tackle the world's most pressing challenges. Under the banner of Citizen Action, People Power, the weeklong series events will be the premiere global gathering of inspired thinkers, innovation leaders and influential organisations.

Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, CIVICUS is honoured to bring you International Civil Society Week 2014.
The week will feature more than 20 events organised by leading civil society organisations from around the world, addressing the theme Citizen Action, People Power.

The flagship event for the week is the CIVICUS World Assembly which will culminate in the Nelson Mandela-Graça Machel Innovation Awards ceremony.

The global partnership that will make up the International Civil Society Week will be bound by a common aim to connect the forces that nurture positive social change, share the tools that enhance citizen action, and celebrate inspiring examples of people power.
Space is limited to 500 delegates and all open events will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
Register today to guarantee your place at International Civil Society Week 2014.

Find out more by visiting the website:

14th Melaka International Youth Dialogue Declaration

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We are pleased to circulate herewith a copy of the final Declaration for the 14th Melaka International Youth Dialogue (MIYD) “Youth and Education: Taking Action, Getting Results” that was held from 23rd to 25th of June 2014 at the Permaisuri MITC Hotel in Melaka, Malaysia.

The 14th MIYD, was organized by WAY in collaboration with the Melaka State Government, Asian Youth Council, Malaysian Youth Council and Ministry of Youth and Sports (Malaysia). After thorough deliberations through paper presentations, plenary sessions, workshops and field trips, the participants put together this important outcome document, addressed to all the stakeholders to ensure that the rights of various categories of youth and education are acknowledged and protected.

With this, the participants of the 14th MIYD, acknowledged the importance of education for young people as a fundamental human right, regardless of their social, economical and geographical status. They shall continue to seek and generate youth dialogues and advocate for legislations, policies and programmes at all levels of society, in order to achieve education for all (EFA) and inclusion in the Post 2015 Development Agenda.
Looking forward to seeing you all next year for another Dialogue!

14th Melaka International Youth Dialogue - Declaration

The 25th International Youth Forum

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We are pleased to inform you that the National Council of Youth Organizations in Korea (NCYOK) and World Assembly of Youth (WAY) are jointly organizing the annual event, 25th International Youth Forum with selected theme “Youth and World Peace”. The Forum is going to take place from 20 to 27 August, 2014 in Seoul and Muju, Republic of Korea.

We call upon all qualified youth and youth leaders to apply and participate in this Forum.

Please find attached herewith the programme description and application form of the 25th International Youth Forum for your perusal and action. For further inquiries and registration, please contact Sangwon Lee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
We are looking forward to seeing you all in Seoul!

IYF Program Briefing

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MIYD 2014 Deadline Extension

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We are pleased to inform that various youth leaders and organizations have expressed very high interest towards participating in our dialogue, 14th Melaka International Youth Dialogue (MIYD) with the theme Youth and Education: 'Taking Action, Getting Results' scheduled to take place from 23rd to 25th of June 2014 in Permaisuri (MITC) Hotel Melaka, Malaysia.

The Organizing Committee, therefore, has decided to extend the application deadline until the end of this month, 30th May 2014 in order to accommodate all the interested parties. Kindly forward us all the required documents and flight itineraries in order for us to consider and proceed with your application.

We look forward to welcoming you in Malaysia!