The 11th edition of the International Solidarity Forum (ISF), WYA’s annual training event for its active members, will take place in New York City from March 31 to April 4, 2014. It will bring together WYA members from around the world, expert speakers and diplomats.
The 2014 theme will be ‘The Family: Backbone of Development’.
The UN has declared 2014 as the International Year of the Family. WYA joins the international celebrations in order to examine the relationship between healthy families and the development and flourishing of societies and nations.
In order to advocate for the protection of the family in policy and culture, young people need to clearly understand the crucial role families play in economic development and human flourishing. As the fundamental unit of society, the family provides an invaluable contribution to society and nations through the nurturing and education of children, and as a school of solidarity.
Schedule coming soon.
Speaker details to follow.
1. The conference is open to WYA members who:
To find out more about how to meet these requirements, get in touch with your regional office. Click here for a list of WYA’s regional offices and their contact details.
2. Applicants must be proficient in English. All talks and negotiations will be in English.
Click here to fill up the online application form.
- February 15, 2014 (if you need a US Visa)
- March 15, 2014 (if you don't need a US Visa)
You will receive an e-mail confirmation if you have been accepted as a participant for the ISF 2014.
Participants will be responsible for covering the traveling expenses to and from New York City and any other commuting expenses while in the city.
Participants are also responsible for arranging for their own accommodations. Click here for a list of accommodation suggestions in New York City.
We provide sponsorship letters for those interested in raising funds to attend the ISF.
Click here to read Frequently Asked Questions about the ISF.
Event details: April 15-18, 2013 | New York City, New York
Declaration negotiated by participants:| Declaration on Health and Sustainable Development
Blogpost: “ISF: A Participant’s Recap” by Anabelle Basterrechea
Blogpost: “Heated Discussion on Sustainable Development on the ISF”
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Event details: April 16-19, 2012 | New York City, New York
Declaration negotiated by participants: Declaration on Sustainable Development
Blogpost: “ISF: Experience from Delegates” by Paula Bitange
Blogpost: “ISF: Experience from Delegates” by a member from Nairobi, Kenya
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