Join the Global Conversation on Youth and Development!

From April 23-April 27, WYA members from around will participate in the United Nation’s annual Commission on Population and Development (CPD). In addition to WYA’s physical delegation, WYA will use the occassion to launch the  “WYA Global Conversations.” The Global Conversations aims to include members who cannot be physically present at important events or WYA celebrations in the decision making or advocacy process.The theme of the upcoming CPD is “youth and adolescents”.

At this point, the draft resolution shows multiple weaknesses which create a favorable context for a discussion. WYA will open the floor to its members in 3 ways:

  • Over 70 representatives gathered this week in New York will draft the WYA declaration on Sustainable Development: the Priority of Persons to direct WYA’s Road to Rio, including the CPD.

  • WYA will bring 20 accredited delegates to the CPD and will share our Esperanzas–daily printed newsletters–to diplomats and civil society and through social media.

  • WYA members from around the world will join our online “Global conversation” on social platforms through WYA’s 7 regional facebook pages discussions.

Start participating NOW:

  • Take WYA’s online poll: What is the priority theme to UN and governments should focus on when it addresses the issue of youth development?

  • Join us for an online chat on Wendesday, April 25th at 10am EST, with entrepreneur Andreas Widmer on "Youth employment: Access to networks of wealth and training." The conversation will take place on Twitter: Join the conversation by following @WYAnorthamerica and use the hash tag #EmploymentAccess

  • Wednesday, April 25th – Friday, April 27th: Global conversation via Facebook and Twitter on the fundamental role of families in development.


    Click here to view the WYA Esperanza entitled "Sexual Education is not Enough"
    Click here to view the WYA Esperanza entitled "Youth and Unemployment"
    Click here to view the WYA Esperanza entitled "The Essential Role of the Family in Education"