UN Commission Adopts Resolutions on Youth and Disability / 10 Ways To Get Involved with WYA | February 2017 Newsletter

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People at the Center: UN Commission Adopts Resolutions on Youth and Disability

The United Nations Commission on Social Development concluded its fifty-fifth session today with the adoption of resolutions on global social development, one on the rights of persons with disabilities and one on youth. Read more

Read WYA’s Statement

10 Ways To Get Involved with WYA

So you’ve read and signed the WYA Charter, but you wonder—what comes next? Where can you learn more about WYA? How do you find like-minded peers? When can you start the grand business of defending dignity? Read more

“From the moment I met WYA, I have always been incredibly inspired”: Meet WYA’s first batch of 2017 interns in New York

What happens when you put eleven young ladies from five countries under one roof for three months? Read more

Apply for a WYA Internship

WYA invites members, alumni to celebrate WYA’s 18th Birthday on March 25

WYA members and friends from are invited to come to New York City and celebrate WYA’s 18th birthday and to recognize the 2017 Kathryn Hoomkwap Awardee. Purchase a ticket

Give WYA a gift

WYA prepares for 2017 UN Commissions

Last week we told you about the Commission for Social Development, but that’s not the only commission we go to. There are two more major commissions this season, and we’ll be there advocating for human dignity. Read more

Upcoming Events


WYA Africa Dignity Forum

JKUAT Karen, Nairobi City, Kenya


WYA Asia Pacific Dignitea Party

Quezon City, Philippines


World Down Syndrome Day 2017

European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium


World Youth Alliance 18th Birthday Ball

Midtown Loft, New York City


14th International Solidarity Forum

WYA and UN Headquarters, New York City


WYA Asia Pacific Summer Camp

Puerto Galera, Philippines


Manhattan International Film Festival Submission Deadline

Manhattan, New York City


WYA International Summer Camp

WYA Headquarters, New York City


The World Youth Alliance Internship Program provides opportunities for young people who are inspired by the ideas and work of the World Youth Alliance (WYA) to gain professional skills working on WYA’s projects and a substantive learning experience on WYA’s core ideas.

Region Application Deadline  
Africa Mar 10, 2017 Apply Now
Asia Pacific Mar 24, 2017 Apply Now
Europe Feb 27, 2017 Apply Now
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Middle East Feb 24, 2017 Apply Now
North America Mar 24, 2017 Apply Now

Certified Training Program

WYA’s Certified Training Program (CTP), formerly known as Track A, is the collection of texts that provide the philosophical underpinnings for the mission of WYA.

Region Application Deadline  
Africa Apr 14, 2017 Apply Now
Asia Pacific Mar 31, 2017 Apply Now
Europe May 8, 2017 Apply Now
Latin America May 3, 2017 Apply Now
Middle East May 15, 2017 Apply Now
North America May 15, 2017 Apply Now

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