INTERNATIONAL YOUTH POLICY FOR WORLD PEACE

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INTERNATIONAL YOUTH POLICY FOR WORLD PEACE. by LEE KWAN MENG, IYC & PROF. DR. AZIMI HAMZAH, UPM XV WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY 22 26 November 2010. THE WORLD TODAY. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<p>INTERNATIONAL YOUTH POLICY AS FRAMEWORK FOR WORLD PEACE</p> <p>INTERNATIONAL YOUTH POLICY FOR WORLD PEACEbyLEE KWAN MENG, IYC &amp; PROF. DR. AZIMI HAMZAH, UPM</p> <p>XV WORLD ASSEMBLY OF YOUTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY22 26 November 2010</p> <p>Lee Kwan Meng &amp; Azimi Hamzah 201011THE WORLD TODAYThere are too many problems in the world today among them global warming, international terrorism, poverty, oppression, debts, disasters, pollution, illegal drug trade, famine, energy crisis, health problems, disasters, territorial fightsAll these end up in conflicts, violence and humanity crimesResult in economic woes, deaths, loss of limbs, and untold sufferings to billions of people around the world Lee Kwan Meng &amp; Azimi Hamzah 20102Issues of Conflict and PeaceWith all these problems, HOW can there be Peace in this world?Peace in this world can only be addressed when the issues underlying these conflicts are resolvedWHO causes them? Perpetuates them? Fuel them?WHAT are the underlying causes for these conflicts? Fires will only burn out when the burning embers underneath are extinguishedLee Kwan Meng &amp; Azimi Hamzah 20103WHY is this Important for the Youths?The Youths today will continue to be the inhabitants in this world in the decades to comeIf they do not address and resolve these conflicts, how can they and their generations to come continue to live or even survive in this world? They must then find the answers to these issues for their own survivalAnd to do that, they need Political Will and mechanisms that will enable them to find Peace in this world </p> <p>Lee Kwan Meng &amp; Azimi Hamzah 20104WHAT are required to address and resolve conflict and promote Peace?1)The Youth must ENGAGE themselves in the process towards Peace2)OPPORTUNITIES must be given to the Youth to play their role and to express themselves3)The Youth must be EMPOWERED to take initiatives in resolving conflicts and promote Peace4)A GUIDING mechanism should be provided for them to engage and play their role towards world peaceLee Kwan Meng &amp; Azimi Hamzah 20105WHY an International Youth Policy for World Peace?It is a STATEMENT of the nations and citizens commitment to contribute to World Peace It UNDERLINES the role of the nations youth and their contributions to World PeaceIt IDENTIFIES the nations priorities and directions it intends to take with regard to World PeaceIt ENCAPSULATE a Vision, Framework and realistic Guidelines from which Strategies and Action can be developed to facilitate youth participation in World PeaceLee Kwan Meng &amp; Azimi Hamzah 20106AIMS of the IYP for World PeaceIt gives PRIORITY attention of the youth concerns with regards to World PeaceIt IDENTIFIES the priority needs and aspirations of youth, as well as COMMUNICATE the countrys vision for its young peopleIt PROVIDES a framework for common Goals and Cooperation/Coordination of Actions/Strategies among various concerned bodies</p> <p>Lee Kwan Meng &amp; Azimi Hamzah 20107AIMS (continued)It provides the DIRECTION for youth engagement in the decision-making processes towards facilitating World PeaceIt provides a BASIS for distribution of resources to meet the requirement of youth contributions in World PeaceIt provides an opportunity to MAINSTREAM other policies into the IYPIt serves as a BASIS for the Strategic Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of policies and programmeLee Kwan Meng &amp; Azimi Hamzah 20108Expectations of the IYPOUTLINES concrete expected resultsPROVIDES indicators for an action planENABLES the formulation of strategies and action plans for implementationFACILITATES monitoring and evaluation of the role and contributions from the Youths</p> <p>Lee Kwan Meng &amp; Azimi Hamzah 20109Elements for the IYPIssues of concernInfrastructure issuesDevelopment of Skills and ValuesYouth contributionsPartnerships, Collaborations, NetworkingProcess of engagement and involvementStrategies and Action PlansLegal binding &amp; issues Acts, Bills, etc.Expected Outcomes and Impacts</p> <p>Lee Kwan Meng &amp; Azimi Hamzah 201010BENEFITS OF AN IYPThere is a Will and Direction for taking actionClarity of Objectives for ActionsSense of Purpose and Meaning for taking actionThere will be Engagement and InvolvementUnderstanding of the IssuesDevelopment of Knowledge, Skills, Competencies, ValuesFirm Commitment and Action</p> <p>Lee Kwan Meng &amp; Azimi Hamzah 201011Through IYP:There will be Political Will of Government to take action &amp; Provide for Budget allocationCapacity Building of Youth to develop their Competencies, Knowledge, Skills, &amp; ValuesYouth will have a Platform for expressionsYouth organizations will have to provide Opportunities and to ContributeEstablishment of a Coalition of all Enablers from the 3 Sectors: Government, Private, NGOs to guide the YouthLee Kwan Meng &amp; Azimi Hamzah 201012CONCLUSIONIYP will ensure Youth Engagement and Involvement to Promote and Facilitate the Processes for PeaceThere will be a Perimeter and Focus for taking actionIt will lead to Strengthening Inter-agency Partnerships, International Relations and International Cooperation &amp; CollaborationsThere will then be Greater Understanding by Bridging Gaps among Individuals, Communities, and Nations.</p> <p>Lee Kwan Meng &amp; Azimi Hamzah 201013NEED FOR INTERNATIONAL YOUTH POLICYNow let us find out what you think of an International Youth Policy from the form distributed to you.</p> <p>Lee Kwan Meng &amp; Azimi Hamzah 201014THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR ATTENTION AND KIND COOPERATION!When There Is PEACE WITHIN YOU,Then There Will Be PEACE IN THIS WORLD!!!</p> <p>Lee Kwan Meng &amp; Azimi Hamzah 201015</p>

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