The 12th International Youth Day Celebration & Conference is a five-day conference aimed to mobilize young people to take concrete actions to end poverty by 2015 as prescribed by the United Nations and the Philippines as signatory to the Millennium Development Goals Campaign. This year’s IYD will take a special focus on the role of volunteerism to achieve the MDG’s.
This will be the first IYD that will be held outside Metro Manila, the country’s capital, for the very reason of localizing and bringing the conference closer to our youths. As the center of the country, Visayas, IYD Delegates are expected to actively participate in number as compared to previous IYD’s.
IYD was started in 1999 in Manila, Philippines. It was a fitting tribute to youth volunteers with the theme “The Role of Youth Volunteers in the Promotion of the Culture of Peace and Sustainable Development”, eighty (80) youth leaders from Japan, the Philippines, Brazil, Cambodia, East Timor, Korea, Indonesia, Israel, Thailand, Germany, Myanmar and Vietnam drafted action plans for the regional and national celebration of the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World (IDPNCW).
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