The National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS) is organizing an International
Youth Forum in Asmara from 21-23 July 2010. Under the themeMutual Understanding for Peace, Security and Sustainable Development, this forum will bring together youth activists from all over the world to discuss the following topics:
1.Youth participation in the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG)
2.Promoting dialogue for mutual understanding and tolerance
A.Peacebuilding for sustainable development
B.Youth partnership for youth development and empowerment
C.The prevailing situation in the Horn of Africa
2.Youth political participation
A.Active youth citizenship for development and social justice
B.Public interest diplomacy, etc.
3.Youth and media
C.Techniques for advocacy and lobbying for peace and sustainable development, etc.
This international youth forum is in continuation of a Regional Youth Forum conducted in July 2008. The regional youth forum saw the establishment of the Horn of Africa Youth Initiative (HAYI) Network.
Date: 21-23 July 2010
Venue: Asmara Palace Hotel
Profile of participants:
§Plays an active role within a youth organization, at a national, regional and/or international level.
§Gender balanced delegation
§Each organization is entitled to send a maximum of 4 delegates
§Diverse representation and experience of youth work
§Aged between 18-35
§Well qualified and/or experienced in terms of international youth work
§Committed to attend the full duration of the forum
§Able to present the context of their work, their way of tackling problems, the challenges they meet and identify possible solutions
§Be able to work and communicate in English and/or Arabic.