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Youth Competence

Here we learn from each other and work together towards youth competence- youth competent to address their own issues. Logo designed by Gerve from Haiti.

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Logo for Youth Competence group

Started by Rituu B. Nanda. Last reply by Hutchison florence Mar 4, 2014. 13 Replies

Dear Members of youth competence group, Greetings from Delhi! Our group member Korey from Guyana suggested that we should have a picture or logo for youth competence group. What do you…Continue

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Landmark report on HIV among Zambia’s young people highlights challenges and charts the way forward

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KONY 2012

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Youth focus actions that can be asked of governments with regard to health and green economy!

Started by Roli Oct 6, 2011. 0 Replies

Dear All,I am here with some questions with regard to a contribution that I am to make within the next two days for a paper, details given below:Planning on contributing to a document on Green…Continue

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Comment by Sandhya Mishra on January 17, 2011 at 11:24pm
Thanks Rituu for the information.
Comment by NAMARA ARTHUR ARAALI on January 16, 2011 at 7:17pm

Dear Members,

Thank you for sharing. Unfortunately Ugandan youth are not eligible for UNFPA youth program. This would have been an equal opportunity for them.

Comment by Roli on January 16, 2011 at 3:50am

Are you a young advocate?

The Young Advocates for Social Change Award was established by Global Health Strategies to honor exceptional young leaders and innovators working to improve the public good.

The award is open to individuals 25 years of age or younger who have contributed to an advocacy or communications project related to a public interest issue.

Application Deadline is 1 April 2011

The grand prize winner will be awarded $5,000 at an advocacy luncheon in New York City.


Since its founding in 2002, Global Health Strategies (GHS) has worked with an impressive group of young, talented, and committed individuals. To highlight the important advocacy work that so many young people are currently leading, GHS will award a $5,000 prize to a young adult who has contributed to a communication or advocacy project to improve the public good. With this award, GHS hopes to foster the growth of this generation’s young leaders, who are driving positive change in the world.

Who Should Apply

The contest is open to individuals 25 years of age or younger. Keeping with GHS’ approach to improving the well-being of people around the world, projects should be advocacy- or communications-related and can pertain to issues such as health, the environment, human rights, or education. Examples of submissions might include:

  • A grassroots campaign using Facebook to raise awareness about childhood pneumonia and with an online petition asking lawmakers to invest in prevention.
  • An on-campus fundraising effort for Pakistani flood victims using YouTube to inform satellite locations on how to organize the event.
  • A ballot write-in initiative to elect an environmentally-conscious state senator.
  • A car wash to raise money for earthquake victims in Haiti


Applicants will be evaluated according to their project’s impact, the creativity of their approach, and the strategies used to achieve their goal. Projects must have taken place within the last two years and can be completed or ongoing.

Award Details

The winner will be awarded a $5,000 prize at an advocacy luncheon in New York City. Five honorable mentions will also be awarded. All of the finalists’ profiles and advocacy projects will be featured on the GHS website.

To Apply

All candidates must submit an application form in addition to an 800-word essay or two-minute YouTube video. Essay/video submissions should answer the following questions:

1) What did you do? Describe your project in detail.

What were your goals? Where was it done? What was the target population/who was your audience?  How long did it last? Was this part of a larger project?

2) How did you do it? Include details on how you went about your work.  

How did you come up with the idea? What challenges did you face? How did you communicate the importance of your cause? Did you use any digital or social media in your project? How was your approach innovative or creative?

3) What did you accomplish? Describe the impact of your project.  

How do you measure progress of your work? What have been some of the outcomes? Have you achieved the goals you initially laid out, and how have they changed over time?  

Application Submission

Click here to view the application form.

Completed applications should be e-mailed to, along with the following:

  • Written submissions: Send your essay along with your application form to the e-mail above.
  • Video submissions: Upload your video to YouTube and include the URL in your application form.

All application materials must be submitted by 1 April 2011.


Also, click here to view the official flyer. Feel free to post or distribute!

Comment by Korey Anthony Chisholm on January 15, 2011 at 2:52pm

Please Distribute Widely! Attachments in English, French and Spanish
Message attachments:
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This is a reminder about the Global Creative Contest designed to showcase young people's creative expressions of 3 important issues related to HIV and AIDS during the International Year of Youth. We are
currently accepting your submissions! The Global Creative Contest is focused around three themes, and you must submit work that represents one of them.

Show us your artistic expression of:

-Why *comprehensive sexuality education* is important for HIV prevention
-How *stigma and discrimination* affects young people living with HIV
-What *sexual and reproductive health and rights* mean to you (*SRHR*)

Join other GYCA members in Activism through Art and visit GYCA's Global Gallery at for more information about Rules, Prices, Eligibility, etc. and how to submit your artwork! You can also download the "How To Submit your Artwork" form and the updated GCC Postcard, both attached to this email.

Just keep in mind…
-You must be a GYCA member (visit to become a member!);
-The deadline to submit your work is *January 30*;
-You can submit up to three pieces of work.

We're looking forward to seeing your artwork! Please email  if you have any questions.

Thanks, and have fun!
The GYCA Team

Comment by Rachel Arinii on January 14, 2011 at 2:46am





Dear colleagues,

As you know, previously HQ has hosted youth fellows (1-2 from Asia Pacific) for 4 months in New York and then they have worked for 4 months in their UNFPA CO in the country of origin 
We are now proposing to alter the programme in this region - thank you to Jeehan, Ne Win, Retha, Aradhana, Sally, Urnaa, Adriu, Viengthong, Sadia  and Gina for your feedback and suggestions.

After discussions with Prateek in HQ, we now hope that we can fund 3-4 young people with the same HQ funds (previously supporting 1-2 in New York)  to have an orientation at APRO Bangkok (probably 2 weeks) then approx 4 months in another country in the region, and approx 4 months at the CO in their own country.  Expenses and a living allowance would be provided for each part of this  programme.

The vacancy announcement is copied below, incorporating the above information. Could you distribute to young people and youth organisations in your country

Members of UNFPA/UN YAPs and YPEER can definitely apply, but other young people are encouraged to apply, including young people from minority groups and marginalised populations

We would be asking that if a person is selected from your country, that you would be able to provide supervision for that young person for 4 months in your country office, but also that you would be willing to host another young person from another country for 4 months  (expenses covered by UNFPA HQ). We can discuss whether it would work better to have the two young people at the same time (so they can support each other and exchange experience) or one at a time.

We are just learning in this process, so please let me know if you have other suggestions. In future years, we can adapt the model - suggestions have included a biregional orientation (eg with Eastern Europe), exchange with countries in other regions, and additional numbers of fellows if APRO and CO are able to raise funds to cost share with HQ

Best regards



We are pleased to advertise the following opening for the Special Youth Programme:




JOB ID NO.:                              1728


CLOSING DATE:                    20 January 2011 (5pm New York time)


POST TITLE:                           Asia and Pacific- Special Youth Programme 2011


DURATION:                            8 months





The Special Youth Programme fellowship consists of an initial orientation at the Asia and Pacific Regional Office, followed by a continued fellowship of approximately 4 months in a UNFPA Country Office in the region and approximately  4 months in UNFPA Country office of country of origin. This programme is designed to give young people from developing countries opportunities to engage in policy development and programming; to help build the capacity of young people; and to sensitize young people and UNFPA staff on jointly addressing young people’s issues.



During the course of the programme, youth fellows will learn about UNFPA’s mandate, programmes and the issues we work on, attend and participate in UNFPA and UN events and meetings, undertake research and writing assignments on areas of interest, contribute to ongoing programmes, activities and initiatives and organize a final presentation to UNFPA staff on their projects and fellowships.





  • Work or volunteer experience in areas of UNFPA’s mandate, which include population and development, young people’s sexual and reproductive health, humanitarian response, sexuality education, gender, culture, human rights, HIV prevention, poverty reduction and sustainable livelihoods.
  • Aged between 20-24 years old (applicants born before 1 January 1987 will not be considered).
  • Residence and nationality of a developing country (for a list, see
  • Interest and dedication to development issues established through previous experiences or affiliations.
  • Commitment to return to home country to promote the ICPD mandate.
  • Young people living with disabilities and indigenous young people are especially encouraged to apply.


All selected candidates will be provided return travel from country of origin, assistance with travel documents and visa requirements, health insurance, housing arrangements, a minimum subsistence allowance (for meals and other basic needs), a workstation and internet access, opportunities to be mentored by UNFPA staff on issues of interest and administrative assistance as may be required. A salary is not paid under this programme.

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply.



Applications are open! To apply, go to and click on “Apply Online”. This is the only way to apply. Candidates from all regions are welcome to apply. Please click on the vacancy for your region. If you have any trouble applying, you can look at the instructions in the guide on how to apply (click here: Please note that there is no fee to apply.

The deadline for applications is 20 January 2011.  Candidates that are shortlisted will be contacted by 15 February. Interviews will take place late-February and the fellowship is from April to December.


For more information, go to the Facebook Page “UNFPA Special Youth Programme”, follow @unfpayouth or #syp2011 on Twitter or Due to the large number of queries, an immediate response may not be possible so please read this notice carefully. All the best!!!
Comment by ukeme okon on January 13, 2011 at 1:46am
Hello All,

It is so great accompanying young people. They have alot of stories to tell.
Am here to share.

Warm Regards

Comment by Yda de Guia on January 12, 2011 at 4:29pm
Hi all I am yda de guia the present president of PEER ED ME PAMAC-Q or Peer Educators Movement for Empowerment as Myrna introduced our organization we are hoping to exchange our experiences with the other countries and willing to be part of the youth competence as we are already a member of PINOY COMPETENCE, for us we really learn a lot from PINOY COMPETENCE and one of our learnings was to find out resources from the community itself and its strength , in this way we can still make our activities successful and also we also strengthen Local Government unit Partnership so that we can also use other facilities or may request financial assistance if there is, maybe for now this is how we make our organization sustainable without any external support or funding...I also want to thanked HUI XIN NG for that wonderful comment hope we can exchange our experiences even here in this email or hope somebody from you can visit us here in manila....just like SALT VISIT thanks.
Comment by wiwin winarni on January 12, 2011 at 3:02pm

Dear Rituu;


I'd like to learn from Korey how to be moderator or facilitator of our wonderful group, after that I'd like to be facilitator of our group at the two weeks after Korey's session.


Best Regards



Comment by Sana Meitram on January 11, 2011 at 10:21pm

Youth response to AIDS Competence is great idea and great approaches.




Comment by Jay Arian Cruz Caparida on January 10, 2011 at 4:29am

I have successfully joined Youth Competence! yehey! :)

Dear All,


This idea was really great! I will teach my colleagues to use and access this site and group page, to participate, to share ideas and their own stories as well. 


Sending my Love with CONDOMS on top from Philippines!






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