Monthly Archives: February 2013

Dian in The Global Youth Forum

Dian Purnamasari is a student in Department of Social Studies Education. She has participated in UN Global Youth Forum in Bali 4-6th December 2012. This forum had given some activities to give some crussial issues in the world. Every participant should attend the orientation and volunteering program, such as: to develop networks, to gain experiences and get inspired. Be a good team work as the young team volunteers with the UN collaboration steering committee can support  the success of this Global Youth Forum, even from simple things that affected this event. Preparing file and documents for steering committee discussion/meeting session at UN secretariat.

Attending plenary session remarks: Meredith Waters on staying healthy issue, “Staying healthy is about healthy living and positive youth development”, Chernor Bah on education issue, “Comprehensive education really depends on the ease access to get the education”, Michael Wierchert on decent work issue, “the key factors of vocational education are partnership with bussiness community, learning process in working areas, social adaptation to the working standard, staff training, and institutional research”,  Sivananthi Thanenthiran on youth right issue, “It is crucial to recognize young people’s need on comprehensive sexuality education”, and Rachel Arinii J. on leadership issue that elaborated the importance of having respect to diversity, “Young people is diverse in nature”.

Accompanying delegates while World Café session (staying healthy issue, education issue, decent work issue, and youth right issue) to the appropriate rooms from one session to the other session. Attending World Café session of leadership and meaningful Youth participation topic and giving some recommendations as Indonesian observer: Corruption is a biggest problem in almost all the world. The youths have the power to stop it, but we have to unite in our good ways and fight against it together. Traditional institutions (e,g. political party) in every country should have committed to help the youth in developing their leadership skills by allowing youth to take part in a sustainable and decision-making processes. Traditional institutions should understand that, these youths are their future leaders. Creating youth development policies and programs with tangible objectives will help young people gain the trust they needed. Governments should also help the development of youth-oriented organizations. Giving the young adults to speak up their thoughts and ideas towards the country and especially giving them space to develop their own ideas in a forum (can be ideas towards the employment, social issues, economics, etc.) and the senior entrepreneurs can give them some critics and suggestion to help the young adults achieve their dreams and maybe give them some supports. Youth should be taken seriously and giving participation in civic activities enables us to decide, for example giving a vote to decide local leader because there are so many youth outside were apathetic.

The last activities, getting involved in the virtual communicator jobs especially on leadership and meaningful Youth participation topic: Filtering recommendation from delegates/participants of World Café session especially on leadership and meaningful Youth participation after end session. Coordinating the translation of French-English which is recommended. Compiling the accepted recommendation and reported to UN steering committee, and publishing the recommendations on website database CMS.

Hopefully, every student in Indonesia University of Education can be voluntary or participate in the next event from United Nations to open your networking, and knowledge in the world issue to resolve and to make our better future.