Y-PEER Network is extremely happy to announce the issuance of the News Bulletin July-December 2017.Youth Power News Bulletin3
Y-PEER News Bulletin is a visual content-based document, which reports and illustrates activities administered by Y-PEER network on an international level, as well as the national one.
The aim of the Bulletin is to enable network members and active Y-PEERers get acquainted and informed about various seminars, workshops, events and activisms taking place within their own communities, along with those occurring within their geographical region and beyond.
The newly published bulletin includes updates from the 19 national networks: Libya, Nepal, Egypt, Turkey, Iraq, Albania, Syria, Belarus, Lebanon, Kazakhstan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Morocco, Azerbaijan, Djibouti, Georgia, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, as well as updates from 3 regional centers: International Institute for Youth Development PETRI – Sofia, Bulgaria, Y-PEER International Center for Youth Development in Amman, Jordan, and Y-PEER Asia-Pacific Center in Bangkok, Thailand.
Y-PEER Network is grateful to all the national networks, regional centers, international coordinators and fellows for their kind contribution.
Let’s celebrate network’s achievements presented in the bulletin together!
Check out the attached bulletin or find it through this link: https://goo.gl/SDTqwz
The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health issue in the world. First convened during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in 1985, it continues to provide a unique forum for the intersection of science, advocacy, and human rights. Each conference is an opportunity to strengthen policies and programmes that ensure an evidence-based response to the epidemic. The 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) will be hosted in Amsterdam, Netherlands 23-27 July 2018.
The theme of AIDS 2018 is “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges”, drawing attention to the need of rights-based approaches to more effectively reach key populations, including in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the North-African/Middle Eastern regions where epidemics are growing. When HIV/AIDS first appeared as a public health threat in the 1980s, the Netherlands faced the challenge head on, embracing scientific evidence and working with populations that other countries marginalized and stigmatized. Today, Amsterdam is a “Fast Track City” that has committed to accelerating action to ensure that the world can reach the ambitious target of ending AIDS by 2030. AIDS 2018 aims to promote human rights based and evidence-informed HIV responses that are tailored to the needs of particularly vulnerable communities — including people living with HIV, displaced populations, men who have sex with men, people in closed settings, people who use drugs, sex workers, transgender people, women and girls and young people–and collaborate in fighting the disease beyond country borders.
22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018)
Amsterdam, Netherlands | 23-27 July 2018
RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre
On 18-24 April 2018, PETRI – Sofia Annual School 2018 will take place in Bulgaria.
Based on the needs of the Y-PEER and other youth-led networks in Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iraq, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia and Ukraine, and following the objectives of the “Youth Leadership for the Development and Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals” project, as well as the results of the Need Assessment survey, organized in November – December 2017, the PETRI – Sofia Annual School will consist of two separate modules that will empower youth leaders for the development and implementation of SDGs. The two modules running in parallel, are follows:
1. “Project Development and Management”
2. “Fundraising and Resource Mobilization”
Skills in these areas are key to young people who are actively working in the non-governmental sector and are active citizens in their countries, involved in organizing campaigns, events, projects related to the Sustainable Development Goals.
The organization of the annual meeting of national coordinators of the Y-PEER network is also part of the PETRI – Sofia project. The so-called Global Advisory Board Meeting of Y-PEER will also take place on 19-20 April 2018 and will bring together the national and international coordinators of Y-PEER, in order to discuss issues relevant to the development of the international network. During the meeting, the experience will be shared between the national Y-PEER networks, the ByLaws of the international network will be updated and an Annual Work Plan will be developed.
Differing from previous years’ meetings, the meeting in April 2018 will focus on resource mobilization, directing more efforts on SRHR in Humanitarian settings, peacebuilding.
Additionally, the GAB meeting will address advocacy, reporting, internal and external communications and monitoring and evaluation. The national and international coordinators from 30 countries will take part in the GAB Meeting 2018.