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GYAN 2004 Presentation

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Global Youth Action Network mobilizes millions of young people across the planet to be the change that makes the difference.

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GYAN 2004 Presentation

  1. 1. What you’re about to see
  2. 2. is what happens when young people believe that a better world is possible.
  3. 3. New York City – Oct 2001
  4. 4. And commit themselves to changing it.
  5. 5. Vietnam – Apr 2002
  6. 6. Giving young people a V O I C E At the United Nations And in local, national and international decision-making processes United Nations Headquarters – Sep 2000
  7. 7. Giving young people a V O I C E In the media, in ways never before possible. New York – Mar 2003 South Africa – Mar 2003
  8. 8. Recognizing and embracing diversity… to build a GLOBAL YOUTH M O V E M E N T
  9. 9. Mobilizing positive youth action in almost 200 countries! Starting projects that transform communities and organizing the largest annual celebration of young volunteers Guinea-Bissau 2002 South Korea 2002 Benin 2002
  10. 10. Distributing over $500,000 in program support Giving $30,000 in awards… To recognize the best youth-led projects Latvia 2001 India 2001
  11. 11. Helping CONNECT a new generation to transform their communities and the world…
  12. 12. “ GYAN is playing a key role in both policy and programming throughout Latin America and the Caribbean."  Fabian Koss , Youth Program Coordinator Inter-American Development Bank “ GYAN harnesses the energy of young people and provides them tools and resources for change. Its work is critically important.” Dr. Jane Goodall DBE Founder, Jane Goodall Institute UN Messenger of Peace “ Volunteers are some of our most valued partners, and Global Youth Service Day celebrates the efforts of the youngest of them.” Kofi Annan , Secretary-General United Nations “ Now I feel I must go on. Rewards are there to encourage growth and action!" Anna Kirey , 20, Latvia Global Youth In Action Award Winner
  13. 13. At a time when the world N E E D S U S more than ever before
  14. 14. Uniting the collective power of youth… to transform the world Global Youth Action Network New York * Sao Paulo * Durban * Beirut * Manila * Paris www.youthlink.org
  15. 15. We wish to thank the following for their support… FOUNDATIONS: The Lifebridge Foundation Higher Ground for Humanity Rose & Sherle Wagner Foundation Artemisia Foundation New Earth Foundation Shei’rah Foundation The Better World Fund Raynault Foundation Copen Family Fund Kurz Family Foundation Rockefeller Brothers Found. COMPANIES: Natural Immunogenics Corp. MaMaMedia, Inc. Google, Inc. Palos Verdes Development MTV Brasil Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP PARTNERS: TakingITGlobal UNESCO - Info Youth Network Youth Service America Youth In Action NextNext Entertainment Youth Employment Summit Harvard Grad. School of Education Mayor’s Office of Sao Paulo Instituto Cidadania ONE DAY Foundation

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