President University Youth Association Part 1

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Who are we and what do we do?

President University Youth Association (PUYA) is an organization of young, talented and motivated students and young people in President University. Membership is open to all youth studying in President University including the alumnus who are under 30 or who are acknowledged. I, the Indonesian Youth Delegate for UNESCO aim for getting young people to be more involved in global governance and foster greater awareness and understanding between people and cultures. We, within the association, share an interest in issues and concerns related to ‘The World Programme of Action for Youth’ (WPAY) to the Year 2000 and Beyond was adopted by the General Assembly in 1995. It is a blueprint for the development of national youth policies in relation to the following ten priority concerns:

1. Education
Working on educational issues at all levels, such as education for disabled youth, education for economically challenged youth, workshop on early-childhood education and many more
2. Employment
Working closely on employment issues for youth, for example part time job information, labor law, etc.
3. Hunger and poverty
Working hand-in-hand with other young people to assist hunger and poverty problems such as, community development, community empowerment, etc.
4. Health
Working on health issues, such as nutrition problems, cooperation with the department of health, etc.
5. Environment
Working on environmental issues, for example organizing tree planting, free-cars day campaign, etc.
6. Drug abuse
Working together with other youth in solving drug usage problems, for example organizing seminar on drug abuse prevention with other NGOs or government bodies.
7. Juvenile delinquency
Working on youth with problems, for example, visiting the house of street youth, etc.
8. Leisure-time activities
Working to organize events for youth in order to use their times for beneficial activities, etc.
9. Needs of girls and young women
Working closely for the development of girls and young women, for example organizing social gatherings, etc.
10. The effective participation of youth in decision-making
Working on the empowerment and the self-development of young people, for example organizing youth leadership training inviting keynote speakers.

On the occasion of the ten-year review of the WPAY in 2005, the General Assembly decided to add the following as additional priority areas to the Programme:

1. The mixed impact of globalization on young women and men
Working on the issues of globalization and its impacts on young people, for example organizing a talk show on the impacts of globalization, etc.
2. The use of and access to information and communication technologies
Working on the issues of information and communication technology and youth, for example conducting an ICT training for high school students, etc.
3. The dramatic increase in the incidence of HIV infection among young people and the impact of the epidemic on their lives
Working closely on the issues of HIV/AIDS, for example organizing a workshop on HIV prevention, etc.
4. The active involvement of young people in armed conflict, both as victims and as perpetrators
Working closely on the issues of armed conflicts, for example organizing peace campaign or dialogue, etc.
5. The increased importance of addressing intergenerational issues in ageing society
Working on the issues of intergeneration, for example organizing talk show on intergeneration problems for youth and adults on specific issue.

We work to further these goals and promote increased public awareness and debate of these crucial international issues.

Our activities are divided between campaigning and learning. We are going to work together with other 20 clubs and organizations in the university. However, we are also going to develop cooperation with another Student and Youth Association across the country organizing local events for our members, including Model United Nations, conferences and debates with keynote speakers, fundraising and lobbying.

Our national campaigns range from ‘Stop-Aids’ to ‘Sustainable Environment Development’. The new campaign for the coming year will revolve around promoting citizenship. We are currently projecting to have approximately 50 members and membership of PUYA continues to grow rapidly as the new students enrollment. Individual members who join directly via our Membership Administration Officer in President University pay IDR 50,000 a year for membership.

Through the wealth of members and knowledge that we collectively share, PUYA can provide the Foreign Affairs Office (FAO) with an extended network of young people who are concerned about the UN. Our members join PUYA because they are interested in global issues. PUYA is the perfect body for the FAO to gauge the views of young people about the UN and many other global issues.

Youth & Student Association
empowering youth
Was officially established on 3 May 2007

by the contribution of
the 1st Indonesian Youth Delegate for UNESCO
from President University

working with and for youth on self-development and self-empowerment

for further details, please contact secretariat:
+62 21 9291 2641

About Mohammad Reiza

I first started blogging on wordpress in November 2006 that you can find at mohammadreiza.com and later in January 2007 I added another blog at reizamohammad.wordpress.com and I just recently added another blog in May 2013 at reizamonologues.wordpress.com

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