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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRAFFICKING OF YOUNG WOMEN AND CHILDREN 3rd – 7th September 2013, Ramada Plaza Melaka, Malaysia The International Conference on Trafficking of young women and children is organised by the World Youth Foundation (“an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations”), in co-operation with the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia, Ministry of Home Affairs Malaysia, National Commission for UNESCO Malaysia, State Government of Melaka, and various other agencies. The event also has received support from the United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP). The International Conference is tentatively scheduled to be held from 3rd – 7th September 2013 at Ramada Plaza Melaka, Malaysia. The International Conference on Trafficking of Young Women and Children on human trafficking will provide an opportuniy for young people to discuss, understand, share, find solutions and develop strategies on issues pertaining to young women and human trafficking that can be implemented at country level. Among the objectives of this International Conference are: To strengthen the institutional and human capacities of the criminal justice systems; To improving mechanisms for the appropriate identification referral, support, and protection of trafficked victims; To raise awareness about the crime and its devastating consequences on young people and societies at large scale and exchange of good practices; To study the causes and consequences of human trafficking and to encourage policy at local and national levels that will contribute to reducing human trafficking and abuse; To educate and empower youth about issues on human trafficking and to serve as a resource by providing valuable information about other initiatives working to address human trafficking;

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Registration Fees for the International Conference are:

Late Registration (after 1st May 2013) Local Participants International Students Staying in Malaysia Local Group Application for 5 or more International Participants International Group Application for 5 or more

- RM 550.00 - RM 550.00 - RM 500.00 each - USD 250.00 each - USD 230.00 each

Discounted Fees for Participants from Selected Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ghana, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Laos, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Russia, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zimbabwe th

Last date of submission for the discounted rates is 10 July 2013 The Revised Discounted Registration Fees is USD 150.00 ONLY Total no’s of places available is one from each country Topics to include (subject to further confirmation): Human Trafficking in International Context Human Trafficking in Malaysian Context The Link between Pornography and Sex Trafficking Economics of Human Trafficking Sex Crime Against Young Women and Children –Strengthening current laws Educating Young People to Protect Them from Human Trafficking Creating Awareness about Human Trafficking, How & Why?? Law Enforcement on Human Trafficking, What & How? Mental Health Assistance of Human Trafficking Victims, What & How? Use of Technology on Combating Child Trafficking: Opportunities and Challenges Using Art to Create Awareness about Human Trafficking You will be part of talks conducted by renowned Speakers who are no strangers to international audiences: Prof. Dato’ Dr. Sothi Rachagan, Vice Chancellor, Perdana University Mr. Paul Jambunathan, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Senior Lecturer, Monash University Mr. Ashish Damle, Regional Project Manager: Missing Child Alert (MCA), Plan International Ms. Valentyna Mudrik, Youth Representative of ECPAT International Board, ECPAT International More to come

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The International Conference will be output-oriented and will focus on collective reflection rather than on presentations of individual projects. In addition, it will help participants of the International Conference to establish contacts, actively exchange ideas and explore how they can collaborate together after the Conference. Young people will be invited to multiply the results of the International Conference after they return home. Call for Participation: Provisional Programme: Offline Event Application Form: Online Event Application Form: FAQ: For telegraphic transfer please refer Wire Transfer



For payments by PayPal go to and make payments to: [email protected] Please read the eligibility criteria before completing the Application Form. The application st deadline is as follows: 1 August 2013.

ABV–IBM CORPORATE SERVICE CORPS (CSC) We are proud to inform that the World Youth Foundation was recently a beneficiary of the ABVIBM Corporate Service Corps recently. We would also like to place on record our sincere thanks and appreciation to all IBM volunteers who were with us for the past 20odd days. We enjoyed your companionship and admire your zest and enthusiasm shown during your short stay we us. We wish you all the very best. May God Bless You. A team of 12 specialists from IBM completed a month-long pro bono consulting assignment with key organizations in Malacca, Malaysia. Working with the Malacca State Health Department, the Malaysian Health Promotion Board (MySihat), Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), and the World Youth Foundation (WYF), the IBM team delivered recommendations for improving social services in this emerging city. They were there as part of IBM's Corporate Service Corps, which provides problem-solving support to educational institutions, small businesses, non-governmental organizations, and governmental agencies in the developing world and emerging markets.

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As a growing economy in Malaysia, Malacca is a key hub for agriculture, tourism and manufacturing. Its medical facilities are also well known regionally, with the city’s private medical services increasingly being sought after by patients from as far away as Indonesia and Singapore. The IBM team worked with the Malacca State Health Department and MySihat to develop a comprehensive plan for the city’s population, creating a proactive plan for two growing segments of its population -– its elderly and its youth. The IBM consultants' work with the Malacca State Health Department resulted in a high-level analysis of current needs, prospects, and challenges for seniors living in Malacca, along with recommendations on how to adequately provision for their needs in coming years. "The expertise and experience of the IBM specialists helped to enhance our strategic blueprint for healthcare and also accelerated the planning process for several key developmental initiatives,” said Datuk Dr Teoh Siang Ching, Malacca State Director of Health with Malacca. Working with the State Health Department and Mysihat, the IBM team also audited and identified priority areas for the Smoke-Free Melaka Strategic Plan 2010-2015. IBM made recommendations mapping to the five key strategies of the health plan to increase community participation and creating public awareness of the program. “The IBM team’s recommendations will help us streamline our efforts and enhance our activity roll-out towards a smoke-free state,” said Datuk Dr Yahya Baba, CEO of MySihat, IBM also worked with the WYF to help develop a content and communications strategy, providing a system for the organization that will help it deepen its engagement, empowerment, and education of youth in the region. Specifically, the team worked to support the successful implementation of a new integrated website, online payment, mass communication, and database strategy for WYF. In addition, a project with UTeM involved assisting in faculty research and curriculum review. The team leveraged concepts from the IBM Academic Initiative program to simplify the use of new technology in the curriculum, working to more closely align educational courses at the facility with global technology trends and the national agenda. The ten-member team came from Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Mexico, and the United States, and was the ninth Corporate Service Corps (CSC) team to work in Malaysia, and the first in the city of Malacca. “IBM is pleased to extend the CSC program to the state of Malacca. This program serves to benefit all parties involved. Our top talent benefit from this problem-solving exercise; the communities benefit from the pro bono expert consulting services; and IBM benefits by growing its next generation of well-rounded leaders empowered with the skills required to lead in a globallyintegrated world,” said Eric Wong, Marketing Director, IBM Malaysia.

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The global scourge of human trafficking is being fuelled by demand for sexual exploitation, cheap labour, human organs, illegal adoption and forced marriages, says a new report by an independent United Nations human rights expert. “However, the demand side should not be understood merely as the demand for [the] services of victims of trafficking, but rather more broadly, as an act that fosters any form of exploitation that, in turn, leads to trafficking,” UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, <"" >said in her report to the UN Human Rights Council. “Measures taken by States to discourage demand have often focused exclusively on demand for commercial sexual exploitation, particularly of women and girls, and neglected other forms of demand, such as demand for exploitative labour and sale of organs,” Ms. Ngozi Ezeilo noted. Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar industry that has trapped millions of people into forced labour and domestic servitude, sexual work and child soldiering, among other ills. The UN has a Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. Adopted in 2010, the Plan calls for integrating the fight against human trafficking into the UN’s broader programmes to boost development and strengthen security around the world. It focuses on four pillars – preventing trafficking, prosecuting offenders, protecting victims and forming partnerships to fight trafficking. In her report, Ms. Ngozi Ezeilo urges Governments worldwide to broaden their perception of the problem, stressing that the demand side of trafficking generally refers to the nature and extent of the exploitation of the trafficked persons after their arrival at the point of destination, as well as the social, cultural, political, economic, legal and developmental factors that shape the demand and facilitate the trafficking process. “States have a responsibility to protect against human rights abuses, including trafficking in persons and exploitation of persons by third parties, including business enterprises and criminal associations, through appropriate policies, regulation and adjudication,” she said. “Businesses must be seen as an important partner in the fight against trafficking in persons,” she underscored, adding that in a majority of trafficking cases that have been brought to her attention, private actors are often implicated – particularly in the context of labour exploitation. Ms. Ngozi Ezeilo noted that human trafficking is a risk in a wide range of industries and sectors integrated into global markets, including agriculture and horticulture, construction, garments and textile, hospitality and catering, mining, food processing and packaging. She also stressed the importance of ensuring that anti-trafficking measures do not adversely affect the human rights and dignity of persons, especially those who have been trafficked. Independent experts, or special rapporteurs, are appointed by the Geneva-based Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. For more details go to UN News Centre at World Youth Foundation – Newsletter June 2013

DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WIDOWS MUST END, URGES SENIOR UN OFFICIAL ON INTERNATIONAL DAY The international community must take stronger action to end widespread discrimination against widows, the acting head of the United Nations entity mandated to promote gender equality today said reiterating that an estimated 115 million widows around the live below the poverty line and 81 million are subject to physical abuse. "On this International Widows' Day, UN Women calls for action to end discrimination against widows so they can live in dignity and enjoy equal rights, opportunities and full participation in society," the UN entity's acting head and deputy executive director Lakshmi Puri <" ">said in her message for the Day. Women whose husbands died are at a greater risk of slipping into poverty, their economic resources often exacerbated by little or no access to credit or private property, and by illiteracy or lack of education. Millions of the world's widows endure extreme poverty, ostracism, violence, homelessness, ill health and discrimination in law and custom. Yet widows contribute to society as mothers, caregivers and heads of households, added Ms. Puri, and their rights should be upheld by national laws and policies. These should be guided by the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women which the UN General Assembly adopted in 1979, and is often described as a bill of rights for women, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. There are more widows this year than ever before, Ms. Puri said. She attributed the rise to armed conflicts, the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the age difference between partners, with many girls being married off to much older men. "Young widows, who were child brides, face great risk with little protection," the UN official said. If current child marriage rates continue, more than 140 million girls will become child brides between 2011 and 2020, according to UN Population Fund (UNFPA) figures. For more details go to UN News Centre at

WORLD POPULATION PROJECTED TO REACH 9.6 BILLION BY 2050 – UN REPORT The current world population of 7.2 billion is projected to increase by 1 million over the next 12 years and reach 9.6 billion by 2050, according to a United Nations report launched today, which points out that growth will be mainly in developing countries, with more than half in Africa. Compared to previous assessments of world population trends, the new projected total population is higher, mainly due to new information obtained on fertility levels of certain countries. For example, in 15 high-fertility countries of sub-Saharan Africa, the estimated average number of children per woman has been adjusted upwards by more than 5 per cent. For more details go to UN News Centre at

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2013 GOI PEACE AWARD GOES TO SILSILAH DIALOGUE MOVEMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES The Goi Peace Foundation will bestow the 2013 Goi Peace Award on the Silsilah Dialogue Movement, a grassroots initiative promoting interfaith dialogue and peace in the Philippines. The annual Goi Peace Award honors individuals and organizations in various fields that have made outstanding contributions toward the realization of a peaceful and harmonious world for humanity and all life on earth. For full announcement, please visit:

COMMONWEALTH PEOPLE’S FORUM 2013 The next Commonwealth People’s Forum (CPF) will take place in Sri Lanka from 10th – 14th November 2013, organised by the Commonwealth Foundation and hosted by a consortium of Sri Lankan civil society organisations with the support of the Sri Lankan Government. CPF 2013 will be held at the Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa, located in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka between Colombo and Galle. The theme for CPF 2013 will build on this year’s CHOGM theme, „Growth, Equity and Inclusive Development‟ with a focus on the Post-2015 development agenda framework. For more information, please visit

SAVE THE DATE: REGIONAL YOUTH GREEN GROWTH FORUM From 2nd – 5th December 2013, about 200 young people from both the African region and international will gather in Nairobi for the 1st Regional Youth Green Growth Forum. Under theme, “Harnessing the Potential of Youth as Partners for Inclusive Green Growth and Climate Resilience,” the forum will unleash the potential of young people and provide them with knowledge and skills to enable them drive the sustainable development agenda in their various communities. The call for participation is scheduled start on 1st July 2013. The call will be shared widely and all information on how to participate will be available in our website. In the meantime join the discussion in the forum Facebook page:

EVENTS SUBSTANTIVE SESSION, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL (The High-level Segment; Coordination Segment; Operational Humanitarian Affairs Segment; and the General Segment) 1st – 25th July 2013 Geneva, Switzerland Website:



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6th – 7th July 2013 Hong Kong, China Website: Email: [email protected]


10th – 12th July 2013 Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom Website:




"Sustainability, Society and the Environment: Searching for Synergies" 11th – 14th July 2013

Brighton, United Kingdom Website: Email: [email protected]






15th July 2013 New York, USA Website:


17th – 20th July 2013 Worcester College, Oxford University, United Kingdom Website: Email: [email protected] / [email protected]


18th – 20th July 2013 Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom Website:

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S RIGHTS: BLENDED LEARNING AND FIELDBASED EXPERIENCE, 3RD ANNUAL COURSE & FIELDVISIT 5th June – 16th July 2013 (E-Learning Course) 5th – 11th August 2013 (Field Visit) Amubri, Talamanca, Costa Rica Website: Email: [email protected]

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4th UNIVERSITY SCHOLARS LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM 1st – 7th August 2013 Manila, Philippines Website:

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 2013 CANADA 6th – 7th August 2013 Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Website: Email: [email protected]

VIENNA INTERNATIONAL MODEL UNITED NATIONS (VIMUN) 11th – 15th August 2013 Vienna, Austria Website: Email: [email protected]





“Computing towards Developing Smart Community” 28th – 30th August 2013 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia Website:


1st – 3rd September 2013 Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom Website:

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRAFFICKING OF YOUNG WOMEN AND CHILDREN 3rd – 7th September 2013 Melaka, Malaysia Website: Email: [email protected] / [email protected]


9th – 11th September 2013 Costa Rica Website:

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6th INTERNATIONAL URBAN DESIGN CONFERENCE 9th – 11th September 2013 Sydney, Australia Website:


9th – 12th September 2013 Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom Website:

CONFERENCE ON “CHILD POVERTY AND SOCIAL PROTECTION 10th – 11th September 2013 Jakarta, Indonesia Website: Email: [email protected]


15th – 17th September 2013 Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom Website:





10th – 13th October 2013

Held In Conjunction: THE 4th GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT 11th – 12th October 2013 Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Website:

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FORUM (IYF) 2013 11th – 18th October 2013 Mauritius Website:

2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE WORLD FEDERATION OF THE DEAF (WFD) “Equality for Deaf People” 16th – 18th September 2013 Sydney, Australia Website:

GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS, ECONOMIC, MANAGEMENT AND TOURISM 26th – 28th October 2013 Barcelona – Spain Website: World Youth Foundation – Newsletter June 2013


1st – 3rd November 2013 Athens, Greece Website:

THE 11th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON AIDS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC REGION (ICAAP 11) 18th – 22rd November 2013 Bangkok, Thailand Website:

2nd WORLD CONGRESS OF ADMINISTRATIVE AND POLITICAL SCIENCES 25th – 27th November 2013 Maison N.-D. Chat d'Oiseau Brusells, Belgium Website:

2nd WORLD CONFERENCE ON PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY 27th - 29th November 2013 Brussels, Belgium Website:

WORLD FORUM FOR DEMOCRACY “Rewiring Democracy:Connecting Institutions And Citizen In The Digital Age” 27th – 29th November 2013 Strasbourg Website:

MERCY MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN CONFERENCE 2013 “Sustaining Humanitarian Efforts, Over The Long Haul…” 28th – 30th November 2013 Swan Convention Centre, Sunway, Malaysia Website: Email: [email protected]

THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE ASIA-PACIFIC SOCIETY FOR AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD ETHICS (APSAFE2013) November 28 - 30, 2013 Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand Website:


10th December 2013 UN headquarters in New York, USA Website: Email: [email protected] World Youth Foundation – Newsletter June 2013

7th APCRSHR CONFERENCE “Examining achievements, good practices and challenges: Towards a strategic positioning of SRHR for all” 21st – 24th January 2014 Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Manila, Philippines. Website: Email: [email protected]

GLOBAL DONORS FORUM 2014 13th – 16th April 2014 Washington, D. C Website:








Geneva, Switzerland 24th – 30th June 2014 Website: Email: [email protected]

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