WYA Europe Down Syndrome Event Wins European Citizen’s Prize Award

This past June, the Chancellery of the European Citizen’s Prize (ECP) awarded WYA Europe’s (WYAE) project, “Social Integration of Individuals with Trisomy 21 in European Society,” the European Citizen’s Prize Award for the year 2023 for the country of Belgium. The European Citizen’s Prize is an award given to those organizations that “contribute to European […]

WYA Leaders Discuss Foreign Aid and Coercive Policies in 20th ISF

“We want a better world, and so we need to propose real solutions. This is where the work of WYA is so important. You’re never too small to speak up. Somebody has to,” said Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, former Ambassador to the United Nations in New York and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saint Lucia, at […]

WYA Europe Hosts Down Syndrome Conference in European Parliament

21 March 2023 – In celebration of World Down Syndrome Day 2023, World Youth Alliance Europe organized a conference on the topic of ‘Social Integration of Individuals with Trisomy 21 in European Society’ at the European Parliament in Brussels. The conference gathered over 40 attendees including several experts, civil society leaders, scholars, and Members of […]

Healing Memory and Identity

Isabel waits patiently in the hallway, as I’m still interviewing Jack. “We’ll be just a few more minutes I say” and she eagerly nods her head and closes the door. Jack returns to the discussion of his sister and how difficult she is to love; and yet, he says, “I can’t hate her. It’s a […]

2023 UN Population Commission Prioritized Sex Ed, Fails Consensus

April 10-14, 2023 — “They can promote the aspect of… comprehensive sexuality education in their national context[s]…[but] one country’s priorities cannot be made [a] priority for all,” Pakistan’s representative stated at the final day of the negotiations for the draft resolution of the 56th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) at the […]

Even a Small Donation to WYA can Make a Big Impact on More Young People

“In the famous ‘Pink Flyer’ that was the birth of WYA, one of the main concerns was issues related to education and development. If all countries get this education foundation right, we will raise a generation of youth who stand up for truth.” – Hannah Moturi, PINK FLYER GIVING SOCIETY MEMBER Hannah Moturi (Kenya) first […]

Don’t Wait to Become Millionaire to Start Giving to WYA

“Stand up in solidarity for what is right and your giving will count for a lifetime.” – Dannis Ogola, PINK FLYER GIVING SOCIETY MEMBER It was a search for an organization that changed lives for the better that led Dannis Ogola (Kenya) to WYA. With an interest in public policy, Dannis believes person-centered ideologies shape […]

Highlighting Person-Centered Solutions at CSW67 Side Event

Conversations about Women, Health, Education and Technology at the United Nations… with Human Dignity at the Center   On March 14th, the World Youth Alliance (WYA), the Holy See Mission and the FEMM Foundation organized a side event during the 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67) entitled “Elevating the Standards […]

Exploring the Conditions for Decent and Productive Labor at CSocD61

Wednesday, February 15th was the last day of the 61st session of the Commission on Social Development. The theme of the session was “Creating full and productive employment and decent work for all as a way of overcoming inequalities to accelerate the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda […]

WYA Presence at the 55th Session of the Commission on Population and Development

April 25th, 2022, New York – This article was throughout the week, according to the developments at the Commission on Population and Development. The 55th session of the Commission on Population and Development began this week. As of 1994, the CPD monitors, reviews and assesses the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference […]