Monthly Archives: July 2013

International [YOU] Day online contest

August 12th is International Youth Day, and YEN is celebrating with a contest to highlight the accomplishments of the youth in our network! From now until August 12th, each day we will feature a different young person on the website.

To enter, all you have to do is go to our forum and tell us what was your greatest accomplishment this year. You can enter once per day. Each day we’ll pick one of the entries to feature on our home page, and on International Youth Day, we will do a random draw of all the featured youth and the winner will get a prize package, including a smart phone!

Enter at

For more information, contact Sharon at


The End of Millennium Development Goals and Beyond

povertyWhat is MDGs?

MDGs stands for Millennium Development Goals and it is the world’s promise to achieve the goals such as to reduce by half the world’s poverty by 2015.
In September, 2000 the Millennium Declaration was unanimously adopted by 189 UN member states. In the declaration the international society announced to work on the challenges together to build the prosperous and fair world with peace and to end the poverty.

There are eight numerical targets to be achieved by 2015.
Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education
Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women
Goal 4: Reduce child mortality
Goal 5: Improve maternal health
Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability
Goal 8: Develop a global partnership for development

Each of the goals has specific stated targets and dates for achieving those targets.



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Even if I knew …

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
-Martin Luther