Dear members,
 
Greetings from the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) headquarters!
 
We are pleased to inform you that the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) and HPV Global Action are joining forces in the fight against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) pandemic. Amongst young people, HPV is the most contagious sexually transmitted infection (STI) due to the ease with which it can be contracted. Right now, 3 out of 4 people everywhere in the world will get one form or another of HPV in their lifetime. Sadly, HPV can also lead to 9 preventable HPV-related cancers.
 
Time to act is now! We need to educate ourselves on this virus, how it affects us all, and what we can all do to prevent ourselves by being affected by it. Thus, you are invited to our online webinar The HPV Pandemic: Why should I care? on 27 June 2022 @ 10.00 am (EST) where we explore HPV and what we can do about it. For more information and registration please visit link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-hpv-pandemic-why-should-i-care-registration-331840392547
 
The World Assembly of Youth (WAY) and HPV Global Action support the World Health Organization (WHO) goals to be on the path to eliminating cervical cancer by the year 2030.
 
We are looking forward to receiving your registration and seeing you all there.
 
Sincerely,
 
WAY Headquarters
 
 
WAYPost June 27
 
Dear members,
 
We are happy to inform you that the United Nations recognises the fundamental role Civil Societies play in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals and fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Hence, the NGO Branch of the United Nations is calling upon the Non-Governmental Organisations to apply for consultative status with ECOSOC if they wish to be considered by the NGO Committee in 2023. Those interested should submit their application and required documents on or before the deadline, 1 June 2022.
 
NGOs interested in applying for ECOSOC consultative status should submit their application and required documents using the following link: http://csonet.org/index.php?menu=83
 
Please also be advised of the upcoming webinar organized by DESA NGO Branch on "Applying for ECOSOC Consultative Status". If you are interested to attend the webinar, please register at:
 
Webinar Details: https://bit.ly/3DICu32
Webinar Flyer: https://bit.ly/38qD2il
 
Sincerely,
 
 
WAY Headquarters
 
Dear Members,
 
We are pleased to inform you that the 34th Annual Global Youth Service Day is April 29 - May 1, 2022. GYSD is the largest youth service and civic action event in the world and the only one that celebrates and asks all young people ages 5-25 to help our communities and democracy thrive by working together for the common good.
 
The third of our three goals for this year's GYSD is to help democracy thrive by registering and educating new young voters. ~4 million people turn 18 each year and become eligible to vote. GYSD is partner of When We All Vote’s campaign to recruit 100,000 volunteers who will register more than one million new voters in 2022. Here are 3 types of suggested activities:
 
Voter Registration Activities
- Register to vote or check your registration status at weall.vote/ysa.
- K-12 Schools: Make your school a civic engagement and voter registration hub with My School Votes. Rock the Vote, League of Women Voters, Learning for Justice, and The Civics Center also have voter registration resources for high schools.
 
Voter Education Activities
- Create your own nonpartisan voter guides.
 
Issue Advocacy Activities
- Organize a Community Dialogue About an Issue
- Develop a Policy Proposal & Advocacy Campaign
- Create Media and Become a Citizen or Student Journalist
- Connect with Local Public Officials
- Volunteer with a Local Campaign or Run for Office Yourself
 
Find ideas and planning tools at YSA.org/GYSD. If you register a project/activity by April 28, post a picture or video on any social media platform using #GYSD22, and submit an impact report by May 20, you will be eligible to be selected for a $100 or $250 GYSD Award supported by The Allstate Foundation for a future project.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
WAY Headquarters