The theme of the Youth Event at the 6th UNAOC Global Forum is The Role of Youth in Promoting “Unity in Diversity” through Education, Media, Migration and Entrepreneurship/Employment. The Youth Event is output-oriented as it focuses on collective reflection among youth rather than on presentations of individual projects implemented by youth organizations. The expected output is a short series of Youth Recommendations that will be presented at the beginning of the Forum on 29 August.
In addition, the Youth Event will help youth establish contacts, actively exchange and explore how they can collaborate together, before and after the Forum. Youth will join all other participants to the 6th UNAOC Forum on 29 and 30 August 2014.
The UNAOC and the Indonesian government received over 3,000 applications for the Youth Event. A total of 100 youth were selected by a committee composed of youth as well as UNAOC and Indonesian representatives. Of these 100 youth, 60 are Indonesians and 40 come from other countries. These young participants are aged between 18 and 30 years old and represent youth organizations or networks.
The following selection criteria were used in the selection process: Interest: Applicant is highly motivated to attend and will substantively contribute to the Youth Event, as well as to the 6th UNAOC Forum (35 points); Exposure: The applicant has shown past experience related to the UNAOC issues/focusing on cross-cultural dialogue (30 points); Impact: The applicant and his/her organization have the capacity to disseminate the results of the 6th UNAOC Forum back to the youth community (e.g. access to a large network of youth or youth organizations at a local level) (35 points). In the selection process, balance for gender and cultural or religious background was respected. It is important to note that these youth do not represent their countries; rather, they represent youth from their own organizations and networks.
Participants to the Youth Event at the 6th UNAOC Forum in Bali, Indonesia
Aniss Labdaoui, Algerian, Graduate student at the International Trade at HEC Algiers, Vice President of Outgoing Exchange Department in AIESEC Blida
Guillermo Daniel Bril, Argentinian, Student, Industrial Engineering at the National University of Rosario. Preparatory team member for the “100 Years Young!”
Imogen Clare Riethmuller, Australian, Fifth year Law and International Relations student, University of Queensland in Australia, Brisbane Assistant Branch Director for the Young Australians In International Affairs
Nafis Rafat Niloy, Bangladeshi, Undergraduate student at BRAC University in Bangladesh
Milan Balaban, Bosnian, Professional PR and Marketing Manager, Travel Writer
DK Siti Zulaikha PG HJ Ishak, Bruneian, National Youth Advisor for Brunei Darussalam in the South East Asia Youth Environment Network
Maximillian Peter Montgomery Seunik, Canadian, Student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the USA
Barbara Lilian Contreras Preisler, Chilean, Project Coordinator, Peace Revolution, World Peace Initiative Project
Simona Zimová, Czech, Medical student and youth-worker
Scarlet Shirley Sanchez Contreras, Dominican, Lawyer and Master student in Senior Public Management, Coordinator of Institutional Relationships at the Presidential Office of Information and Communication Technologies of the Dominican Republic
Mohamed Abouzid Elsaid Hassan, Egyptian, European Pharmaceutical Students' Association, Pharmacy student, Poznan University of Medical Science
Mustafe Mohamed Tahir, Ethiopian, Vice chairperson of Somaliland National Youth Organization
Alzima Elisha Bano, Fijian , Youth Coordinator, The Citizens Constitutional Forum Ltd
Tyrone Dale Ramos Agas, Filipino, Graduate student in Industrial Economics at the University of Asia and the Pacific, Project Staff in Center for Research and Communication in UA&P
Christoforos Pavlakis, Greek, Social entrepreneur
Helen Leung Wai-Sze, Hong Kong, Graduate of International Politics and Sociology at The University of Hong Kong
Aidana Kassymova, Kazakh, Head of Mass Media Department Youth Parliament and Student of Economics at the International University Nazarbayev University
Mazen Abou Hamdan, Lebanese, Graduate student in Philosophy of Non-violence and Human Rights. President CHAML (Non-violent Non-sectarian Lebanese Youth).
Arturo Castellanos Canales, Mexican, Political and Communication Advisor, Electoral Institute of Mexico City, Co-founder and co-director of Contrarreplica
Sana Afouaiz, Moroccan, Task Team member of Cultural Innovators Network- Goethe Institute, Regional Coordinator of “Moroccan Youth Climate Movement” and Media Regional Coordinator of “Women Earth Climate Network”.
Han Ni Tin Hlaing, Myanmar, Intern House Officer, Yangon Children Hospital, Vice President of the Health Sector in Myanmar Youth Initiative
Olga Shimbereva, New Zealander, Student of the University of Auckland majoring in International Business and Marketing
Omowumi Omotayo Ogunrotimi , Nigerian, Graduate of Law
Andrea Vela Alarcon, Preuvian , Professor of Qualitative Research Methods at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Alin Tudor Dobrea, Romanian, Global Brand and Marketing for Marks & Spencer, International Services Director for Rotaract
Elena Kiseleva, Russian, Journalist student at Lomonosov Moscow State University. Writer, Russian online magazine Hopes & Fears.
Mohammed Mubarak Alsubaie, Saudi Arabian, Medical doctor at the King Khalid Hospital and young activist
François Xavier Diatta, Senegalese, Financial officer, ADAFEST
Naim Leo Beširi, Serbian, Executive Director, Youth Education Committee on four programmes related to Conflict Prevention, Anti-Corruption, Public Accountability and Democratisation
Ayanda Nxusani, South African, Vice-Chairperson, United Nations Association of South Africa UCT and Chairperson of Amnesty International UCT
Mokgobi Koketso Marishane, South African, Arts Education & ICT Consultant, Researcher at the National Digital Repository of South Africa, Treasurer for Organisation of African Youth, Adjudicator at the National Eisteddfod Academy.
Claudia Patricia López Bagaria, Spanish, Member, United Nations Student Association of Barcelona
Thennakoon Mudiyanselage Kavindya Thennakoon, Sri Lankan, Law student, Adviser on Gender Equality to the UN Youth Advisory Panel
Anna Postovoitova, Ukrainian, Volunteer, European Volunteering Service (EVS)
Shohruh Uktamov, Uzbek, Leader of think tank club “Dilemma”, Member of NGO “Ashoka Japan” and NPO “Giovani Nel Mondo”.
Pham Van Anh, Vietnamese, Founder of ECO Vietnam Group
Sifiso Maposa, Zimbabwean, Founder and Director of Culture Axis