50 Days to go! 50 Days to go – 19th YMCA World Council Preview

“We are counting down the days to our governance and family highlight; the 19th World Council.  This is all about Movement Strengthening and ensuring our strategies are aligned globally to reach more young people” –Johan Vilhelm Eltvik, Secretary General.

Keynote speakers announced: Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda from Zimbabwe is a trained human rights lawyer with extensive experience in conflict resolution and mediation who has worked tirelessly for advancing women and children’s human rights. Nyaradzayi served Secretary General for the World YWCA in Geneva.

Howard Smith is President of the Harlem Globetrotters, which, as part of the Herschend Enterprises Group, combines their Christian values with sport and humanity. Howard has a background from entertainment brands across the globe and he also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Naismith
Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield.

Peter Burns is Chief Executive of YMCA Victoria Group. Peter has a lifetime involvement with the YMCA movement and has led his YMCA through a time of unprecedented growth and diversification. This period is grounded deeply in the mission achievement of the YMCA, and underpinned by his commitment to build enduring partnerships and ensure equitable access for
all to the YMCA’s programmes and services.

We have released a number of new resources for Participants:

The Nominations Booklet for candidates for Officer and Member roles on the Executive Committee CLICK HERE.

More papers for the Business Agenda available on our public folder – CLICK HERE

Our Event App for smartphones is live so you can have everything at your fingertips.

To download The App (1) go to your App Store and search for Crowd Compass Attendee Hub, (2) search for YMCA World Council and sign in – or follow this Information CLICK HERE

The World Council Handbooks series is now completed with the release of 3, 4 and 5 – HERE.

Last call for registrations. Registrations close on 30th May – HERE or https://worldcouncil.ymca.int/

About the YMCA World Council:
The 19th YMCA World Council will be held between 8-14 July 2018 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Over 1,200 delegates will attend the event from the 120 members of the World Alliance of YMCAs. The World Council meets every four years and is the movement’s highest decision making body. The theme for this World Council is “Youth Empowerment 4 Good”, focusing on the long-term commitment to young people through focusing on 4 strategic areas.

NICARAGUA YMCA UPDATE

An important news update from our LACA General Secretary, Antonio Merino on developments in Nicaragua:

Dear friends,

In recent days, Nicaragua has experienced a tense situation due to students protesting Social Security reforms. The situation turned into violence after the government intervened to stem the unrest. Reports indicate that at least 30 people were killed and significantly impacted the economy.

The population took to streets demanding a peaceful solution. As a result, the government revoked the reforms and opened the dialogue giving hope for the future of democracy in Nicaragua.

YMCA Nicaragua reduced operations during the past few days to protect the lives and security of their staff, volunteers, and participants.

Please keep the people of Nicaragua in your prayers, particularly our colleagues from YMCA Nicaragua and their families.

Fraternally,

Antonio Merino

 

19TH YMCA WORLD COUNCIL PREVIEW – 75 DAYS TO GO!

 

19th YMCA World Council – 75 DAYS TO GO

19TH YMCA WORLD COUNCIL PREVIEW

World YMCA Secretary General Johan Vilhelm Eltvik recently completed a visit to Chiang Mai to oversee the final preparations for our World Council.

“It’s a wonderful venue and a wonderful city. It will be very different to Estes Park of course, just as every World Council is as unique as the city and available venue we have to work with”, he affirmed.

– This month we release the second of our Handbooks covering the Governance aspects of World Council. It is available CLICK HERE

Governance Agenda

– All the documents are available on the public folder CLICK HERE as they are ready.

These photos show just some of the many energetic preparations going on to ensure a memorable World Council:

Security briefing with the Chiang Mai Police Police Meeting with the Police Commissioner Main Conference Room The YMCA of Chiang Mai are fully energised and arranging so many details More meeting and discussions.. making sure of a great event for all

Next month we will release information on keynote speakers, the next Handbook, the event app and more.

Standard registrations continue until 30th May  CLICK HERE and don’t forget the post-event tours offered by Chiang Mai YMCA CLICK HERE.

About the YMCA World Council:

The 19th YMCA World Council will be held between 8-14 July 2018 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Over 1,200 delegates will attend the event from the 120 members of the World Alliance of YMCAs. The World Council meets every four years and is the movement’s highest decision making body. The theme for this World Council is “Youth Empowerment 4 Good”, focusing on the long-term commitment to young people through focusing on 4 strategic areas.