Young BPW Europe Newsletter – Edition 5/2012

Young BPW Europe Newsletter – Edition 5/2012

Young BPW Europe in a nutshell

BPW Europe in a Nutshell 5 (2012)

This document includes

–  a very dense calendar reporting an intensive traveling in Europe over the last months to promote and exchange with BPW Presidents, Young BPW National Representatives and members, on Young BPW issues;

–  the start of a serial of portrait in each Newsletter with in this issue a word from BPW Belgium President, Myriam Martens;

– the latest chance to register for the Young BPW International Congress and BPW European Congress in Sorrento, Italy, from 28 to 30 September 2012, and to apply to La Spezia Cup Award dedicated to Young BPW Members in Europe, attention, the La Spezia Cup deadline is on September 9th 2012! La Spezia Cup Award will be handed at the Opening Ceremony on 28 September 2012;

– International and EU news as advocating tools to be informed and aware of


Kind regards,

Miette Dechelle

Young BPW Representative Europe (2011-2014)


Online Survey for Secretary-General’s Youth Initiative

Dear NGO Colleagues,

The Secretary-General has made working with and for young people a priority, and has called for the development of a UN System-Wide Action Plan on Youth. To ensure partnership with and for young people in the development of the Action Plan, the UN has launched a survey to reach out to youth and youth-led organizations for their inputs. 

Kindly note that the deadline for inputs to the online survey has now been extended until Tuesday, 21 August 2012.

Your contributions to the survey can be made in all six official languages online at following link:

We would appreciate receiving your feedback!

Yours Sincerely,

NGO Relations, DPI
United Nations

GLOBAL YOUTH FORUM: ”Youth at the heart of rights and development’

GLOBAL YOUTH FORUM on: ”Youth at the heart of rights and development” 4-6 December 2012 in Bali, Indonesia. Call for Applications
Forty-three percent of the world’s population is currently under 25. The number of young people is rising fastest in those parts of the world with the lowest economic growth. What does that mean for education, families, jobs, health and sustainability? How can civil society and international agencies work together to build a movement that will put youth interests at the heart of political debate and deliver sustainable results nationally and globally?
The ICPD Beyond 2014 Global Youth Forum aims to address these questions and represents the peak of efforts by UN agencies, young people and civil society to translate the participatory aspirations of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) into a sustainable youth advocacy network. The Global Youth Forum is being delivered in full partnership with youth advocates and will bring together all stakeholders to make recommendations that will influence the global development agenda for the next 20 years.

Empowering Women in Leadership Opportunity

BPW International has secured a tuition scholarship, worth USD3000, for a BPW member to attend this leadership program in Bangkok, Thailand:

Here is a fantastic opportunity to take advantage of world renowned training in Leadership!

There is only one place available to us so here’s what you need to do:

Write to us in 250 – 400 words why you believe that this program will benefit you. Make sure your essay is with us by 5pm Friday 17th August AEST. Please ensure that you also provide your full name, email address, BPW Club you belong to and tell us who is your National President so that we can verify your membership.

A judging panel will read all the essays and choose a winner.

If you are the winner, you will need to organize and pay your own travel expenses including airfares and accommodation. You will also need to write about your experience with the program for the following e-News.

So…what are you waiting for?

Email your entry now to

More info here