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Our Mission: "To Bring About a Ten-Percent Reduction in Child and Youth Violence, Bullying, and Abuse, through Volunteerism, Education, and Teamwork"

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The Global Partnership for Child and Youth Violence, Bullying, and Abuse, Prevention Education (GPVPE)
YouthAlert! (YA!) in 2018 has created the Global Partnership for Violence Prevention Education (GPVPE) who’s mission is to bring this type of programming to child and youth worldwide. The GPVPE is listed in the United Nations Partnerships for the SDG’s, #SDGAction24312. This is a global registry of voluntary commitments and multi-stakeholder partnerships, facilitating global engagement of all stakeholders in support of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.  Link
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United Nations (U.N.) Rights of the Child Resolution 2017


YouthAlert! (YA!), in cooperation with several U. N. Member States, was successful in getting groundbreaking language on youth violence prevention education included in 2017's “Rights of the Child” (RoC) Resolution in the U.N. 72nd General Assembly. The RoC Resolution was officially passed on Sunday, December 24, 2017, by the entire U.N. 72nd General Assembly. The was not one "no" vote. Uruguay was the main sponsor of 2017 resolution. Here is a link to the RoC Resolution, document A/72/435. The paragraph YouthAlert! (YA!) worked to include on is on page 31, under Operative Paragraph (O.P) 35 (k). It reads as follows:

 

“To accelerate efforts to scale up scientifically accurate age-appropriate comprehensive education, relevant to cultural contexts, that provides adolescent girls and boys, young women and men, in and out of school, consistent with their evolving capacities, and with appropriate direction and guidance from parents and legal guardians, with information on sexual and reproductive health, gender equality and women’s empowerment, human rights, physical, psychological and pubertal development and power in relationships between women and men, to enable them to build self-esteem and informed decision-making, communication and risk reduction skills and develop respectful relationships, in full partnership with young people, parents, legal guardians, caregivers, educators and health-care providers in order to protect them from violence;”

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United Nations (U.N.) Culture of Peace Resolution 2017


YouthAlert! (YA!), in cooperation with several U.N. Member States, was also successful in getting child violence, bullying, and abuse, prevention education language included in this year’s “Follow-up to the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace” Resolution, Operative Paragraph (O.P.) 10, which was passed by the United Nations 72nd General Assembly on December 11, 2017. Here is the link to the document A/72/L.30, where this year’s “Culture of Peace” Resolution was presented. This year’s main sponsor of this "Culture of Peace” Resolution was Bangladesh. Operative Paragraph (O.P.) 10 reads as follows:

 

“Urges the appropriate authorities to provide age-appropriate education in children’s schools that builds a culture of peace, including lessons in mutual understanding, tolerance, active and global citizenship and human rights;

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According to the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child “a child means every human being below the age of eighteen years unless under the law applicable to the child, majority is attained earlier.” (CRC, September 2, 1990).
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A U.N. General Assembly resolution is not binding on nations but represents world opinion, and the political will, of the 193 U.N. Member States.

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YouthAlert! (YA!) - Win The War! Against Violence on July 27, 2017 was granted Special Consultative Status to the United Nations (U.N.) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Consultative Status provides NGOs with access

to not only ECOSOC, but also to its many subsidiary bodies, to the various human rights mechanisms

of the United Nations, ad-hoc processes on small arms, as well as special events organized by the

President of the General Assembly.The 19 countries in the U.N. ECOSOC Committee on NGO's that gave their

recommendation were: Azerbaijan, Burundi, China, Cuba, Greece, Guinea, India, Iran, Israel, Mauritania, Nicaragua,

Pakistan, Russian Federation, South Africa, Sudan, Turkey, United States of America, Uruguay and

Venezuela (Bolivarian Rep.). 54 U.N. Member States adopted the Committee's draft decision.

  

Information Page      Meeting Report       Final Report

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YouthAlert! (YA!) VBPHP Correlates Directly with the 17 U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

 

Target 5.2 Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation

 

Target 5.3 Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

 

Target 16.1 Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere

 

Target 16.2 End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children

On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.  Link   Official Document PDF

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YouthAlert! (YA!) programs and initiatives correlates directly with all four “Prevention” points in the U.N. Security Council Resolution No. 2250 on Youth Security


10. Urges Members States to facilitate an inclusive and enabling environment in which youth actors, including youth from different backgrounds, are recognised and provided with adequate support to implement violence prevention activities and support social cohesion;

 

11. Stresses the importance of creating policies for youth that would positively contribute to peacebuilding efforts, including social and economic development, supporting projects designed to grow local economies, and provide youth employment opportunities and vocational training, fostering their education, and promoting youth entrepreneurship and constructive political engagement;

 

12. Urges Member States to support, as appropriate, quality education for peace that equips youth with the ability to engage constructively in civic structures and inclusive political processes;

 

13. Calls on all relevant actors to consider instituting mechanisms to promote a culture of peace, tolerance, intercultural and interreligious dialogue that involve youth and discourage their participation in acts of violence, terrorism, xenophobia, and all forms of discrimination;

On December 9, 2015, the United Nations Security Council, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2250, Urges Member States to Increase Representation of Youth in Decision-Making at All Levels  Link    Report PDF

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A adopted United Nations Security Council Resolution is binding on all 193 U.N. Member States.
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YouthAlert! (YA!) - Win The War! Against Violence is an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSCO) in the United Nations. 2 Pages PDF

YouthAlert! (YA!) - Win The War! Against Violence is associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI). Accreditation with other UN entities: WHO, UNDCP, UNHRC, UNICEF, UNESCO.
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YouthAlert! (YA!) and the United States United Nations Ambassador
"Thank you for the work you do." The most Honorable U.S. U.N. Ambassador Nikki R. Haley, December 2017
YouthAlert! (YA!) and U.N. ECOSOC President, Ambassador H. E. Mrs. Marie Chatardova
YouthAlert! (YA!) and U.N. ECOSOC Marc-André Dorel, Chief, NGO Branch
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YouthAlert! (YA!) with U.N. Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth Office, Saskia Schellekens, Special Advisor
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YouthAlert! (YA!) and UNICEF Clarice da Silva e Paula, Child Protection Specialist and UNICEF End Violence Against Children, The Global Partnership, Gerry Dyer, Chief of Office.
YouthAlert! (YA!) and UNESCO, Director Marie Roudil, Lily Gray, N.Y.C., Christophe Cornu, Paris, France
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YouthAlert! (YA!) and World Health Organization (WHO), Werner Obermeyer, Sohie Evekin, N.Y.C. - Etienne Krug, Alexander Butchart, Geneva, Switzerland - Isabella Danel, Alessandra C. Guedes, PAHO, Washington, D.C.
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YouthAlert! (YA!) at World Health Organizaiton (WHO) 8th Milestones of a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention Meeting. Translating Sustainable Development Goal violence prevention targets into national and local action. Shaw Convention Centre, Ottawa, Canada, 19-20 October 2017.
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I take this opportunity to commend you for the work your organization is doing youth violence prevention.”

Njanja Fassu, Senior Political Affairs Officer, Peacebuilding Support Office, United Nations.

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YouthAlert! (YA!) and Francisco Quesney, Specialist, the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, N.Y.C.
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YouthAlert! (YA!) with the U.N. African Union Delegation, and at the U.N. Missions of Central African Republic, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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YouthAlert! (YA!) and H.E. Honorable Einar Gunnarsson, Ambassador to Iceland, Chair, Third Committee, U.N. 72nd General Assembly.
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YouthAlert! (YA!) and United Nations General Assembly President's Advisor, Nikola Ivezaj, Stakeholders Relations, Civil Society and Private Sector Outreach.
YouthAlert! (YA!) with Jeffery Brez, Martina Donlon and Filipe Queipo, United Nations Department of Public Information, New York City
YouthAlert! (YA!) with the most Honorable U.N. Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Cho Tae-yul Permanent Representative, of the Republic of Korea U.N. Mission
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