Countdown to Chennai:

2 April 2014 Three new clubs have been announced in the latest New Club Announcement with clubs to be soon chartered in Regions Korea Center, Korea Daegu Gyeongbuk and Korea South. Congratulations to the new clubs, their members and their sponsors.


12 March 2014 Seven new clubs have been announced in the latest New Club Announcement with clubs to be soon chartered in Regions Japan West, Denmark (2), Norway, South West India (2) and Korea Daegu Gyeongbuk. Congratulations to the new clubs, their members and their sponsors.


28 February 2013 Youth World 60 is out now! Download your copy today for all the latest news and reports from Youth activities around the globe.


27 February 2014 Here are the six ICMs/ICMs(E) that will take office from 1 July 2014. From 2014/15, the 21-member council will have six women representatives, five of whom are Area Presidents - a first for YMI. Congratulations to all newly elected officers.


27 February 2014 The results of the 2013/14 International Election were announced last Friday during the welcome dinner of the Mid Year Meeting hosted in Geneva.

Mr Wichian Boonmapajorn from Bangkok, Thailand, has been elected International President Elect of Y's Men International for a period of one year, starting 1 July 2014. On 1 July 2015 he will assume the office of International President for one year.

Read more for results of ICM/ICM(E) elections and participation statistics.


New Intern Selected for 2014/15

18 February 2014 Congratulations to Ms Dominique Fernandez-Trelles from Canada who has been appointed to the position of Youth Intern for 2014/15.

Ms Fernandez-Trelles has an Honours Bachelor Degree in Applied Science in Family and Community Social Services and is currently working at the Toronto Sheppard YMCA. She will begin working at the International Headquarters in September.

 

18 February 2014 The Alliance for Malaria Prevention (AMP) Partners' meeting is currently underway at the Geneva headquarters of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

Y's Men International is represented along with the many partners within the Alliance, including the IFRC, UNICEF, WHO and other actors from civil society, non-government and the public and private sectors.


11 February 2014 Twenty-six new clubs have been announced in the latest New Club Announcement with clubs chartered recently or in the coming days in the Philippines, Central India, Mid West India, South India, South West India and Korea South. Congratulations to the new clubs, their members and their sponsors.


Danish YMCA/YWCA Delegation Visits IHQ

6 February 2014 Y’s Men International's Headquarters (IHQ) in Geneva recently welcomed members of the International Committee of YMCA/YWCA in Denmark.

The committee members and IHQ staff had a great afternoon together where visions were shared and possibilities for collaboration were discussed.

With Denmark as the biggest YMI Region in Europe and second largest Internationally, there are significant opportunities to strengthen the already firm relationship between the two organisations, at both local and international levels.

Pictured (L-R) are Tinna Rós Steinsdóttir (Youth Intern) Gritt Rhinstrøm, Maria Haahr Jensen, Gitte Berle, Filip Hove Kristensen, Margrethe Svenstrup Thomassen and ISG Takao Nishimura.

Malaria Deaths 100% Preventable

17 January 2014 Y's Men International, together with a multitude of partners, is supporting the the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in the fight against malaria. Even though the disease is 100% preventable and treatable, it is expected to be responsible for 700,000 deaths this year and more than 91% of those deaths will occur in Africa. Support the RBM campaign - and our aim to raise 500,000 CHF - and put an end to this needless loss of life.

15 January 2014 Three new clubs will be chartered across India and Korea in the coming days with several more clubs to be announced for January. Congratulations to the new clubs, their members and their sponsors.


17 December 2013 Stuck for ideas??? Not only does this following video show how you can use local media to publicise your club's work but also shows one great idea to raise money. Consider contacting local news and media outlets to showcase your club's work as we approach the "Week4You" Global Promotion Week in week 4 of January 2014.

IYC Subsidy Applications Open

5 December 2013 The 15th International Youth Convocation will be held in Chennai, India, from 4 to 10 August 2014. IHQ is offering travel subsidies for young people that are interested in attending the convocation and applications are now open. Applications close 20 January 2014.


2 December 2013 Seven new clubs will be chartered across India and Korea in the coming weeks. Congratulations to the new clubs, their members and their sponsors.


22 November 2013 Y's Men's World 1 - 2013/14 is now available in English. Among many other great stories, read about important changes to Special Dues and Youth Membership Dues, the YMCA's 'Change Agent' programme and more about funding available to your club to reduce carbon emissions.


22 November 2013 At the International Council Meeting 2013 in Manila it was decided that from 1 July 2016 all members of Y's Men International will pay 100% of International Dues. This effectively means that we will no longer have anything called ‘Special Dues’ or ‘Youth Membership’ at International level.


30 October 2013 Since the inception of the TOF-GPF programme in 1973, Y’s Men International has contributed around US$ 6,100,000 to various YMCA and community projects and emergencies around the world.

Today, ten newly approved projects and 26 ongoing projects in a total of 13 countries and geographical areas are supported by TOF-GPF.

Both a summary of those projects and the donation calendars for February 2014 are now available on the website.


29 October 2012 It is again time for the International Election, one of the most participative processes in our movement. It is the right and duty of clubs to take part in the election process and it is the responsibility of all Regional Directors to motivate the clubs in their Region to vote.

Voting closes at 5.00pm (17.00) on Friday 31 January 2014, Geneva (Central European) Time.


25 October 2013 Youth World is out now! Download your copy today for all the latest news and reports from Youth activities around the globe.


14 October 2013 Fifteen new clubs will be chartered in the coming days and weeks - one in Denmark, three in Central India, six in Mid West India, two in South West India, one in South India, one in West India and one in Korea South. Congratulations to the new clubs, their members and their sponsors.


14 October 2013 Y's Menettes Project Coordinator Gurli Holm has prepared an update on their current project, the "Centre for HIV – AIDS Awareness Programme and Educational Support to AIDS Affected/Infected Destitute Children, Kerala, India".


14 October 2013 International President Poul V. Thomsen is a busy man. Being IP demands many trips and meetings and many emails to be answered but he also knows how to unwind and take time off. Europe Area Webmaster Knud Erik Hansen recently talked with Poul to learn more.


08 October 2013 The Week of Prayer starts on the 2nd Sunday of November, and runs up to, and including, the following Saturday. The theme for this year’s Week of Prayer is “Be the Change” and it will take place from November 10 to 16. Peace Day is on the Saturday at the end of that week.


Intern Working to Strengthen Partnerships

2 October 2013 Since arriving at IHQ, new Youth Intern Ms Tinna Rós Steinsdóttir has attended numerous meetings and networking opportunities, most notably several parallel events to the recent 24th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. She is pictured above (far right) during another meeting with our counterparts at the Geneva office of the World Alliance of YMCAs. Pictured with her are Mr Mikhail Guskov (YMCA Russia and WAY consultant), Ms Selma Zaidi (WAY Senior Executive Secretary for Movement Strengthening and Resource Mobilization), Mr Michal Szymanczak (YMCA Europe Senior Executive Secretary), Rev Johan Vilhelm Eltvik (WAY Secretary General) and Mr and Mrs Terry Radcliff (Past President of YMCA Europe).

20 September 2013 Seven new clubs will be chartered in India in the coming days and weeks - two in Mid West India and five in South India. Congratulations to the new clubs, their members and their sponsors.


13 September 2013 Twelve new clubs will be chartered in India in the coming days and weeks - one in Central India, eight in Mid West India, one in South West India and two in West India. Congratulations to the new clubs, their members and their sponsors.


 

New Clubs! Spread the News!  -  15. of January 2014

A New Club Announcement is now ready. It contains updates on new clubs chartered.

New Clubs! Spread the News!  -  14. of October 2013

A New Club Announcement is now ready. It contains updates on new clubs chartered.

Let's Take a Minute with... The IP  -  14. of October 2013

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