WHO ARE WE
The World Youth Foundation (WYF) " an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations" is an international non-governmental organization which was
launched in 1994 with the aim to promote research, development
and documentation of youth programmes beneficial to youths
worldwide. The Foundation’s headquarters is located in it’s very
own complex called The World Youth Foundation Complex based in Malacca, Malaysia. WYF’s is headed by Rt. Hon Datuk Ali Rustam
which is also the Chief Minister of Melaka and is assisted by a Board
The Foundation seeks to support the work of the UN and the World
Programme of Action for Youth to the Year 2000 and Beyond as well as
the Millennium Development Goals. The Foundation has organized various
seminars/meetings, conferences/dialogues for youth in areas such as
population, HIV/AIDS, human rights, education, environment, sustainable
development terrorism, racism, entrepreneurship, globalization,
culture, drug and substance abuse etc.
Through it’s programmes the Foundation seeks to engage and empower
young people on a range of issues, besides giving young people the
opportunity to share best practices, networking and learning through
people -to-people exchange.
The Foundation has good working relationship with all its major
stakeholder i.e the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia, all UN
agencies, the World Bank, World Association of National Youth
Organization (WANGO), Taking IT Global Canada, Clean Up the World
Australia, the ASEAN Secretariat, the Commonwealth Secretariat, local
government, non-government organizations, regional and multilateral
institutions, donors, corporate companies etc.
In February 2007, the Foundation received the ‘Civil Society Status from United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)’ as a recognition for raising awareness among young people on the issues affecting our environment.
To become a world class youth Foundation by understanding and fulfilling the needs of youth and their organizations.
To promote goodwill and understanding amongst youth through organizing training, seminars, conference and exchange programs.
To promote research, development and documentation of youth programmes beneficial to youth worldwide.
Some of the objectives of the Foundation are:
• To receive, raise, manage and administer funds
to further the educational, cultural and socio-economic, political and
cultural improvement of youth at national, regional and
• To identify, encourage, promote and facilitate
the expansion of innovative and suitable educational, social, cultural,
environmental and humanitarian work conducted by youth movements and
• To liaise and establish an organizational
network with local and international governments and non-government
agencies, and financing institutions which are actively involved in the
field of Youth and human resource development;
• To provide support facilities for research and
documentation in the area of youth development and related challenges
• To promote and strengthen peace, progress and prosperity among young people throughout the the world.
Since its inception the Foundation has provided a platform for the interchange of ideas among youth organisations both locally and internationally. Through its programmes the Foundation seeks to empower young people on a range of issues. The Foundation has organised various seminars/meetings, conferences/ dialogues for youth in areas such as population, HIV/AIDS, human rights, education, environment, sustainable development, terrorism, racism, entrepreneurship, globalisation, culture, substance abuse, peace and conflict resolution etc. The Foundation seeks to support the work of the UN and support the World Programme of Action for Youth to the Year 2000 and Beyond.
Young people from across the globe can get involved in the Foundation’s programmes by:
- Jointly co- organising programmes with the Foundation;
- Actively joining the Foundation’s programmes and it’s follow-up process;
- Being a volunteer with the Foundation;
- By disseminating the work of the Foundation and
- Joining the World Youth Foundation E-groups
Tel: +60 6 2320911
Fax: + 60 6 2323911
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
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