Date : 01 – 08 August, 2015
Venue : Phnom Penh & Sihanouk Ville, Cambodia
Target Group : Youth, age 18-35 from the Asia-Pacific Region and beyond
Registration Deadline : 24 – April – 2015, 11:59PM (Cambodian Time, GMT + 7)
Throughout history, nations have been in conflict with each other; empires have expanded and shrunk over the ages. People have died on both sides of the conflict and blame is always put onto the other side rather than our own. This has led to mistrust, fear and hatred against the “other”. The 21st Asia Pacific Youth Conference (APYC) an annual international program of Initiatives of Change International, aims to bring together people from all the nations in the Asia Pacific region and beyond for honest reflections on the past, active engagement in the present, and bold actions for the future. APYC believes youth can con-tribute to a just, peaceful and sustainable world at the individual, country, regional and global level, when they as the leaders of tomorrow live up to their potential and bring about social and global changes by ful-filling their roles and responsibilities.
Plenary Sessions Addressing social and global concerns Harmony in society: exploring personal roles and re-sponsibilities in a globalized world in the 21st century Dynamic of being a change maker Ethical Leadership: just governance for all and at all levels Trust-building: breaking down the wall of hatred and indifference
Programs and Activities Interactive plenary sessions with panelists addressing relevant important issues Training sessions exploring the idea and practice of Change at all levels Workshops on a range of topics relevant to the youth and their responsibilities in social and global changes In-depth sharing of personal spiritual growth Cultural and creative presentations from respective
The fee is USD350 (exclude airfare). Fee covers local transportation, accommodation, meal, conference kits and other conference materials. The fee is paid upon the arrival. The very limited scholarships are available (see the registration form) under the deci-sion of the ICA and APYC international committee. International Participants are not covered for the ear-ly arrival or the extra stays after conference. Home-stay can be provided upon the request.
Nationals of certain countries do not need a visa to enter Cambodia but others do. Please check with the Cambodian Embassy/Representative Office in your respective country for visa arrangement be-forehand. An invitation letter is issued by the con-ference organizers to support participants for visa application and leave permission purpose at school/workplace upon the inquiry.
International participants are advised to buy travel and health insurance for the emergency matters.
International participants are advised to land at Phnom Penh International Airport/Bus Station on 1st August 2015. The latest arrival should be at 4:00pm. The official opening ceremony starts at 7:00pm in Phnom Penh. Local pick-up team is sent to welcome everyone at the airport (by flight) or the bus station (by bus).
The conference ends at 12:15pm on 8th August at Sihanouk Ville. Lunch is served there. Participants are expected to leave Sihanouk Ville for Phnom Penh together at 2:00pm. International partici-pants are advised to book their outbound flights on 8th August 2015, around 11:00pm or 9th August 2015 (morning, afternoon or evening) according to your preference. Home-stay can be provided on 8th August night.
Ms. SROEUN Dany (+85516288872)
Ms. CHEA Sotheavy (+85517477992)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Website: www.apyc.iofc.org (online registration)
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