Aimlessly Drifting Youths: Their Minds and Actions
The IYF World Camp invites highly esteemed individuals from the public and private sector to speak to participants in a large group setting. Whether an account of personal history or sharing their secret ingredients of success, guest lecturers at the Leadership Symposium speak on what shaped their framework of thinking and paved their way to become leaders.
On July 5th, IYF World Camp-Korea will hold the 2012 Minister of Youth World Forum & IYF Leaders Forum for University Students. Ministers of youth and city mayors from 20 countries, along with 200 students from 80 different countries, will come together to discuss main topic: “Aimlessly Drifting Youths: Their Minds and Actions”
The Joint Declaration of 2011 Minister of Youth World Forum
To address the youth problems and to provide proper values for youths worldwide, the 2011 Minister of Youth World Forum was held in Busan on July 8, 2011, with 10 ministers of 10 countries, and 10 deputy ministers of 10 countries participating.
The discussion of this forum provided profound insight on the kinds of the current state of youths in the nations, and the steps needed to better the state. The representatives of these countries, recognizing the importance of the role of the youths for the future of each nation and that significant steps were necessary to improve the current state, declared as follows:
1. The participants through the forum have come to understand that it is extremely important to plan, develop, and act upon measures and programs that will not only nurse current youth problems but to build an infrastructure in each nation to ensure improvement in health and success of youths in the future
2. It was observed that the problems of youth span across the different sectors of society, including health, education, finance, lack of awareness of available resources, and general way of thought and life. Hence, the parti cipants agree that the approach to tacking the problem of youth must be from many angles to address the diversity of the problems of youth.
3. The participants have agreed to develop programs to result in higher employment of young people, reform the educational system to create higher admission and retention rates, implement programs in sex education, health, and sanitation, develop community programs to create positive outlets to deter youths from anti-social and anti-self development.
4. It was observed that much of the youth problems were rooted in the lack of youths being taught discipline, self-control, temperance, and the lack of general hope about their future. The participants agreed that the IYF programs such as mind lectures have been extremely effective in bringing about true change, which happens in the hearts of the youths, and that the participants should work together to promote them in their respective countries.
5. It was acknowledged that programs such as the IYF World Camp which has been held in over 50 countries, have had a profound impact on the participating youths, in instilling in them the proper mindset, discipline, and hope to lead them to a brighter future. The participating ministers agreed to promote the IYF World Camps both through various channels.
6. The International Youth Fellowship Advisory Committee will also check and cooperate closely with the participants of the Forum to continue development of programs and ideas for youth reform.
Chairman of the International Youth Fellowship Advisory Committee, Pastor Ock Soo Park, appointed each minister as members to International Youth Fellowship Advisory Committee.
July 8, 2011