VIRGIN ISLANDS YOUTH ADVOCACY COALITION, INC.

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DATE: TO: FROM: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 09, 2010 ALL MEDIA VIRGIN ISLANDS YOUTH ADVOCACY COALITION, INC.

CONTACT: PHONE: 340.514.0807/EMAIL: VIYOUTHVOTE@GMAIL.COM Local Attorney & Youth Advocacy Organization Leader Invited to Attend IV World Congress on Child and Adolescent Rights The Virgin Islands Youth Advocacy Coalition, Inc. (VIYAC), formerly known as the Virgin Islands Youth Activists, Inc., announces that President Genevieve Whitaker has been invited to attend the IV World Congress on Child and Adolescent Rights which will take place in San Juan, Puerto Rico from November 15 18, 2010. President Whitaker plans on leading a delegation of students to attend this most important youth conference. Defensores PROCDN, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the rights of children and adolescents, has undertaken the planning and execution of the event. The primary objective is to provide an academic, scientific and professional space of encounter for the multidisciplinary and multisectoral exchange of ideas, knowledge and experiences regarding the human rights of children and adolescents. At the same time, the Congress encompasses a Youth Forum for the active and effective participation of adolescent delegates from multiple countries. The Congress is an internationally renowned event and this is the first time it is being held in a United States jurisdiction. Organizers of the conference project that participants will come from over 25 countries comprising of 1,000 adult participants, 150 adolescent delegates, and 100 volunteers. The best interest of children and adolescents: Well‐being and development in the new world economic order, is the central theme of the conference and the following thematic areas will be covered: Poverty, Education, Health, Participation, Identity, and Violence. Here is the link to the Conference’s website: http://www.childrightscongress.org/overview.php. For more information and if you are interested in serving on the delegation (you must be between the age of 14 and 20) contact us at: 340.514.0807 or send us an email to: viyouthvote@gmail.com. *VIYAC is a youth-led civic organization committed to advocating for youth rights and inclusion in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Link to Concept Document: http://www.scribd.com/doc/31930330/Concept-Document-VI-Youth-Advocacy-Coalition-Inc

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