11 World Scout Youth Forum & 39-th World Scout Conference
11th World Scout Youth Forum
The 11th WSYF took place in Blumenau, Brazil, 3 - 6 January 2011, just prior to the 39th World Scout Conference. 160 participants from more than 65 different countries attend this event. The Eurasia region was represented by 4 countries: Azerbaijan, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation and Ukraine.
During the WSYF delegates had adopted more than 30 recommendations, discussed a lot of important questions by attending sessions and workshops (the most common topics were: youth involvement, youth empowerment, leadership, membership of NSOs, future scouting, youth projects, financing). Our representatives presented Eurasia Region during one of international coffee-breaks, had fun during diverse evening programs, met new friends.
One of the most important points of the program was election of 6 new Youth advisers of World Scout Committee. The new Youth Advisors were selected from Lebanon, Brazil, Denmark, Norway, Jordan and Republic of Moldova – Doina Postica.
We congratulate Doina with election and wish good luck in such exciting but very responsible work!
39th World Scout Conference
The 39th World Scout Conference was held 10-14 January 2011 at Estação Convention Center in Curitiba, Brazil.
At this event participated around 2000 scouts (delegates, observers, guests), including the participants from the forum, from about 137 countries.
Eurasia Region was represented by 6 countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation and Ukraine. Belarus received the official document as a new member of WOSM of way of solemn ceremony.
Our delegates had opportunity to meet representatives of all regions and almost all countries and discuss possible projects, liaisons and new cooperation as almost all NSOs International Commissioners, Presidents and chairmen gathered in one place.
During a 6 day period, the Conference went through a variety of topics like: amendments to World Constitution and recommendations, Elections of Committee members, further Jamboree, Moot, Conference and Forum. Also a lot of different reports were presented at the Conference: Secretary General, Treasurer, Committee Chairman, a lot of heads of staff, representatives of Brazil Government and City Hall.
6 new World Scout Committee members were elected:
· Ms. Karin Ahlback, Finland
· Mr. Abdullah Alfahad, Saudi Arabia
· Mr. Joao Concalves, Portugal
· Mr. Marcel Ledjou, Ivory Coast
· Mrs. Mari Nakano, Japan
· Mr. Daniel Ownby, USA
The WSC members this time elected for a period of three years, not six as the previous elections.
The new elected Chairperson is Simon Rhee, South Korea.
The countries of further world events were elected at the Conference as well:
· Slovenia will hosts the 12th World Scout Youth Forum and the 40th World Scout Conference in 2014
· Iceland will hosts World Scout Moot in 2017
· Mexico, USA and Canada (they formed a mutual invitation) will host World Scout Jamboree in 2019
The innovation was implementing during Conference in Brazil - for the first time the World Scout Conference had been streaming plenary sessions live from the venue, for those who cannot be there in person.
Overall, the Youth Forum and Conference were very intense and challenging and at the same time gave opportunity for delegates of Eurasia Region to establish new partnership, meet new friends and discuss possible future events and joint projects.
You can find reports and impressions of Eurasia’ delegates in attach.
Eurasia’ delegates reports:
Azerbaijan report (russian) 298.20 kB
Belorus report (russian) 47.62 kB
Moldova report (english) 42.53 kB
Ukraine report (russian) 50.24 kB