Thursday, August 12, 2010

House of Light Foundation has launched its initiative (Ethra’a) to promote dialogue and mutual understanding

House of Light Foundation has launched its initiative (Ethra’a) to promote dialogue and mutual understanding

Aden – Special:

Today, "International Year of Youth" has been launched in all over the world coinciding with August 12th known as World Youth Day under the slogan of “dialogue and mutual understanding" that is the 25th anniversary of World Youth day since it was first celebrated in 1985.

Thus, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted on December 18th 2009 , resolution number (A/RES/64/134) Which was proclaimed to start the International Year for youth starting from 12 August 2010.

Launched in all parts of the world "International Year of Youth" to coincide with World Youth Day August 12 under the slogan of “dialogue and mutual understanding “, which marks the 25th anniversary to celebrate that started to be celebrated on1985.

In a letter sent by him on the occasion of this day, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki Mon says:” During the International Year, the United Nations and its youth organization partners will focus on the need to encourage dialogue and understanding across generations, cultures and religions. In a world in which different peoples and traditions are coming into closer, more frequent contact than ever before, it is crucial that young people learn how to listen intently, empathize with others, acknowledge divergent opinions, and be able to resolve conflicts. Few endeavors are more important than nurturing these skills, and educating young people about human rights, for in them we not only see the next generation of leaders, but also crucial stakeholders of today. Let us also recognize that older generations themselves stand to learn a great deal from the experiences and examples of young people as they come of age in a world of accelerating interconnectedness “.

And added: “As we launch this International Year, let us acknowledge and celebrate what youth can do to build a safer, more just world. Let us strengthen our efforts to include young people in policies, programmes and decision-making processes that benefit their futures and ours “.

Thus, House of Light Foundation (Aden- Yemen) has launched its initiative called (Ethra'a), means (Enrichment) in English, coinciding with The International Youth Day to enforce dialogue and mutual understanding through working jointly with regional and international organizations and entities.

It is important to mention that House of Light Foundation is an independent nongovernmental organization, based in Aden city. It aims to impact and place positive social change in the community through finding effective leaderships and build capacities along with development and its demands.