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RASIT is Now Accepting Youth Applications for Internship Program within its UN
Operation. For further information please contact Mr. Richard Jordan at

Flaming Volunteerism in the Youth of Today, the Leaders of Tomorrow.  

Nour El-Assaad and Ramzi Sinno named RASIT Youth Representatives to the United
Nations for the year 2015

"YOUTH ADVOCACY CENTER" a New Program of RASIT World Youth League
As “Partners in Policymaking” The Advocacy Center is an innovative model of leadership
training for Youth.  It is designed to provide state-of-the-art knowledge about issues and
policies related to issues that matter Youth life, and to develop participant competencies to
become more effective in influencing policy development at all levels. The overall intent is to
achieve a productive partnership between Youth and those in position to make policy. To join
please contact us.
RASIT and FCCIAL Signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation
in Arab Youth Empowerment and Development Programs

The Federation of Chambers of Commerce Industry & Agriculture in Lebanon (FCCIAL) and the
Royal Academy of Science International Trust (RASIT) signed on Tuesday September 25 2012 a
memorandum of understanding aiming for cooperation in Arab Youth Empowerment and
Development Programs.  High levels of dignities, diplomats, businessmen, and youth attended the

RASIT and FCCIAL will provide internship and training programs within the FCCIAL and its corporate
members.  In addition to workshops and support Youth studies and research, both RASIT and
FCCIAL will organize an annual conference on the role of Arab Youth in Development.  

The President of FCCIAL Mr. Mohammed Choukeir and the Executive Director of RASIT HRH Dr
Princess Nisreen El-Hashemite announced for the launching of The “RASIT-FCCIAL Arab Youth
Excellence Award.  This yearly award will honor Arab Youth in various fields such as business,
science and technology, social sciences, and arts.

For further information about the programs, please contact us.
our theme remains
“Invest in Future Leaders”
World Youth League
The Royal Academy of Science International Trust
at the heart of Science, Education, Economy, Arts & Sustainable Development

    the Future
"As the world changes with unprecedented speed,
young people are proving to be invaluable partners
who can advance meaningful solutions. Youth
movements and student groups are challenging
traditional power structures and advocating a new
social contract between States and societies.
Young leaders have contributed fresh ideas, taken
proactive measures, and mobilized through social
media as never before. I applaud the millions of
young people who are protesting for rights and
participation, addressing staggering levels of youth
unemployment, raising their voices against
injustice, and advocating global action for people
and the planet."
    Mr. Ban Ki-moon's
    United Nations Secretary-General
    International Youth Day 2015.
Prepared by the United Nations Department of
Economic and Social Affairs, the World Youth Report
on Youth Civic Engagement explores young people's
participation in economic, political and community life,
responding to growing interest in, and an increased
policy focus on, youth civic engagement in recent
years among Governments, young people and
researchers. The Report provides thematic insights on
economic, political and community engagement,
coupled with expert opinion pieces so as to provide
robust and varied perspectives into youth engagement.

In offering fresh perspectives and innovative ideas on
youth engagement, the Report is intended to serve as
an impetus and tool for dialogue, policy discussion
and action between youth and government.

Featured Article
Bilal Wazir, an Iraqi Student at Bahçeşehir University,Istanbul - Turkey, designs the
Logo of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
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