An Application Tip For The End of October: The Youth Policy Forum

The Global Forum on Youth Policies will be convened by the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth together with UNDP, UNESCO and the Council of Europe. The 2014 Global Forum on Youth Policies will be hosted by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in the Republic of Azerbaijan in the framework of Azerbaijan’s Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. The team of youthpolicy.org supports the Global Forum. Subsequent (likely) biennial editions will rotate geographically.

For people between the ages of 18 and 35 

Dates of the Forum: 28-30 October

For more information: 
http://www.youthpolicyforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/GFYP_2014_Call_for_applicants.pdf

David Cameron Writes to NATO Leaders Ahead of NATO Summit in Wales 2014

"This will be the first NATO Summit in the United Kingdom since Margaret Thatcher hosted the London Summit in 1990, just as the Cold War was ending. That summit proved a turning point for the alliance as leaders charted a new course for NATO and for a Europe “whole, free and at peace”. In 2014, the world is more unpredictable than ever and we meet at another pivotal moment in the history of the alliance."

Read more: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pm-writes-to-nato-leaders-ahead-of-nato-summit-wales-2014

New Chicago Council Survey - US Views of Russia Fall to Levels Not Seen Since Cold War

New Chicago Council Survey results show that, even before the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17—which some commentators are linking to pro-Russian separatists—American views of Russia have become less positive now than at any time since the Cold War. Yet few consider Russia’s territorial ambitions a critical threat to the United States. This helps to explain why only 30 percent of Americans support a US military intervention in Ukraine if Russia invades the rest of the country. 

Read more: http://www.thechicagocouncil.org/files/Studies_Publications/TaskForcesandStudies/reset_to_regret.aspx

NATO Visit

Ahead of the 60th Anniversary of Turkey’s membership in NATO on 18 February 2012, YATA-Turk had launched a university student essay competition to commemorate Turkey’s membership in the Alliance, which encourages Turkish university students to express their ideas about Today’s NATO and Turkey’s role within the Alliance. With winners of this competition, we organised a visit to NATO HQ in Brussels in 15 October 2012. Here is some featured expressions during the meetings.

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