Unipro Speech on Filipino Youth Leaders

In my young life, having been engaged in international affairs, it is always the things that I have done for my country, that I am proud of the most. The UniPro Summit, held in St. John's University in New York from June 2 - 5 , brings young Filipino leaders together to promote unity in our community, and educating young Filipinos on who we are, and where we come from. I have had the honor of being asked to speak at the Summit on how young filipinos are engaging in international climate negotiations. Unfortunately, I am in the Philippines at the moment and unable to attend the summit, I have however made this short video to show at the summit to talk about "Youth Mobilization & Global Climate Politics."

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June Speaking Engagements

In the first week of June, I will be speaking about "Youth Mobilization & Global Climate Politics" at the Pre-World Leadership Conference and the UniPro Summit in NYC. As I am currently based in the Philippines, both of the talks will be administered via web. I love that technology gives me the opportunity to connect to people around the world regardless of my physical absence.
On June 2, 2011 I will be speaking to Filipino youth leaders at the UniPro Summit. Pilipino American Unity for Progress (“UniPro”), is a not-for-profit organization comprised of young professionals, students and youth to provide a safe space for honest dialogue for Pilipino identified communities to identify local, regional, and global issues of Pilipino interest. Steven Raga, an impressive young man currently pursuing law at Harvard, invited me to do a short spiel on how young Filipinos are engaging in climate change affairs in our country. He also nominated my work as part of the "Top 30 under 30" Filipinos for their upcoming magazine. I am excited to be speaking about Philippine youth leaders and Climate Change to Young Filipino Leaders at the The UniPro Summit in NYC. It is always an honor to be recognized by my fellow “kababayan.”
On June 5, World Environment Day, I will be doing a webinar session on “Youth Mobilization & Global Climate Politics” for the Pre-World Leadership Conference online. The World Leadership Conference 2011 is dedicated to pave the way towards the Rio + 20 as a consultation for the Asia and Pacific region. However, it is also important for all of us to learn more about the Rio Summit and how the world stands 20 years later, hence the Rio + 20 in 2012. The project is run by Environmental Challenge Organisation - Singapore, and it is supported by UNEP, the government of Singapore, National University of Singapore, and various youth organizations globally. Wilson Ang, founder and President of ECO-Singapore, is also a good friend and one of the hardest working people I know. Since I had met Wilson in 2009 in preparations of COP15, he has been an inspiration to myself, as he is with many other young people globally. I take pride in seeing my friends grow and excel into the leaders that they deserve to become.
Celebrate World Environment Day this Sunday with Ms Esperanza Garcia. The topic is an apt representation of the principle of WLC:
Topic: Youth Mobilization & Global Climate Politics

Time: 8am GMT

Date: 5 June, Sunday
If you are interested in joining the webinar, follow this link: http://worldleadershipconference.org

Calling all passionate young Filipinos (and Filipinos at heart!)

Calling all passionate young Filipinos!

The Philippine Youth Delegation is now on its 3rd year in facilitating Filipino Delegates to the Climate Change Negotiations. As we are now preparing for the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference COP17/CMP7 or the (17th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the Climate Change Convention/ 7th meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol), the Philippine Youth Delegation is in need of passionate young individuals who will take part in this event. This will be from November 28‐ December 9, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.

I am proud of my colleagues who are continuing on with the legacy of giving other Philippine youth the opportunity to represent our country and our generation in international climate negotiations.