#IUSYcongress2018: Membership applications

COVER: Membership applications

You may find below the Membership applications of the  youth political organisations which applied to

  • become Observer Member of IUSY
  • become Full Member of IUSY
  • or be re-admitted to IUSY

The Membership applications will be discussed by the 33rd IUSY World Congress in Montenegro next weekend, on 16th and 17th of February.

The Congress will discussed total 29 Membership applications.

from Africa

OBSERVER MEMBER SEEKING FULL MEMBERSHIP

  1. UESARIO – Western Sahara

ORGANISATIONS SEEKING RE-ADMISSIONS

  1. JFPI – Ivory Coast
  2. ANCYL – South Africa

ORGANISATIONS SEEKING OBSERVER MEMBERSHIP

  1. JPSD – Benin
  2. BCPYL – Botswana
  3. IYEC – Cameroun
  4. JCC – DR Congo
  5. REJEPAC – DR Congo
  6. UDPS – DR Congo
  7. NUEYS – Eritrea
  8. MJU Gabon
  9. JS – Morocco
  10. SWAPO – Namibia

from America

ORGANISATIONS SEEKING RE-ADMISSIONS

  1. JR – Argentina
  2. AD – Venezuela

ORGANISATIONS SEEKING OBSERVER MEMBERSHIP

  1. MCDN – Ecuador
  2. JM – Messico
  3. RJ – Mexico
  4. JR:MRS – Nicaragua
  5. UWISSC – Trinidad and Tobago
  6. J PDS – Venezuela

from Asia-Pacific

ORGANISATIONS SEEKING OBSERVER MEMBERSHIP

  1. JK PSF – Pakistan
  2. TYL – Australia

from Europe

OBSERVER MEMBERS SEEKING FULL MEMBERSHIP

  1. CTP Y – Cyprus
  2. Restart.Lv – Latvia

ORGANISATIONS SEEKING OBSERVER MEMBERSHIP

  1. GDY – Georgia
  2. SCA – Kosovo
  3. YSD – Montenegro
  4. SD Platform – Ukraine

from Mediterranean

ORGANISATION SEEKING OBSERVER MEMBERSHIP

  1. YOIK – Iranian Kurdistan
  2. DYUEK Eeast Kurdistan

#IUSYcongress2018 | Candidates / Candidat@s / Candidat(e)s

World Congress 2018 - all the candidates

You may find below the list of Candidates to the IUSY Leadership roles. Candidacies will be discussed and voted in Bečići, Montenegro, during the XXXIII IUSY World Congress 2018, on 16th and 17th of February, 2018.

Candidates are listed in order of application’s receipt time.

Candidates to the role of PRESIDENT:

2 candidates for 1 position

Candidates to the role of SECRETARY GENERAL:

1 candidate for 1 position

Candidates to the roles of VICE-PRESIDENTS:

24 candidates for 19 positions

from the European Committee

9 candidates

from the American Committee

4 candidates

from the African Committee

5 candidates

from the Asia-Pacific Committee

3 candidates

from the Mediterranean Committee

3 candidates

Candidates to the role of CONTROL COMMISSION CHAIR:

2 candidates for 1 position

Candidates to the role of CONTROL COMMISSION MEMBER:

8 candidates for 4 positions

#IUSYcongress2018 | Documents for the discussion

IUSY World Congress 2018 IUSY Congreso Mundial 2018 IUSY Congrés Mondial 2018

The IUSY World Congress 2018 is going to take place in Bečići, Montenegro, from 15th to 18th of February, 2018.

Please find below the documents (resolutions and working-documents) submitted for the discussion of the Congress.

More translations and documents are going to be uploaded on this page in the next days.

Emergency resolutions presented:

Emergency resolutions in English:

  1. Lebanese Economy and Refugee Crisis
  2. BULGARIAN PRESIDENCY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION – REPAIRWORKS OF THREE CONGRESS HALLS. THE POOREST, MOST CORRUPTED AND FASTEST DECREASING POPULATION COUNTRY IN EU
  3. Lebanese Oil and Gas Threats
  4. Stop the Turkish military offensive! Solidarity with Afrin!
  5. International Manifesto of the Youth against Populism, Fundamentalism, Fascism, and the Far Right
  6. Urgent Resolution on the question of Israel and Palestine
  7. Technology for Socialdemocracy

Emergency resolutions in Spanish:

  1. Economia Libanesa y crisis de refugiados
  2. PRESIDENCIA BULGARA DE LA UNIÓN EUROPEA – REPARACIÓN DE TRES SALAS DE CONGRESOS. EL PAÍS DE POBLACIÓN MÁS POBRE, MÁS CORROMPIDO Y MÁS RÁPIDO DE LA UE
  3. Amenazas libanesas de petróleo y gas
  4. Detener la ofensiva militar turca! ¡Solidaridad con Afrin!
  5. Manifiesto Internacional de las Juventudes en contra del Populismo, Fundamentalismo, Fascismo, y la Extrema Derecha
  6. Resolución Urgente sobre la cuestión de Israel y Palestina
  7. Technología para Socialdemocracia

Emergency resolutions in French:

  1. Economie Libanaise et crise des réfugiés
  2. PRÉSIDENCE BULGARE DE L’UNION EUROPÉENNE – REPARATION DE TROIS HALLS DE CONGRÈS. LE PAYS LE PLUS PAUVRE, LE PLUS CORROMPU ET CELUI AVEC LA DIMINUTION DE POPULATION LA PLUS RAPIDE EN EUROPE
  3. Menaces sur le pétrole et le gas libanais
  4. Arrêtez l’offensive militaire turque! Solidarité avec Afrin!
  5. Manifeste international de la jeunesse contre le populisme, le fondamentalisme, le fascisme et l’extrême droite
  6. Résolution urgente sur la question d’Israel et de la Palestine.
  7. Technologie pour la socialdemocracie

Deadline for presenting Emergency Resolutions, Declarations, etc. it was FRIDAY, THE 16TH OF FEBRUARY, AT NOON, CONGRESS TIME.

Deadline for presenting amendments to Emergency Resolutions, Declarations, etc. is SATURDAY, THE 17TH OF FEBRUARY, AT 7AM, CONGRESS TIME at congress@iusy.org.

Please use this form to present your amendment to an Emergency Resolution.

Resolutions presented for the discussion of the Congress:

  1. Resolution presented by SSU and S-Students Sweden, AUF Norway, DSU Denmark, SDY Finland and SONK Finland, SU Faroe Island, SDY Estonia, and UJ Iceland
    [ENGLISH] Abortion laws ensuring women’s rights over their own bodies
    [ESPAÑOL] leyes de aborto que garantizan los derechos de las mujeres sobre sus propios cuerpos
    [FRANÇAIS] L’IUSY réclame des lois sur l’avortement garantissant les droits des femmes sur leur propre corps
    Presented Amendment:
    Amendment n.1 presented by GD Italy
    Enmienda 1 en español
    Amendement 1 en français
  2. Resolution presented by JS Chile
    [ENGLISH] Condemn the US. Government decision to move their embassy to Jerusalem and the threats to countries that votes against their decision
    [ESPAÑOL] Condena al Gobierno de Estados Unidos por la decisión de mover su embajada a Jerusalén
    [FRANÇAIS] Condamner la décision du gouvernement américain de déplacer son ambassade à Jérusalem et les menaces qui pèsent sur les pays qui votent contre leur décision
  3. Resolution presented by SSU and S-Students Sweden, AUF Norway, DSU Denmark, SDY Finland and SONK Finland, SU Faroe Island, SDY Estonia, and UJ Iceland
    [ENGLISH] Criminalise association with terrorist organizations
    [ESPAÑOL] Criminalizar la asociación con organizaciones terroristas
    [FRANÇAIS] Criminaliser l’association avec des organisations terroristes
  4. Resolution presented by FATEH Y and GUPS Palestine
    [ENGLISH] Declaration on the Question of Palestine
    [ESPAÑOL] Declaración sobre la cuestión de Palestina
    [FRANÇAIS] Déclaration sur la question de Palestine
  5. Resolution presented by MJS France
    [ENGLISH] Francophonie
    [ESPAÑOL] Francofonía
    [FRANÇAIS] Francophonie
  6. Resolution presented by GUPS Palestine
    [ENGLISH] Let’s end Shame Democracy GUPS Palestine
    [ESPAÑOL] Permitamos finalizar la vergüenza de la democracia
    [FRANÇAIS] Mettons fin à la démocratie honteuse
  7. Resolution presented by JS Chile
    [ENGLISH] No to impunity for human rights violations in Latin America!
    [ESPAÑOL] No a la impunidad de las violaciones de derechos humanos en Latinoamérica!
    [FRANÇAIS] Non à l’impunité pour les violations des droits de l’homme en Amérique latine!
  8. Resolution presented by JUSO Switzerland, MJS France, FGS Italy, JS Belgium, CSDY Croatia, LY Ireland, SD LP Northern Irland, SJÖ Austria, AKBAYAN Y Philippines
    [ENGISH] On the IUSY World Festival 2017 “We see no border”
    [ESPAÑOL] Resolución sobre el Festival Mundial de IUSY 2017
    [FRANÇAIS] Résolution sur le Festival Mondial IUSY 2017
  9. Resolution presented by MJS Belgium and MJS France
    [ENGLISH] For the right to health guaranteed for everyone, everywhere!
    [ESPAÑOL] Para una garantia de derecho a la salud
    [FRANÇAIS] Pour un droit à la santé garanti pour tous, partout!
  10. Resolution presented by JS Belgium; FGS Italy; MJS France; LY Ireland; MF Slovenia; CSDY Croatia
    [ENGLISH] Progressive global trade policies of the 21st century
    [ESPAÑOL] Resolución sobre políticas comerciales globales progresivas del siglo 21
    [FRANÇAIS] Sur les politiques commerciales mondiales progressistes du XXie siècle
    Presented Amendment:
    Amendment n.1 presented by GD Italy
    Enmienda 1 en Español
    Amendement 1 en français
  11. AYF Philippines, MJS France, FGS Italy, SDLP Youth, MF Slovenia, CSDY Croatia, JS Belgium
    [ENGLISH] Resolution on Sexual Harassment and Sexist Behaviours in Political Parties and Organizations
    [ESPAÑOL] Sobre acoso sexual y comportamientos sexistas en nuestras organizaciones y partidos politicos
    [FRANÇAIS] Résolution sur le harcèlement sexuel et les comportements sexistes dans les partis et organisations politiques
    Presented amendments:
    Amendment n.1 presented by GD Italy
    Enmienda 1 en español
    Amendement 1 en Français
    Amendment n.2 presented by GD Italy
    Enmienda 2 en español
    Amendement 2 en français
  12. Resolution presented by SSU and S-Students Sweden, AUF Norway, DSU Denmark, SDY Finland and SONK Finland, SU Faroe Island, SDY Estonia, and UJ Iceland
    [ENGLISH] Regarding the rise of far-right movements
    [ESPAÑOL] Con respecto al aumento de los movimientos de extrema derecha
    [FRANÇAIS] Résolution de l’IUSY concernant la montée des mouvements d’extrême droite
  13. Resolution presented by JUSOS Germany
    [ENGLISH] The destruction of fortress Europe or what we need are safe and legal migration routes!
    [ESPAÑOL] La destrucción de Fortaleza Europa, o que rutas migratorias seguras y legales son necesarias!
    [FRANÇAIS] La destruction de la forteresse Europe ou ce dont nous avons besoin ce sont des routes de migration sures et légales
  14. Resolution presented by SSU and S-Students Sweden, AUF Norway, DSU Denmark, SDY Finland and SONK Finland, SU Faroe Island, SDY Estonia, and UJ Iceland
    [ENGLISH] Treaty banning nuclear weapons
    [ESPAÑOL] Resolución tratado prohibicion nucleares armas
    [FRANÇAIS] Traité interdisant les armes nucléaires
    Amendment n.1 presented by GD Italy
    Enmienda 1 en español
    Amendement 1 en français
    Amendment n.2 presented by GD Italy
    Enmienda 2 en español
    Amendement 2 en français
  15. Resolution presented by YM Israel
    [ENGLISH] Two-State Solution as the Method to Attain Peace in the Middle East
    [ESPAÑOL] Establecimiento de dos Estados como metodo para lograr la paz en Medio Oriente
    [FRANÇAIS] La solution des deux États comme moyen de parvenir à la paix au Moyen-Orient
  16. Resolution presented by Ujsario Western Sahara
    [ENGLISH] Western Sahara – Africa’s Last Colony
    [ESPAÑOL] Resolution sobre Sahara Occidental
    [FRANÇAIS] Sur le Sahara occidental – Dernière colonie africaine.

Statutory amendments

Communication by the Congress Presidium on the order of discussion.

from JUSO Switzerland

  1. Amendment 1 – en Español – en Français
  2. Amendment 2 – en Español – en Français
  3. Amendment 3 – en Español – en Français
  4. Amendment 4 – en Español – en Français
  5. Amendment 5 – en Español – en Français
  6. Amendment 6 – en Español – en Français
  7. Amendment 7 – en Español – en Français
  8. Amendment 8 – en Español – en Français
  9. Amendment 9 – en Español – en Français
  10. Amendment 10 – en Español – en Français
  11. Amendment 11 – en Español – en Français
  12. Amendment 12 – en Español – en Français
  13. Amendment 13 – en Español – en Français
  14. Amendment 14 – en Español – en Français

from the Presidium

  1. Amendment 1 – en Español – en Français
  2. Amendment 2 – en Español – en Français
  3. Amendment 3 – en Español – en Français
  4. Amendment 4 – en Español – en Français
  5. Amendment 5 – en Español – en Français
  6. Amendment 6 – en Español – en Français
  7. Amendment 7 – en Español – en Français

from the Secretariat

  1. Amendment 1 – en Español – en Français
  2. Amendment 2 – en Español – en Français

from the Asia-Pacific Committee

  1. Amendment 1 – en Español – en Français

Working-documents presented for the discussion of the Congress:

  1. Presented by the Working-group on Political economy and the IUSY Presidium
    [ENGLISH] Political Economy Working Document
    [SPANISH] Programa de Economía Política
  2. Presented by the IUSY Presidium
    [ENGLISH] Pool of Diplomats
    [SPANISH] Pool de diplomatic@s de IUSY
    [FRANÇAIS] Le pool de diplomates de la IUSY
  3. Presented by the Students Working-group
    [ENGLISH] Students Manifesto
    [ESPAÑOL] Manifiesto de Estudiantes

Brando Benifei (S&D) asks to High Representative of the European Union Mogerini on the Arrest of Fateh Youth President by Israeli forces

Brando BENIFEI - Question to Mogherini on the arrest of Fateh Youth President by Israeli Forces

On Friday 12th January, Hassan Faraj, Fateh Youth President, was arrested by the Israeli occupation forces at the entrance of the city of Bethlehem while participating at the peaceful demonstrations against the Israeli government policy of settlement expansion in West Bank.

While in jail, Hassan Faraj was denied the possibility to meet his lawyer, and he is expected to be summoned in front of the Israeli Military Court within the Israeli Military Order next Tuesday.

Recalling European Parliament’s resolutions on the recognition of Palestine statehood (2014/2964(RSP) of 17 December 2014) and on the EU’s role in the Middle East peace process (2015/2685(RSP) of 10 September 2015),

we ask the HR/VP:

  • If the HR/VP is aware of this action that profoundly undermines peaceful dialogue’s chances between Israel and Palestine, by directly attempting to disqualify an important Fateh political figure from the political process, by disregarding the right to peaceful demonstrations and lastly by denying rights of prisoners to meet with their lawyer
  • If the HP/VP considers highlighting the case of Hassan Faraj to the relevant Israeli authorities

Question for written answer (Priority) presented to the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative
of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on the 16th of January

IUSY calls for immediate releasing of Fateh youth President in Palestine Comrade Hassan Faraj and all Palestinian political prisoners

Hassan Faraj, Fateh Youth President arrested in Palestine

It is with deep concern that IUSY learns of the arrest of our comrade Hassan Faraj, Fateh Youth president, in Palestine, in the early hours of Friday, 12th of January 2018.

Hassan Faraj, Fateh Youth president, was arrested by the Israeli occupation forces at the entrance of the city of Bethlehem while participating at the peaceful demonstrations against the Israeli expansion of illegal settlements and the continuation of the Israeli occupation violations of human rights in Palestine.

While the political situation between the Palestine and Israel has escalated in the past weeks, IUSY firmly believes in a two-state solution as the only solution to the crisis as has been widely endorsed by the International Community.

It is in this light that we demand the immediate release of comrade Hassan Faraj, Fateh Youth President, and all Palestinian political prisoners in the Israeli jails.

We affirm our full support to the peaceful popular struggle of the Palestinian people in their fair quest for freedom and justice.

We hereby call on our Member Organisations and the International Community of States to take direct measures in order to end the more than 50 years occupation and apartheid in Palestine.

We further call on our Member Organisations to raise their voices against all human rights violations by Israel against the Palestinian people.

IUSY Presidium statement on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo - Elections

IUSY notes with sadness the recent brutal attacks on the demonstrators in the Democratic Republic of Congo by security forces which led to the loss of some 7 lives on Sunday 31st December 2017.

This act of brutality is condemned in no uncertain terms and IUSY calls on the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to halt the violent suppression of fundamental rights and freedoms of demonstrators and supporters of opposition parties.

IUSY expresses its deepest condolences to the families and friends of the deceased in mourning the loss of their beloved who decided to devote the last day of the year in pursuit of democracy and peace in DRC.

In recent times, the level of insecurity in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been heightened as the government of President Joseph Kabila has intensified its crackdown on protestors who have demanded for the conduct of elections which should have been held in December 2016.

The deplorable height of insecurity that the country has been plunged into can also be attributed to the unjustifiable arrest and detention of opposition members by the state machinery.

Christian Lumuku, a youth activist from the opposition party, UDPS is one of such persons in military confinement who is bearing the brunt of the undemocratically aggressive measures adopted by the government of DRC.

Several dozens of protestors have also been arrested by the security forces of DRC in their quest to demand the departure and end of Kabila’s reign.

These politically-motivated actions rans counter to the principle of democracy and equality of all persons before the law.

It is against this backdrop that IUSY calls for the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to adopt all possible means that would lead to a long-lasting peaceful conduct of elections.

Even though the Election Commission has iterated that an election to replace Kabila would not be possible before April 2019, we are of the firm conviction and believe that it is within the parameters of the powers of the president to ensure that the elections are held within the shortest possible time.

The horrendous and devastating effects of political unrests on the African Continent have affected the sustainable development of the continent and it is time for leaders on the continent to take action to avert these electoral conflicts.

We call on the international community and the Africa Union to undertake drastic measures necessary to prevent the needless loss of lives on the continent in the quest for democratic govenrnance.

Declaración del Comité Americano sobre las elecciones en Honduras

Honduras: Foto de / Photo of Salvador Nasralla

Desde IUSY repudiamos la agudización de la crisis en Honduras que se ha visto durante los últimos cuatro años de Gobierno de Juan Orlando Hernández.

El pasado 26 de Noviembre se desarrollaron las elecciones en Honduras en un ambiente hostil debido a que el mandato presidencial es de cuatro años y el presidente de la República Juan Orlando Hernández mediante pronunciamiento de la Corte Suprema de Justicia – en una clara manipulación de las leyes y de la Constitución de la República – se postula ahora como candidato a la Presidencia por el Partido Nacional.

Cabe destacar que el Partido Innovación y Unidad Social demócrata (PINU-SD) miembro de IUSY y el Partido Libertad y Refundación (LIBRE) se unieron y formaron la Alianza de Oposición de izquierda hacia estas elecciones de Noviembre con grandes posibilidades de ganar la Presidencia de la República con el candidato Salvador Nasralla.

El día de las elecciones a las 9pm el Tribunal Supremo electoral de Honduras dio como virtual ganador con una diferencia del 5% (aproximadamente 95,000 votos de diferencia al Ing. Salvador Nasralla candidato de la Alianza de Oposición PINU-LIBRE).

El sistema de cómputo del Tribunal Supremo Electoral (TSE), tuvo diferentes fallas y cortes de energía eléctrica en las siguientes 48 horas. Al regresar la energía eléctrica la diferencia de votos entre Hernández y Nasralla era del 1%. Posteriormente se verificó un alza de votos para Juan Orlando Hernández donde se verificó que solo se estaban tomando en cuenta Actas donde ganaba Hernández.

Lamentamos que la población hondureña se encuentre ahora en crisis política ya que el TSE no ha declarado como ganador a ningún candidato presidencial, en especial al Ing. Salvador Nasralla quien ganó las elecciones limpiamente y que ambos Partidos LIBRE Y PINU tienen actas de cierre presidenciales para demostrar el triunfo del Ing. Salvador candidato de la Alianza de Oposición.

El pueblo hondureño ha salido a las calles para manifestarse pacíficamente a favor de Nasralla, pero condenamos la represión de la que han sido víctimas Hondureñ@s, y muertes ocasionadas por un Gobierno Opresor y dictatorial que quiere imponerse; seguir en el Poder por la fuerza y utilizar a los entes de seguridad como Policías y militares para causar pánico en la población.

Sobre todo el pueblo hondureño se encuentra en Estado de Sitio (toque de queda), donde la población no puede circular de 8pm a 5am, una imposición por parte del Presidente Hernández.

Denunciamos de igual forma que en dichas manifestaciones se han infiltrado personas con malas intenciones y han saqueado diferentes tiendas, almacenes y negocios; todo este caos político se ha convertido para Honduras en problema social y notablemente económico.

Exigimos la pronta declaratoria como presidente al Ing. Salvador Nasralla de parte del TSE en Honduras, para que el pueblo se encuentre en paz y retornar a la verdadera Democracia.

Stand up for Human rights!

Human rights day 2017

“The Universal Declaration of Human Rights cannot be just words on a paper,” said Howard Lee, IUSY President.

“It has to become a tangible reality of every human being”, he continues. Today, 10th of Dicember, is the International Day of Human Rights.

Thanks to the unprecedented access to knowledge and information, humans are more aware than ever before of their place in this world; both as individuals as well as part of the global community of humans.

The beautiful and astonishing plurality of our world, becomes more and more so, as our awareness grows by the exponentially increasing connectivity we enjoy through technology.

We are now better connected than ever before to other human beings who have different economic, political, cultural, and social values.

Never ever have we been able to touch, feel, know and even fall in love with fellow humans who are ethnically, historically, linguistically, and religiously different from us.

We should be more mindful than ever before that all human beings should respect each other’s human rights to exist, grow, prosper, and thrive as what we are born to be and as of whom who choose to become.

Yet, the technology that enables us to know about the diversity of our world and our species is being used to create, frictions, anger, hatred, conflict and even war between human beings.

Furthermore, diversity and plurality itself is the instrument used to incite confrontation, as though separation and homogeneity is the only path to harmony.

The fundamental solution to all of this needs to be the universal acknowledgement and acceptance that every human being should have some certain basic inalienable rights, and these should be what is written in the Universal Declaration of Human rights.

It is our duty to ensure that human rights are respected in the communities we live, in our neighbourhoods, at our schools, in our families.