YOU have the chance to shape how the United Nations works with and for young people in the future.
The United Nations is developing a System-wide Action Plan on Youth. This Action Plan will affect the way the whole UN system will work with and for youth in the coming years.
The Action Plan will focus on the five priority areas identified by the Secretary-General:
- Education, including education on sexual and reproductive health
- Citizenship and protection of rights
- Political inclusion
Before developing this Action Plan, the United Nations is reaching out to youth, youth-led organisations and others to seek their inputs.
Take a moment to complete the questionnaire online https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BFKH85W and make your voice heard.
United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon says:
“With young people across the world demanding a voice as never before, the United Nations wants to hear from you. What are your concerns? What are your hopes? What should the United Nations be doing to help? Tell us what you think. Your voices matter. We are listening to you.”
Restless Development believes that young people need to be engaged as leaders to bring about sustainable development for the overcoming of poverty and also for social, economic, cultural and political inclusion. One of our major goal areas is Civic Participation, enabling young people to be actively involved in decision making processes.
Read more about UN plans to engage youth here