July 20, 2012

UN: Online Survey – Seeking Youth Inputs for Secretary General's Youth Initiative


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:
Employment, Entrepreneurship, 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 organizations and others for their inputs. Please take a moment to fill out the questionnaire.

“The future of our world lies in the hands of our young people. I am determined to ensure that the priorities of youth are heard and addressed in the halls of the United Nations. We have made progress in bringing the youth agenda to the table, but I want us to do better. This is why I have decided to appoint a Special Advisor on Youth, and why we are developing an Action Plan to guide the whole UN system in our work for and with young people around the world.
The views of young people themselves will be crucial in developing a plan that responds to real needs and aspirations. 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?
Please take a moment to fill out the questionnaire below. Tell us what you think. Your voices matter. We are listening to you”.

– United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

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