In the frame of the Youth Voice Campaign in Armenia, it was held a 3-day workshop for young people. The event gathered 40 young people from Erevan and other regions. Young people took part in a range of discussions and consultations highlighting the topics regarding youth health, education, employment and human rights. Apart from that they addressed the solutions for some particular problems that they are facing. Young people’s vision on the issues is expressed in the youth declaration addressed to the Government. Moreover, the participants organized a selfie contest to distribute their messages among the followers and other young people.
In Albania, the activities of Youth Voice campaign are being carried out by a network of 11 formal youth organizations, and 2 youth groups/clubs, specialized and working in different areas, especially with vulnerable young people, supported by UNFPA Albania and coordinated by the Observatory for the Children’s Rights. The organizations are networking with each–other and implementing various activities at National level, in different regions throughout Albania for the period July – November 2015.
On 25-27 September, the world’s governments will adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. During the past fifteen years, the Millennium Development Goals have strongly contributed to creating a better world. However, even though we have come very far in the process, we are not there yet. The 2030 Agenda offers an opportunity for a better future, in which we have a greater chance to tackle current and upcoming challenges.
Before General Elections, June 7th,in the country, Turkey team planned a workshop for young people with UN Youth Thematic Group about post-2015 Agenda and how to reach and communicate with stake holders to share youth messages including following topics: human rights, communication skills, and parliamentary system on May 15th.
The theme for this year’s World Population Day celebrated on July 11 is “Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies”. The world is seeing a record number of people displaced by crises – some 60 million according to the latest UN figures. UNFPA works in emergency settings around the globe to respond to the rights and needs of women and girls, helping them maintain their dignity, securing their safety, and restoring their access to sexual and reproductive health care.
Young people from Azerbaijan are all very excited to start the second phase of the Youth Voice campaign!
In partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sport and National Assembly of Youth Organizations of Azerbaijan, they are going to three regions of Azerbaijan (Lankran, Ismayilli and Aghdam) where they will conduct 5 days of trainings and consultation with young people from those regions.
Y-PEER Bosnia and Herzegovina team has been very busy lately! The young volunteers have conducted awareness raising sessions and workshops in schools, organized out-reach activities, provided information and materials at info-booths – as you can see from the many photos they shared with us!
Theatrical performances help increase knowledge, change the mindset and behavior, and also raise and discuss sensitive topics in groups. The statement focused on the promotion of certain messages, and also creating an emotional response in the audience, who can deduce inferences. During the play the actors can show the results of misbehavior, and through audience participation in the performance, the audience can feel the danger of risky behavior and adopt the safe side, thus securing their understanding about the relationship between the decisions and their results.
Tirana, 7 July 2015 – The Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth with the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) presented today the “National Youth Action Plan 2015-2020” at the premises of the National History Museum.
Information Sessions: On June 26 and July 9 2015, the youth leadership group initiated by UNFPA Georgia Country Office, which is in charge of the Youth Advocacy Campaign “Youth Voice” in Georgia, conducted two information sessions in the beautiful seaside resort of Anaklia, targeting around 400 young people from across Georgia.