To mark the International Youth Day more than 50 young people forming 8 different teams participated in the amateur version of the intellectual game “What? Where? When?”. They were the representatives of different NGOs and initiative groups, active in youth-related issues including healthcare, social protection, education, employment, development and civic engagement.At the end of the event, members of the winner teams were awarded gifts and certificates by UNFPA Georgia CO.
The event was organized with the support of UNFPA Georgia Country Office by the Youth Initiative Group established within the Advocacy Campaign “Youth Voice”, which is a regional initiative taking place in the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia region, aiming to ensure a broad consultation and coordination with the young people in the region and their full participation in the ongoing discussion around the post-2015 development framework.
“The event was very well organized. We found the questions challenging and interesting and were also very happy to win this game, as prizes were so attractive. I hope there are more such events in the future, so that we can participate and engage more,”- said Giorgi Mikeladze, 24, the member of the winner team.
Quote/Mention of UNFPA: Lela Bakradze, Assistant Representative at UNFPA Georgia Country Office: “Young people are driving change towards a better future in the world. Unfortunately, there still exist barriers precluding their full development and participation. Even today, adolescent girls are often burdened by child marriage, sexual violence and unplanned pregnancies, preventing their development and full participation. It is impossible to achieve country’s sustainable development without investing in power of youth, their education and health, and enhanced civic engagement, as well as without creating equal opportunities for all adolescents and young people for development of their full potential. This can be only achieved by multi-sectoral approach in partnership with young people”.
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