April 14, 2011

NEWS: Actively engaging for the future of youth

Young people possess important perspectives and opinions that are often unheard. Active participation empowers them and can play a vital role in their own development. To increase involvement, there needs to be a more collective and improved understanding of what youth participation involves and how it can be realized for children and adolescents.

The UN Programme on Youth and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) hosted a briefing session on Youth Participation, as part of the international Year of Youth, at the UNICEF House in New York on 12 April. The session opened with the video “Young People in Action: A Film on Young People’s Participation”, followed by a panel discussion with young people, civil society and UN experts.

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