AFRC INDIA: Youth Volunteers Catalysts of Active Citizenship


A team of 20 enthusiastic youth took it upon themselves to reach out to their communities in Wayanad District of Kerala (India) to hear their unique perspectives for a better world, through the Offline My World Option Survey. For nine days, this team of youth volunteers traveled extensively throughout the district and collected approximately 500 votes, exhibiting the great role volunteers could play in development efforts.

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MY World Launched in Maldives on Sunday, June 16th

The MY World´s communication campaign – “Mark a Difference”- was launched in Maldives by the Minister of Education, Dr. Asim Ahmed on the 16th of June. The special launch event attended by government officials, heads of independent institutions, students, media and MY World ambassadors was held at the UN building. The UN Resident Coordinators for Maldives, Mr. Tony E. Lisle and Minister of Education Dr. Asim Ahmed spoke during the ceremony.

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MY World Campaign launched in Belarus

MY World´s communications campaign “Mark a difference” has been launched this week in Belarus. Belarusian celebrities such as Aliaksandra Herasimenia, swimmer and World Champion and double Olympic Medalist; Lucia Lushchyk, TV presenter and actress; Georgi Koldun, TV presenter and singer; Liudmila Vauchok, triple paralympic medalist; and Andrei Stas, ice hockey forward playing for Dynamo Minsk have supported this initiative and feature both on the print and video ads of this campaign.

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Join the Debate! After the Post-2015 High Level Panel Report: Responses from around the world

In July 2012 the UN Secretary General announced the names of 27 people drawn from developing and developed nations, government, civil society and the private sector. This group was to make up the High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on Post 2015 Development Planning  (HLP) and were tasked by the SG “…prepare a bold yet practical development vision to present to Member States” in September 2013.

10 months later, on May 30th 2013, the Panel presented their report to Secretary General after extensive consultations with civil society, government, the private sector, academia and foundations.

Does it meet the expectations arising from the thousands of consultations that took place in Africa and around the world?  On June 6th, join the debate!

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Young Thai voters push two top concerns of gender equality and job opportunities

Young Thai voters.

With the aid of two dynamic partners, Thailand has amassed more than 8,000 votes in two weeks—passing more than 16,600 votes to rank sixth out of 194 countries.

Over the past two weeks, Procter and Gamble (P&G) and Dhurakij Pundit University International College (DPUIC) held back-to-back events at two major Bangkok-area high schools—each reaching more than 2,500 secondary students.

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