Tuesday, June 17, 2014 – Islamabad

Over 300 young Pakistani youth representatives from all over Pakistan gathered on Tuesday at a youth forum to meet and launch the My World Survey with the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth,  Ahmad Alhendawi.

Young boys and girls from different social backgrounds interacted with the Youth Envoy and shared their views and perspectives about their challenges and aims with regards to access to education, skill development, employment, sexual and reproductive health and to their participation in policy making and peace building in the country.

Chairman of Youth Revolution Clan, Rizwan Anwar noted that “Pakistan’s biggest asset is its youth; we are becoming a youth partner in the development agenda and we are committing to raise more than one million votes for the MY World Survey with as many people as possible: citizens of all ages, genders and backgrounds, and particularly the world’s poor and marginalized communities.” He continued “with more than 2000 youth ambassadors, Youth Revolution Clan will be working with civil societies, youth organizations, universities, colleges and government sectors to mark the difference.” He specially thanked Mr. Ravi Karkara, UN Global Advisor on youth & children for his continuous guidance, support and motivation to launch the campaign in Pakistan that has been in planning for the last nine months.

The Secretary-General’s Envoy appreciated the MyYWorld Launch in Pakistan and wished the youth of Pakistan good luck as they explore ideas for the post-2015 development agenda. He also added, “I encourage you to continue to raise your voices loud and clear so that they are heard not just at this youth forum, but in your communities around the world.” The Envoy expressed keen desire to work closely with Pakistani Youth to develop joint programmes aimed at youth-empowerment, notably in the area of skill development.

Blog by Rizwan Anwar – Member Youth Advisory Board, Pakistan; Chairman, Youth Revolution Clan; United Nations Youth Delegate; Coordinator Youth Activism- Special Olympics Pakistan; Member Policy Strategy Group United Nations World We Want 2015

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