|UN Youth Advisory Panel|
Empowering Young People for Development and Peace
The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) recognises that encouraging the full potential of young people is paramount to achieving long-term social change. Young people have a critical role to play in the economic and social development of their country, including the achievement of the Cambodian Millennium Development Goals.
Ten volunteer youth delegates, representing 10 different youth associations meet regularly with the UN agencies to share their concerns, put forward their ideas, and speak about emerging challenges facing young people throughout the country. The Youth Advisory Panel participates actively in the review process of UN programmes and guide UN communications and advocacy campaigns targeting young people. In return, the UNCT seeks to build the leadership capacity of the panel members by broadening their understanding of development, peace building, human rights and poverty reduction.
“It is high time we stopped viewing our young people as part of the problem and started cultivating their promise and potential. Let us all resolve to invest in and protect our most valuable resource, and give young men and women a fair and full stake in our society and its success”
Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary General
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