The UN in Nepal has teamed up with Yuwalaya, a youth led NGO that has been organizing advocacy events on post-2015 agenda at various schools and universities in Kathmandu as well as working with volunteers to collect offline ballots throughout Nepal. To support the MY World Global Week of Action 5-11 May, Yuwalaya organized several student workshops. Yuwalaya and the youth organizations they worked with set the goal of reaching a total 20,000 votes for Nepal.
This post was compiled and edited based on original blog and facebook entries by Yuwalaya and co-founder, Mr. Sanjog Thakuri, who has been actively involved in collecting the voices of children, adolescents and youth in the post-2015 development agenda process and in supporting the My World initiative in Nepal.
The UN in Nepal has teamed up with Yuwalaya, a youth led NGO that has been organizing advocacy events on the post-2015 agenda at various schools and universities in Kathmandu as well as working with volunteers to collect offline ballots throughout Nepal. To support the MY World Global Week of Action 5-11 May, Yuwalaya organized several student workshops.
According to Nepal’s 2011 Census, there are roughly 9.2 million children aged 0-14 who make up 35% of the total population, and 7.36 million youth aged 15-29 who are 27.82% of the total population. When the Global Week of Action began, there were roughly 13,000 votes from Nepal on the MY World Survey. Yuwalaya and the youth organizations they worked with have set the goal of reaching a total of 20,000 votes in Nepal.
To support the Global Week of Action, Yuwalaya organized three workshops in participation with colleges and youth organizations. In each session, Mr. Thakuri began by explaining the Millennium Development Goals and presenting the various ways that youth can participate and get involved in the development of the future post-2015 agendas, including via the MY World Global Week of Action. He stressed the importance of youth having a voice in global issues, especially since many were not aware of the impact the global development agenda will have on their lives. He shared the present statistics and priorities of people from Nepal based on My World data. The youth and adolescent participants agreed to mobilize their communities to collect more votes.
We’re thrilled to share with you the toolkit for the upcoming MY World Global Week of Action (May 5-11). You can find the toolkit and all the resources you need for online and offline engagement available at this link.
To date, more than 1.8 million people from 194 countries have voted for the world they want thanks to the brilliant efforts of partners like you.
The Global Week of Action (GWA) is a worldwide mobilization effort to gather an additional 500,000 votes.
These votes matter. The UN is working with governments everywhere to define the next global agenda to address extreme poverty and preserve the planet.
The data from these votes continues to be used by decision makers and inform various intergovernmental processes at the UN. Additionally, the data has been presented at the World Economic Forum, TedX events, SXSW, +Social Good, World Conference on Youth, and the African Union Summit among others.
Together we can make it happen! The more people we can engage, the more votes we drive, the more people around the world will participate in shaping the future of development.
Over 1.7 million people around the world have already had their say at the United Nations. Now, in the Global Week of Action (May 5-11, 2014), we’re aiming for an additional 500,000 votes.
Together we can make it happen! WEBINAR: Join next week’s webinar onTuesday, 22nd of April 2014, 9:00 – 10:00AM EDT to learn more about the strategy and the exciting new MY World toolkit. Register [here]
If you can’t make the webinar, see a previous recording [here]
WHAT IS THE GLOBAL WEEK OF ACTION?
May 5-11: Take community action and mobilize networks OFFLINE to ensure everyone has the opportunity to vote
May 8: The global vote day to mobilize networks ONLINE by joining and sharing the digital campaign