World Bank hosts first annual African Youth Forum

By Shane Lawlor, Global Youth Advocate On July 31st, the World Bank hosted its inaugural Africa Youth Forum, where speakers included World Bank officials, government representatives and social entrepreneurs. Africa receives significant coverage on its large youth population as it currently claims the largest youth population in the world, with 200 million of its citizens […]

Citizens United to Promote Peace & Democracy in Liberia

Blog by: Prince Kreplah National Executive Director of CUPPADL (www.cuppadl.ushahidi.com), +231886533015 Tuesday May 13, 2014: MY World’s Global Week of Action took place from from Monday, May 5th till Sunday May 11th, 2014. During this week, the United Nations teamed up with youth groups, the private sector, and NGO partners all over the world to launch MY World […]

Deaf Children in Ebolowa, Cameroon Expect MY World Will Bring Change

By Ntiokam Divine, Global Youth Digital Advocate Post 2015 and MY World 2015 and Bernice Atabong  from CRTV South Region “The marginalized grassroots are crying that nothing is being done to ameliorate their living conditions,” Father Jude Thaddeus laments as the MY World survey team visits his school to tell him about the survey project. […]

YOUTHFIM Aims to collect 100,000 Votes in Democratic Republic of Congo

By Benjamin Buyemere, Youthfim Program Coordinator. With a profound desire to allow participation and also to make the global campaign “MY World” well known for a large group people, youth gathered in the Youth Forum on ICPD and MDGs, “YOUTHFIM” have set the target of reaching more disadvantaged people, by meeting them in public markets, in […]

Collecting Offline Votes in Makoko, Nigeria

This is a guest Blog written by: Francis C. Anyaegbu, Africa Region Representative, UN-HABITAT Youth Advisory Board. Follow him on Twitter: @francisanyaegbu During the 5-11 May MY World Global Week of Action, UNHABITAT, Youth Pioneers For Development, and various Youth Groups teamed up to collect votes in Makoko, a slum in Lagos, Nigeria. We decided to adopt the three suggestions […]

MY World in Sudan

In Sudan, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is holding a number of workshops in 6 states: White Nile, Kassala, Gadarif, Blue Nile, Genina, Sinnar. The participants are coming from various national universities, such as the University of Khartoum, Jazeera University, Sudan University, Ahfad University, but also volunteer groups, NGOs, the Scouts and the Y Peer Networks. During the workshops, […]

Climbing against gender-based violence: A quest for dignity, equality and justice

Mountain climbing for most is a sign of strength, courage, achievement and perhaps a sense of freedom. For the 25 men and women who summited Mountain Brandberg in Namibia from 18-21 April, their drive was solidarity against gender-based violence (GBV). Led by young people, gender activists, women affected by GBV, representatives of non-government organisations, artists, […]

Rwandan girls lead the way on UN’s Post-2015 MY World Survey

By Girl Effect Team As the world gears up to decide on the next set of global development goals, girls from across Rwanda are making their voices heard. Last week, Girl Hub Rwanda’s Ni Nyampinga girl ambassadors helped 80,000 copies of the MyWorld Survey – the UN’s public consultation on the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals […]

Launch of Offline MY World Survey in Rwanda Expected to Reach 80,000 Children

By Arpana Pandey and Mari Aasgaard On Friday 15 March, the One UN Rwanda launched the offline version of the MY World Survey with the aim of reaching 80,000 children from all Districts in Rwanda within a two week period. The UN joined with Girl Hub Rwanda to distribute and receive the offline surveys that […]