Youth and the UN in Nepal

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In 2008 the UN Country Team (UNCT) set up the United Nations Youth Advisory Panel (UNYAP). The UNYAP is a part of the UNCT’s commitment to young people’s empowerment and rights in accordance with basic human rights principles. The purpose of the UN Youth Advisory Panel is to serve as a platform for dialogue and information sharing between young people in Nepal and the UN Country Team. This booklet is an UNYAP initiative with the intention of serving as a resource for young people to familiarize themselves with the UN Nepal Country Team as well as contribute to the wider vision of bridging the gap between young people in Nepal and the UN. This booklet has been developed by YUWA with technical support from UNICEF. YUWA is a not for profit, purely youth run and youth led organization working to promote youth participation at all levels of decision making through empowerment and advocacy. YUWA strictly follows the age bracket of 15 to 29 in its planning, implementation and decision making body. Find out more about YUWA here. Objectives of this booklet - To provide information on UN’s core activities significantly related to youth in Nepal. - To identify national, regional and global opportunities for youth engagement with and advocacy toward the UN. Methodology - Desk review of relevant documents and web based resources. - Meeting with the United Nations Youth Focal Points (UNYFPs) of the thirteen UN agencies that have appointed UNYFPs. - Consultation in Kathmandu with various youth organisations in the workshop ‘Together we can...Exploring areas of collective action’ organized by the UNYAP, UNICEF and YUWA.

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