Activities to help you write
a Plan of Action
Activity 1: How can we improve
this plan of action?
Read the plan of action below and identify five ways we can
improve this plan of action.
We the youth of the international community affirm on this
As 30% of the world’s population and as the future
leaders, we believe that our ideas, concerns and opinions
should carry weight in the decisions that our current leaders
Encourage media corporations to break alliances with governments
and their agencies to eliminate national bias. All forms of
media should be unconditionally objective, fair and balanced
in both content and presentation,
That the international community, including United Nations
officials, national governments, and adults at large, must
work to include youth as defined by the rights of the child
(i.e. under 18 years of age) representation in a greater number
of governmental decisions and/or government sponsored youth
programs, and to actualize the ideals of the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights in the following ways:
- Promote tolerance through education by showing effects
of intolerance; such as gross measures of intolerance that
have existed over any period of time.
- Tolerance education at an early age (grade school).
- Increase non-violent conflict resolution among cultures
by promoting dialogue among people of different cultures.
- Promote education of worldwide religions. Require that
teaching is purely objective and unbiased, and require the
creation of interdenominational programs for youth.
- Encourage the separation of religion and politics on
a local and international level by enforcing religious freedom.
- Acknowledge the difference between race and economic
status although the two factors may be related.
- Provide anti-discrimination education about other cultures,
socio-economic status, ethnicities, religions and sexual
- Encourage governments to provide equal opportunities for
healthcare as well as education.
- Recognize that AIDS is a threat to much of the world.
- Endorse coverage that is free of specific ideology, opinion,
nationalism, religious influences, or political favoritism.
- Media, in all its forms, is readily available to everyone.
All sides and/or points of view within a specific event
or conflict must be fairly represented. Further, differing
positions regarding international events should be equally
available, regardless of national opinion.
- Promote equal opportunity regardless of socioeconomic
status by requiring equivalent education with a particular
emphasis between education and success as well as enforcing
equal opportunity in employment and government settings.
- Reinforce racial and ethnic tolerance through the public
education system as a means of eliminating prejudicial,
ethnic, and racial discrimination.
- Acknowledge freedom of sexual orientation and increase
awareness of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
- Acknowledge the worldwide violations of the Convention
of the Rights of the Child, so that countries cease utilizing
children as laborers, soldiers, and sex objects.
- Recognizing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
and its efforts in proclaiming that everyone is entitled
to all the rights and freedoms, without distinction of any
kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political
or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth,
or other status.
Answer Key for Activity 1
Activity 2: Write a sample Plan
- Review the how to write a plan of action.
- Research a controversial issue in your community or from
- Draft a sample plan of action.
- Have a teacher or another student review your plan of
action and list ways to improve your plan of action.