UNRCPD sponsored three International Youth Delegates from Myanmar, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka and two National Youth Delegates from Nepal for the 14th International Youth Media Summit, held this year in Pokhara, Nepal. The delegates worked with other international delegates to produce video public service announcements (PSAs) on themes such as discrimination, the environment, health, poverty, violence, women’s rights and youth empowerment showcasing the power of youth educating youth.
The Youth Delegates showcased their PSAs and then led interactive discussions on the issues in more detail. The programme was designed to merge digital content with face-to-face interaction and dialogue. The discussion led to constructive takeaways on matters such as dealing with discrimination and threats of violence and, in addition, the importance of a strong community and support network to face challenges and build community resilience.
UNRCPD would like to thank the Graded Education Medium School, Kathmandu University Motibinayak public school and Rupy’s International School for their participation in the outreach visits. The Centre also wishes to thank the Summit’s Nepal branch for its organizational contributions; Peace Education Network Nepal; and, especially, the Summit’s sponsored delegates for their inspiring hard work, creativity and enthusiasm.
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