“Global Youth Mobilization Initiative” launched by UN

What is the News? 

United Nations agencies, youth organisations, and WHO have come together to launch the Global Youth Mobilization Initiative for local Solutions.

About Global Youth Mobilization Initiative:
  • World Health Organization and United Nations Foundation are supporting Global Youth Mobilization Initiative. Whereas, it is led by the world’s six largest youth organisations, including
    1. First, the World Alliance of Young Men’s Christian Associations
    2. Second, World Young Women’s Christian Association
    3. Third, the World Organization of the Scout Movement
    4. Fourth, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
    5. Also, The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
    6. Lastly, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award
  • Aim: The aim is to address the negative impact of the pandemic on young people and support them to build back better.
  • Funding: Young people from around the world can apply for funding. It will support innovative Local Solutions to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Need of the Initiative
  • Firstly, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) terms the current young population as the ‘lockdown generation’.
  • Secondly, as per some estimates, around 90 per cent of young people “reported increased mental anxiety during the pandemic”.
  • Whereas “one in six young people worldwide has lost their jobs during the pandemic”.

Source: Down To Earth

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