Warm greetings from the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) headquarters!
IT IS OUT! - Zero Draft of the outcome document for the UN Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda has been released publicly. We invite children and young people to comment on the Declaration to help make it inspiring to you and your peers! What if you were the lead writer of it - what would it say?
We need your views and ideas to make the SDGs Declaration better, understandable, child-friendly and inspiring! At the United Nations, governments have consulted with people all over the world to come up with a set of 17 goals to achieve over the next 15 years on issues such as improving health, providing children with a good education and fighting the damaging effects of climate change. If these "sustainable development goals" are a success, you and other children and young people across the world will live in a world that is fairer, safer, more prosperous for all people and where our natural environment is healthy and well-protected.
To introduce the goals, government negotiators have worked on a "Declaration." Think of it like an essay that introduces the goals to world and explains why they exist and why they are so important.
A number of UN Ambassadors they have requested for children and young people to proofread the Declaration and provide inputs, recognizing how important it is for children and young people to understand this declaration and the goals. Your inputs will be summarized and presented to the governments towards the end of June. The governments have called for your help - let's together make sure that they know what the most important issues are for children.
We look forward to your ideas, views and suggestions!