Tomorrow (Thursday 18th July 2013) The Center for American Progress is running a social media chat on Youth and the Post-2015 Agenda. It takes place at 08:30 EST (13:30 BST) The panel’s report recognizes in particular the important role young people will play in shaping and realizing the post-2015 agenda. We call upon our youth network to take part and bring road safety to the table!
A year ago, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convened a panel of 26 eminent people, including Center for American Progress Chair John Podesta and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman, to make recommendations for an ambitious global development agenda beyond the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals - the shared global antipoverty targets co-signed by all U.N. member states - at the end of 2015.
If you are a young person with clear ideas, please join us for a social media chat with John Podesta and Tawakkol Karman to discuss youth issues and the post-2015 development agenda.
Podesta and Karman will answer questions about their work with the U.N. High-Level Panel and will provide an opportunity for youth to engage on the issues most pressing to them as the world moves into the next phase of global poverty eradication. The medium of the conversation will be English.
Bringing Youth and Road Safety Issues to the Agenda
The statistics are clear and irrefutable, road traffic crashes are the single biggest killer of young people worldwide and is the leading health concern facing a future generation of world youth leaders.
Not only does road safety pose developmental problems, it affects ever element of economic growth. As young people passionate about road safety, it is clear that this issue must be bought to the agenda for the youth focus of the Post-2015 Agenda for global development.
We must bring attention to the facts that:
How to take part?
1) Register to take part on the Google + Hangout page. You can also submit a question here
2) Submit questions in advance, to @JohnPodesta on twitter using #Youth2015. Or on his facebook Facebook page Or by email email@example.com