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, 3 Oct 13

UN Secretariat, New York
Thursday 19th September 2013

Organized by the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, the round table involved the different UN entities whose work tackle youth issues and how together, as the Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development (IANYD), they could support the UN System Wide Action Plan (SWAP) for youth which will ensure that within the UN, young people are included in decision making at all levels of development processes.  "It is encouraging to see the commitment to working together on youth, to ensure that they reach their full potential as agents of change and partners in development, stated Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary General of DESA. The dialogue allowed young stakeholders from all around the world to present and discuss issues and themes relevant to youth.

BabuKajiShresta from Team for Nature and Wildlife, Nepal
Photo  3: BabuKajiShresta from Team for Nature and Wildlife, Nepal

Our youth and land representative from Nepal, BabuKajiShrestha gave a dynamic discourse on young Nepalese farmers facing livelihood issues because of land tenure insecurity. He elaborated on the youth project Team for Nature and Wildlife had previously implemented with funding from UN-Habitat’s Urban Youth Fund. "The Agricultural school has empowered and engaged more than 1000 unemployed young people in commercial organic farming, he stated.
"The land project my organization is carrying out in collaboration with UN-Habitat and GLTN will be a first in my country, and it will be very useful to all the young farmers in Nepal in understanding their land tenure and how this can help them secure livelihoodsI would like to thank for giving me this opportunity to speak on behalf of Nepalese young people,  he concluded.

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