European Youth Forum Calls for a Truly Participatory Involvement of Young People

Partnering with Youth. Credit: UNICEF/PirozziIn the lead up to International Youth Day, celebrated on 12 August, we recorded a short video message by Peter Matjašič, President of the European Youth Forum (YFJ).

In the below video, Mr. Matjašič talks about the main issues the YFJ deals with and the significance of International Youth Day for the (European) youth.

Since the theme of this year’s Day is “Building a Better World: Partnering with Youth”, we also asked him for recommendations on how the United Nations can best develop and engage in partnerships with and for youth.

cinema32x32 DbluePeter Matjašič: “You need to recognise us (young people) as an important player not for the future of the planet but here and now.”

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