Tunza Youth Advisors asked Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, UN Special Advisor on the Millennium Development Goals, how young people can be part of the MDG process

Youth organizations have tremendous energy and initiative to offer, and young people can get involved in a number of ways. You can engage in public advocacy, contribute to policy design, monitor your governments for accountability, and share best practices in solving problems.


The key is to be very focused in identifying problems and gaps that need to be resolved, and then to be very clear about how you can help solve them. If you can develop innovative solutions using the dynamic and creative energy of youth in your community, you will be making a real contribution to the achievement of the goals. And as you begin to organize your own efforts and deliver results, opportunities for you to engage in critical decision-making processes will grow.

We are always looking for new ways to involve more young people - please send your ideas to Albert Cho (albert.cho@unmillenniumproject.org).

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