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Jayathma Wickramanayake

  • Position: United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth
  • Organisation: United Nations
  • Country: Sri Lanka
  • Quote:

    Jayathma Wickramanayake United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Today’s young people are interconnected more than ever before. In fact, they have more access to information than any other generation. Consequently, it should be natural to include young people in decision-making processes that affect their lives. Young people are change-makers, innovators and leaders. Among other factors, technology is crucial to unleash young people’s creativity and power to actively contribute to solving global issues. Young people used ICT and social media to do amazing things: amplify their voices; discuss global issues; lead opinions; spread positive energies; start movements; build campaigns. Therefore, it’s important for us and the society to recognize their potential and encourage them to actively engage in the implementation of the SDGs and #Youth2030, the UN youth strategy.