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Millennium Youth Project

11 young delegates from 4 different continents participated in the European Development Days in Brussels in early June 2015. They were part of the Millennium Youth project, an EU funded project aimed at raising awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) amongst young people.

The young delegates took part in a high-level panel debate with the United Nations Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, the Prime Minister of Latvia Laimdota Straujuma and the chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Development, Linda McAvan.

The young people shared their concerns about the SDG framework and asked the high-level decision-makers to take action on certain key issues that impact on their lives.

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World Vision Brussels and EU Representation

World Vision is a relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. More...

Poverty levels in my country and in Africa in general are very high. To help reduce poverty, decision-makers should listen to the views of people in poverty and take people's opinions into account.

- Maruba, 14, Zambia

Millennium Youth Project - Snapshot

  • "You are right to focus on gender equality because if you have gender equality then all these other problems start to disappear"

Source: Linda McAvan, chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Development