Do you say yes to youth? 1 year of the IPU’s campaign

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Do you say yes to youth? 1 year of the IPU’s campaign

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Blas Llano & Patrick Kemper, Paraguay (IPU)

On this International Youth Day, the IPU congratulates all the young MPs making a mark in their respective parliaments. They are the future of democracy but with less than 3% of MPs under 30, young people remain severely under-represented. Increasing their ranks continues to be a major focus for the IPU.

I Say Yes to Youth in Parliament! campaign

In April 2021, the IPU introduced an initiative and toolkit to spur more youth in parliaments worldwide called the I Say Yes to Youth in Parliament! campaign. The cornerstones of the campaign are six pledges identified by young parliamentarians as the most impactful ways to generate transformative change:

1.       Promoting youth quotas

2.       Aligning the age of eligibility with that of voting

3.       Supporting youth channels in parliament

4.       Empowering young parliamentarians

5.       Mentoring young aspirants

6.       Advocating for youth participation

Click here to read the full article published by The Inter-Parliamentary Union on 11 August 2022.

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