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Webinar on The State of the World’s Children 2011

UNICEF invites you to participate in a live webinar on the recently released The State of the World’s Children 2011: Adolescence – An age of opportunity

Topic: What can adolescents teach adults about youth advocacy?

Where: In front of your personal or work computer anywhere in the world

When: Tuesday, 15 March 2011 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. DST (1 p.m. GMT)


One of the issues The State of the World’s Children 2011:  Adolescence – An age of opportunity explores is the role of adolescents in advocating for their rights. As young people grow from children to adults, the role of adults – at home, in communities and in government – is to guide and protect adolescents from the dangers they are exposed to. Adolescents, in turn, have the right to participate in the societies they live in. A growing number of organizations created and led by young people voice their opinions on issues that affect them in their daily lives and as members of society. New communication technologies have also opened the door to different ways to participate in their communities and politics.

What are youth-led organizations doing to support adolescents and provide them opportunities to advocate for their present and future? What are the best ways for adult-led organizations to support adolescents as they seek to influence and shape the societies they live in? How are both types of organizations using technologies to promote adolescent activism?

Join us to discuss these questions on the challenges and opportunities of adolescence.


  • Richard Mabala – founder of Tamasha Vijana, a participatory youth development centre, in Arusha, Tanzania
  • Michael Boampong – founder of Young People We Care, a youth-led NGO working on youth- and development-related issues, in Santasi-Kumasi, Ghana
  • Cherif Zouein – project manager for Unite for Climate, an online community for young activists to encourage local organizations to collaborate and create global action, UNICEF, New York


  • Tobias Dierks, communication specialist, UNICEF, New York

How to participate

You DO NOT need to register in advance. You DO need a computer, high-speed Internet connection through cables, headphones and the latest Java Software installed.
The day of the webinar, follow this link: <https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/launch/dropin.jnlp?sid=vclass&password=4RV9VP5IO6NDDTLUUT0I>

For a quick guide to Elluminate, the software used for this webinar, see Getting Started with Elluminate Live! V10 video.

Participation is open to the public and free of charge.

Do you have questions or comments?
Please contact us at: outreach@unicef.org.



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