Adolescence – An Age of Opportunity
In support of the second International Year of Youth, which began on 12 August 2010, UNICEF has dedicated the 2011 edition of its flagship report The State of the World’s Children to adolescents and adolescence.
UNICEF is reaching out to netizens to create conversations and engage in dialogue about adolescence in conjunction with the launch of its State of the World’s Children (SOWC) 2011 edition in Malaysia on Thursday, 8 September.
Adolescents and young people in particular are invited to participate by using your social media networks and blogs to spotlight the Report’s theme: Adolescence – An Age of Opportunity. Educate and inspire with Facebook status updates, tweets, blogs, videos and photos.
KEY EVENTS Blogging Campaign: I have a voice Youth Tweetchat: Collaborating for a better world
Blogging Campaign: I have a voice
Youth Tweetchat: Collaborating for a better world
OTHER DIGITAL ACTIVITIES
Here are some other things you can do as digital activists:
§ Donate your Facebook status message to promote the theme.
§ Share our SOWC content via Email. Use the button at the top right hand corner of the webpage
§ Create conversations on Twitter. Please remember to use the #UNICEFMY hashtag for your tweets so we can follow the conversation.
§ Send a letter to the Editor of your daily newspaper.
We hope that your conversations will help us better understand both your needs and the challenges faced by adolescents in Malaysia so that better policies and programs can be put in place to protect the rights of the country’s 5.47 million adolescents.