Serbia, Belgrade, 28 November 2019 – The Republic of Serbia has joined U-Report, the community participation tool enabling young people to express their opinions and be active advocates for positive change in their communities and among friends.
It is being implemented by UNICEF with support of partners. Rakuten Viber has joined in through the global partnership with UNICEF. Viber users can now find and download free U-Report Viber stickers stating, “Your voice matters!”.
U-Report is a free tool for community participation, collecting and mapping real-time opinions of youth, through polls and alerts. It is designed to address issues that young people care about so that state institutions, non-governmental and international organizations, as well as the media, can utilize the results of the polls in their work on projects, when developing policies and strategies, as well as for analysing and measuring progress in various areas related to children and young people.
You can download Your voice matters free sticker pack HERE!
“UNICEF’s collaboration with Rakuten Viber has rapidly accelerated the number of young people that are able to access timely, relevant and positive information that can make a difference to their lives. In just three months 600k people have been engaged and we have over 150k new subscribers to U-Report. This represents unprecedented growth for our global U-Report platform and is a testament to the power of our partnership. With Viber’s support, we know millions more young people around the world will have their voices heard,” said Tanya Accone, Senior Advisor on Innovation at UNICEF.
“We at Rakuten Viber are very happy to partner with UNICEF to help young people in Serbia share important messages and for their voices to be heard loud and clear via our communication platform. And since privacy is a top priority for Rakuten Viber, they will be able to do that, knowing that their identity and data are safe,” stated Daniela Ivanova, Business Development Director for CEE at Rakuten Viber.
You can join U-report Viber Community HERE!
U-Report enables direct and rapid data collection and analysis, and participation is completely anonymous, and all data are safe.
- U-Report is a free online-based opinion polling service for young people.
- Polls for Serbia can be accessed through Viber.
- There are currently over 8.5m U-Reporters in over 60 countries, while Serbia has 3,000 U-Reporters right now.
- Results of the opinion polls are available online at serbia.ureport.in
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