In early April, I attended the launch event for a report entitled The Global Youth Wellbeing Index, at the Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS). According to the report, there are 1.8 billion people between the ages of 15-25 in the world today. The report surveyed Nepal’s neighbor to the south, India, and profiled several practices from which Nepal can learn.
This report is the first of its kind to measure the well being of young people in various domains and suggest critical paths to improve the situation of young people’s role in changing society. More than 80 percent of the youth represented in the index have very low levels of well being, lack economic opportunities, and face various challenges and limitations.
What will you be doing next Tuesday?
CIPE is partnering with #GivingTuesday to celebrate a day of philanthropy on December 3.
After enjoying some delicious food on Thanksgiving, and shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, why not join a global movement to give back to the community?
On Tuesday December 3rd, join the movement by supporting CIPE’s efforts to develop young leaders from around the world. Through our ChamberL.I.N.K.S. program and the Think Tank LINKS Fellowship, CIPE empowers youth to become active leaders in civil society and work toward meaningful change in their communities.
Watch videos for both programs and learn more about how to support here: http://www.cipe.org/givingtuesday/
Your donation (whether that’s $20 or $100) will help make a difference! By investing, you are developing young people’s skills to become future champions of change!
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. With World Press Freedom Day being celebrated tomorrow, May 3, it is important to recognize the important role of the visual side of free speech: cartoons can speak across languages and culture, expressing ideas in a way that words often can’t. With that in mind, CIPE is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Global Editorial Cartoon competition.