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Dear Young Activists,

We would like to thank all of you for sharing your thoughts and ideas with us on the platform. It was wonderful for us to learn about your experiences and the initiatives you’ve been part of.

We received about 40 applications, and it was very hard for us to select just 10 people.

Please, join me in congratulating the 10 young activists who will come with us to Geneva:

1. Ali Ihsan Nergiz
2. Asel Kubanychbekova
3. Dario Korolija
4. Еvgeniy Vlasov
5. Kristian Angelesk
6. Marjona Kurbanova
7. Martin Karadzhov
8. Nino Chitishvili
9. Valentina Urtan
10. Victoria Severyn

The 10 selected participants will be contacted individually by email in the next few hours and they will need to confirm their availability by tomorrow, so we kindly ask you to check your inbox.

Thank you all again! We look forward to meeting you! 

Youth Dialogue Team

Hi everyone,

There is only few days to Geneva and I am really excited about that. My accomandation process little bit delayed. Hotel options very restricted and I am also looking to airbnb. There is some proper, good and cheap options for multi person. Probably many of you deal with it but if there is anyone still looking for accomandation or anyone can cancel reservation without any fee can contact with me. / +905339588829

Hi everyone. I have a question to facilitators. Will you publish selected participants list in here or will you send e-mail to them? I am wondering when or how we can reach the results. Please excuse my impatience.

Hello guys, I suspect the final decision on the list of selected participants is already made, but let's continue our discussion for now)
I am from Ukraine. You might have heard about one very cool youth organization Teenergizer. It is a movement that united teenagers of Ukraine, Georgia, Russia and the whole region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
What kind of organization do you represent? Do you have a feeling that the voice of youth from your region isn't presented as well as it should be? I mean, do you have organizations like Teenergizer that advocate rights of young people in your country and in the international arena?

Hi everyone,

My name is Asel. I am from Kyrgyzstan. Currently I am working on deacreasing maternal mortality in my country among young women from rural areas.

I am glad that we have such platform to share with experience and ideas to make stronger our voices. I have been advocating for youth voices and for gender equality in my country for long long period of time. Based on my experience I find out that most of barriers we face up is common mostly for all countries in our region. I suggest to moderators to continue this platform for further discussions and to create united initiates. I would love to know if any activists from Central Asian countries here. I am leading Central Asian 16 days campaign to stop violance against women. We already have some organization from crises centers but I would be happy to have SRH organizations. We need to work united on creating safety ecosystem to make ensure every girl and women will be able to fully realize their sexual and reproductive rights.

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I am really pleased for being an active volunteer trainer of Y-Peer network in Afghanistan, I am working and being unique trainer of Y-Peer.
Y-Peer is working in increasing youth capicity building such as Family Planning, Drugs prevention, HIV/AIDs awarness and prevention, Communication skills and many other essential programs.

Hi again. It has been 2 weeks since the first discussions begin. I wonder about what we discussed mostly and I collect statistics. I impressed from this platform and I want to adapt my country for discuss our issues with other young activists. Here is the results:

Our most discussed topic is health. 11 of the 28(39%) discussions were about health and 42 comments entered those discussions.

After that we mostly discussed education. 8 of the 28 (26%) discussions were about education and 19 comments entered those discussions.

Thirdly we discussed youth-civic engagement. 4 of the 28 (14%) discussions were about youth-civic engagement and 21 comments(!) entered those discussions.

Lastly we discussed about employment. 3 of the 28 (11%) dicussions were about employment and only 5 comments entered those discussions.

I classified the remaining 2 discussions under girl-child topic. Besides that 3 other discussion about health and education are also include girl-chid aspect.

What do you think about those results?

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Hi there!

We have good news – the deadline for submission of the application form has been extended until Wednesday, September 5!

The list of the selected participants will be published here shortly after.

Until then, keep posting! The topics that are being discussed on the platform will be included in the Agenda of the two ICPD+25 preparatory meetings to be held on 29 and 30 September.

Just remember – to be eligible to participate, you must be from a country in the UNECE Region (Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, the FYR of Macedonia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan).

Hi everyone! I came up here with a new topic. While ago in Argentina there was a lot of debates on abortion and law couldn't pass. Contrary in Ireland law passed succesfully. In Turkey we legalised abortion in 1983 to 8 week for reduce maternal mortality. What is the situation in your country and what do you think about importancy of safe abortion for young people?

Hello everyone!

I have been reading a lot of posts and comments here, so i came up with a question. Do you feel like your country/society you live in puts too much pressure on you?
For instance, if you are a boy who lives in Central Asia region, its up to you to decide either you want to kidnap your bride or not, but at the same time the sociaty is kind of expecting you to do it.
In Ukraine, for example, a lot of people expect me to get married before 25, have a couple of kids, be a perfect wife, bake cookies and obey my husbant.

Have you ever faced anything like this? How do you think we can change it? Do you think it can affect someone`s mental health (because you don't live like someone wants you to and you start to feel like you don't fit in you society anymore)?
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