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UNICEF appoints Nepalese activist Kanchan Amatya on Global Board of Generation Unlimited

NEW YORK: Nepalese activist and social entrepreneur Kanchan Amatya has been appointed by UNICEF Executive Director, Ms. Henrietta H. Fore on the Global Board of Generation Unlimited – a global partnership hosted by UNICEF to ensure that every young person is in education, training or employment by 2030. The initiative is co-chaired by UN Secretary General Antonio Gutterres, resident of the Republic of Rwanda – H.E. Mr. Paul Kagame and President of Trinidad and Tobago – H.E. Paula Mae Weekes.

Kanchan has been appointed along with Global Board members including the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Mr. Liu Zhenmin, Director – General of UNESCO – Ms. Audrey Azoulay, Executive Director of UNPF – Ms. Natalia Kanem, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme – UNDP – Mr. Achim Steiner, Director-General of the International Labour Organization – Mr. Guy Ryder, CEO of World Bank – Ms. Kristalina Georgieva , amongst others.

The initiative has already announced a groundbreaking billion-dollar collaboration with the World Bank on skilling and jobs for young people. “In my new role, I will be working with the Board in providing expertise, strategic direction, resources and leadership, and support the localization of Generation Unlimited with @unicefnepal and most importantly ensure Young People’s Engagement and Participation, especially young women and girls, in the agenda!”, Kanchan said.

“I am especially excited to work with this partnership to bring programs to solve the education and vocational training crisis that is currently holding back millions of Nepalese young people and is threatening our progress and stability.”, she added.

UNICEF created ‘Generation Unlimited’ with the goal of helping 1.8 billion teens and youth across the world get in school, training, or employment by 2030. Generation Unlimited will address the global education and vocational training crisis that is currently holding back millions of young people and is threatening progress and stability. Alongside UNICEF and other UN organisations, also the private sector, civil society and of course young people themselves will take up the challenge.

Kanchan has been invited by UNICEF to attend the GenU Board meeting on Monday 23rd September during the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

Published Date: Thursday, September 5th, 2019 | 10:13 PM

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