UNITED NATIONS, New York - Today, on International Youth Day, UNFPA and Global Citizen are officially launching #showyourselfie, a global campaign to urge world leaders to prioritize the needs and rights of young people in the post-2015 development agenda – the roadmap for the world’s development over the next 15 years.
A petition with a difference
Between now and September 2015, UNFPA and Global Citizen will be asking those who believe young people should be a focus in the future of development to share their selfies with the campaign, using the hashtag #showyourselfie, via Twitter, Instagram or through the campaign’s website, www.showyourselfie.org.
Raising awareness of youth issues
In July 2014 on World Population Day, the campaign kicked off in several UNFPA offices and at selected global events.
Hundreds of people have already shown their selfies in Fiji, Nepal and the Philippines, as well as at events such as the UN Population Award in New York, the Summit on Sexual Violence in London, and the World AIDS Conference in Melbourne. Enthusiasm for the issue has been palpable, and looks set to grow in the upcoming months.