Priority areas for action
Youth Initiative carried out a survey in Nepal among youth to prioritise five issues out of a 15
priority areas identified in the World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY) and World Youth Report 2003. The survey was undertaken to mark the International Youth Day 2005. Education, employment, youth participation, health and youth and conflict were five priority areas identified by the survey. WPAY was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1996. It provides a policy framework and practical guidelines for national action and international support to improve the situation of young people. The survey was carried out in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Janakpur, Chitwan and Nawalparasi. Online submissions were taken on the website www.youthinitiative.org.np and the survey form was also published in the Infotiser magazine.
A total of 1,521 responses were received. The 15 global priority areas for action identified in WPAY and World Youth Report 2003 are education, employment, hunger and poverty, health, environment, drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, leisure-time activities, girls and young women,
youth participation, globalisation, information and communication technologies, HIV/AIDS, youth and conflict, and intergenerational relations. —Youth Initiative