RPP, CPN-ML express commitment to promote youth leadership

KATHMANDU: Rastriya Prajatantra Party and CPN-ML have expressed their commitment to promote youth leadership in the upcoming local level elections.

Receiving memorandums from the YOUthVoteNepal campaign, a joint initiative of various youth organisations launched to promote youths’ concerns in elections, RPP spokesperson Roshan Karki and ML General Secretary CP Mainali also said they would advocate for establishment of youth desks at every local level and annually publish youth status reports after the elections.

Karki said her party would also promote agendas of women and Sustainable Development Goals equally.

Likewise, Mainali said his party was serious about the violation of child rights during the elections and hence would abstain from using children during the electioneering.

The campaigners demanded that youth and women should be prioritised in candidacy during the upcoming polls. Likewise, they demanded a due prioritisation of youths’ issues including employment and self-employment and more budget allocation in youth-focused programmes in election manifestoes of the party.

The YOUthVoteNepal campaign was launched to carry out advocacy on youths’ agendas during the upcoming local elections. As many as 13 youth-led organisations are constituents of the campaign; including Yuwalaya, Achel Natya Samuha, Glocal Khabar, Sathi Sanga Manka Kura radio programme, We for Change, Yuwa, YAV Nepal, Sirjansil Samaj Nepal, Youth Initiative, Active Youth Society, Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal and Dynamic Youth Forum.