As part of the 222 youth representatives, you will be undergoing monthly educational and capacity-building training. This exciting opportunity will provide you with the platform to understand the parliamentary system, be educated on policy analysis and be exposed to multiple issues so you can develop effective arguments through debates.
Undi18 is a Malaysian grassroots movement, spearheaded by a group of young people that have successfully lobbied the Government and Parliament of Malaysia to amend Article 119(1) of the Federal Constitution to reduce the minimum voting age in Malaysia from 21 to 18 years old. The main aim of the #Undi18's programs is to develop competences (knowledge, skills, attitudes) of Malaysian youths on how to organize and run activities that aim to motivate and educate young people about (active) citizenship, voter education and participation in political, economic and social life through experiential learning and simulations.
UNICEF is an international inter-governmental organization delivering programmes in Malaysia which promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child and adolescent, in everything we do. Together with the Malaysian government and other partners who are truly passionate about child rights, UNICEF works in Malaysia to ensure every child has the opportunity to grow healthy and happy; live safely; and achieve their full potential.
Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
About GENERATION UNLIMITED
Generation Unlimited (GenU), a global multi-sectoral partnership initiative, aims to operationalize the vision of the UN Youth Strategy, in areas of youth engagement, participation and advocacy; supporting young people’s greater access to quality education and skills development; and economic empowerment through decent jobs.
GenU is in collaboration with UNICEF to ensure that opportunities for young people will continue to expand and accelerate so that young people can be productive problem-solvers and engaged members of society.