Kathmandu, April 12, 2017: National Youth Council Vice-Chairperson Madhav Dhungel has stressed the need of educated youth human resources in Nepali politics.
Receiving a memorandum from a delegation of various organisations demanding that the polls be used as an opportunity for youth leadership, Dhungel said, “Every party should allocate a share of at least 10 percent leadership to the youth below the age of 30.”
“Likewise, an age ceiling should be imposed on the political career so that the youth leadership would be promoted.”
Demanding that stakeholders pay a needful attention to youth issues in the context of upcoming local level elections, the YOUthVoteNepal campaign, a joint initiative of various youth organisations launched to promote youths’ concerns in elections, had submitted the memorandum to Dhungel today.
The campaigners demanded that youth 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 manifestos 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, Saathi 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.
The campaigners will continue lobbying with other political parties and stakeholders to raise their agendas.