Empowering Local Youth to Create Alternative Narratives and Champion Diversity in the Media: A 'News Generation Against Hate' Showcase Event
Through the component of the 'News Generation Against Hate' project, UNAOC seeked to empower a group youth participants from the municipality of La Courneuve (Paris area, France) by providing them with a platform for dialogue previously inaccessible to them. UNAOC will directly contribute to amplifying youth representation and thus allow them to have a voice in decisions that affect them, in line with the United Nations Secretary-General 2021 Report, 'Our Common Agenda'.
Having finalized their capacity-building training and having produced their projects on alternative narratives, the youth participants will be traveling to New York, where they will present their achievements at the United Nations Headquarters on Wednesday, 4 May.
This will also constitute a unique opportunity for UNAOC to showcase the potential of working with local youth in collaboration with municipalities – an approach that is replicable across the board, in line with UNAOC's wider strategy of working with cities and local governments to mobilize action at the community level.