'My leadership is about championing change while embracing the defiance of norms that holds young people back'.
Country: Trinidad and Tobago
'We should embrace change and opportunity at every turn with open arms and determined minds'.
'In order to build a sustainable planet, all youth will need equal rights and opportunities to thrive in order to survive'.
'Young people are the vibrant voices of tomorrow, embodying resilience, diversity and showing a spirit of unity - let that sink in and allow it to inspire everyone!'
Country: Sri Lanka
'Young people are not just victims or perpetrators of conflict. They are the visionaries of peace. Including them in every decision-making table is fundamental to building a more peaceful world'.
'In the symphony of global progress, the harmony of youth voices resonates as a transformative force. The collective narratives of young leaders enrich our shared melody'.
'Amplifying the voices of the marginalised and those historically underrepresented to help create a more inclusive and just world for all'.
Country: The Philippines
'We can only achieve sustainable development if our policies and implementing strategies are truly intentional and practical in prioritising diversity, equity and inclusion'.
Country: Côte D'Ivoire
'Cultivating and nurturing entrepreneurial spirit in our young people is the key to a world where problems and challenges can be transformed into business opportunities, and where success matches your resilience'.
'In a world where necessary laws for sexual and reproductive health and rights exist, the true test lies in their enforcement, especially within the realm of reproductive well-being'.
'It is a non-negotiable for youths everywhere to have access to quality education. Only on this premise can we build resilient societies and nations'.
'Bound by purpose, fuelled by hope, youth shape the path to a world where equity, social responsibility and diversity thrive'.
'I firmly believe that we can all be the voice of positive change for the most vulnerable communities with intention, willingness and fearless determination'.
'Young people must have a seat at the table to speak up for what matters: gender, social and climate justice to build a prosperous future for all'.
'Let those who live it, lead it. Today’s choices belong to tomorrow’s voices!'
'The fierce urgency of now is to nurture youth as transformative leaders, capable of reshaping our world for the benefit of all'.
'Living with violence is not living. This is why I am committed to creating safe and inclusive spaces for children and young people, where everyone is free to develop to their fullest potential'.
'Civic engagement is not an option, it is a necessity for Central Asian communities and the whole world. We all have to use our voices and experiences to reclaim the narrative and be the change that we wish to see'.
'Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love'.