BrainBreaks - by HOPSports
Global Youth Poll
100 Million Stars
Ambassador of Hope
100M young people across MENA are faced with challenges every day: the region represents 5% of the world’s population but suffers from more than 50% of terror attacks and more than 50% of all war-related deaths.
Two frames dominate: MENA’s young people lack the education and qualifications for contributing to modern local/global economies, and as Muslims, they are perceived as a threat to the world.
The UNGSII has identified youth as a particular focus and the proposed competition would fit well with this aim. The challenge laid before the school children involved would be to present concrete suggestions of how to improve intercultural or interfaith dialogue and cooperation or even just community harmony. The objective is to lead the children to reflect on both their experience of cooperation and their ideas for how to enhance it. The first competition took place May/June of 2016 in Vietnam.
UNGSII is building on the experience of existing polls in order to create a scientific database to understand what youth across the world have in common, and what differentiates them, across boundaries of religion, race and region. The survey will gauge how satisfied they are already with the implementation of the SDGs and where they see room for improvement. In order to make sure that the opinion of the next generation is taken serious, UN, IPU and UIN offer that representatives of the youth will have the opportunity to present the results together with the national experts from academia on both national and international platforms. Media partnerships will make sure that the world is permanently informed about the results.
From August 2017 the UNGSII Foundation has been in collaboration with HOPSports Brain Breaks® Physical Activity Solutions: web-based 2-5 minute activity breaks designed for the individual classroom setting. This initiative aims to empower youth to develop their personal expectations as well as raise expectations of their future. Directly supporting SDG 3, Good Health and Wellbeing, whilst expanding education on all 17 goals. For more information on Brain Breaks® visit their website here.