Please help promote UN Voices of Youth project!
Ray Saunders (rsaunders@EUROSCOUT.KNOOPPUNT.BE)
Sat, 18 Feb 1995 12:17:17 +0100
From: email@example.com (robert cohen)
Subject: Please help promote UN Voices of Youth project!
UNICEF is helping the UN mount an exhibition in March in
Copenhagen, Denmark for the World Summit for Social Development,
with a component featuring messages from youth around the world to the
leaders attending this historic event. We are using the Internet to
mobilize youth participation -- working hard to narrow the
technological gap that places Third World youth at such a
disadvantage. The announcement, below, explains the hows and whys.
Would you kindly send this message to all your affiliates, in the hope
that at this late hour they can make the difference in terms of
balanced global participation? The Scout Movement is a cherished
UNICEF partner and we are counting on you. Many thanks in advance and
please do not hesitate to contact me for follow-up.
Robert Cohen, for the Voices of Youth project.
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UN Voices of Youth Project
This is an appeal from the United Nations to youth worldwide to
participate in a unique event via Internet. Youth are invited to
send their ideas to more than 90 world leaders who will attend the
World Summit for Social Development, Copenhagen, 6-12 March 1995.
PLEASE HELP BY FORWARDING THIS APPEAL.
The UN will have an exhibition at WSSD, connected to Internet,
where leaders can read/respond to voices of youth around the world.
At WSSD, leaders will sign an agreement on three important issues:
1) Poverty 2) Unemployment 3) Social Conflict.
The Voices of Youth project will be viewed by thousands at the WSSD
and millions of others on-line. Make a difference by participating!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: There are two ways:
1) E-MAIL: By sending an e-mail message. Think about some of the
questions below and the three issues of the WSSD. E-mail your
message to the world leaders to <firstname.lastname@example.org>
2) WORLD WIDE WEB: If you have access to the WWW you can visit a
multimedia interactive environment established by the UN at
SPEAK YOUR MIND! BE CREATIVE, SPEAK FROM THE HEART !
What solutions to the above mentioned social problems do you
propose? Here are some questions you might consider responding to:
* Why are there more poor people than ever before when for the
first time in history everyone's basic needs could be met?
* Do you know what it is like to grow up homeless or without
access to schooling, health care or safe drinking water?
* What happens if you have to drop out of school to help
support your family?
* Why do differences in skin colour, language, religion or
gender often lead people to mistreat each other?
* How can we better take care of the environment?
* How would you deal with all of these problems?
Messages can also be sent from classes, or youth groups. Please
keep your message to 250 words, plus the following:
Your name: Your age (under 25 please):
Your school: Your e-mail address:
Your gender: What country are you from:
HOW TO READ WHAT YOU AND OTHERS HAVE TO SAY TO WORLD LEADERS
1) WWW: Visit the Linkages WWW site, home of the UN "Voices of
2) GOPHER: Postings of youth will be available at the following
gopher site: gopher://gopher.igc.apc.org
A SPECIAL THANKS FROM THE UN: Thank you for exercising your right
to participate and helping to build a better future. If you have
any questions about this project, email to <email@example.com>
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The above message is from
Ray Saunders <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Communications Executive, European Scout Office, Tel: (+32.2) 346 16 86
299 Avenue Moliere, B-1060 Brussels, Belgium Fax: (+32.2) 346 00 07
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City