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UNICEF appoints Kanchan Amatya on Global Board of Generation Unlimited
Executive Director of United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Henrietta H Fore appointed Kanchan Amatya on the Global Board of Generation Unlimited — a billion dollar partnership hosted by UNICEF to ensure that every young person is in education, training or employment by 2030.
The initiative is co-chaired by UN Secretary General Antonio Gutterres, resident of the Republic of Rwanda - Paul Kagame and President of Trinidad and Tobago - Paula Mae Weekes.
The initiative has already announced groundbreaking billion-dollar collaboration with the World Bank on skilling and jobs for young people.
Press statement issued by Amatya on Friday quotes Amatya saying, “In my new role, I will be working with the board in providing expertise, strategic direction, resources and leadership, and support the localization of ‘generation unlimited’ and most importantly ensure young people’s engagement and participation, especially young women and girls, in the agenda.”
She took to Facebook to share her moment of happiness on Friday. She writes, “Absolutely thrilled and honored to be appointed by UNICEF Executive Director, Henrietta H. Fore on the Global Board of Generation Unlimited - #UNICEF’s key effort to ensure that every young person is in #education , #training or #employment by 2030.”
Amatya has been appointed along with Global Board members including the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs. Liu Zhenmin, Director - General of UNESCO - Audrey Azoulay, Executive Director of UNPF - Natalia Kanem, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme - UNDP - Achim Steiner, Director-General of the International Labour Organization -. Guy Ryder, CEO of World Bank - Kristalina Georgieva , amongst others.
Statement further reads Amatya saying, "I am especially excited to work with this partnership to bring programs to solve the education and vocational training crisis that is currently holding back millions of Nepalese young people and is threatening our progress and stability.”
UNICEF created 'Generation Unlimited' with the goal of helping 1.8 billion teens and youth across the world get in school, training, or employment by 2030. Generation Unlimited will address the global education and vocational training crisis that is currently holding back millions of young people and is t
hreatening progress and stability. Alongside UNICEF and other UN organizations, also the private sector, civil society and of course young people themselves will take up the challenge.
Amatya has been invited by UNICEF to attend the GenU Board meeting on Monday 23rd September during the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York.