UNIC Beirut, UNDP Lebanon advocate for greater youth political participation in Lebanon
17 August 2023
To mark Youth Day 2023 in Lebanon, UNIC Beirut and UNDP Lebanon developed a campaign to promote youth political participation in Lebanon.
To mark International Youth Day, the United Nations Information Centre in Beirut (UNIC Beirut) and the United Nations Development Programme in Lebanon (UNDP Lebanon) joined forces on a month-long social media campaign as part of galvanizing support for young people’s political participation and amplifying their voices in public life.
Under the global #BeSeenBeHeard and #YouthLead campaigns launched by the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, UNIC Beirut produced a series of four videos capturing the perceptions of young Lebanese women and men on how to foster youth political participation for a more inclusive and representative political system in Lebanon.
The production of the videos entailed touring the campuses of local universities and interviewing students from different backgrounds and fields of study, who proposed possible solutions and opportunities for youth to engage in political and decision-making processes.
The videos have been widely promoted on UNIC Beirut, UNDP Lebanon and UN Lebanon’s websites and social media platforms, including TikTok. They can be watched on our present website in this section or on UNIC Beirut’s YouTube channel.