To improve the standard of living of disadvantaged youth, Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi has called for the creation of a “New World Order,” with privileged young people to lead the world in the future.
He said young people’s concerns must be properly addressed and they should be part of decision making, while their concerns and voices should be reflected in all policy decisions and budgetary allocations, despite whoever is in the government.
“The New World Order is sought to put an end to this growing malice and hate, division, fundamentalism, fanaticism, and all these things which are growing,” he added on Tuesday at a press briefing at the National Press Club in Dhaka, organised by the “100 Million for 100 Million” campaign.
This global movement aims to mobilise 100 million youths for 100 million underprivileged children around the world, to end child labour, slavery, violence, and promote the right of every child to be safe, free, and educated, over the next five years.
The movement’s Bangladesh host, Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE), helped Satyarthi to launch his campaign in Dhaka, while the Bangladesh government has also promised to fully support it.
The campaign seeks to woo privileged youths to be the voice for under-privileged youths worldwide, CAMPE Executive Director Rasheda K Chowdhury said.