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Skipton MP urges young people to help shape the future
9:00am Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
Skipton MP Julian Smith is urging young people to take part in an initiative to help shape the future of international development.
Secondary school students are being invited to debate and submit proposals for post-2015 global goals.
Winners of the “Shape the Future” contest, launched by International Development Secretary Justine Greening, will have the chance to present their ideas to an expert panel.
Ms Greening said: “The next set of global development goals will play a crucial role in shaping the world that our young people will inherit and so it makes sense that they can play their part in helping to create a fairer and more prosperous world.”
Mr Smith, the International Development Secretary’s Parliamentary Private Secretary, has written to every secondary school in the constituency, encouraging pupils to take part.
“The ‘Shape the Future’ competition offers students a fantastic opportunity to say how development should help the global economy in the decades ahead,” he said. “I look forward to seeing some really innovative ideas.”