The Quadripartite agencies – the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) constituted a working group on engagement of young people in Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). The primary objective is to provide a platform for youth serving organizations to take part in global work to address the growing threat and impact of AMR. The members of the working group will support the Quadripartite’s work in sensitizing young people on AMR. The working group has 14 members representing various youth-led and youth-serving organizations across the world. The inaugural meeting of the working group was held at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on 5–6 October 2023. 

The RBA Initiative’s project lead is one among the 14 members of the Quadripartite Working Group on Youth Engagement for AMR

The members committed to work towards increasing the visibility of youth engagement in global AMR action, build wider capacity among youth-serving organizations to take up AMR issues and reach out to more young people to advance the advocacy priorities for the youth.

Functions of the working group includes.

·         Provide inputs to the Quadripartite on youth engagement related to AMR.

·         Participate in and promote AMR-related capacity building opportunities widely, particularly with youth networks, in order to increase knowledge on AMR among this population.

·         Facilitate the engagement of youth in the development of AMR awareness and advocacy tools for youth.

·         Promote and disseminate evidence-based AMR examples of good practices, tools and related initiatives to reach youth networks and audiences, harnessing both formal media and social media channels.

·         Explore and utilize unconventional or previously untapped methods of engagement with the youth.


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