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It’s time for an online youth congress

The winning essay from this year's One Young World essay competition, on how to give young people a voice in government

By Dylan Kaplan  

Kofi Annan is among the One Young World counsellors. © One Young World

Young people can raise their voice in government through two steps. The first step is to permit online electronic voting for mayor from anywhere. The second step is for mayors to support the creation of online youth congresses.

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