The new Afghanistan youth representative to the United Nations, Fawad Ahmad Shahniar, who was recently selected in a competition, says that in his initial plan he wants to travel to various parts of the country to collect the young generation's views on peace.
The fourth and final round of the competition to nominate Afghanistan's youth representative to the United Nations was held in Kabul on Sunday.
Ahmad Faisal Omran, Rosita Sekandari, and Fawad Ahmad Shahniar were the three finalists.
Shahniar has studied business administration and journalism and currently works in the Afghan media.
Shahniar says that he has always worked for the progress of youth, and he has recently launched a social media campaign to get the views of the youth from all parts of the country amid the efforts for peace in Doha.
“Through this page or through this online process, we wanted the voice of the people, the legitimate voice of the people, which is for peace, to be heard not only by the Afghans but also by the world,” said Shahniar.
He added: “I mean, peace is not our dream, peace is the obvious right of everyone.”
Shahniyar emphasizes that he would make peace his priority while representing Afghanistan in the United Nations, adding that he wants to travel to parts of the country to gather the views of the youth and their thoughts about peace and share them on the international stage.
“The youth's voices and views will be shared with the United Nations, I am going to launch an online campaign for those who won’t be able to attend these programs, conferences, and gatherings,” Shahniar said.
Ahmad Tamim Ahmadi, a friend of Shahniyar, said: “The youth want peace and I hope that Fawad Jan will convey the messages that he gathers to the world.”
.The Afghan youth representative to the United Nations will hold the position for one year