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Our Manifesto for the World: Giving Young People a Voice in the UK General Election

Learn about the UK General Election and the Sustainable Development Goals, and influence candidates by writing a Manifesto for the World

On Wednesday 22 May 2024 the Prime Minister called a UK General Election to take place on Thursday 4 July.

Across the country candidates began campaigning to be their constituency's MP in the next Parliament. This is an ideal time for young people to learn about the General Election and influence their newly elected MP to play their part in building a more just, peaceful and equal world.

The resource takes teachers and young people on an exploration of British democracy, ending with the writing of a collaborative manifesto based on the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals. Schools then present their manifestos to MPs following the election.

Our Manifesto for The World was jointly produced by CAFOD, Christian Aid, Oxfam and Send My Friend to School. It is available on all our websites.

Mark Chappell/Send My Friend to School

Young people plan their call to action

Young people plan their call for action

The following resources present suggestions for teaching in greater depth about the Sustainable Development Goals, organising a meeting with your school's MP and writing a press release to promote your Manifesto for the World.

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