We would like to announce KNZ International and EU Officer, Neil Smart Costantino’s effective resignation from the KNZ executive through the hereto posted resignation letter. Neil has informed the executive board that he has taken this decision due to his newly-assigned post of President of SDM - Studenti Demokristjani Maltin. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Neil Smart Costantino for his hard work and commitment throughout his term in the KNZ executive and wish him all the very best for the future.

 

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After a consultation with our member organisations, we as KNZ are putting forward 10 proposals in order to address Sexual health and Sexual education. We believe it is vital to address the importance of sexual health on a day-to-day basis.
The National Youth Council is committed to being the voice of all youths, irrespective of their social background. This is mind, a healthy lifestyle for all is of key importance for the development of our youths.

Sexual Health Proposals

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Press Release 07.12.2017


The National Youth Council has been at the forefront campaigning for voting rights to be extended to 16 and 17 year olds. KNŻ welcomes the news that the Prime Minister intends to pass a law which would see these rights extended by March next year thus giving youth the opportunity to vote in the upcoming MEP elections. Following that, they will also have the opportunity to vote in the General Election.


In the past, our member organisations, the youth wings of all political parties and political student organisations have come together with the Council in order to campaign for Vote 16.

KNŻ renews its call that this right should come together with compulsory civic education.

Ftit tal-ġranet ilu rappreżentati mill-Kunsill Nazzjonali taż-Żgħażagħ iltaqgħu mal-Eċċellenza tagħha l-President ta' Malta Marie Louise Coleiro Preca. Waqt din il-laqgħa ġew diskussi varji temi li għandhom x'jaqsmu maż-żgħażagħ tagħna. Ġie ukoll diskuss kif jistgħu jkun hemm ħidma konġunta bejn l-Uffiċju tal-President u l-Kunsill fil-futur qarib.

PRESS RELEASE 30.10.2017
 
Upon the recent announcement by Malta’s food bank in a national newspaper that they may need to shut down due to a lack of generosity, Malta’s National Youth Council (KNZ) is calling for both a legislative and cultural change. 
 
We propose that restaurants and food vendors should donate left over food that they may not resell to voluntary organisations and NGOs who serve food to the less fortunate, instead of being thrown away. This would be food that have exceeded their shelf date but not their expiry date so as to still comply with current food regulation. 
 
A law had been adopted in France in 2016 stating that large shops are no longer allowed to throw away good quality food approaching its best before date. This has already been proposed by the Mayor of Valletta Prof Alexiei Dingli however unfortunately no MP has made this proposal his own and presented it to Parliament. 
 
We therefore ask that the Maltese Parliament implement a similar law in our islands. Furthermore, the Council calls upon food establishments to take up a proactive approach and lead by example before this is taken up by the government and ratified into Maltese Law.

 

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