WAY has 120 member organisations from all continents. Understanding what goes on around the world and finding one’s own opinion on the social and political issues is a big challenge for the youth, who struggle to differentiate between “good” and “bad” news sources and find their way in the mud of today’s world. World Youth Report: Addressing the complex challenges facing young people today 20 February 2019, New York. Founded in 1949, WAY has general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and works inclose cooperation with several UN … Materialism Political & Social Issues. Today, there are 1.2 billion young people aged 15 to 24 years, accounting for 16 per cent of the global population. The full members of WAY are national youth councils. Therefore, the issues affecting Nigerian youths are hindrances to the growth of Africa’s most populous country. usa today The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on Americans' mental health, according to a new survey out Thursday from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The World Assembly of Youth (WAY) is the international coordinating body of national youth councils and organisations. Education has many critical issues; although if you watch the nightly news or 24/7 news channels, you will most likely see very little when it comes to education. In this article, we seek to understand these problems facing the Nigerian youth in a globalized world and suggest concrete solutions to them.