Posted by: africanpressorganization | 30 March 2011

African Youth Forum – 1st -7 April 2011 / “Accelerate Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development”

 


 

 

African Youth Forum – 1st -7 April 2011 / “Accelerate Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development”

 

 

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, March 30, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ — African Youth Forum – 1st -7 April 2011 / “Accelerate Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development”

 

What:             African Youth Forum

        A pre summit event for the June-June July 2011 AU Summit

 

When:            1st April at 9:30 AM

 
 

Where:           African Union Headquarters Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 

Why:    The Africa Youth Forum will host about 300 youth representatives from across Africa and the Diaspora from the 1-6 April, 2011, as an official pre-summit event, ahead of the June/July 2011 AU Summit under the theme: “Accelerate Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development”.

 

The outcome of this forum will be reported to the AU Plenary Session during the Executive Council Session; after being ratified by the Bureau of Conference of Ministers for Youth (COMY), as the official position of Youth in Africa.

 

Highlights of the Youth Forum will include:

 

One-day High-level Session on Financing Youth Development in Africa within the framework of the “African Youth Decade Plan of Action”;         

Parliamentary Exchange on Implementation of the African Youth Charter;

Debate and Exchange among African Youth on key Challenges & Opportunities;

Innovative fair, where young Africans showcase their innovations & Creativity

Cultural & photo exhibitions; Exchange with international Youth and others.

Conference the Bureau of Ministers for Youth meeting (8-9 April);

 

Journalists are invited to cover the opening ceremony of the Youth Forum on 1st April 2011 at 09:30 AM in the Plenary Hall of the African Union. They are also invited to attend the Youth Forum throughout from 1st to 7th of April.

 

SOURCE 

African Union Commission (AUC)


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