Posted by: africanpressorganization | 2 November 2011

AU Chairperson Ping to preside at African Youth Day in Khartoum, youths are bracing up ahead of the event


 

 

AU Chairperson Ping to preside at African Youth Day in Khartoum, youths are bracing up ahead of the event

 

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, November 2, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ — AU Chairperson Ping to preside at African Youth Day in Khartoum, youths are bracing up ahead of the event.

“By accepting to host the headquarters of the Pan-African Youth Union (PYU), Khartoum has automatically become the home of the African Youth”, says Dr. Raymonde Agossou, Head of the Division of Youth in the Department of Human Resource, Science and Technology (HRST) of the African Union Commission (AUC). She was speaking today, 31st October 2011, while chairing a preparatory meeting with members of the National Federation of Sudanese Youth and Ministry of Youth and Sport gathered to update on the activities marking the celebration of the African Youth Day, to take place in Khartoum, in the presence of Dr. Jean Ping, Chairperson of the AU Commission and professor, Jean Pierre Ezin, Commissioner for HRST.

 

Holding under the theme: « Accelerating Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development”, with a focus on building youth friendly African governments, the official launching ceremony of the African Youth Day for this year, 1st November 2011, has been jointly organised by the African Union Commission and the Government of The Republic of The Sudan. The Day will also be observed by the Member States of the African Union all over the continent as well as the Diaspora.

 

Activities marking the Day will include: a visit of the African Union delegation led by Chairperson Ping, to headquarters of Pan African Youth Union, a youth caravan, lecture on the impact of youth empowerment to sustainable development in Africa among others. The AUC Chairperson is expected to deliver a key note speech during the event while all the local and international journalists will be given the opportunity during a press conference jointly organized by the Directorate of Information and Communication of the African Union and the Sudanese Ministry of Youth and Sport, to exchange with Mr. Ping and Mr. Ezin on the different issues related to the African youth development and the role of the African Union in promoting youth emancipation in the continent.

 

The African Union Permanent Representative in Khartoum, Ambassador Mahmoud Kane, said his office is working in close collaboration with the organising committee to ensure a memorable and symbolic launch of the African Youth Day 2011.

 

JOURNALISTS ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

For more information, visit the AU website: http://www.africa-union.org

 

SOURCE 

African Union Commission (AUC)


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