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International Youth Day Commemoration

By African Union Commission (AUC),SMS
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Theme: ‘Youth Leading Sustainability towards the Realization of Agenda 2063’

What: Africa Youth Day and Young African Thinkr’s Convention

Who: Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology and Beza International

When: 10 – 12th August 2016

Where: AUC Headquarters, Addis Ababa

Participants: Youth networks, diplomatic corps, African Union Youth Volunteers, African Union Commission

Background: On the 12th of August 2016, the African Union Commission will join the world in celebrating International Youth Day (IYD). Since the year 2000, August 12th has provided key stakeholders with the opportunity to focus on the views, initiatives and challenges that affect young people across the globe.

Objectives: 10-11 August 2016 – ‘Young African Think’rs Convention’ - To brainstorm and generate ideas on the on-going transformation towards youth development on the continent using Agenda 2063 as the key policy framework.

12 August -The International Youth Day commemoration will provide a platform for participants to creatively promote Agenda 2063 through art, music, video, poetry and drama.

Journalists are invited to cover the Event.