Monday, January 24, 2011

Africa's Youth, Arise & Do Something!!!

60% of Africa’s population and about 36.9 per cent of its work force are youth...50% + of our youth are illiterate & those with disabilities are amongst the most marginalized and poorest of all youths!!!

In an effort to harness the energy, imagination and initiative of the world’s youth in overcoming the challenges facing humankind, from enhancing peace to boosting economic development, the United Nations proclaimed an International Year of Youth starting on 12 August 2010.

In its resolution proclaiming the Year, the General Assembly called on governments, civil society, individuals and communities worldwide to support activities at local and international levels to mark the event. Under the theme ‘Dialogue and Mutual Understanding,’ the Year aims to encourage dialogue and understanding across generations and promote the ideals of peace, respect for human rights and freedoms, and solidarity.

If you are an African youth in the continent please take this opportunity to engage in this initiative. More information can be found here on how you can participate

Interesting reading:

Youth in Africa


Official UN International Year of Youth Web Site

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