Thursday, November 01, 2012

2012 African Youth Day - Statement from the AUC Chairperson, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana C. Dlamini Zuma.

Thursday, November 01, 2012
AUC Chairperson, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana C. Dlamini Zuma
The African Youth Day is celebrated each year on 1st November. First proclaimed in 2006, after the adoption of the African Youth Charter, the AYD is a culmination of continent-wide efforts to unlock the potential of its youthful population. This year's statement from the African Union Commission Chairperson reaffirms the need for the continent to deliver together on youth development.

Today, 1st November 2012, we are celebrating the 7th African Youth Day, since the adoption of the Decision by the AU Heads of State in Banjul in 2006. The theme for this year is; “Africa Must Deliver as ONE to Empower African Youth For Sustainable Development." This theme has been chosen to encourage youth to be involved in the decision-making processes at national, regional and continental levels for their own development, as well as the achievement of Africa’s agenda for sustainable development. It is also dedicated to highlight the current progress and efforts made to ensure that Africa can speak with one voice on issues of youth development.

What are you doing in celebrating this year's African Youth Day? Read the full statement in ENGLISH or FRENCH.

Editorial Team.

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