Stakeholders discuss on how to harness demographic dividend for youth Empowerment

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

A number of organisations who perform in the area of youth have held a discussions on harnessing demographic dividend for youth empowerment and development at a forum in New York, United States of America.

The forum received Ms. Aya Chebbi, African Union Youth envoy at the office of Gambia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations. The participated organisation include UNFPA, UN ECOSOC, Ministry of Youth and Sports, National Training Academy of the Republic of Egypt, Institutional Youth Engagement in Achieving the SDGs, co-Permanent Missions of Japan and Germany to the United Nations.

Both youth and sports minister and Gambia’s Ambassador and permanent representative to the UN gave their blessings and assured Gambia government's full support to the empowerment and development of the African youth for the realisation of the Africa 2063 aspirations.

The team participated in youth and industry 4.0 - implications of the fourth industrial revolution on the future of work and education which was organised by UNIDO and the interactive roundtable on looking to the future: A dialogue on the high-level political forum (SDG) summit in September 2010 before attending the official closing.

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and his envoy on youth addressed the delegates before Inga Rhonda King, president of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Furthermore, the representatives participated in interactive round-table on investing in youth development: Financing and other means of implementation.