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African Youth Day to be observed

Oct 30, 2008, 6:56 AM | Article By: Nfamara Jawneh

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 27, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ - A Press Conference on the Celebration of the African Youth Day under the theme: "Peace, Solidarity and Positive Values promoted by the African Youth" was scheduled to take place yesterday Wednesday 29 October 2008 at , in the Media Centre of the African Union Conference building.

The Press Conference, which will precede the celebration of the African Youth Day, observed every 1st of November, is aimed at sensitising the population on African Youth development issues as well as creating awareness on the following products launched by the Commission: the African Youth Charter; the African Youth Anthem; the 2nd Edition of African Youth Initiative and Creativity Award; the outcomes of the Year of the African youth and the African Youth network as well as Youth Associations.

 According to reports monitored by the youth forum from AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the activities marking the Day will begin from 31st October to 1st November 2008, at the Headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

 The Press Conference will be addressed by the following personalities:

1.         Prof. Jean - Pierre Enzi: Au Commissioner for Human Resources, Sciences and Technology

2.         Minister in Charge of Youth of the federal Republic of Ethiopia

3.         Dr. Ceria Mac Donald's, representative of UNICEF

Mr. Johannes Magee: Pan African Youth Union (PYU)