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Youths contribute towards UN post 2015 development agenda

UNA-Uganda took take part in the 2 day youth event organized by the UN in New York.

The youth seminar aimed at helping the youth realize their role and how they can make contribution to the UN post 2015 development agenda .

As 2015 draws closer, the UN post development agenda nears completion, the need to have the youth voices included in the post 2015 agenda is at high levels.

the Economic and Social council- ECOSCO in collaboration with UN agencies and the Secretary General Envoy for youth invited  youth to deliberate and vote for the most pressing issues to be tackled in the post 2015 development agenda.

UN executives such as Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General , H.E John W. Ashe, President of the 68th UN General Assembly , H.E. Martin Sajddik, President ECOSOC  and Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, Secretary General Envoy for youth Officiated at the opening ceremony .

The gathering provided a platform  where issues (most pressing) compiled by the office of the Secretary General Envoy for the Youth during the My World  survey were  to concretized and endorse by the representatives.

The highlighted most pressing issues from the youth representatives world wide included; Youth employment and entrepreneurship, education, Health, governance and participation, peace and security.

The youth also emphasized the need to have specific targets that will aim at having the youth having a better and meaningful life.

Outcomes of the event will be shared with the council during the Annual Ministerial Review-AMR.

Thanks to the cooperation between United Nations Development Program(UNDP)-Uganda and  Youth Convergence Group Asaba Linda of UNA Uganda was facilitated and represented   the youths in Uganda

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