African Union to employ more Youth

The African Union recently announced that they will be increasing the percentage of young people (17-35 years old) employed by the African Union institutions from 17-35% by 2025 to help connect the African Union to the Youths. This decision came as a result of the African Unions reform which will help them achieve their targets by 2063.

This decision is also in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The African Union Agenda 2063 Initiative envisioned “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the international arena”.

The African Union Commission recently appointed its first AU Youth Envoy. In a statement released by the African Union Commission “The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, today appointed Ms. Aya Chebbi from Tunisia as his Envoy for the Youth. This appointment is a follow-up to the relevant decisions of the African Union policy organs and part of the continental efforts to harness the demographic dividend, empower young people across Africa, and further mobilize them in pursuit of the aspirations outlined in Agenda 2063.”

The Youths are the future of African and as such, every mechanism should be put in place to help the African youths realize Agenda 2030. The African Union 2063 Framework document which focuses on the African we Want emphasizes on “A shared strategic framework for inclusive growth and sustainable development & a global strategy to optimize the use of Africa’s resources for the benefit of all Africans”.

The new Global Sustainable Development Network is also trying to identify more African Youths for them serve on the different working groups of the organization. These includes:

Poverty Reduction, Health & Well Being Commission

Environmental Preservation Council

International Commission for Education, Peace & Partnership

Economy, Science, Technology and Innovation Commission

The African youths have many innovative ideas that they can contribute to this world and all they want is just the slightest of opportunities to do so.

 

By Mario Y. Galbert

Mckoys News Journalist- International & Business Affairs

Please send us your Feedback, News Item, Confession, gossip or Dear Mckoy, Photos and/or Videos to our WhatsApp Number 1-876-353-1389 or Email [email protected]

Recently Published

Montego Bay Pride Cancels

Montego Bay Pride Cancels Due To Security Risk

Planning Committee of Montego Bay Pride cancels Pride and will pursue legal action for Mayor’s ban on Public Forum. September 19, 2019 — “We had hoped to hold this press conference inside the Montego Bay Cultural Centre, but the management told us that they did not receive permission for us to be inside the building […]

Child Sex Tourism is Rampant in Jamaica’s Resort Towns – US Department of State

St James Bus Driver Arrested for Sexual Assault of 15-Year-Old Girl

Latest Jamaica News, St James (McKoy’s News): A 26-year-old bus operator, who hails from Somerton district in St James, was taken into custody by the police on Tuesday, on charges of sexually molesting a 15-year-old student. The police report that the incident took place on August 13, while the accused bus operator was transporting passengers […]

Police Officer Hit List

“Baff” Murdered in Braeton, St Catherine

Latest Jamaica News, St Catherine (McKoy’s News): Thirty-seven-year-old Berris Flynn, otherwise called “Baff” labourer of Reid Pen, in Braeton, St Catherine, was shot and killed by armed men at a garage along the Braeton main road, on Wednesday, September 18. Reports by the Portmore police are that about 11:45 a.m., Flynn and other men were […]

Mckoy's News Crime Scene Do not enter

Higgler Shot to Death in Clarendon

Latest Jamaica News, Clarendon (McKoy’s News): One man was shot to death by armed men at a shop in Coma Piece district in Clarendon, on Wednesday night, September 18. He has been identified as 28-year-old Leron Tracy, otherwise called “Beba” higgler of Turners district, also in Clarendon. Reports by the Capleton police are that about […]

Mckoy's News Police Line

Unidentified Body Found in Sea, Behind Craft Market in Kingston

Latest Jamaica News, Kingston (McKoy’s News): The body of an unidentified male was discovered floating in the water behind the craft market, in downtown Kingston, on Wednesday, September 18. The victim who is believed to be in his late thirties is of dark complexion, medium built, about 6ft tall, and clad in a red long […]

Dwayne Willis - McKoy's News

Two of Kingston East Wanted Men Turned Themselves in

Jamaica News: The Kingston East Police have confirmed that Dwayne Willis and Jahlawni Green, who were listed as wanted, have turned themselves in to the Police on Wednesday, September 18. Reports are that Willis and Green were accompanied by their individual attorneys when they surrendered to the Police. The Police are still urging the other […]

all-island-trip
Scroll to Top