The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, will address the African Continental Framework on Youth Development: Mainstream into Agenda 2063 event on October 14 during 2015 Africa Week in New York.

This high-level event will focus on the forthcoming African Continental Framework on Youth Development, which aims to assist African Member States to define national employment policy schemes with operational action plans in line with the objectives of inclusive growth and the creation of decent and sustainable jobs. In this context, the event will also highlight progress and challenges in the implementation of the African Youth Charter (2006) as well as the important role of youth employment in accelerating achievement of the aspirations of Agenda 2063.

The event will also address the role of global, regional, sub-regional and national actors in youth development on the continent, including the role of the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency in forging partnerships between stakeholders and in mobilizing public and private sector support for youth development.

Running from October 12th to 16th,  the Africa Week 2015 will be celebrated in the context of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations under the theme “Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Moving from Aspirations to Reality.”

The main objective of Africa Week 2015 is to garner necessary support from Member States, civil society, the private sector and academia for Africa’s new transformative agenda. The Week also aims to identify the kind of support the United Nations could further extend to African regional and sub-regional organizations in the implementation of Agenda 2063, in ways that ensure synergy with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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