On Monday, August 22 the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth will begin an official visit to Nigeria where he is scheduled to meet with young people and government officials to discuss youth development and youth issues.

The Envoy will meet with Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo, as well as officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Ministry of Youth and Sports; the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development; the Ministry of Labor and Productivity; the Ministry of Environment; the Ministry of Education; the Ministry of Health and the Federal Capital Territory.

The Envoy will be in Nigeria to promote coordinated United Nations support to youth development initiatives. He will particularly advocate for adequate investment in youth development interventions, with particular focus on education, employment opportunities, poverty alleviation, empowerment, health and the role of youth in peacebuilding.