AU Banjul Plus 10 Newsletter #4

Empower young people, harness the Demographic Dividend

No. of pages: 4

Publication date: 26 May 2016

Author: UNFPA WCARO

Publisher: UNFPA

This newsletter captures the proceedings and highlights of the #AUBanjulPlus10 - Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the African Youth Charter - from 21-25 May 2016. The theme of the event was: "Accelerating Youth Development in Africa."

Under the guidance of the African Union Commission and with the support of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and other partners, the National Youth Council is coordinating this youth summit and high-level forum. There is an important link therefore between the discussions around reinforcing implementation of the policy frameworks in Africa and their pivotal role in harnessing the youth potentials to attain the Demographic Dividend and Africa’s inclusive growth and sustainable development.