Youth forum to address Africa's transformational agenda as AU marks golden jubilee
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The month of May will be marked by celebrations to mark 50 years since the establishment of the Organization for African Unity, now the African Union, around the theme: “Pan Africanism and African Renaissance.” To mark the Golden Jubilee, the African Union Commission’s Youth Division and its partner the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) will be organizing a Youth forum in Addis Ababa from 22- 25th May 2013. The main objective of the symposium will be to seize the opportunity of the OAU/AU 50th Anniversary celebrations and provide a platform for dialogue on the morning of 24th May between selected African Heads of States and young people on major policy initiatives. According to the organizers, this is of particular significance in view of Africa Youth decade 2009-2018. The forum will bring young people at the heart of social and political discourse to enable them to make contributions to current policy debates. More importantly, it is intended to promote a youth focused policy priority and support the vision of youth development among the urgent actions by African heads of states.