ACP YPN on youth & SDGs in Yo!Mag

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“Sustainable Development Goals and youth: Where will you be in 15 years time?” is the title of Yentyl Williams, Founder & President of ACP YPN’s recent article published in the Magazine of the European Youth Forum, Yo!Mag. The article highlights the importance of including youth in the process of implementing and ultimately achieving the very important Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda and makes three key recommendations. Read the full article here.

Yentyl explains that although ‘youth’ are only mentioned 5 times within the 169 targets of the 17 SDGs – in SDG4, SDG8 and SDG13 on education, employment and climate change respectively – ‘youth’ issues are not stand alone issues, rather they are ‘cross-cutting’ and multi-sectoral’. The three recommendations are:

  1. Pioneer youth-mainstreaming
  2. Align SDGs with regional agendas
  3. Create an enabling environment for youth and youth organisations

The article also reminds that the time for empowerment and transformative action really is now or never: it is a  fact that youth make up half of the world’s population today, and we are witnessing new forms of under-development, including unpaid internships, low quality jobs for over-skilled youth, lack of decent jobs, amongst others. Yentyl concludes by stating that the next 15 years will attest to the collective will to achieve the future that the SDGs promise and suggests, let’s co-create our future together!

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ACP YPN on youth & SDGs in Yo!Mag

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“Sustainable Development Goals and youth: Where will you be in 15 years time?” is the title of Yentyl Williams, Founder & President of ACP YPN’s recent article published in the Magazine of the European Youth Forum, Yo!Mag. The article highlights the importance of including youth in the process of implementing and ultimately achieving the very important Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda and makes three key recommendations. Read the full article here.

Yentyl explains that although ‘youth’ are only mentioned 5 times within the 169 targets of the 17 SDGs – in SDG4, SDG8 and SDG13 on education, employment and climate change respectively – ‘youth’ issues are not stand alone issues, rather they are ‘cross-cutting’ and multi-sectoral’. The three recommendations are:

  1. Pioneer youth-mainstreaming
  2. Align SDGs with regional agendas
  3. Create an enabling environment for youth and youth organisations

The article also reminds that the time for empowerment and transformative action really is now or never: it is a  fact that youth make up half of the world’s population today, and we are witnessing new forms of under-development, including unpaid internships, low quality jobs for over-skilled youth, lack of decent jobs, amongst others. Yentyl concludes by stating that the next 15 years will attest to the collective will to achieve the future that the SDGs promise and suggests, let’s co-create our future together!

Check out more of ACP YPN’s advocacy on youth and SDGs:

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Find out more about Yo!Mag | @YOmag_YFJ | Facebook | EYF

Have you got some questions? Write to us: acpypn@gmail.com or via @acpYPN

Keep up-to-date with ACP YPN via the Website | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Youtube

ACP YPN featured in Brussels Diplomatic

ACP YPN’s hallmark diplomacy event, the ACP YPN Ambassador Series with H.E Ambassador Kaire Mbuende was featured on the Brussels Diplomatic daily newspaper on EU affairs, diplomacy, international affairs and expats in Brussels. The article entitled, Technology, infrastructure and tourism: Namibia is ready for business, includes an interview with Dr. Mbuende, Ambassador of Namibia to the European Union (EU), the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of states, the Kingdom of Belgium, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the Duchy of Luxembourg.

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ACP YPN interview with Commonwealth Youth Council

On the 23rd April, Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) interviewed Yentyl Williams, Founder and President of ACP YPN on her experience of founding the international youth organisation.

CYC were particularly keen to know: 1. Why did you decide to start ACP YPN? 2. What are the main objectives? 3. Any successes so far? 4. What are your future plans? 5. Any challenges? 6. Any messages to youth of the Commonwealth?

Yentyl explained the importance of establishing ACP YPN  – to advocate that the EU and ACP countries utilise Article 26 of the legally bingind Cotonou Partnership Agreement on ‘youth issues’ – for which she was awarded Commonwealth Champion.

Access the full interview here.

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