On 15th October, Yentyl Williams, ACP YPN Director & Founder was invited to celebrate Black History Month at a reception marking the UN Decade of People of African Descent at no.10 Downing Street with UK Prime Minister Theresa May. PM Theresa May said, “Black History Month serves as an important reminder to us of the immense contribution that African and Caribbean communities have made in British life for centuries.” Yentyl was recognised for her immense contributions and as an exemplary Young People’s Ambassador to the EU of African-Caribbean descent, including the launch of Black History Month EU #BHMEU. See the video below which includes insights from the event featuring Yentyl.
"Black History Month serves as an important reminder to us of the immense contribution that African and Caribbean communities have made in British life for centuries." – PM @Theresa_May pic.twitter.com/9kPFYXGhC6
— UK Prime Minister (@10DowningStreet) October 31, 2018
Yentyl discussed the strides the ACP YPN has made for youth at the EU level; the strength of partnership between the Commonwealth & ACP YPN; and the key role ACP YPN plays on trade at the EU-Cariforum Consultative Committee. Moreover, Yentyl emphasised that the efforts made by the UK to recognise ‘Black History’ must be emulated and celebrated at the EU-level, hence why ACP YPN launched Black History Month EU #BHMEU. See her video on the launch here.
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