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General News Tue, 9 Apr 2019

NYA Boss, Deputy Sports Minister and others in New York for ECOSOC Youth Forum

Mr. Emmanuel Sin-yet Asigri, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Youth Authority (NYA) and the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Hon Perry Curtis Kwabla Okudzeto are among participants attending this year’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The forum provides a platform for young leaders from around the world to engage in a dialogue among themselves and with United Nations Member States and to share ideas for advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, and the Paris Climate Agreement.

It will also serve as a unique space for young people to share their vision and elaborate their substantive contributions to United Nations upcoming meetings, including the 2019 ECOSOC Substantive Session, the 2019 high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) and the high-level events taking place on the margins of the opening of the opening of the General Assembly, including the Climate Summit, the High-level Meeting on Financing for Development and the SDG Summit.

Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Hon Perry Curtis Kwabla Okudzeto is leading the country’s delegation to the event.

The two-day event will feature plenary sessions, interactive thematic and regionally-based discussions, and provide an opportunity for a rich exchange of views and ideas on innovative solutions to issues of relevance to young people on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and also on the sustainable development goals under review in the Economic and Social Council and the High-level Political Forum in 2019.

The Forum will bring youth leaders from around the world to the United Nations Headquarters in New York. It will give them the opportunity to engage with government representatives, youth delegates, policymakers and other relevant stakeholders in civil society and the private sector.

Source: mynewsgh.com