Together For Better Future
Sudanese Youth National Union hosted in
Khartoum the 6th meeting of regional coordinators of African and Arab Youth Council under the auspices of Presidential Advisor, Dr. Mustafa Osman Ismail. The meeting's slogan was (Together for Better Future)
and was addressed by the State Minister at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Mohammad Abu Zaid Mustafa who said that Ocampo's allegations are false accusations, collected from individuals rather than written reports. He added that it is a political issue, accusing the UN Security Council of referring the matter to the International Criminal Court (ICC), holding it responsible for its consequences. He said that major powers have escalated the situation in
General Secretary, African and Arab Youth Council, Alyas'a Osman welcomed the guests participating in the meeting of regional coordinators. He said that the youth have developed the idea into a fruitful work, in a remark to the foundation course of the council. He said that this course is replete with achievements and challenges. He regarded the meeting in
Khartoum as completion of the foundation course, highlighting the steps made by the council in the fields of building and constructions. He said the council has followed a new approach in establishing the cultural centres, pointing to the support given by the regional coordinators to
Sudan against Ocampo's allegations. He urged similar organizations to take a stance against such a selective behaviour.
Holding the meeting in
Khartoum is a clear indication that the initiative suggested by
Sudan for the establishment of the council is progressing.
The challenges of the council are represented in spread of peace culture, ending conflicts and war, fight AIDS, poverty, famines and unemployment in addition to capability-building, skill development and setting bases for Arab and African cooperation.
We believe that young people, especially in Arab and African countries who are suffering from civil conflict can play major roles. They are usually the ones who are most active in their communities. They have a bigger outreach than the elders. They have more flexibility to move around. In short they are the future.
This meeting coincided with the world celebrating the International Youth Day which is an awareness day designated by the United Nations.
It is meant as an opportunity for governments and others to draw attention to youth issues worldwide. Concerts, workshops, cultural events, and meetings involving national and local government officials and youth organizations are taking place around the world in honour of International Youth Day.
We wish the Afro-Arab youth every success as they represent the front defence lines of their nations.