About 250 youths from Zambia’s 10 provinces are expected to gather in Lusaka, the country’s capital, for the National Youth Conference on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), organizers said on Thursday.
Organized by Accountability Advocates Zambia, an organization representing the interest of young people in collaboration with the government and with the support of the UN, the conference will be held from October 26 to 28.
The conference, to be held under the theme “Engaging the Youths in Monitoring and Accountability of the SDGs for Sustainable Zambia,” will focus on youth participation in the Agenda 2030 and the country’s Seventh National Development Plan, according to an emailed statement from the organizers.
It added that the conference will engage young people to design a youth monitoring and accountability framework for implementation of the SDG and the Seventh National Development Plan.
“Learning from the challenges of the Millennium Development Goals, it is a known fact that systematic exclusion of the youth who are the most significant resource in the development agenda is planning to fail,” Francis Kapatamoyo, chairperson of the United Nations Youth Partnership Platform said. Enditem