UNICEF and partners to host the first edition of the Naija Youth Talk event to mark the 2019 International Literacy Day.
Young people today live in a world of unlimited potential. However, despite gains in the situation facing Nigerian children and young people in recent years, much remains to be done. Too many Nigerian children and young people are being left behind, especially when it comes to education.
UNICEF wants to build on the momentum of young people as we approach the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child this year, and keep youth voices at the center of debate.
As such, UNICEF and partners are set to host the first edition of the Naija Youth Talk event to mark the 2019 International Literacy Day. The event, themed ‘The Nigeria We Want’, will allow young people reflect on and celebrate the progress made by the youth to create the Nigeria we all want, as well as to build momentum and support for further action.
The event is part of UNICEF’s global Youth Talks where young people come together to discuss and proffer solutions to crucial issues facing them and their peers.
For young people who would like to participate, please register for the event via the EventBrite link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/naija-youth-talk-tickets-70792926549
There will also be a Livestream of the event via the UNICEF Nigeria Facebook page on the 9th of September, 2019 at 10am.
This is a press release from UNICEF Nigeria.