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Our #KidsTakeOver

Universal Children’s Day is a United Nations initiative promoting togetherness, awareness and improved welfare of children across the globe. The observance was established in 1954 and is celebrated on 20 November each year.

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Youth powering ahead for COP 23

This year’s official South African youth delegate to COP23 is Youth Policy Committee Member and Gauteng Focal Point, Ditebogo Lebea. Ditebogo is 20 years old, and is a second-year student at Wits University. She will be providing us daily updates from Bonn for the duration of the conference.

Youth Voices at the 13th Southern African Civil Society Forum

Each year, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) holds a special Southern Africa Civil Society Forum. The 13th annual Forum took place last week, in Johannesburg. Members of the SAIIA Youth Policy Committee and alumni of the SAIIA Young Leaders Conference were there, to provide an eye-witness account of the proceedings.

The Global Battle: How and Why African Youth Will Lead the Fight

International Youth Day, celebrated on 12 August 2017, is dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention, inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace. Naafia Amod from SAIIA’s Youth Programme argues that African youth are uniquely placed to provide inclusive and informed leadership through the challenges facing our shared world.

‘We are the ones we have been waiting for’

International Youth Day, celebrated on 12 August 2017, is dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention, inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace. Gugulethu Resha from SAIIA’s Youth Policy Committee reflects here on some of the contributions already being made by South African youth.

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