#NotTooYoungToRun cam­paign cel­e­brates youth day 2017

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Ab­bas Ji­moh

The #NotTooYoungToRun Move­ment said yes­ter­day that the 2017 In­ter­na­tional Youth Day is worth cel­e­brat­ing be­cause of the large num­ber of young men and women that ex­celled in so­cial, eco­nomic, cul­tural and po­lit­i­cal spa­ces.

“As a youth driven move­ment pro­mot­ing po­lit­i­cal in­clu­sion and youth lead­er­ship, #NotTooYoungToRun rec­og­nizes the ef­forts of young peo­ple in dif­fer­ent com­mu­ni­ties com­mit­ted to build­ing peace, pro­mot­ing in­clu­sion, main­stream­ing youth par­tic­i­pa­tion for demo­cratic de­vel­op­ment,” a state­ment from the move­ment, said.

“We cel­e­brate the young men and women who have served in dif­fer­ent peace keep­ing mis­sions and who have lost their lives in the ser­vice es­pe­cially within the African Con­ti­nent.

“The theme for the 2017 In­ter­na­tional Youth Day; Youth Build­ing Peace is a re­minder of the in­dis­pens­able role of the youth in build­ing peace and pro­mot­ing peace­ful co-ex­is­tence,” the state­ment said.

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