The unprecedented global health crisis we are facing is affecting all parts of society and changing lives and livelihoods. In all types of crises and times of need, from climate change to armed conflict or political unrest, young people and youth-led organizations have been quick to take action and respond to the needs of others. The same is happening now during the COVID-19 pandemic.
While attention is currently focused on those most immediately affected by the virus, there are many indications the COVID-19 pandemic will have long-lasting social, cultural, economic, political and multidimensional impacts on the whole of societies, including young people, as highlighted by the Secretary General’s Report “Shared Responsibility, Global Solidarity” (March 2020).
The United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development (UN IANYD) is committed to the goals enshrined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the World Programme of Action for Youth and the UN Youth Strategy. Respect for all human rights – including economic, social and cultural rights as well as civil and political rights – is fundamental to the success of public health responses and recovery from the pandemic.
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Friday, April 17th, 2020
SUBJECT: CLARIFICATION ON LEADERSHIP OF AYC SENEGAL NATIONAL CONSORTIUM
The AYC Secretariat would like to inform the general public that, the pioneer member organisation of AYC Senegal National Consortium is ‘’Junior Chamber International (JCI) Dakar’’ with Mr. Moussa Fara DIOP as legal representative/focal point of the Consortium.
JCI Dakar is part of JCI global movement that challenges the status quo by inspiring young people to recognize their responsibility to create a better world and empower them to drive change. This youth-led entity joined the larger AYC family during the 3rd Annual General Assembly Meeting held in Banjul, The Gambia on March 26th, 2019.
Launched on the 27th of July, 2019, the AYC Senegal Consortium becomes the fourth in Africa officially mandated to implement activities at national level in alignment with AYC Strategic Plan 2018-2020, which outlines practical steps to create decent job and entrepreneurship opportunities for young people, improve health services including comprehensive sexuality education in formal and non-formal education, promote human rights and deliver good governance, accountability and social cohesion at all levels as well as encourage inclusion and active participation of youth in the maintenance of peace and security in the country, at regional and continental levels.
The AYC National Consortiums are not an organisation or a replica of the AYC structure at national level but rather a platform composed of different youth-led and youth-serving organisations to provide youth friendly space and amplify youth voices in current policy and decision making processes. The works of the national consortiums are coordinated and supported by the AYC Secretariat through its Coordinator of National/Regional Consortiums.
We therefore would like to encourage all our partners to work with or channel their supports through the recognised member entity (s) of national consortium for proper management and accountability of resources allocated. In the same vein, as the AYC work through its member entities at national levels, we urge our partners to follow the internal processes and procedures of the AYC and stop engaging any self-proclaimed individual or self-appointed coordinator (s) who are not part of the legitimate structures within the AYC network.
In line with our core values of Pan-Africanism and Inclusiveness, the AYC Secretariat and member organisations of AYC national consortiums will continue to mobilise young people from all walks of life, promote their inclusion, participation and engagement in all projects and initiatives of the AYC at all levels to collectively achieve the Africa we want.
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Cc: Executive Chairperson, AYC
President, Junior Chamber International (JCI) Dakar
President, National Youth Council of Senegal
Hon. Minister, Ministry of Youth and Sports Senegal
All Heads of the AYC partners in Senegal