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ADVOCACY

AYM advocates for youth leadership in decision-making at the United Nations (UN). We ensure youth engagement with UNCTAD, UNWOMEN, ECOSOC, UN OHCHR, UNEAC, UNESCO, UN Global Development Co-operation, European Development Days, UNHR Geneva and African

Union Intergenerational dialogue, and in planning meetings of the African Development Bank, BOND and AWID. We frequently advocate for youth leadership on panels discussing social justice, governance, feminism, reclaiming civic spaces and youth political participation.

African Union Engagement

AYM participated at the African Union Heads of States Summit in Addis Ababa in January 2015 and 2016 as well as intergenerational dialogues since 2013.

The African Union’s Continental Early Warning System (CEWS) and selected African Civil Society Organisation (CSOs) have agreed to collaborate in conflict prevention and early warning,

AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, from May 18 -19, 2017. Report AYM presented at African Union North Africa Consultations - Report AYM will be reporting on Gender and Youth and AYM: to facilitate information exchange on all Northern African Countries (Algeria, Tunisia, Mauritania, Morocco, Egypt and Western Sahara)

Youth and AYM: to facilitate information exchange on all Northern African Countries (Algeria, Tunisia, Mauritania, Morocco, Egypt and Western Sahara) and in addition facilitate information exchange on countries in the Horn (Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia).

United Nations Engagement

AYM participates regularly at the United Nations discussions and occupies its spaces to put African youth at the centre of international discourse. General Assembly, at UN ECOSOC at Intergenerational Dialogue, New York, 13 March 2015
UN Women CSW keynote speech on 10 March 2015, New York

the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 25-27 September 2015, New York, USA (represented by Tobie Sarashie), UN Sustainable Development Summit OHCHR in Geneva Our member Stanley George from Kenya represented AYM at two High-Level events, UNCTAD 14 and GPEDC HLM2 in 2016 in Kenya. UNCTAD 14 Engagement position paper

Youth Representation and Voices

We brought our members on the table of high level dialogues and influential spaces of decision-making processes to raise their voices and advocate for our African agenda AYM is represented in CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation as member of the Board of Directors and member of the Youth Action Team (YAT) where we reform global governance and civil society alliances to meaningfully include youth. AYM participated at Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend in Marrakech 7-9 April 2017. We made our intervention on Violent Extremism panel and interviewed UN Deputy Secretary General, Amina J. Mohammed. 30 AYM members attended the Humans Conference in Arusha Tanzania, 23- 24 August 2016 for the launch of the #AfricansRising Movement. AYM members participated vocally in the conversation of #AfricansRising

Checkout pictures on Facebook and the Kilimajaro Declaration we developed on AfricansRising website AYM members participated at Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum in Bonn in its editions of 2014, 2015 and 2016 meeting other media experts from around the world to discuss trends and innovations in media development and influenced the narratives about Africa

June 30 – July 2, 2014

June 22–24, 2015