Doha, QATAR –2 July 2011: As the World Conference of Science Journalists 2011 (WCSJ 2011) concluded in Qatar last week, delegates spoke on their experience attending the conference, which was sponsored by Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development for its first edition in the Middle East.
The Heads of State and Government of the African Union, meeting at their 17th Ordinary Session in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, started their Summit agenda with the placing of the foundation stone of the AOSTI.
The choice of the theme of the Summit, “Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development”, is apt because of the worrying truth that Africa’s young people lack adequate preparation and guidance to cope in a rapidly changing world.
The UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary of the ECA, Mr. Janneh called for sustained youth mobilization “to get out the message of sustainable development, as they have the greatest stake in the future sustainability of our planet”.
The tenth anniversary of the New Partnership for Africa's Development ( NEPAD) was celebrated during the 25th Summit of the HSGOC, on Wednesday, June 29, on the sidelines of the 17th African Union (AU) Summit.
Explaining the essence of the 25th Summit of the HSGOC summit, Dr Mayaki, the Chief Executive Officer of NEPAD Agency reflected on the first ten years of the agency and said that there were lessons to be learnt in order to appreciate the future.
"If we are indeed devoted to ensuring NEPAD continues to be a success, we must as Africans ensure that we commit financial resources to this programme, individually, as states and collectively," Zuma said.