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International Youth Day Focuses on Inclusive & Sustainable Growth

"The future of our young people does not belong at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea," said African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina. "It lies in us tapping their talents and putting our resources to support them." The focus of this year's International Youth Day (IYD) - The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production - resonates with the AfDB's key efforts in recognizing the role of young people in sustainable development. Read more about the Bank's strategy over the next 10 years to create 25 million new jobs for Africa's youth. More about AfDB in this BRIEFING.

Under the theme, The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production, the 2016 International Youth Day is about achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It emphasises the leading role of young people in ensuring poverty eradication and achieving sustainable development through sustainable consumption and production.


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