The International Peace Youth Group (IPYG), in collaboration with the Gauteng Province, the City of Johannesburg, South African Council of NGO’s, Green Peace Africa, the International Women’s Peace Group, Save the Children and Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light, will provide a platform for young activists and citizens to engage in a meaningful dialogue on the state of the nation this weekend.
Among the prominent organisations participating, the Specialized Agency of the African Union, the Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), will be chairing the discussion on the status of the country and allow for young peace activists to make their contributions on what the youth, as active citizens, must do to assist the country in realising the vision of the National Development Plan (NDP) which was launched in 2012.
The NDP aims to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030. According to the plan, South Africa can realise these goals by drawing on the energies of its people, growing an inclusive economy, building capabilities, enhancing the capacity of the state, and promoting leadership and partnerships throughout society.
Through the dialogue, issues such as unemployment, education, climate change, international and regional peace and security will be addressed and the youth will be called to construct strategies that can be implemented to assist the country in dealing with these issues.
The discussion will take place at the Randburg Library from 10:00 to 12:00 on 15 June 2019.