International Youth Day (12 August)

A Youth Parliament session held at Esibayeni Lodge in August 12, to commemorate the 2016 International Youth Day. The theme of the 2016 International Youth Day was “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Production and Consumption.”

The event, which brought together experts from different sectors and 100 young people to debate and discuss various issues, was supported by the Ministry of Education and Training Matsapha Municipality and the United Nations. The event gave young people an opportunity to have their voices heard by key decision makers as well as by the general public.

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© UNICEF Swaziland/2016
Panel members of the Youth Parliament. © UNICEF Swaziland/2016
UNICEF Representative, Rachel Odede, making her remarks during the Youth Parliament