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Invest more in young people – Ban Ki-moon

WYSD - Art works WYSD - UNIC Nat Info Officer Oluseyi Soremekun speaksThe Secretary General of the United Nations Mr Ban- Ki Moon has urged everyone to invest more in empowering young people. He said this in his message on the observance of the World Youth Skills Day organised by the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos in collaboration with ‘Yes I Believe Academy’ (YIBA) and held on July 15th 2016 at the Library Auditorium of UNIC Ikoyi Lagos.

In the speech delivered by the National Officer of UNIC, Mr Oluseyi Soremekun, the Secretary General stated that “Empowering young people through skills development strengthens their capacity to help address the many challenges facing society, including poverty, injustice and violent conflict.” Continue reading

UN Secretary General calls for investment in youth skills development

Group pixThe United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has called for political and financial investment in developing the skills of young people in order to build a more just and sustainable future for all. ‘With the right skills, these young people are exactly the force we need to drive progress across the global agenda and build more inclusive and vibrant societies,’ he continued.

Hands-on soft furniture

Soft furniture/Interior decoration training

Speaking at a Youth Skills Workshop organized by the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos and a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), ‘Yes-I-Believe Academy’, in observance of the first World Youth Skills Day, the Secretary General represented by the National Information Officer and the Officer-in-Charge of UNIC Lagos, Oluseyi Soremekun, noted that ‘Skills development reduces poverty and better equips young people to find decent jobs.’

Wire-works training

Wire-works training

He added that ‘it strengthens youth capacity to help address the many challenges facing society, moving us closer to ending poverty hunger, injustice and environmental degradation.’

In his opening address, the Executive Director of Yes-I-Believe Academy, Mr Niyi Adekunle, urged the participants to maximize the skills training opportunity offered by the observance as that could be a turning point for greater achievement in their lives.Seyi speaks

The Workshop featured training in Make-up; Cake making; Soft Furnishing; Beaded Jewelry; Fabric Accessories and Shoe making. The trainers were Mr John Olaolopin; Ms Oreoluwa Solana; Ms Nneoma Effanga; Ms Isi Onabolu; Mr Abiodun Folawiyo; Ms Yetunde Ifebogun and Ms Yimika Offo.