More than 1000 young professionals, entrepreneurs, social activists, and student leaders representing 115 countries gathered in the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York on August 18, 2015 to discuss youth’s role in solving pressing global issues as the fifteen-year UN Millennium Development Goal target period comes to an end.
2015 International Young Leaders Assembly at the United Nations, New York. The International Young Leaders Assembly at the United Nations.
The UN assembly convened on the last day of the ten-day International Young Leaders Assembly (IYLA), which included forums and briefings at the World Bank and Capitol Hill in Washington DC and the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
Representing Kenya was Rt. Hon Raila Amollo Odinga’s daughter, Ms. Rosemary Odinga who gave a great speech on the role of Kenyan youth in stirring economic growth of their nation. She mentioned of her efforts in raising awareness for the government of Kenya to ensure that it provides Birth Certificates and Identification Cards to the youth so as to enable them access government services and qualify for employment as part of nation building.
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