The African Union Commission is celebrating Africa Youth Month in November 2019, under the theme “1 Million by 2021: Count Me In!” The African Youth Charter adopted in 2006 proclaims 1 November as Africa Youth Day, and in 2019, given the myriad of interventions and actions on youth spurred by the 1 Million by 2021 initiative, the Commission is celebrating youth in the entire month of November.
The 2019 Africa Youth Month (AYM) theme is a clarion call to all youth development stakeholders – governments, international organizations, development partners, the private sector, civil society, and all African youth on the continent and in the diaspora – to stand up and be counted as drivers of the 1 Million by 2021 initiative towards youth empowerment.
Africa Youth Month will comprise a launch activity on 1 November, and thematic weeks across the month, aligned to the 4 Es: education, engagement, entrepreneurship and employment. Activities will include youth-led actions, conferences and meetings, dialogues and extensive social media engagement.
Individuals, member states, African youth on the continent and in the diaspora, UN agencies and development partners, youth-led and youth-serving organizations, private enterprises, and any interested groups should celebrate Africa Youth Month.