Aug 15 — 2 mins read

Tanyaradzwa Mutizwa

The Zimbabwe Youth Sustainable Development Goals together with its partners United Nations in Zimbabwe,Ministry of Youth,Sports and Recreation and the Ministry of Public Service, labour and Social Welfare celebrated the lnternational Youth Day on Wednesday.

The celebrations for this year ran under the theme "Youth Engagement for Global Action" and the ZimYouth SDG hosted a virtual celebration together with the Zimpapers Television Network(ZTN) as the broadcast partners.

The UN resident coordinator for Zimbabwe Maria Rebeiro who was the guest speaker encouraged the young people to be actively involved in global and economic activities in Zimbabwe and the world.

"When l was in Victoria Falls for the African Regional Forum on Sustainable Development Zimbabwean youth were very much visible there,showcasing the work there are doing and the UN in Zimbabwe continues to support and urge young people to be more active in economic issues,"she said.

The resident coordinator encouraged all stakeholders both public and private owned to support youth activities in and around the country.

 "As we celebrate UN75 we want to continue engaging and supporting the young people because there are not only important for the future but for now,"she said.

Speaking during the same event,Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Paul Mavima encouraged the young people to make use of the innovation hubs which the government has put in place.

"We have created inovation hubs which will help in creating innovative ideas from our youth into action and we continue to encourage the young people to make use of this facility that Government has put in place for them,"said Minister Mavima.

The Zimbabwe Youth Sustainable Development Goals chairperson Mr Jasper Mangwana reminded the youth that the global goals are everyone's duty and should be successfully implemented through sustainable partnerships which will include everyone.