Eritrea is proud to welcome the world famous reggae star Tiken Jah Fakoly who will be joining anti-Female Genital Mutilation activists for International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM, the 6th of February.
Alliance Française d’Asmara and National Union of Eritrean Youth & Students (NUEYS) in partnership with PFDJ Cultural Affairs will present the world renowned artists in Asmara.
It is our pleasure to announce that the National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS) will be hosting the 5th Eri-Youth Festival in Sawa from 13 – 15 July 2012.
The festival is a great opportunity for Eritrean youth in the Diaspora to learn more about their country, heritage and people. Your participation will show to the people of Eritrea that you are interested and willing to fully participate in the affairs of your country, as well as learn how you too can contribute to her development.
The full participation of youth from the Diaspora is crucial to the success of the 2012 Eri-Youth Festival. By participation, we do not mean just attending the festival but also contribution to the various activities of the festival. Represent the Eritrean youth in your area by actively taking part. Areas of participation include presenting the achievements of your youth group, cultural exhibitions, workshops, and more. Accordingly, we urge you to start organizing Eritrean youth in your area so that they can positively contribute to the success of the festival. To sign up for the festival, contact the NUEYS branch nearest to you.
The National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS) is organizing an International
Youth Forum in Asmara from 21-23 July 2010. Under the themeMutual Understanding for Peace, Security and Sustainable Development, this forum will bring together youth activists from all over the world to discuss the following topics:
1.Youth participation in the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG)
2.Promoting dialogue for mutual understanding and tolerance
A.Peacebuilding for sustainable development
B.Youth partnership for youth development and empowerment
C.The prevailing situation in the Horn of Africa
2.Youth political participation
A.Active youth citizenship for development and social justice
B.Public interest diplomacy, etc.
3.Youth and media
C.Techniques for advocacy and lobbying for peace and sustainable development, etc.
This international youth forum is in continuation of a Regional Youth Forum conducted in July 2008. The regional youth forum saw the establishment of the Horn of Africa Youth Initiative (HAYI) Network.
Date: 21-23 July 2010
Venue: Asmara Palace Hotel
Profile of participants:
§Plays an active role within a youth organization, at a national, regional and/or international level.
§Gender balanced delegation
§Each organization is entitled to send a maximum of 4 delegates
§Diverse representation and experience of youth work
§Aged between 18-35
§Well qualified and/or experienced in terms of international youth work
§Committed to attend the full duration of the forum
§Able to present the context of their work, their way of tackling problems, the challenges they meet and identify possible solutions
§Be able to work and communicate in English and/or Arabic.
Today, 2 December 2010, marks 60 years of when the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 390-A (V). To any politically conscious Eritrean youth, resolution 390-A (V) represents a huge turning point in Eritrea’s history. By adopting this resolution, the United Nations had ignored Eritrea’s desire and right to independence. Despite the clear demand for independence by the people of Eritrea, the UN adopted the U.S. sponsored Federal Act, joining Eritrea to neighboring Ethiopia in what was a bogus federation that eventually led to the complete annexation of Eritrea to Ethiopia in 1962. What pursued was a 30-year long armed struggle that witnessed the killing of tens of thousands of Eritreans. It was through the dedication and sacrifice of Eritrea’s youth that makes Eritrea the independent country it is today (20 years and counting). It was through the sacrifices of our martyrs that the consequences of UN Resolution 390-A (V) were finally reversed.
The Eri-youth Festival, what every Eritrean longs for, is about to start this week at the usual place Sawa, the centre gravity of the youth. Eritreans from all corner of the world have started to flow into their homeland so as to participate in the event, which they get the opportunity to learn a lot about their cultures, norms, customs , traditions and values of their place of origin.