Non-aligned Movement Announces Opening of Youth Branch in Nigeria

NEWS DIGEST – The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has announced the establishment of its Youth Organisation for the movement.

The newly established body called NAMYO established is “founded to give a voice and create opportunities for the young people of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)” held during a session of the Summit held between 25th to 29th July 2022 and concluded in Shusha, Azerbaijan, referred to as The Shusha Accord.

The NAMYO establishment came in as a result of the  Outcome Document of the Summit of the Heads of State and Government held in Baku, Azerbaijan on 25-26 October 2019, where the heads of state and government supported it’s establishment.

According to a press release by its Nigerian delegate, Bello Bala Shagari, NAM founded its youth organisation to supervise, plan and prepare the youths for the attainment of NAM goals.

“Nigeria will now establish its own chapter to oversee the programs of NAMYO in the country and to also represent the interests of the Nigerian youth in the newly founded organization”

“Nigeria among other 60 countries that have attended the summit has played a central role in drafting of the statute and indeed debating the existence of NAMYO. The Nigerian Mission in New York reiterated that Nigeria as a member of NAM since 1964 will remain committed to the vision, objectives, and principle of NAM,” he said.

Commendations were given to the Nigeria Permanent Mission, New York, and the permanent delegation of Nigeria to UNESCO for the opportunity to represent Nigeria in the ancient formation of the platform.

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