South African organization calls for more voices of youth in BRICS, other multilateral institutions

Source: Xinhua| 2021-06-09 02:47:40|Editor: huaxia
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JOHANNESBURG, June 8 (Xinhua) -- The South African BRICS Youth Association (SABYA) on Tuesday called for active participation by young people in multilateral institutions like BRICS, the African Union and United Nations, saying it would like to hear more voices of the youth in the local, regional and global institutions.

"We seek to maximize youth participation in BRICS and other international engagements. We hope to build a cohort of policy-makers and influencers who are key players in creating a world free of internalized, interpersonal, and institutional oppression in strategic platforms such as BRICS, G20, UN, AU and others," said founder and executive chairperson for SAYBA Raymond Matlala. "If we can get our youth to meaningfully participate in critical issues that affect the youth globally, then we can create a network of young diplomats to tackle challenges in making the world a better place."

SABYA, a non-profit organization in Pretoria, South Africa, will host dialogues this month for youth, activists, diplomats and researchers from BRICS countries, which group Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, to exchange ideas. Enditem