Angola has defended the strategic role of the UN Youth, Peace and Security Agenda, during an open session of the Security Council of that intergovernmental organization held in New York.
Angola’s stand on the issue was expressed Monday by the Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Francisco da Cruz.
Delivering his speech, the diplomat encouraged the continued strengthening of collaboration and strategic coordination among Member States.
He said that strategic coordination should also include local, national, regional, continental and international institutions, in order to take advantage of comparative strengths and resources.
In the ambassador’s opinion, the Youth, Peace and Security Agenda must remain at the forefront of debates and decisions, taking into account the strategic role of the young population in the world and in Africa, in particular.
He noted that Angola commends and encourages the UN Security Council to regularly convene meetings in this format in order to discuss and update programmes and respective implementation processes.
Francisco da Cruz named peace, security and stability as cornerstones for the successful implementation of the UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the African Union Agenda 2063.
He highlighted that this fact allows for a comprehensive approach to the challenges, including those related to civic education.
The open session of the Security Council took place under the theme “Strengthening the Implementation of the Youth, Peace and Security Agenda for a Peaceful and Stable Africa
Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)