The African Union (AU) 4th specialized technical committee meeting on youth, culture and sports has concluded its deliberation today by adopting laws and strategies with a view to tapping the benefits of sports, youth and culture sectors to the development of the continent.
The Experts' Meeting of the 4th Specialized Technical Committee Meeting on Youth, Culture and Sports (STC-YCS4) was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 22 to 24 May 2023.
The theme of the meeting was "AU at 60: Unlocking and Scaling Innovation for AfCFTA Implementation through Youth, Culture and Sports".
The meeting in its conclusion adopted various laws and strategies with a view to tapping the benefits of sports, youth and culture sectors to the development of the continent.
It also stressed need to fund youth programs according to priorities; that member states should take ownership of the sports industry by strengthening sports infrastructure, developing sports management and investing in sports.
The meeting has also pointed out that the development of sports, arts education and entrepreneurship vital to facilitate athletes to use their full potential as well as promoting sports for regional and village sports and culture.
The importance of ratifying the African Youth Charter and increasing its awareness has also been indicated during the meeting as 16 African countries have not yet ratified the Charter.
It was also emphasized that increasing the activity of the African diaspora is vital to enhance their contribution in the development the continent among others.
Source: Ethiopian News Agency