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12.08.2020 Press Release

International Youth Day 2020

By IDAY GHANA
International Youth Day 2020
LISTEN AUG 12, 2020

We, the members of IDAY GHANA as part of commemorating the INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY, want to first salute all young people in Ghana and encourage them to actively participate in the development processes at the Community, District and National level.

The theme for this year ‘Youth Engagement for Global Action’, seeks to highlight ways in which the engagement of young people at the Community, District and National level is enhancing national development processes and institutions.

Inspired by the inclusion of firm commitment towards fostering Youth participation in the Sustainable Development agenda, recognizing the vital role of the Government of Ghana, Civil Society Organizations and other Stakeholders in their proactive engagement and contributions to local and national processes to engage and empower young people to take actions to achieve the SDGs; we recommend Government to do the following:

  1. Develop and implement laws and policies that ensures that small farm holders and indigenous people particularly women have access to control over and ownership of land and environmentally sound technology
  2. End policies that promote land grabbing and implement redistributive land reforms that put ownership of lands back in the hands of communities, women and other marginalized groups strengthening agricultural productivity and livelihoods.
  3. Provide financial protection and subsidized to small farming communities to ensure that they can participate on an equal basis in the agricultural market.
  4. Allocate sufficient resources towards and promote scientific and traditional knowledge for understanding impact of herbal medicine and enact regulatory measures on the protection, conservation and preservation of our biodiversity
  5. Promoting technologies for efficient research work on herbal medicine and providing infrastructure and machinery for the production and processing of herbal medicine
  6. Develop international mechanisms to address loss and damage caused by climate change with special attention to herbal medicine and its products.
  7. Respect existing commitment and pledge new and additional funds for financing herbal medicine in Ghana
  8. Remove barriers to the access and use of herbal medicine in health facilities.
  9. Establish an international technology facilitation mechanism to coordinate and enable the transfer of environmentally sound technologies to communities: build the capacities of communities to produce, processing of herbal medicine.
  10. Foster the inclusion of the youth in decision making at the local, district and national level.

PARTICIPATING MEMBER ORGANISATIONS IN IDAY GHANA:

ABIBINSROMA FOUNDATION

ABIBIMAN FOUNDATION

ALLIANCE FOR EMPOWERING RURAL COMMUNITIES

DREAM HUNT

EARTH CHILD ORGANIZATION

FAITH ASSOCIATION OF REHABILITATION OF STREET CHILDREN AND ORPHANS (FARSO)

FORESIGHT FOUNDATION GHANA

FRIENDS OF RAMSAR

FRIENDS OF THE CHILD

GLOBAL GREEN

GOD’S HARVEST FOUNDATION

HARDTHAVEN CHILDREN’S HOME

HEALTH CLUB

INTERNATIONAL TWINS NETWORK

I.T FOUNDATION

JOY PROJECT

JUST CARE FOUNDATION

LAKPEKLU COMMUNITY

MAKARIOS FOUNDATION

NEEDY KIDS FOUNDATION

NO LIMITS CHARITY ORGANISATION

OPEN DOOR

PERVITA FOUNDATION

POSITIVE MINDSET INTERNATIONAL

RURAL ACTION FOR THE POOR

SAVE THEM YOUNG

THE PERFECT EXAMPLE

THE STREET CHILDREN FOUNDATION

UNITED FORCE FOR DEVELOPMENT (UFFD)

VISION CARE NETWORK

YOUTH FOR YOUTH

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