Thursday, November 10, 2016
GYIN-Gambia participates in State of the World Population 2016 Report Launching
The Global Youth Innovation Network-Gambia (GYIN) on 9TH November attended the launching of the State of the World Population Report 2016 at the Kairaba Beach hotel in Kololi.
Organized by the UNFPA, the theme of the report was ‘10: How our common future depends on a girl at this pivotal age’.
Delivering her launching statement on the occasion, the Vice President of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia, Aja Isatou Njie Saidy said the Government under the leadership of President Yahya Jammeh has applauded UNFPA and other partner institutions for the timely launching.
She called on all to join the bandwagon in this global campaign to achieve the 2030 agenda, which aims to help transform the futures of millions of 10-year-old girls who have traditionally been left behind.
In the early childhood face of development, according to the Gambia number 2, needs guidance and supervision from parents and care givers as it is a vulnerable age to negotiate a situation to reach the adolescent stage.
Kunle Adeniyi, the UNFPA chief of operations gave a snapshot of the report, while hailing the Gambia for banning female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage.
He added that more than the world’s 10 yrs old girls are from Asia.
Other speakers on the occasion included the permanent secretary at the office of the vice president, the minister for Basic and secondary Education as well as the representative of the voice of the young.
The launching was accompanied by Exhibition of reports and the Gambia Police Force band to play the National Anthem.