Young People Embrace Action/2015 to tackle Poverty, Inequalities and Climate Change.

Africa Unite in partnership with the following organisations:  African Monitor, United Nations Association of South Africa and World Vision launched the Action/2015 campaign at the V&A Waterfront on Sunday 15 February in Cape Town. The launch attracted a number people from all walks of life. The event included dance performances, poetry, and the campaign message delivered from young people from different background.

Lintle Mahloma together with the other 15 year old from the AU School Club  giving their aspirations for post 2015

Lintle Mahloma together with the other 15 year old from the AU School Club giving their aspirations for post 2015

Action/2015 is international calling on the public to join civil society in their calls to ensure world leaders commit to a better world. Throughout 2015, the campaign will provide ways for everyone everywhere to get involved in influencing the outcomes of these global debates that could achieve:
• An end to poverty in all its forms;
• The meeting of fundamental rights, tackling inequality and discrimination;
• An accelerated transition to 100% renewable energy;
• A world where everyone can participate and hold their leaders accountable.
Speaking about why she got involved in the campaign, Ayanda Nxusani- a young South African educator said:
“The youth are passionate about fighting against poverty, action on climate change and rallying against inequalities. It is therefore the prerogative of our leaders to take a stand

Youth participants lifting the banner with the slogan of Action/2015- 'Leave no one behind'

Youth participants lifting the banner with the slogan of Action/2015- ‘Leave no one behind’

against these things because they have been elected and need to care for the issues that affect its people. 2015 is an important year with the introduction of the SDGs and COP 21 happening, leaders and individuals need to stand together against these injustices.”

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