Rabat – Dozens of youth, including several Moroccans, convened in New York February 14-16 for the 2018 Youth Assembly. The annual gathering takes place at the United Nations headquarters.
This year’s edition placed a special emphasis on achieving the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).
The winter session of the symposium also underscored the importance of involving young people in the global movement for inclusive and sustainable development.
The annual assembly provides youth delegates with the opportunity to attend several panel discussions, seminars, workshops, and training sessions. The goal of these activities is to enrich young people’s knowledge to become active leaders and committed citizens in their communities.
“Sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda were the cornerstones of this session,” said Sara Benammi, a young Moroccan delegate told MAP.
Benammi, who took part in the 2018 Youth Assembly, is a medical student. She said the assembly was a great experience that promotes social actions and active citizenship. She was chosen to participate in the Youth Assembly after a “long selection process” on the basis of her professional project to promote research in medicine and public health in Morocco.
The young delegate is the co-founder of the “Medical Society for Research and Health,” a Moroccan association of professors and medical students whose aim is to promote research opportunities in Morocco. The association is affiliated with the National Institute of Health as a “Remote Site” for scientific research.