The Pan African Youth Union (PYU) has successfully, held its 5th Triennial Ordinary Congress in Khartoum, Sudan from 19th to 21st December, 2017 under the theme: “Youth facing the Socioeconomic Challenges of Africa”.
Since its inception in April 1962 in Conakry, Guinea, the PYU, known formerly as the Pan African Youth Movement (PYM) till 2003, has supported the efforts of the African Union (initially known as the Organization of African Unity (OAU)) aimed at the realization and reinforcement of its ideals and values.
The PYU is relevant as ever before as our continent is confronted with numerous challenges of which the youth is the most hard-hit. This Congress has enabled the “PYU to recall and clarify its historical importance in the social and political sphere of the continent, as well as discuss issues affecting the union and identify ways to address them.”
The All Africa Students Union (AASU) believes that under the new leadership, the Union is going to strengthen its achievements and mend its shortcomings in its effort to propel Africa on the path of sustainable development.
We would like to convey our heartfelt congratulations to all elected executives as you prepare to take up the responsibilities and challenges of your new offices. We are particularly delighted with the election of Mr Ahmed Bening as Deputy Secretary-General as he had, excellently, served AASU as its Programs Officer in the past recent years. We are very confident that with Mr Bening in the ranks of the new executive of PYU, the organization will be poised for bigger achievements owing to the wealth of experience he commands in the development work sector. Receive our warmest congratulations Mr Ahmed Bening, and we are confident that you will make AASU proud at the PYU just as you excelled in AASU.
AASU looks forward to working with you not only to develop closer relations between our organizations but also to collaborate our efforts in the cause of peace, unity and development of our continent.
Long Live african solidarity!
Peter Kwasi Kodjie
Secretary General-All Africa Students Union (AASU)
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