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Sep 17, 2023

Embracing the Power of Youth - The DUSUSU Foundation holds its first ever UNGA side event to shine a spotlight on the incredible power of youth in tackling the world's most pressing challenges.

The DUSUSU Foundation, a leading organization dedicated to amplifying youth voices and tackling global challenges, proudly hosted its first-ever UNGA side event during UNGA Week this year in New York. The event was attended by esteemed government representatives from various nations, the CEO of the UN Foundation, influential figures from Girl Up, notable philanthropist Malaak Compton-Rock, and the US Ambassador to the United Nations.

The side event centered around a pivotal discussion highlighting the imperative approach to solving global challenges advocated by youth. Recognizing the immense potential and unique perspectives of young people, the event focused on finding ways to amplify and empower their voices, thereby creating a brighter and more equitable future.

During the engaging session, attendees acknowledged the central role that young people play in addressing pressing global issues such as climate change, gender equality, economic development, and social justice. Participants actively shared insights, experiences, and innovative ideas, emphasizing the importance of collaboration and youth-led initiatives.

The side event was organized with a clear priority on youth voices, aiming to discuss tangible solutions and actionable strategies. Through this event, the DUSUSU Foundation sought to foster a supportive environment where young advocates, policymakers, and key stakeholders could join forces to design and implement effective change.

"The DUSUSU Foundation firmly believes in the transformative potential of youth voices," said Azaliah Oduwole, co-founder of the DUSUSU Foundation. "By hosting this event, we aimed to prioritize young people's perspectives, creating an inclusive platform for them to inspire and be inspired, and ultimately drive change on a global scale."

With a successful turnout from influential guests representing nations, renowned organizations, and passionate individuals, the event set a vibrant precedent for elevating youth voices and forging collaborations for future endeavors. It further solidified the DUSUSU Foundation's commitment to advocacy, empowerment, and amplification of youth leadership.

As the world grapples with persistent global challenges, it is evident that the solutions must be inclusive and draw on the energy and innovation of young people. The DUSUSU Foundation's UNGA side event made remarkable strides in reinforcing the urgency of supporting and empowering youth voices as a fundamental step towards achieving sustainable development and creating a better world for all.

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