STORY: SOMALIA CELEBRATES

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY
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1 AU0UST 12314& MO0ADISHU& SOMALIA
SHOT LIST
1. 5ide sh"t& Somali Prime Minister and the Youth and Sports
Minister cut the ribbon to start of the function
2. 5ide sh"t& Youths in attendance at the function
3. C#"se )'& Artists performing
4. Med sh"t& Artists performing
5. Med sh"t& Youths at the function
. Med sh"t& !omen "ho attended the function
#. C#"se )'& Somali Minister for Youth and Sports
$. 5ide sh"t& %ournalists co&ering the e&ent
'. 5ide sh"t& (he Somali Youth (ae)"ondo (eam in action
1*. 5ide sh"t& (he Somali Prime Minister+ the Minister for Youth
and Sports and the ,eput- Special .epresentati&e of the /nited
0ations Secretar-12eneral for Somalia+ Philipe 3a44arini
11. 5ide sh"t& (he Somali Youth (ae)"ondo (eam
12. 5ide sh"t& ,eput- Special .epresentati&e of the /nited
0ations Secretar-12eneral for Somalia+ Philipe 3a44arini
13. SOUNDBITE: Phi#i'e La66a!i(i& De')t7 S'e%ia#
Re'!ese(tati8e " the U(ited Nati"(s Se%!eta!790e(e!a# "!
S"ma#ia:
5,espite all these challenges+ Somali -outh ha&e sho"n a great
sense of optimism "hen it comes to the future of the countr-. (he-
"ant opportunities to go to school and the- "ant opportunities for
emplo-ment and "hat "e also )no" is that the- "ant to be heard
and participate in politics and build the nation.6
14. 5ide sh"t& !omen "ho attended the function
15. C#"se )'& !omen "ho attended the function
1. Med sh"t& Youths in attendance
1#. SOUNDBITE: A$di,e#i Shei;h Ahmed& S"ma#i P!ime
Mi(iste!:
5Young people are the strength of the societ-. (he mind is at its best
in its -outh. 7t8s a mind that is not pre9udiced+ does not carr- ethnic
bias but rather thin)s about de&elopment and a bright future. 7t8s a
peaceful mind+6
1$. Med sh"t& (he Prime Minister gets an a"ard at the e&ent
STORY
M".adish)& 12 A).)st9 Somalis 9oined the rest of the "orld in
mar)ing the 7nternational Youth ,a- in Mogadishu. 7n a ceremon-
held at the Ministr- of Youth and Sports+ -oung Somalis entertained
guests "ith dance+ drama and martial arts.
Young Somalis struggle "ith con:ict1related challenges+ as "ell as
minimal opportunities for gainful emplo-ment and education.
,espite these hurdles+ man- of the countr-8s -outh remained
undaunted and in fact resolute in their determination to transform
their future.
5(oda- 78m campaigning for Somali -outh to participate or start a
ne" s-stem and if combined "ith the Somali go&ernment achie&e
its goals to"ards peace and progress. So let us stop crime+ drugs
and &iolence and let8s start a ne" life+ let8s go to schools+ let us go
to education+6 sa-s Abdullahi Mohamud (ahlil "ho attended the
e&ent.
Somalia8s Prime Minister Abdi"eli Shei)h Ahmed sa-s his
go&ernment is strongl- in&ested in the countr-8s -outh+ seeing them
as a tic)et out of Somalia8s chec)ered histor- of di&isi&e politics and
lac) of cohesion.
5Young people are the strength of the societ-. (he mind is at its best
in its -outh. 7t8s a mind that is not pre9udiced+ does not carr- ethnic
bias but rather thin)s about de&elopment and a bright future. 7t8s a
peaceful mind+6 he said.
Spea)ing on behalf of the /nited 0ations+ the ,eput- Special
.epresentati&e of the /0 Secretar- 2eneral+ Philipe 3a44arini lauded
-oung people across their countr- for their fortitude and resilience.
5,espite all these challenges+ Somali -ouths ha&e sho"n a great
sense of optimism "hen it comes to the future of the countr-. (he-
"ant opportunities to go to school and the- "ant opportunities for
emplo-ment+6 said 3a44arini+ adding that -outh 5"ant to be heard
and participate in politics and build the nation.6
!ith -oung people ma)ing up bet"een 51#*; of the population+
in&esting in Somalia8s -outh is a critical part of planning the
countr-8s future .
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