Young Somalis Should Engage in Tackling Climate Change

Youth can help curb climate change effects in Somalia

12 August 2008: On the occasion of International Youth Day,

celebrated on 12 August, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Somalia Deputy

Representative, Hannan Sulieman, underscored the role young people can play in

helping to tackle climate change.

Noting that the country faces many

climate-related threats, in addition to the lack of peace and security, she

underscored the need for young people to engage in addressing the deterioration

of the environment in order to ensure a better future for Somalia. UNICEF

stresses the special interest of the youth in protecting the environment they

will inherit, in particular in the areas of climate change preparedness and

resilience. [UNICEF

press release, 12 August 2008]