By Joseph Chikalipo
Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) Executive Secretary, David Nungusaid this year’s International Human Rights Day is set to help the youth in the country to realize their full potential in the enjoyment of their human rights.
He made the remarks on Monday during the press briefing which was held in Lilongwe in preparation for 2019 International Human Rights Day which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday December 10, 2019 at Bingu National Stadium (BNS) in Lilongwe, under the theme ‘Youth Standing up for Human Rights’.
Executive Secretary highlighted the significance of the event to the youth saying it would help in changing their mindset in as far as human rights are concerned.
“The youth will be sensitized on issues of human rights and responsibilities with the hope of ultimately helping in dealing with problems that they are facing such as high unemployment rate among others.” Nungu said
He said this year; the emphasis is on the youth who constitute a higher percentage of the population therefore, it will help in national as well as global development.
“The youth are the future leaders of tomorrow, for this reason they deserve a special day like this,” the Executive Director said.
Nungu urged the youth in the country to attend the event in their large numbers to maximize the impact of the commemoration.
The event will be graced by Vice President, Everton Herbert Chimulirenji, UNDP Resident Coordinator, Maria Jose Torres, the Mayor and Councilors of Lilongwe, Members of Parliament, religious leaders among others.
To spice up the event, there will be a football match between Silver Strikers and Blues Eagles, live music performance by the Black Missionaries Band and comedies by Chindime and Phungwako.
Entry to the stadium is for free and gates will be opened as early as 6 am to ensure safety of the attendees.
On International Human Rights Day, the world commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.-MANA