On Monday 24 September 2018, United Nations (UN) under the sponsorship of United Nations children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched a new initiative called Generation Unlimited involving a partnership between United Nations Youth Strategy 2030 and Generation Unlimited. The aim of Generation Unlimited initiative is to ensure that every young person is in education, learning, training or employment by 2030. President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya was unanimously endorsed as the global Champion of the Young People’s Agenda!
In order to understand the duplicitous act of UN launching a new initiative and endorsing Uhuru Kenyatta we need to mention the following points:
First: United Nations is a political tool owned by western colonial countries especially by the US after it emerged the Superpower in World War II. Therefore, US shackles the world through her evil policies emanating from UN. Furthermore, the US bypasses the UN when it wants to expedite her interests. For instance, the Invasion of Iraq despite UN’s disapproval, US went ahead and invaded Iraq for purposes of toppling Saddam Hussein who was by then a British agent ruler and in 2003, Saddam Regime fell down and since then Iraq fell under the American occupation.
Second: According to UN, for statistical consistency across regions, defines ‘youth’, as those persons between the ages of 15 and 24 years, without prejudice to other definitions by Member States. By 2030 there will be 2 billion young women and men seeking opportunities for a ‘bright future’ throughout the world. The pressure is mounting on the UN considering the fact that every year when the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) convenes, it is faced with more chaotic challenges than its previous year’s and one of the challenges being that of the vibrant and unutilized youth force across the world.
Third: Africa leads globally since its youth constituted 19% of the global youth population in 2015, numbering 226 million. By 2030, it is predicted that the number of youths in Africa will have increased by 42%.Africa’s population as a whole is very young, with 60% of the entire continent aged below 25, making it the youngest continent in the world, in relation to its population makeup. All of the world’s top 10 youngest countries by median age are in Africa, with Niger in first place with a median age of 15.1 years. By 2015, Sub-Saharan Africa’s illiteracy level was at 35.7% the highest globally and youth unemployment in Sub-Saharan Africa was at 12.89% by 2016!
Fourth: Kenya is considered the hub of Africa with its youth literacy level at 87% in 2016. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report says that nearly 4 in every 10 Kenyans of working age have no jobs as the worst level of unemployment in the region. The high level of unemployment has also left Kenya with one of the highest dependency ratios in the world at 75.4 % arising from the large number of youths in every family.
Fifth: The endorsement of Uhuru Kenyatta is a reward from the American regime especially now that Uhuru is in good in terms with US loyalist friend Raila Odinga. After along protracted election chaos that was sealed by a so-called handshake that also led to Uhuru Kenyatta to be official invited at the White House on 27 August 2018 and becoming the 2nd African President after Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria to be invited by Trump’s administration. Uhuru’s endorsement is meant to further the American plan designed by US in wrestling with Britain in Kenya and Africa at large by either sharing the loot with her or remove her from her colonies under the auspice of “golden-handshake” that is being spearheaded by The Building Bridges to Unity Advisory Task Force.
The above points clearly confirms that indeed UN has failed miserable to tackle genuinely the issues of humanity especially the youth. Instead, UN is only engaged in cosmetic changes and launching new initiatives, that aim to entrench its master’s will disguised as a global address to the plight of the youth. Furthermore, UN via its master is spearheading dangerous initiatives of the War on Terrorism and Extremism targeting the youth and the Muslim Ummah in general who are trying to adhere strictly to Islam and at the same time exposing the poisonous liberal values championed by the Western colonialists.
The youth are victims of the secular capitalist ideology by having their minds corrupted by secular creed, capitalist ideology and its colonialist method of perpetuating the ideology. It is incumbent upon the youth to interrogate deeply their status in society considering the fact that their contribution is of utmost importance and desperately sought-for in the prosperity segment. In their interrogation they must prioritize in comparison between the Islamic ideology and the Secular Capitalist ideology. In which Islam has a confirmed record of almost 14 Centuries of tranquility and prosperity and on the other hand we have chaos and catastrophes year in year out notwithstanding you are rich or poor everyone is a worried lot in Secular Capitalist ideology.
Finally, the youth must embrace the call to re-establish the Khilafah (Caliphate) on the method of Prophethood. Under the Khilafah the youth and humanity in general will enjoy peace because their minds will be cultured to embody the Islamic Personality and energies will be utilized to further the goal of seeking the Pleasure of Allah (swt) by either participating in local or international development via the internal and foreign policies of the Khilafah. Contrary to the current conditions of youth who are being exploited by the despotic secular regimes who viewed the youth as drug-users, voting-machines during elections, violent-gangs for hire to cause anarchy against elites’ opponents, laboratories for capitalist multinationals etc.
Youth’s future lies in the hands of the Khilafah led by just Khalifah (Caliph) concerned to harness the power of the youth under the Banner of Islam against the oppressors of humanity led by America and her allies who keep plotting and misusing the youths for their own personal advantages. Until then the youth must rise up from the evil of secular capitalism and wholeheartedly approach Islam as an alternative that guarantees radical and genuine emancipation of humanity from the plots of a few secular elites hell-bent in running the world affairs as if the world is their farm and the youths and humanity at large as farm workers!
Ali Nassoro Ali
Member of the Media Office in Hizb ut Tahrir in Kenya