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Youth United For the awakening of black Africa
On September 11, 2001, four airliners were hijacked by about twenty terrorists: two of them collided into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York, while the third crushed in the PENTAGON WASHINGTON. The fourth finished his race in PENNSYLVANIA. These suicide attacks, the first attacks on American soil since Pearl Harbor in 1941 made 2077 casualties and thousands wounded. The same evening, President George W. Bush declares "WAR ON TERRORISM".
Today, 15 years after these events, the war continues. Rather the war extended to other continents. Since the attacks of 13 November in Paris, terrorist organizations multiply keystrokes, Grand Bassam in Cote d`ivoire, northern Nigeria and Niger and Gao in Mali, losses are weighing. This vast network derives its source of funding in the money laundering (drug trafficking, corruption and illegal activities among others).
The world finds herself facing two types of international crime which, a priori, different but in fact complement without excluding. No country is spared within ECOWAS. If some of them as Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria and Cote d`ivoire were already directly affected, other countries like Togo, Benin, Senegal lost several of their siblings who were on the targeted sites. Yet the Head of States are not sleeping at all. Abuja summit, bilateral meeting, 49th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS in Dakar. The focus is the same firm resolution to strengthen the security of the area.
The main social layer by itself terrorism is youth. Because, terrorists organization rely mainly on young people (Salah Abdeslam related ISIS group, Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau in Nigeria). The terrorist organizations recruit them, format them, train and dope them to perpetrate actions that threaten peace by spreading fear.
In conclusion, the youth is upstream and downstream of the terrorist threat. This means a young has a huge responsibility in the spread of terrorism and money laundering. Are young people even aware that they are at the Heart of their own destruction?

Jeneau, a body created by the youth within ECOWAS decided to act for enlightenment. Jeneau raises awareness on the fight against the financing of terrorism a priority. Terrorism attacks the locations of the society that have a high emotional value: the Museums, places of strong rallies. It is urgent to inform and train ECOWAS youth on the scourge that threaten the present and future of the area and the continent. We popularize the biggest decisions that snuff at national and regional level and remained unknown to the general public

1. Awareness Conference across all member states of ECOWAS
2. Mini reportage broadcast on all national channels of Member States.
3. Support for victims of terrorism in Member States.
4. Technical supports of the activities of anti-terrorist organizations.

Make our contribution to the awakening of youth of ECOWAS on issues related to security.

VISION be the most effective youth body in strengthening security in the ECOWAS Region.
African youth face the scourges of money laundering and terrorist financing and HIV-AIDS.

1. Meeting the challenge of security in the ECOWAS region by disseminating useful informations to Peacekeeping.
2. Educate, train and build on the dangers of money laundering, which is closely linked to terrorism
3. Being a unique body which constitutes a bridge of information between the youth of ECOWAS and state and regional institutions.
4. Train and inform youth about safeguarding peace based on non-violence and the ethnic and religious discrimination
5. Awareness of minds on civic and moral duties related to the maintenance of security in the region.

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