Wednesday, October 16, 2013
World Youth Conference 2014 Sri Lanka-UN WYC
UN - World Youth Conference 2014 - Sri Lanka
The International Youth Conference 2014(World Youth Conference 2014 #WYC2014) will be held in Sri Lanka from 6th to 10th May 2014.
The inaugural function of this international forum will be held at the Magam Ruhunupura International Conference Hall in Hambanthota on the 7th of May under the patronage of Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse. More than 1500 youth representatives from 196 countries will attend this conference.
This is the 1st time that a youth conference of this magnitude is being held in an Asian country. 152 youth from Sri Lanka will participate in this conference. Minister Dallas Alahapperuma and parliamentarian Namal Rajapakse will function as the co-chairmen of this conference.
United Nations World Youth Conference (WYC) 2014 which will take place in Sri Lanka in May 2014. It will be the first time the conference is held in an Asian country.
Sri Lanka is preparing to host the World Conference on Youth WYC in 2014. The goal of this conference is to mainstream youth in the global development agenda - both in realizing the MDGs, and in the post-2015 development framework.
The Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon has officially informed Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development Dullas Alahapperuma that the proposed World Youth Conference to be conducted in 2014, will be held in Sri Lanka with the full support of the UN. This was said at the 67th UN General Assembly, in New York.
It is believed that the initiatives taken by the Government under the guidance of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, to institute democracy and to establish sustainable peace between nations with the involvement of the youth, would have aided the decision to hold the World Youth Conference in Sri Lanka.
It is believed that the World Youth Conference 2014 will increase the recognition of Sri Lankan youth internationally, and would trigger the enlightenment of the Sri Lankan youth, locally.
Official Web Site - www.wcy2014.com
Related Web Sites - www.srilankayouth.lk
Sri Lanka has mainstreamed youth in its post 2015 development agenda and is at the forefront of advocating internationally the interests of youth said President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Sri Lanka will host the Commonwealth Youth Forum 2013 this November and the UN World Conference on Youth in May 2014. I take this opportunity to extend an invitation to you all to join in celebrating youth at the World Conference. I also call upon the United Nations to declare an International Skills Day as recognition of skills development of youth, paving the way for reduced poverty. An innovative development has been the establishment of a Youth Parliament to sharpen the awareness of democracy and skills of the new generation and prepare them to assume leadership said President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The President asked the youth representatives what challenges they were facing to which they responded by indicating that actually mobilizing young people and governments was a difficult task.
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