Colombo Declaration on Youth
‘Mainstreaming Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda’

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Sri Lanka
Mainstreaming youth in the post-2015 development agenda
(6th - 10th May 2014)

H.E. Mahinda Rajapaksa

President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

“I am proud to state that the key vehicle possessed by us in building the Sri Lankan nation as a modern country is our creative youth leadership”

H.E. Dr. John W. Ashe

President of the UN General Assembly

"Across the world, youth have shown the impact they can have in social and political movements ranging from the Middle East and Eastern Europe to Latin America and Africa."

H.E. Ban Ki-moon

United Nations Secretary-General

"Youth should be given a chance to take an active part in the decision-making of local, national and global levels."

Ahmad Alhendawi

UN Secretary General's Special Envoy on Youth

“Youth have convinced everyone around the world that they can bring something to the table”