By: Sally Mouakkad
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Young Sri Lankans performing a dance in honour of the earth. Photo Credit: Sally Mouakkad[/caption]
I spend my days as a Science and Innovation Officer at the Consulate in Los Angeles, but one of my external passions, and one which lead me to this position, is Read More
Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, Good afternoon!
It is indeed a pleasure for me to be in this beautiful city of Klagenfurth for the GloCha 2014 Conference and to address this gathering of distinguished delegates. I wish to thank the organizers for the excellent arrangements made for this conference and for selecting a multifaceted theme that is of vital importance to all countries, both in the developed and developing world. Even though this conference is small in number of Read More
Jessica Sánchez – México
Aunque la Conferencia Mundial de la Juventud haya terminado hace 10 días, el hashtag#WCY2014 Read More
By Aisha Nazim
Sri Lanka has been hosting some pretty important events in recent times, including the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) a few months ago, and the World Conference on Youth (WCY) in early May, both which brought immense publicity for the country as hundreds upon hundreds of international delegates flocked in.
Organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development, the WCY had a total of around 1,500 delegates and officials involved. While Read More
By Vivek Dsouza
Many of the wonderful people I have met during my experiences in various camps and leadership programs have each left a special place in my heart and mind; and boy, the ‘WCY: World Conference on Youth’ was no exception! It’s very hard to sum all of my experiences in Sri Lanka through this article, but Read More
By Roli Mahajan
1500 young people came together in Colombo. There were administration glitches and there were comments that “Ohhh, this could have been done better!”, “Will this really change anything?”, “There are so many young people whose voices are not included!” and lots more.
I heard them and heard some more but there was something within me which was bubbling with the need to speak out in defense of the event and its outcome. So here I Read More
By Avindi Perera
Did you know that currently over a 100 000 young people are active in peacebuilding?*
Day two of the plenary session on Realizing Peace, Reconciliation and Ending Violence was facilitated by Mr. Purusottam Paudel – Minister of Youth and Sports of Nepal, Ms. Matilda Flemming Read More
By Jama Jack -http://linguerebi.wordpress.com/
“As long as we share our stories, as long as our stories reveal our strengths and vulnerabilities to each other, we reinvigorate our understanding and tolerance for the little quirks of personality that in other circumstances would drive us apart. When we live in a family, a community, a country where we know each other’s true stories, we remember our capacity to lean in and love each other into wholeness.” – Christina Baldwin Read More
By Vera Djemilinskaya
Last week, Sri Lanka hosted the World Conference on Youth (WCY 2014). Thousands of youth delegates from around the world arrived in Colombo for this conference to discuss the role of youth in the – which refers to the global development framework which is to succeed the existing which are Read More