How to participate

Are you passionate about development? Do you want to make a lasting and meaningful change? Let’s get together to discuss development beyond 2015!

The World Conference on Youth 2014, “Mainstreaming Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda” will take place from 6 to 10 May, 2014 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The conference has a unique aim of producing a joint outcome document between states and youth called the "Colombo Action Plan".

The Conference is expected to bring together 1500 participants, half of them young people, and 150 of them will come from marginalised backgrounds, making the conference one of the most well represented youth events at the global level. The pre-conference process is led by an independent international youth task force which represents major global youth organisations and regional platforms ensuring regional and gender balance.

How to participate:

There are different categories of youth participants:

Conference Agenda

Conference Brief

Roundtables, parallel workshops and exhibitions. Roundtables will be the core of track 1 while the parallel events will be the primary focus of track 2. The side events will act as a bridge between the two in the sense that they will be an opportunity for those conference participants who are following a specific track to join with the others for specific discussions and networking. Each day of the conference will follow the same pattern and as a result, the events will all take place in the same fashion every day of the WCY.The following is a description of the 3 types of events:

If you wish to organize a side event or parallel event please register your interest on

Accreditation Passes for Journalists

The Subcommittee on Media is in the process of accrediting the journalists, who wish to cover the above event.

Accordingly, you are kindly requested to nominate journalists; maximum five (5) from your institution and details of each nominee should be submitted separately as per the attached format and sent to the Secretary, Ministry of Mass Media and Information of Sri Lanka.

Your cooperation in regard is highly appreciated

Confirmed Participants (High level delegates, Ministers, Youth Delegates)