The round table discussion on "Inclusive Youth Participation at All Levels" was held at the BMICH during the World Coinference on Youth 2014, with the participation of the Chief of U.N. Volunteers (UNV) Allen Jennings, Representative of U.N.HABITAT, Mir Murtaza Noonari and the Chair of the Council of Europe's Advisory Council on Youth Paulo Pinheiro.
‘Mainstreaming Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda’
We, the Ministers responsible for youth, young people, representatives of Governments, United Nations Agencies, youth-led organisations, non-governmental organizations and other development partners have gathered in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 6th - 10th May 2014, at the World Conference on Youth to explore ways and means of mainstreaming of youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda within the agreed framework of the World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY);
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative in Cambodia Dr. Marc Derveeuw stressed the importance of educating young people on overall health and the need for school curriculums to include physical, mental health and comprehensive health. He said that the definition of health is inclusive of mental and social health. The comments were made as he addressed delegates of the World Conference on Youth (WCY) 2014 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Colombo, on Thursday (May 8).
Job Opportunities Enhanced by Healthy Entrepreneurship and Vocational Training
The roundtable discussion on “Full Employment and Entrepreneurship” continued Friday (May 09) at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) for the third day. The discussion forum was chaired by the Youth Employment Specialist of Regional Programs and Projects for the International Labor Organization (ILO) Mr. Matthieu Cognac. Ms. Anjhula Singh Bais representing the Bais Selvanathan Foundation and Mr. Alpha Bacai Razzy representing the delegation of Guinea were also part of the panel.
Maternal deaths and child mortality in the most challenging countries of the world can be dramatically cut when efforts are made to improve services for mothers and children, Save the Children can reveal in new research published today.
Delegates Call on Policymakers to Have a Broad Mindset The second session of the round table discussion on “Empowering Marginalized Youth Including Most At-Risk Young People” was held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) yesterday (May 09).
Sri Lanka’s Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development Mr. Dullas Alahapperuma held bilateral discussions yesterday (May 8) with six youth ministers/deputy ministers and two representatives from U.N. agencies who are present in Sri Lanka for the World Conference on Youth (WCY) 2014. The Minister held the discussions with the following ministers and deputy ministers:
The third roundtable sessions of the World Conference on Youth (WCY) 2014 continued today at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Convention Hall (BMICH), including the discussion on “Achieving Good Governance and Accountability.”