High Commission of Sri Lanka in India

State representatives briefed at Sri Lankan High Commission in New Delhi on World Conference on Youth 2014 to be held in Sri Lanka PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 07:21
Representatives of over 100 diplomatic missions in New Delhi met on 11th March 2014 at a briefing on the World Conference on Youth which will be held in Sri Lanka this year in the month of May 2014. The conference will come to Asia for the first time and focus will be on young peoples’ role in the creation and implementation of the post-2015 development agenda.
The Government of Sri Lanka will convene the conference to bring together over 1500 people including 2 young people from each country in the world, 350 international youth leaders, Ministers responsible for youth and the UN system.  Young people, including representatives from youth-led organizations and networks, Ministers and International Organizations are expected to jointly agree an outcome.
High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam, Sri Lanka’s envoy to India welcomed representatives to the briefing and introduced the speakers from around the world. 
Sri Lankan Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development  Dullas Alahapperuma in his remarks to the diplomatic corps requested to convey information about the conference to respective capitals and urge participation from each country at the World Conference on ‘Youth’ and further requested the Ministers in-charge of youth affairs in respective countries to attend the World Conference on Youth in Colombo“
European Youth Forum and Co-Chair of the International Youth Task Force of the conference Lloyd Russell-Moyle welcomed people and said “this conference will bring together people for the first time in history to engage in an intergenerational dialogue about the role of young people in creating and implementation the future development agenda”. 
Global Advisor on the World Conference on Youth Ravi Karkara emphasized the “need for effective follow up and building of existing momentum to put youth in the center of the global development agenda” in his closing remarks to the gathering.
The other members of the delegation included Director General of National Youth Services in Sri Lanka Lalith Piyum Perera and International Youth Task Force Member and UN Liaison for the International Coordination Meeting of Youth Organizations Christopher Dekki. 
For further comment contact,
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development
“Nipunatha Piyasa”, No.354/2, Elvitigala Mawatha,
Colombo 05. Sri Lanka