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* Sri Lanka holds World Conference on Youth 2014 in May
Wed, Mar 19, 2014, 12:57 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 19, Colombo: The World Conference on Youth 2014 (WCY 2014) , one of the most well represented youth events at the global level will be held in Colombo Sri Lanka in May.

The WCY 2014 will be held from 6th to 10th May, 2014 at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall in Colombo under the theme "Mainstreaming Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda".

The conference will provide an exclusive platform for an inter-generational dialogue which leads to a joint youth and youth ministerial declaration, according to the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Youth Services Council Lalith Piyum.

WCY 2014 will facilitate a process that strengthens effective youth participation in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the Post-2015 development agenda - which refers to the process of defining the future global development framework that will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDG's).

The Conference is expected to bring together 1,500 participants, half of them young people, aged 18 to 29, and 350 of them will come from marginalized backgrounds, making the conference one of the most well represented youth events at the global level, the organizers said.

The Sri Lankan government will be sponsoring all young people attending the conference.

The Conference is organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development of Sri Lanka.

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