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* In Pictures: Closing ceremony of World Youth Conference in Sri Lanka
Sun, May 11, 2014, 11:25 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 11, Colombo: The official closing ceremony of the World Conference on Youth 2014 (WCY2014) was held at the Sri Lanka Youth Services Council Auditorium in Maharagama, a suburb of Colombo on, Saturday (May 10).

The conference concluded with the adoption of the Colombo Declaration on Youth at the closing plenary of the WCY2014.

The five-day conference opened on May 6th with a lavish opening ceremony held at the Magam Ruhunupura International Convention Center with the participation of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa who delivered the opening address, the President of the United Nations General Assembly Dr. John William Ashe and the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhindawi.

The conference held under the theme "Mainstreaming Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda" provided an exclusive platform for an inter-generational dialogue which led to the joint youth and youth ministerial declaration.

Seen here, dignitaries on stage applaud the successful collaboration that led to the consensus between the ministers and the youth.

(L-R) José Manuel Romero, Director General of the Mexican Institute of Youth (IMJUVE), Ravi Karakara, Global Expert Advisor on Children and Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, the United Nations Secretary General's Envoy on Youth, Dullas Alahapperuma, Minister for Youth Affairs and Skills Development, Sri Lanka, Mohan Lal Grero, Deputy Minister of Education and Monitoring MP for the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development, Dr. Palitha Kohona, Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Lloyd-Russell Moyle, Vice President of the European Youth Forum and Mrs. Nilanthi Sugathadasa, Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development of Sri Lanka.

(Photos by Sudath Silva)

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