The World Youth Congress
The 4th World Youth Congress is now underway. Over 500 of the world’s most dynamic young activists and voluteers in the field of youth-led development from over 100 countries are here for a 12 day summit in Quebec City, Canada.
The congress offers a unique opportunity to meet and work alongside young people who are really doing things and going places. The event is the largest gathering of its kind for young people taking place anywhere in the world in 2008.
There is a strong role at the Congress for young journalists, cultural performers as well as for those with an interest in youth-driven development, but with less personal experience in this area.
After a week of plenaries, workshops and dialogs with world’s leading development organizations and development actors, delegates will join forces with young Canadians to undertake hands-on community action projects across Québec, and will help shape international policy by documenting and showing governments what young people are doing to achieve the MDGs.
Sri Lanka is represented at the World Youth congress by Beyond Borders, Sri Lanka Youth Parliament and WUSC.