Tuesday, July 26, 2011

UN forum on youth opens amid calls for improved dialogue, mutual understanding

Hundreds of young people converged on the United Nations in New York today as the General Assembly kicked off a high-level meeting devoted to tackling the challenges facing youth and exploring their potential to bring about change in their societies and in the world at large.

"We are seeking to promote a culture of dialogue and mutual understanding between young people and with young people as key stakeholders in today's world," Assembly President Joseph Deiss said as he opened the meeting.

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