International Year of Youth - Fact Sheet - Youth Fostering Dialogue and Mutual Understanding

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Asyoutharebothpartnersandstakeholdersintoday’seffortstofosterdialogueand mutualunderstanding, their meaningful participation in larger processes and a clear recognition of their expertise and initiatives are essential to the success of any endeavour in this area. Embodying the core message of the 2010 International Year of Youth, the crucial role of youth in advancing intercultural understanding is increasingly recognized within the global development agenda. The International Year of Youth offers a unique opportunity to raise awareness about the need to partner with youth to foster dialogue and transform it into global understanding. Throughout the Year, the UN System will promote this message in a comprehensive manner.

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