World Youth Conference 2010 - Concept Note

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The World Youth Conference (WYC 2010) will be held in Mexico City from August 24 to 27, 2010. The Conference will be a meeting point for representatives of governments and civil society organizations designed to identify priorities of action for youth to be dealt with on the international development agenda beyond the Millennium Goals. This forum will strengthen cooperation links between countries and stakeholders involved with youth policies. In keeping with this aim, the Conference seeks to achieve the following objectives: 1. Achieve a declaration by consensus by governments identifying key actions for youth and development policies to be presented at the 65 United Nations General Assembly. 2. Promote the establishment of a mechanism that will provide specific follow-up for the youth agenda in the United Nations System. 3. Encourage dialogue between civil society organizations and governments on youth and development policies to better understand the priorities and needs of world youth. 4. Share experiences and knowledge of youth and development diagnoses, policies, strategies and programs.

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