Youth to present recommendations to world leaders at 4th UN Alliance of Civilizations Forum in Doha

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Youth to present recommendations to world leaders at 4th UN Alliance of Civilizations Forum in Doha


Doha, Qatar, Saturday, December 10, 2011

At the Fourth Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations in Doha, Qatar, a diverse group of 400 young leaders met today to debate key aspects of cross-cultural and interreligious understanding during the Youth Preparatory Event, which took place at the newly inaugurated Qatar National Convention Centre. 

The main outcome of the discussions during the youth event was the drafting of recommendations to world leaders on specific policies that affect the lives of young people, and on ways to enhance and build on the achievement of young people in bridging cultural divides. These recommendations will be presented on December 11th during a plenary with an audience of world leaders and over 2,500 forum participants. Participating youth will then seek to develop partnerships with governments to implement these recommendations.

Eventually, as a leading advocate of youth empowerment, Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser started by designating the audience as “the true model of the Alliance”. Then, she encouraged them to “seize the opportunities of the Forum to start fresh, revisit history, speak out and redesign their future by creating a right environment to be flourished through education and knowledge”. 

The youth event is an integral part of the UN Alliance of Civilizations Forum and a vital opportunity for youth to meet and interact with decision-makers from various fields, including politics, civil society, media and religious institutions. The Doha youth event was organized in collaboration with the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, the International Youth Council and the World in Conversation Project.