South Asian Youth Confce begins in city

Staff Correspondent

18 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The South Asian Youth Conference has kicked off in the capital on Tuesday with a vow to increase youth engagement for attaining Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Global Law Thinker Society (GLTS) in association with Global Youth Parliament (GYP) has organised the event for the second time. The Daily Sun is one of the media partners of the international event.

Around 500 youth representatives from 29 countries, including USA, Malaysia, South Africa, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and India, are taking part in the conference while youths from around 71 countries will be connected through online, said the organisers.  Liberation War Affairs Minister Mozammel Haque is scheduled to attend the ‘formal inauguration ceremony’ of the event at a city hotel today (Wednesday) as the chief guest. Former Ministers Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, Advocate Qamrul Islam, Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam, Advocates Sayed Rezaur Rahman and Miah Muhammad Ali Akbar Azizee are scheduled to attend the ceremony, among others.

GYP president Diwakar Aryal and GLTS founding general secretary Raoman Smita will deliver the address of welcome on the occasion.

The conference will also recognise 35 youth delegates from different countries who contributed to collective leadership of youths, peace and SDGs.

Talking to the Daily Sun, the GLTS founding general secretary said that the conference consists of knowledge sharing sessions on different emerging issues related to youth and SDGs.

“The conference aims to gather young leaders, innovators, policy makers, youth activists and civil society pioneers from around South Asian region to share and learn about the best practice towards SDGs,” Raoman Smita of GLTS explained.