Global Youth Peace Conference-2018 begins

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

Jan 14, 2018-

The Global Youth Peace Conference-2018, organised with the objective of deliberating on the common issues of the youth throughout the world, kicked off in the Capital on Saturday. 

One hundred thirty youth activists from 33 countries including Nepal, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ethiopia, Uganda and Japan are participating in the conference organised by the Youth Parliament Nepal. 

Inaugurating the conference, former chairman of the Interim Council of Ministers Khil Raj Regmi said sustainable development, democratic rule, equality and a just society should be the issues of concern of the youth. 

Diwakar Aryal, coordinator of the Youth Parliament Nepal, said discussions would be held in the conference on topics as climate change, democracy and good governance, social entrepreneurship, youth participation and cultural diplomacy for peace, among others. 

Film star Rajesh Hamal, CNN Superhero Pushpa Basnet, AP1 Television’s News Chief Tikaram Yatri, peace campaigner Pitambar Bhandari, young scientist Jitendra Upadhyay, and youth campaigners Sulochana Sigdel, Basu Gautam and Hikmat Thapa were presented with the ‘Youth Motivation Honour-2018’ on the occasion. 

The conference will conclude on Sunday with a Kathmandu declaration.

Published: 14-01-2018 07:57

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