Youth Delegates from the Dominican Republic host Side-Event on Youth Activism at their Permanent Mission to the United Nations

October 13, 2010

The event counted with the participation of Youth Delegates from over 20 countries, with the purpose of engaging in intercultural dialogue and discussing youth activism from viewpoints around the world.

(October 13th, 2010, New York, New York) The Dominican Republic’s Youth Delegates to the United Nations General
Assembly, Ms. Cristina Zapata and Ms. Pamela Martinez, hosted a Side-Event on “Youth Activism – Global Perspectives”, on October 13th, at the Dominican Republic’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations.

The event was co-hosted by Youth Delegates from Botswana, who spoke on behalf of African youths. This side-event was organized with the purpose of showcasing youth activism from the perspective of the global south. Youth Delegates
from over 20 countries participated in this event, where each had the opportunity to discuss examples of youth activism within their homelands. The cultural diversity of the group thoroughly enriched the event: the importance of, as well as the challenges related to, youth activism were debated in detail among young leaders from markedly different backgrounds.

The event was included in the Youth Delegates’ agenda, as organized by the United Nations Program on
Youth (UNPY), which helps guide and coordinate all the activities planned by and for Youth Delegates. This side-event was lauded as successful by its participants, who clamored it as perfectly fitting within the framework of the International Year of Youth (IYY), which began on August 12th, 2010.

This event was made possible because of the generous support received from the Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations, the Global Foundation for
Democracy and Development (GFDD), and the United Nations Association of the Dominican Republic (UNA-DR).

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