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Young leaders seek answers

india Updated: Aug 19, 2006 16:15 IST
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Young leaders from around the globe are spending three days focusing on some of the world's most demanding problems ranging from hunger to protecting the environment.

About 450 young people in the age-group of 16-28 years from 50 different countries are taking part in the third annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations which end “I think it's our responsibility to empower young people and to show young people that change can happen because of their efforts,” said Elaine Valdov, the assembly’s secretary-general.

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Millennium goals

Eradicating world hunger and poverty; universal education; gender

equality; reducing child mortality; improving maternal health;

combating disease; environmental sustainability and global partnerships for development

The Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, a non-profit organisation promoting international ties, hosts the annual conference at the UN which attracts youth with an interest in international policy work.

Ozgur Madak, former president of the Intercollegiate Turkish Students Society which is a co-sponsor of the event, is teaching a workshop designed to help incorporate positive keywords such as ‘initiate’ and ‘motivate’ into writing.