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A Global Interactive Dialogue on UN Youth Initiati ves with the UN Secretary General, Senior UN Officials and other experts

United Nations, 1 August 2013 - It is with great pleasure that we we invite you to join us in kicking-off this years celebration of the International Youth Day.

Our office will be hosting a Global Interactive Dialogue session with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Senior UN Officials and around 700 young participants connected from 5 different locations around the world: Belgium, Brazil, India, Lebanon and Nigeria, in addition to 600 participants who will be present at the UNHQ.

The theme of discussion will be the UN initiatives for youth: Uniting for Youth. The Secretary-General will be sharing his initiatives for youth with the young participants, after which he will take their questions. A second segment of the event will be an interactive panel discussion with 4 UN Senior officials; Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, Ms. Laskhmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women, Ms. Sima Bahous, ASG and Director for Arab States at UNDP, and Mr. Charles Dan, Special Representative on Youth and Social Inclusion at ILO. The four panelists will also be joined by a youth leader, to be announced closer to the date of the event.

Source: webtv.un.org

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