Over 103 countries have confirmed their participation for the World Conference on Youth which will be held in Colombo next month. This includes Senior Ministers and Senior Government Officials from over 40 countries, national youth delegates representing 103 States and over 300 youth delegates representing various civil society movements.
Furthermore, the President of the United Nations General Assembly Dr.John William Ashe, UN Secretary General's Special Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi and several other heads of the United Nations Agencies have confirmed their participation at WCY 2014.
World Conference on Youth 2014 will take place from 6th to 9th May 2014 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The opening ceremony of the Conference is scheduled to take place at the Magampura Ruhuna International Convention Centre in Hambantota on 6th May.
The theme of WCY 2014 is "Mainstreaming Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda".
The Conference is expected to bring together 1500 participants, half of them young people aged 18 to 29, and 350 of them will come from marginalized backgrounds, making the conference one of the most well represented youth events at global level.