Yesterday, the UN high level meeting for the youth kicked off at the General Assembly in New York. I wish I could have attended that, I have a lot to say about the youth of today and what roles they can play in development. Sadly I’m stuck on writing my dissertation so all I can do is blog about it.

I’m glad they realize how powerful young people are or can be, recent events in the Middle East is proof that the youth can start a revolution. It is important in my opinion to foster mutual cooperation and dialogue among the youths of today.

Super Model Alek Wek at the UN youth forum

The meeting is supposed to last only two days and is part of  a series of events that have been organized to mark the International Day of the Youth (12th August).

So far unemployment has been talked about in detail. I will give a report tomorrow on the final call of actions the meeting concludes with!