Young people across the Caribbean will have a rare opportunity to directly state their concerns to the United Nation’s (UN) Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon when The University of the West Indies (The UWI) hosts a UN youth symposium at Cave Hill campus on Friday, July 3, 2015 starting at 10 a.m. (AST).
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The UN Chief will be in Barbados for the 36th CARICOM Heads of Governments Summit and will engage university students and representatives of youth organisations across the region under the theme Caribbean Youth Speak: The World We Want Post -2015.
Mr Ban Ki-moon, the UN’s eighth Secretary-General, is looking forward to a lively engagement with young citizens of the Caribbean, “2015 represents an opportunity for transformation and young people are in the driving seat of this change,” said Mr. Ban, “I am very much looking forward to listening to the views of the youth of this region on how we can ensure a life of dignity for all.”
Crime and violence, youth unemployment, climate change and gender-based violence are among issues likely to be discussed during the live interaction. Hundreds of high school and tertiary level students have been invited to be part of the audience at Cave Hill as well as at the Mona, St. Augustine and Open Campus sites via video conference.
The 90-minute town-hall-styled meeting will also be broadcast on dozens of television channels to regional countries and the Caribbean Diaspora.