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Regional Meeting of Young Parliamentarians of the Asia-Pacific

The role of young parliamentarians in advancing inclusive and peaceful societies and preventing violent extremism

Colombo (Sri Lanka), 25-26 April 2017

The Regional Meeting of Young Parliamentarians of the Asia-Pacific will take place on 25 and 26 April 2017 at the Hilton Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Jointly organized by the IPU, the Parliament of Sri Lanka and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Meeting will be on The role of young parliamentarians in advancing inclusive and peaceful societies and preventing violent extremism.

In recent years, the world has witnessed new waves of violent extremism that have taken the lives of many innocent people. Preventing violent extremism (PVE) must now go beyond adopting traditional short-term, security-orientated strategies. The world now needs strategies which incorporate long-term changes at the structural level by eliminating inequalities and marginalization and promoting peace and tolerance, all efforts to which young people have to be able to contribute.

Parliaments, and especially young parliamentarians, have a key role to play in in advancing inclusive and peaceful societies and preventing violent extremism. This Meeting will build awareness of PVE issues and identify parliamentary action to be taken by young parliamentarians. It will empower young parliamentarians by building their capacities and offering them opportunities for networking and cooperation.

The Meeting is open to young men and women members of national parliaments in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as IPU observers and selected youth organizations, networks and associations. The Meeting will be conducted in English.
 

MEETING DOCUMENTS
Invitation [English], [French]
Concept Note [English], [French]
Provisional programme (21.04.2017) [English]
Practical information note [English], [French]
Registration Form English [Word/PDF]
Travel-Hotel Form English [Word/PDF]
Tourist excursion Agenda [English]


RELATED SITES AND DOCUMENTS

IPU Report on Youth Participation in National Parliaments, 2016 [English], [French]
IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians in Tokyo (Tokyo, 27-28 May 2015) [English], [French]
Resolution of the 122nd IPU Assembly "Youth Participation in the Democratic Process" [English], [French]
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