World Youth Conference Sri Lanka

WCY2014 World Conference on Youth 2014 will take place from 6th to 10th May, 2014 at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

WCY 2014’s Cross-cutting theme 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 this World Youth Conference one of the most well represented youth events at the global level.

Two official youth delegates will be selected by the governments of each country. In addition to this, 350 more young people belonging to under-represented groups will be selected by the International Youth Task Force. Furthermore, as many as 100 youth delegates who are Sri Lankan nationals will be selected. The Government of Sri Lanka will be sponsoring all young people attending the conference.

The Conference has a unique aim of producing a joint outcome document between states and youth, the “Colombo Action Plan”.