Over 260 youth, government officials, and international and domestic civil society representatives from 12 countries convened on April 23-24, 2016 in Lalitpur, an ancient city bordering Nepal’s capital of Kathmandu, to promote the role of youth and volunteerism in advancing development and peace.
The two-day South Asia Sub-Regional Forum on Youth Volunteerism to Promote Participation, Development and Peace advanced youth engagement in environmental service, peacebuilding and enhanced disaster risk assessment and response. It also provided a platform for youths to share knowledge and best practices, enhance collaboration among various stakeholders, and identify model projects and follow-up implementation strategies for youth engagement furthering the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The events garnered media coverage across the Americas in both Nepalese and English. Below are a few of examples of the coverage.