How a youth gathering is promoting advocacy and creativity
Celebrating the contributions of young people at the International Youth Forum in China
CHANGSHA, China — Asian youth are getting their moment to show their creativity and learn more about their heritage at an International Youth Forum being held in China this week.
“The Forum will promote youth advocacy on creativity and heritage protection and preservation, in addition to raising awareness among duty-bearers of the importance of youth full engagement in promoting peaceful coexistence and sustainable development,” reads an online statement about the UNESCO event, with the theme “Creativity and heritage along the Silk Road.”
Just like the Silk Road served as an ancient trade route uniting travellers from Eurasia to share ideas, cultures and beliefs, the forum is bringing together some 80 youth between the ages of 18 and 30 from that same region to share their unique thoughts.
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