This week, seventy-five outstanding young delegates arrived at SAIIA to participate in the fourth Young Leaders Conference, from 26 June to 1 July. These high school learners and university students hosted their own negotiation sessions under the theme ‘Connecting the past to the present: Young South Africans shaping a sustainable future’.
The negotiations will culminate in the handover of the 2016 Young Leaders Declaration to the Presidency on 30 June. A youth dialogue will also be held on 30 June with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation.
AlexFM also interviewed the UNICEF Country Director for South Africa Hervé Ludovic de Lys about his presentation to the delegates on the State Of The Worlds Children and Mail & Guardian journalist Pontsho Pilane about inequality, race and representation in the media.