Youth Forum 2015 (Session 2) - Economic and Social Council
"Youth Engagement in the Transition from Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals: What will it take?"
Session II "World Programme of Action for Youth + 20 and the Post-2015 Development Agenda"
Session II "World Programme of Action for Youth + 20 and the Post-2015 Development Agenda" Theme "Reflections on progress made in implementing the World Programme of Action for Youth over the past 20 years and recommendations on how to move forward" Chair: His Excellency Vladimir Drobnjak (Croatia), Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council Moderator: Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth Opening remarks: His Excellency Alvaro José de Mendonça e Moura, Permanent Representative of Portugal to the United Nations. Panel discussion I Panellists: - His Excellency Erion Veliaj, Minister of Youth and Social Welfare of Albania. - Her Excellency Susana Camarero Benítez, Secretary of State for Social Services Equality, Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality of Spain - Mr. Andrew Rabens, Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues in the Department of State, Office of the Under-Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, United States - Mr. Faisal al Tenaiji, President of the Board, Forum of Young Parliamentarians of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and Member of Parliament, United Arab Emirates - Ms. Afou Chantal Bengaly, Pan African Coordinator, MIEC/IMCS - Pax Romana Interactive discussion --- Panel discussion II Panellists: - His Excellency Salifou Dembele, Minister of Labor, Vocational Training and Youth of Burkina Faso - His Excellency José Manuel Romero Coello, Director-General of the Mexican Institute of Youth - His Excellency Cristian Cosmin, Secretary of State, Ministry of Youth and Sport of Romania - Mr. Juan Carlos Reyes, Director of Colombia Joven Ms. Li Qing, Deputy Secretary-General of All-China Youth Federation - Mr. Joan Conca Domènech, Vice-President of the European Youth Forum Interactive discussion