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12:00 AM, September 23, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:28 AM, September 23, 2018

2nd South Asian Youth Summit in Sri Lanka

The 2nd South Asian Youth Summit 2018 will be held from November 28 to 30 in Sri Lanka with the theme “Creating a Sustainable Future in a Fractured South Asia”, according to a press release.

International Youth Committee (IYC), an India-based youth organisation, will host the summit. 

The summit will act as a platform to increase the areas of cooperation in the field of youths for better ties and economic prosperity amongst the Saarc nations, the release added.

It will also create an inclusive platform for youths that enables them to review the progress of the SDGs, share ideas, experiences and innovative approaches for effectively contributing to the SDG framework and its implementation.

An expected outcome of the summit includes adoption of the first South Asian Women Commission dedicated to reduce crimes against women and children, among other issues. All Saarc nations including Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, are expected to take part in the summit.

Various technical sessions and discussions will take place at three venues in Colombo city during the three-day summit.

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