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Heute um 14.00 h Ortszeit beginnt in Brüssel die UMRWA Palestine refugee youth conference. Abir Kopty ist dort und bloggt von dort. Es gibt einen lifestream, der twitter-hashtag ist #PalYC .

From the press release published by UNRWA announcing the conference:

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), along with the European Union and the Government of the Kindgom of Belgium, is hosting a major international conference in Brussels on Palestine refugee youth. The event brings together policy-makers, human development practitioners, and leading members of the diplomatic and donor communities. In a series of thematic panel discussions, the conference will look at youth marginalisation and define actions in areas such as education, microfinance, and civil society where young people can be engaged.

Speakers’ list includes (see full program): Baroness Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Dr. Nabil El Araby, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation, Filippo Grandi, Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Mr. Martin Schulz, President European Parliament, Mr. Salam Fayyad, Prime Minister Palestinian Authority.

In Addition there will be sessions with Palestine refugee youth representatives.

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