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140 youth from 17 countries gather in Kathmandu to discuss SDGs

Participants of the International Youth Forum organised by the Youth for Human Rights Nepal take a group photograph in Kathmandu, in May 2017. Courtesy: Guna Raj Pyakurel

Kathmandu, June 1

Around 140 youth from 17 countries across the world gathered in Kathmandu this week to discuss the role of youth to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Youth for Human Rights Nepal organised the International Youth Conference on May 26 and 27.

Minister for Agriculture and Cooperative, Gauri Shankar Chaudhary,  had inaugurated the event.

National Human Rights Commissioner Sudeep Pathak, National Youth Council Vice-Chairman Madhav Dhungel, former Nepal Rastra Bank Governor Dipendra Purush Dhakal among many other activists had attended the function.

During the two-day event, youth from India, China, Malaysia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Australia, Jamaica, Argentina, Romania and Canada had shared their experiences in promotion of human rights and the SDGs in their respective countries.

They had also shared their plans of action over the themes.

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