The Melaka International Youth Dialogue (MIYD) is an annual programme of the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) which brings together young people, youth leaders and relevant stakeholders from around the world to discuss pertinent youth issues. Since 2001, the MIYD has convened on a wide range of topical issues. The MIYD has witnessed an escalating number of youth participants over the years willing to participate in the decision making process. With the view of building a stronger partnership between the youth and the society, the MIYD produces a declaration which serves as a guideline for youth to address the selected issues.



Our Roles in Solving Juvenile Delinquency 

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The theme for the 17th Melaka International Youth Dialogue ‘Our Roles in Solving Juvenile Delinquency’ has been realised to fulfill the principal opinions and roles of young people towards combating both juvenile violence and solving delinquent behaviors. Moreover, the outcomes guided by this selected theme are expected to contributefavorably in youth development as well as betterment of societies as a whole.
An interactive dialogue on this topic will be of significance to form, educate, increase awareness on the challenges and entitlements of youth towards non-violence, peaceful and secure environment that assures and supports their development fully at the different levels of society that they represent. Therefore, with the above anticipated theme, all participants present, such as: the young people, youth leaders, representatives from public and private sector, media persona, law enforcers and members of various NGOs and CSOs, will gather to call for action and structure experiences on the issue of Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Development. The outcome document will also enhance youth contribution towards the attainment of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 



During the dialogue all participants will gather to address and call for action on the following objectives:
To promote awareness and analyse problems and inventories of programmes, services, facilities and resources available towards juvenile violence and delinquent behaviours;
To identify the roles and contribution of different sectors such as: public sector, private sector, NGOs, and others, in solving Juvenile Deliquency and supporting constructive youth development as well as youth leadership; 
To gather and select good practices, challenges, experiences, and lessons learned from the national youth councils towards improving or amending the current policies in order to solve Juvenile Delinquency; 
To distinguish well-defined responsibilities for the qualified agencies, institutions and personnel involved in preventive efforts;
To form and advance the national, regional and international policies governing the Juvenile Justice;
To foster networking, collaboration and partnership among youth and all stakeholders in order to address the issue of Juvenile Delinquency;
To advance the role of youth and actively involve them in the social development and attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).



Expected participants should be between the ages of 18 and 35, gender balanced groups representing their respective National Youth Councils; Youth Organisations; Ministries of Youth; Ministries of Education; Law Enforcers; Organisations that address Juvenile Delinquency; Youth Development as well as Youth Rehabilitation related organisations; international organisations; and other establishments. The total number of participants in this programme shall be 250 from at least 80 different countries.



All willing participants must fill in the below provided application form, and submit the filled form together with the required documents to the organising committee via the email of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Deadline for submission of application is set for Friday, 23rd June 2017. The admission of each application will be determined within 3 working days from the submission.

Find Out More Info

MIYD 17 - Concept Note
General info about the event

MIYD 17 - Participant Registration Form
To be filled by those who want to participate in the event

MIYD 17 - Speaker Registration Form
To be filled by those who are interested in becoming a speaker at the event



The MIYD shall be held at MITC Hotel in Melaka, Malaysia 



The MIYD is organized by the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) in collaboration with the Melaka State Government, Asian Youth Council, Malaysian Youth Council and Ministry of Youth and Sports (Malaysia).

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