Warm Greetings from the World Assembly of Youth headquarters in Melaka, Malaysia!
We are pleased to herewith circulate the Report of the 17th Melaka International Youth Dialogue (MIYD) “Our Roles in Solving Juvenile Delinquency”that was held from 9th to 13th of July 2017 at the MITC Hotel in Melaka, Malaysia. The 17th MIYD, was organised by the World Assembly of Youth in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports (Malaysia), Melaka State Government, Asian Youth Council, Commonwealth Youth Council, and Malaysian Youth Council.
This theme was tackled for the first time at international level, where it brought together over 160 young people and youth leaders from 43 countries. After thorough deliberations through paper presentations, plenary sessions, workshops and field trips, the participants put together an important outcome document, addressed to all the stakeholders inclusive of young people, to combat both juvenile violence and solve delinquent behaviors. The participants of the 17th MIYD also recognised the importance of empowering and equipping the young people with the right knowledge, skills and proper attitude required to counter youth violence and juvenile delinquency. Recognising that in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular Goal 4, 16, and 17, the participants also recommended that they, young people, should be at the forefront of universal transformation in taking actions and encouraging their peers to face adulthood as responsible and proactive citizens.
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