Declaration - 19th Melaka International Youth Dialogue (MIYD)

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Dear members,
Warm greetings of the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) Headquarters in Melaka, Malaysia!
We are pleased to circulate herewith the Declaration of the 19th Melaka International Youth Dialogue (MIYD) “Youth Deconstructing Fake News” that was held from 23rd to 27th of June 2019 at La Boss Hotel in Melaka, Malaysia.
The 19th 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, Malaysian Youth Council, Commonwealth Youth Innovation Hub, Royal Commonwealth Society, International Youth Center, and Belema Aid Foundation. After thorough deliberations through paper presentations, plenary sessions, and workshops, the participants put together this important outcome document, addressed to all the stakeholders in order to establish commitments and outcomes in pursuit of deconstructing fake news, tackling media illiteracy, and developing the essential skills that would critically evaluate information and mainstream media, are acknowledged and addressed.
With this, the participants of the 19th MIYD, recognised the importance of empowering and equipping young people with the right knowledge, skills, proper attitude, and approach for achieving media literacy and advocating against the spread of misinformation, disinformation, mal-information, and fake news. They shall continue to seek and generate other youth dialogues and advocate for legislations, policies, and programmes at all levels of society, in order to achieve a better and sustainable future for all.
Looking forward to seeing you all in another Dialogue! 

19th Melaka International Youth Dialogue (MIYD) Declaration - 19th MIYD Declaration

United Nation Conference on Trade and Development - Youth Forum in Geneva

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Warm greetings from the WAY Headquarters!

We are pleased to announce that the upcoming UNCTAD Youth Forum with the theme Youth Entrepreneurship: A Force Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Growth will take place from 22 to 26 October 2018 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, as part of the UNCTAD 2018 World Investment Forum (WIF).

We would greatly appreciate it if you can share the announcement among your constituency, members, young people and youth leaders. Youth between the ages of 18 and 30 are invited to apply to the Youth Forum and join, as they discuss the role of youth in trade and development. A total of 250 seats are available. Applications must be received by 31 July 2018. Details and a link to the application are available on the UNCTAD Youth website (

The Forum will focus on topics such as: digital youth, bringing the vision of millennials to the forefront at an international level and involving youth in achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030. The Forum will run side by side with the WIF and participants will have the opportunity to attend public WIF events.

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to email the UNCTAD Youth Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter (@UNCTADYouth) and Instagram (@UNCTADYouthForum) to get up-to-date content about the Youth Forum.

We look forward to hearing from you.