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Warm greetings of the World Assembly of Youth headquarters in Melaka, Malaysia!

We are pleased to circulate herewith a copy of the final Declaration for the 18th Melaka International Youth Dialogue (MIYD) “Youth Engineering A Sustainable Urbanisation” that was held from 24th to 28th of June 2018 at the Pantai Puteri Hotel in Melaka, Malaysia.

The 18th MIYD, was organised by the World Assembly of Youth in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Malaysia, the Melaka State Government, the Asian Youth Council, the Commonwealth Youth Council, the Malaysian Youth Council and the Commonwealth Youth Innovation Center. After thorough deliberations through paper presentations, plenary sessions and workshops, the participants put together this important outcome document, addressed to all the stakeholders to ensure that the rights of various categories, pertaining to youth and sustainable urbanisation, are acknowledged and addressed.

With this, the participants of the 18th MIYD, acknowledged the significance of the role of young people towards attaining a strategic and sustainable urbanisation as well as the betterment of societies as a whole. They shall continue to seek and generate 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 next year for another Dialogue!