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Grenada Delegation at the 19th World Festival for Youth and Students

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – October 16, 2017 – Grenadian delegation led by the Embassy of Grenada to the Russian Federation is participating in the 19th World Festival for Youth and Students in Sochi, Russia from October 14 – 22, 2017 under the motto “For Peace, Solidarity and Social Justice, we struggle against imperialism. Honouring our past, we build the future!”

Grenadian delegation is joined by over 90 delegates from the Caribbean region, namely Belize, Barbados, Dominica, St. Vincent, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and Jamaica.

The festival attracts over 20 thousand young Ambassadors from around the world, where they have an opportunity for global dialogue through discussions which help create a crucial space for young people to come together to exchange ideas and also a platform for collaborative change making.

About​ ​The​ ​2017​ ​World​ ​Festival​ ​Of​ ​Youth​ ​And​ ​Students

The World Festival of Youth and Students (WFYS) aims to consolidate international youth community, strengthen international ties, as well as promote international and intercultural cooperation. One of the main goals of the upcoming Festival is shaping a common vision of the future by the young leaders from different countries, trying to articulate responses to the most pressing challenges of the generation. The main agenda of the discussion program is to encompass the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by the United Nations. The program of the WFYS 2017 involves various platforms, including panel discussions and open lectures on topical issues of youth policy and international relations, sports competitions, as well as a number of cultural and creative events. Tentatively, key issues of the event will be: Culture and globalization, Global economy, Knowledge economy, Public Institutions, Development Politics and International Security.

More information about 2017 World Festival of Youth and Students is available at http://www.russia2017.com/en.

Kemal Nicholson
Embassy of Grenada