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UN Partners With WYD for Panel on Youth Leadership (Sustainable Development)
Zenit ^ | July 19, 2013 |

Posted on 07/19/2013 3:47:55 PM PDT by haffast

World Youth Day organizers and the United Nations are partnering to sponsor a morning of debates about the role of youth in sustainable development and peace.

The event "Youth and the culture of peace" will take place on July 23rd.

There will be participation on behalf of Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN Secretary-General's special envoy, and a moment for presentations by five youth representatives, from the five continents. About 650 youths are expected to attend.

The event will take place at the Brazilian Bar Association building (Edifício OAB), where consulates of the international delegations will have offices during the WYD Rio2013.


"The WYD has a very interesting characteristic as it draws the youth to look to God, to the world and to themselves," Monsignor Portella said. "This leads to a great responsibility in the construction of this new world."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brazil; catholic; environmentalism; popefrancis; riodejaniero; romancatholicism; sustainabledevt; un; unitednations; worldyouthday; wydrio2013

1 posted on 07/19/2013 3:47:55 PM PDT by haffast
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To: haffast

I’ll be happy when Tom Woods’ girls are old enough to attend WYD- they’ll be able to hijack these shenanigans if anyone is.

2 posted on 07/19/2013 4:04:01 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (Ephesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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To: To Hell With Poverty

Collectivism where yours is mine and mine is yours and both of us have nothing.

3 posted on 07/19/2013 4:40:47 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: haffast

With all of the recent awareness of the “Agenda 21” stuff, we shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that there are often legitimate reasons to worry about “sustainable development”. For example, out west, where fresh water resources are already strained, unrestricted development without regard to securing new water rights can be a big issue. Or, when municipalities cave to developers’ money and let them overbuild during boom cycles, there will be a price to pay for the whole community when the bust cycle comes around.

However, the left has hijacked the whole issue, like they did with naturalism and environmentalism, so that conservatives view anything having to do with restricting development with suspicion. It’s not unwarranted suspicion, but I fear we’ll let them completely hijack this issue, like those others, and turn it into a permanent weapon of the left, if we don’t do anything to address legitimate parts of the issue, while denouncing the left’s hidden agenda at the same time.

4 posted on 07/19/2013 4:41:29 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman
In agreement with your balanced and thoughtful replies. Mmmm...most of the time! ;)
- haffast

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5 posted on 07/19/2013 5:14:00 PM PDT by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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To: haffast

That’s cool. I’m probably only thoughtful “most of the time” :)

6 posted on 07/19/2013 5:19:55 PM PDT by Boogieman
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