Monday, January 02, 2006

International Students and Youth Conference on Globalization and WTO

UPDATE: With the significant and historical moment of the WTO Ministerial Conference in Hong Kong, the Asian Students Association (ASA) together with International Movement of Catholic Students (IMCS), World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) and ILPS-Youth Commission committed to hold the conference on globalization and WTO. The young people never miss the opportunity to share and exchange the views on the WTO and its impacts to the people in the world.

More encouraging was the high turnout of the participants. More than 150 participants in total of these two days long conference. Besides the cultural event performed by the ILPS Youth Commission, there are workshops in the afternoon to further the in-depth discussion between the participants. The creative and critical thinking from the youth enriched the outcomes of the conference.

The conference ended with a consensus and commitment to continue the platform of Students and Youth Network Opposed to WTO (SAY NO WTO). The roles of the SAY NO WTO are to continue to provide a platform for all the youth and students across the world to discuss debate and exchange the views on globalization and WTO. Besides, to broaden the participation from more countries, the secretariat from different regional organization will have to take up the task.

As in the ASA, we never say good bye but see you in the future. We shall continue to work and fight for the future of our people.