H.E. Mahinda Rajapaksa
President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
“I am proud to state that the key vehicle possessed by us in building the Sri Lankan nation as a modern country is our creative youth leadership”
H.E. Dr. John W. Ashe
President of the UN General Assembly
"Across the world, youth have shown the impact they can have in social and political movements ranging from the Middle East and Eastern Europe to Latin America and Africa."
H.E. Ban Ki-moon
United Nations Secretary-General
"Youth should be given a chance to take an active part in the decision-making of local, national and global levels."
UN Secretary General's Special Envoy on Youth
“Youth have convinced everyone around the world that they can bring something to the table”