Youths are eager to make a difference: Mervyn

Broderick Mervyn (left) with representatives of the African and the Indonesian youth delegation. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE Young Diplomats Forum is a cultural and entertaining experience that creates an international friendship among participants to engage with institutions in the host country and connect with the place.

Fiji’s representative at the 11th Edition of Young Diplomats Forum (YDF) Broderick Mervyn said the intensive week-long program held in Kuala Lumpur comprised practical sessions, workshops, policy exercises and institutional visits delivered by world leading experts.

“The forum was attended by more than 100 young diplomats from over 75 countries covering every region in the world to tackle hot topics of international affairs, a platform for dialogue and constructive engagement, and focuses on burning issues relating specifically to the modern world that we live in today,” Mr Mervyn said.

“I am proud to be recognised by this forum as a youth-led organisation whose ideas, insights and feedback are of value. I look forward to a more robust presence of dynamic Fijian youth leaders at the next YDF.”

He said youths had shown they were passionate about the future of work on gender equality as seen in the strong voter turnout in the past Fijian elections.

“Youths are eager to make a difference and to be able to address important issues with a focus on sustainable and inclusive growth for the future.”

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