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16th World Festival Strengthens Youth Movements
16 Aug 2005
16th World Festival Strengthens Youth Movements
Caracas, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) World Federation of Democratic Youth President Miguel Madeira said the 16th World Festival of Youth and Students strengthened youths and students´ movements across the world.

Miguel Madeira told Prensa Latina that the event, that cloased Monday night, was a breakthrough not only because of the participation of 15,000 delegates but also for the political issues discussed.

"We are speaking about the largest festival since that held in the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea in 1989 and world events following changes in the balance of power, which demonstrate young peoples´ commitment to fight for a better world," said Madeira.

He asserted that delegates were satisfied with the work of Venezuela´s National Coordinating Committee and the International Organizing Committee.

"It is us who must continue strengthening our daily work and the World Federation of Democratic Youth should take up the challenge to coordinate with our organizations and friends," added the youth leader.

Under the slogan "For peace and solidarity, let´s fight against imperialism and war," more than 15,000 youths from over 100 nations met in Caracas from August 8 to 15.

They discussed key issues such as peace, war and imperialism; education, science, culture, communication and technology; employment, economy and development and democracy, freedom, national sovereignty and human rights, and attended solidarity forums, encounters, cultural activities, exhibitions, friendship fairs and historic tours.

This is the third time Latin America has hosted the world youth festival. Cuba was the venue in 1978 and 1997.

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