The HCYU’s delegation attended the International Preparatory Meeting to prepare for the 18th World Festival of Youth and Students

Web.HCYU.10/4/2013 - The HCYU’s delegation attended the International Preparatory Meeting in South Africa from 24 – 29/3/2013 to prepare for the 18th World Festival of Youth and Students to be held in Quito Ecuador from 06 – 14/12/2013.

Photo by: HCYU.
Photo by: HCYU.

After a successful 17th World Festival of Youth and Students in South Arica, The 18th World Festival of Youth and Students is taking place in Latin-America and the Caribbean region which is having an increasingly strong anti-imperialist movement, consolidating the true unity in the peoples will for social progress, without the presence of foreign interventions, giving hope for the international anti-imperialist movement. This festival is taking place for the fourth time in Latin America, after Havana in 1978, 1997 and Caracas in 2005.

To prepare for the 18th WFYS, the WFDY holds 4 International Preparatory Meetings (IPM) on March, June, Sept, December in South Africa, Madrid, India and Ecuador respectively. The first IPM in South Africa aims at definition of the date and venue of the 18th WFYS; approval Slogan and Logo, major guidelines for the Program, financial issues of the WFYS, Appeal of the IPM to the Youth and Students of all over the World, innitiation of the creation of the National Preparatory Committee (NPCs). The meeting successfully concluded with the slogan of the 18th WFYS: Youth unite against imperialism for a world of peace, solidarity and social transformation!

On the sideline, there were regional meetings. The meeting of Asia – Pacific region approved resolution in which express solidarity with the victims of Agent Orange and the ongoing affects of dioxin and the continuing affects of bombs left by the United States war on Viet Nam. We demand the US compensate the Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange.

The World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) is the most important international youth organization with anti-imperialist orientation and objectives. The action and role of WFDY organizations and the youth progressive movement is the struggle against imperialism and war, for democracy and freedom, for social progress, for peace, for a new society without exploitation, for national sovereignty and international solidarity is determinant and a contribution for the fight’s development and for the conquest of the youth rights. One of it’s main and biggest activities is the World Festival of Youth and Students (WFYS), initiated in 1947.


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