The governments of Mexico, as well as the United Nations System are organizing a World Youth Conference. In light of that, The United States of the Republic of Mexico organized pre conferences to prepare and create awareness among the youth to the topics that will be held at the conference. Their goal is to get the youth to reflect on their role in their surrounding societies in which they are the leaders and to select a state representative that will serve as an observer at the Global meeting of NGO’s at the World Youth Conference.
On June 30th, during the Pre-conference in the State of Jalisco, Fatima Villanueva Gonzalez, member of World Youth Alliance, Guadalajara, had the honor of being selected by Instituto Jalisciense de la Juventud (Youth Institute of Jalisco) to give a speech on behalf of the Civil Society of that state and participate in the conference.
“We, the youth, are engaged and committed in making it real for there to be a recognition of human dignity, this means to recognize the other person as ourselves, that deserves to be treated with love and solidarity; for this reason, we work hard to create, and work actively, in an organized and professional manner, to make our surroundings and reality more just.
She added, “To participate in the pre state conference of the World Youth conference is a once in a life-time opportunity” since it is being realized alongside the Bicentennial anniversary of Mexico’s Independence and the Centenary of the Mexican revolution, and the world is reaching out to the Youth everywhere. On behalf of the Civil Society, she declared that the youth present in the conference: “See in the depths of our intentions, aspirations and our work, the reflection of all humanity in each person, our work aspires to improve the standards of life and its developments of this and the future generations.
Apart from the opening speech, she conducted a discussion table on the work to be done on Poverty and Exclusion, in this discussion; they discussed their ideas to improve the standard of living of young people with this background.
Fatima had the chance to share the event with Fernando Guzmán Pérez-Peláez, Secretary General of Government for the, Priscila Vera, Director of the Mexican Institute of Youth, and Sergio Tabares, Director of the Jalisco Institute of Youth.
The World Youth Conference will take place in Leon Guanajuato starting in August 23 to August 27 of this year, and in Mexico City from August 25 to August 27 of this same year. For more information on the Conference visit: www.youth2010.org. For More information on the Pre-conference of Jalisco visit: http://www.ijj.gob.mx/ijjweb/index.php?id=229.
Speech given by Fatima Villanueva, Member of the Nacional Committee of WYA Latin America-Guadalajara and WAY-UP, on behalf of the Civil Society of the State of Jalisco in the Pre-State Conference of the World Youth Conference 2010.
June 30, 2010
Distinguished, Fernando Guzmán Pérez-Peláez, Secretary General of government of Jalisco State, Priscila Vera, Director of the Mexican Institute of Youth, Sergio Tabares, Director of the Youth Institute of Jalisco. Voluntary Directors, volunteers, and Youth, that with your job well done and effort have made possible the development of our country and the State of Jalisco.
Before I begin, I would like to give thank for the opportunity given to World Youth Alliance to participate in this event.
It is a great honor for me to represent today various Civil society organizations of the State of Jalisco, in a day in which we have to celebrate and recognize the work and actions of our youth, committed to the greatest cause we could ever have. A cause that makes up our principles and the depths of what we work for, so special.
We the Young people, are committed to make the recognition of the dignity of the human person, a reality, which means to recognize each one another as someone else like me that is worth giving our life for, and that deserves to be treated with love, solidarity, we work hard to create, and work actively, in an organized and professional manner, to make our surroundings and reality more just.
What can we make this critical work be done in a world that as each day passes is asking for fast, practical results?
This effort flows through our effective commitment to causes dedicated to the promotion of personal well-being and development, social and communitarian development, the promotion of human, social and political rights, engaged with gender equality and complementarity between men and women, creating opportunities for all and roadways and projects towards the eradication of poverty and promoting health, life, living space and Jobs that are worthy to all.
The Youth present here see in the depths of our intentions, aspirations and our work, the reflection of all humanity in each person, our work aspires to improve the standards of life and its developments of this and the future generations.
Participating in this Pre-State Conference of the World Youth Conference is a once in a lifetime opportunity. In light of our country’s festivities of the Bicentenary of Mexico’s Independence, Mexico is the host of this World Summit. Participar de la Pre Conferencia Estatal de la Conferencia Mundial de Juventud es una oportunidad única en la vida. In this special moment, the world’s eyes will be looking at our country and our Youth. This will also fulfill one of my deepest desires, that we strive with all of our energies to fulfill this Millennium’s goals, look at the face of every Young persons that together with the government, parliamentarians, we reflect over the social, political, and public policy proposals necessary to promote life, dignity, better standards of living and over all development.
As one of the most famous characters of History of the twentieth century said, we are united today to affirm that we won’t be used as instruments of violence and destruction, we will defend peace, even at the cost of our own lives. Como diría uno de los personajes más grandes de la Historia del Siglo veinte. We will not conform to a world that has everything to develop itself but human beings are dying of hunger, are illiterate, suffer, are unemployed and living alone. The Youth of this century is committed to defend life and the development of our surroundings, that we will one day inherit to future generations. We will make an effort, with all of our energies to make this earth, hospitable for everyone.
We hope that the World Youth Conference creates the necessary conditions that we need to make our ideals become global realities.
I am sure that the results of today’s work will create a solid base to continue this battle and to develop and practice more sustainable development projects that reach our objectives and the objectives of the conference in every level.
Thank you very much.
Miembro del Capítulo Local WYALA- Guadalajara y UP
World Youth Alliance Latinoamérica