The 4th Annual International Solidarity Forum was hosted in New York City at United Nations and World Youth Alliance Headquarters from April 10 to 14, 2007. Forty WYA members from Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America attended.
Participants attended sessions of the concurrent CPD which was addressing the theme: “The changing age structures of populations and their implications for development.”
The declaration defines development as “a process that takes place at all levels of society creating a social, political, and economic environment that allows persons to reach their full physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional potential.”
Negotiations on the draft declaration were moderated by WYA president Mary Halpine. Participants worked late into the night to complete the document for ratification.
Evening parties allowed participants to experience different cultures.