They will take part in discussions on such topics as reducing poverty, curbing disease and particularly the spread of AIDS, infant mortality, and other issues.

 

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman’s Bureau)

Two Israeli university students are representing the country at the United Nations Global Youth Leadership Summit. The parley, taking place from October 29 through November 1, has as its theme "accelerating the achievements of the millennium development goals through sport and culture."

Medical student Hadar Diskin and law student Amir Hern were selected by the Foreign Ministry to join young leaders from all the other member nations of the UN. They will take part in panel discussions on such topics as reducing poverty, curbing disease and particularly the spread of AIDS, infant mortality, and other issues.

Israel’s participation in the youth summit is seen as an important reflection of its involvement in seeking solutions to the problems of the world community.