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Youth Unemployment and the New International Economic Order

Report of the Second Meeting of Young Commonwealth Leaders: Colombo, 3–8 May 1979

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This is the report of the second Meeting of Young Commonwealth Leaders, which was held in Colombo, 3-8 May 1979. Young Ministers, parliamentarians, Government officials, trade unionists, and community leaders discussed the extent of youth employment and the major impediment this caused on the road to national development. They recognised the overbearing constraints imposed on national development by the present international economic order.



As well as the opening remarks and speeches from the Meeting, this publication also includes the Ministers’ Final Statement on desirable Commonwealth measures against youth unemployment and their call for reform in present international economic conditions.

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Youth Employment and the North/South Dialogue

Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen, I consider myself honoured to be invited to address this second meeting of Young Commonwealth Leaders. It is also a matter of national pride that you have selected Sri Lanka as the venue for this important meeting.

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