8 August 1998

[SG/YOUTH/2] 'A society that cuts itself off from its youth severs its lifeline', Secretary-General tells World Conference
[YOUTH/LIS/5] Ethel Blondin-Andrew, Canadian Secretary of State for children and youth, elected Chairperson of Main Committee of World Conference
[YOUTH/LIS/4] Jose Socrates, Deputy Minister to Prime Minister of Portugal, elected President of World Conference
[YOUTH/LIS/3] President of Portugal emphasizes need for concerted global action at opening of World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth
[YOUTH/LIS/2] Action Plan to Empower Young People to Participate in Human Development adopted at conclusion of Forum in Braga, Portugal

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