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August 12 is designated as International Youth Day. This year's theme is “Inter-Generational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages”. It refers to the cross-generational measures needed to realise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and that no one is left behind.
ON July 26, I had a fruitful discussion with the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy on Myanmar, Dr Noeleen Heyzer. We discussed various issues: the Asean 5-Point Consensus (5PC), a framework for Myanmar with an end game, humanitarian aid and education for refugees.
ON July 14, I was given the honour to launch the Hashim Sani Centre for Palestinian Studies at Universiti of Malaya.