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World Teen Parliament, 26th Parliamentary Session, Feb 17, 2024 at 8:00 PM IST

The 26th World Teen Parliament session happened on February 17th, 2024 at 8:00 PM IST has recently convened, bringing together young minds from across the globe to discuss pressing issues and cultivate diplomatic skills. This session event featured esteemed guests, including Hon. Corey Lane, Minister of State from the Office of the Attorney General in Bridgetown, Barbados, Dr. Mohammad Ismael Rawoo, Parliamentary Private Secretary at the National Development Unit in Curepipe, Mauritius and Mr Buti Manamela, Deputy minister of Higher Education, Science & innovation, Johannesburg, South Africa.

In the 26th session we saw a diverse group of teens representing various countries, cultures, and backgrounds, creating an environment conducive to rich discussions and mutual learning.

Hon. Corey Lane, the Minister of State from the Office of the Attorney General in Bridgetown, Barbados, graced the event with his presence and delivered an impactful opening address. He emphasized the importance of youth participation in shaping the future and highlighted the role of education in empowering young leaders. His insights resonated with the participants, encouraging them to actively contribute to discussions and fostering a sense of responsibility towards global issues.

Dr. Mohammad Ismael Rawoo, serving as the Parliamentary Private Secretary at the National Development Unit in Curepipe, Mauritius, brought a wealth of experience in youth development to the session. His address focused on the role of education in nurturing the next generation of leaders and the significance of cross-cultural understanding in a globalised world. Dr. Rawoo's vision inspired participants to consider the impact of their decisions on a global scale, emphasizing the interconnectedness of nations.

Throughout the parliamentary session, participants engaged in thought-provoking discussions on a range of topics, including climate change, education reform, global health, and socio-economic disparities. The collaborative nature of the event allowed teens to share their unique perspectives, fostering a sense of unity and collective responsibility.

One of the highlights of the World Teen Parliament was the opportunity for cross-cultural exchange. Teens had the chance to learn about the challenges faced by their peers in different parts of the world and explore innovative solutions. This cultural diversity enriched the discussions and reinforced the importance of global cooperation in addressing shared challenges.

The 26th World Teen Parliament, featuring distinguished guests Hon. Corey Lane and Dr. Mohammad Ismael Rawoo, provided a platform for young leaders to engage in meaningful discussions, share insights, and cultivate a sense of global citizenship. The event underscored the potential of the youth in shaping a more inclusive and sustainable world. As the participants return to their respective countries, the lessons learned and connections made during this session will undoubtedly contribute to a brighter future shaped by the collaborative efforts of the global youth community.

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