UNYANET Summit 2013 met with the Slovenian president Mr. Borut Pahor

UNYANET Summit 2013 met with the Slovenian President Mr. Borut Pahor

The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Mr. Borut Pahor (right), with the President of the UNA Slovenia Youth Section, Ms. Adriana Aralica. Photo: UNA Slovenia Youth Section

President Pahor: “Youth are the most powerful driving force of social and economic development in the world”

UNYANET Summit 2013 in Ljubljana was held under honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Slovenia Mr. Borut Pahor, and during the Summit, the participants had the honor of meeting the Slovenian President (20 August 2013). In the debate, the President openly expressed his views on current international issues, consequences of the global crisis, future of the European Union and on the role of the United Nations in the world.

The discussion touched also upon the role of youth in political processes. The President said: “Youth is the generator of social change. Now is the time to achieve changes together, which represents hope for this young and brave generation.” Youth should organize themselves, present their ideas, and take the responsibility for the future of the country, if they will have the opportunity. He concluded by stating that “the youth is the most powerful driving force of social and economic development in the world, since they carry unimaginable desire for change and the incredible power to achieve it.”

For the whole story (in Slovenian), please see the Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Slovenia.

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