The Advisory Council on youth of the Council of Europe enables youth organizations to share their experiences and perspectives, provide opinions and input on all youth sector activities. It also to ensure that the voice of young people is represented at this level and that young people and youth organizations can fully participate in Council of Europe activities, making the decisions which directly affect them.
There is no need to say that young people of the 21rst century are indeed facing challenges regarding exclusion, discrimination and violence. Institutions, civil society and governments are aware of that. However we still experience some disappointing discussion with Member States when it comes to promote the concept of ‘’democratic innovation’’ (one of the priority of the director general of Democracy of the Council of Europe).
Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon's Address Presented by Her Son Mr Kwon Jin Moon.
Seoul, Korea - August 21, 2013
Excellencies. Religious Leaders. Women Leaders. Ambassadors for Peace. Distinguished delegates from throughout the world. Ladies and Gentlemen. Thank you for participating in this very important International Leadership Conference. As you know, one year ago, my beloved husband of 52 years, Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon, ascended to the spiritual world. At this time, we gather in honor of the first anniversary of his passing, and to pay tribute to his life, his teachings and his legacy.
The final Session of the European Leadership Conference to commemorate the 63rd Human Rights Day entitled, 'The Prevention of Sexual Violence Especially in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo', was chaired by the host, Dr Charles Tannock MEP.
'Prevention and Eradication of Torture'
The final two sessions of the European Leadership Conference were held in the European Parliament co-sponsored with the NGO ‘Freedom from Torture’ and hosted by Dr Charles Tannock MEP (photo right). Session 7, entitled “Prevention & Eradication of Torture”, featured Mr. Keith Best, (centre in photo) the Chief Executive Officer of 'Freedom from Torture' which campaigns for the eradication of torture and helps the victims who have suffered torture. The second speaker was one of those victims, Ms. Philomène Uwamaliya (left in photo), a member of the Survivors Speaking Out network.