The Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sport and Voluntary Organisations, Clifton Grima, is presently representing Malta at Lisboa+21, a world conference for Ministers with responsibility for youths, which is being held in Lisbon.
Parliamentary Secretary Grima stressed on the importance of youths being involved in the development and planning of national and international policies.
Dr Grima stated that an example of this is the work carried out by Malta in this sector during the 2017 Maltese presidency, other work within the Commonwealth, as well as what he referred to as the main evidence of this trust manifested through the introduction of votes at 16.
The conference aims to get together all countries in order to provide space for national governments and youths to discuss progress made in opportunities and current challenges, as well as an innovative and operational approach to improve the relevance of policies and programmes which affect youths in the context of Agenda 2030.
The Youth Conference Forum will jointly finalise a renewed ministerial commitment towards the building of effective and innovative policies and programmes for youths.