UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- The 67th United Nations Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organization Conference kicked off Wednesday, bringing together some 2,000 representatives from over 300 non-governmental organizations to discuss issues of global concern.
Alison Smale, under secretary-general for global communications, UN Department of Public Information, said stronger links to civil society provide the greatest chance for dealing with global problems that no country can solve alone.
Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee, Ghana's permanent representative to the UN, underlined the crucial importance of civil society participation in ensuring the success of the UN and multilateralism.
Some 44 percent of the registrants are young people, showcasing the two-day event's focus on the role of the younger generation in global governance.
The conference will conclude with an official outcome document. It will include a youth declaration detailing the commitments made by young people to contribute to the UN 2030 Agenda.