Prior to the SOUTH ASIAN YOUTH SUMMIT 2017, a series of regional pre-conferences in the form of bilateral youth dialogue are to be held to record the experience of the SAARC’s major regions and facilitate the establishment of consensuses and recommendations during South Asian Youth Summit 2017. Representatives of organized civil society will participate in the official delegations. The programs, dates and venues of the pre-conferences will be defined at the IYC’s National Youth Committee, to be established shortly, on the basis of the conceptual framework of the IYC, with particular emphasis on youth. The South Asian Youth Summit 2017 Declaration Project will be reviewed at each of the pre-conferences with a view to achieving consensus.
So far, we have concluded regional pre-conferences in the form of bilateral youth dialogue like Indo-Bhutan bilateral youth dialogue 2016 on 28th December 2016 at Ministry of Education, Royal Government of Bhutan. And Indo-Nepal bilateral youth dialogue was also held in Kathmandu on 29th January 2017. It was attended by major youth stakeholders, civil society groups, LGBT groups, UN representatives, government representatives, etc.