Talking not fighting - Youth bridging the gap
JOHANNESBURG, 27 August 2002 - This was one of the main conclusions of
the dialogue event held today involving young delegates from NGOs, government,
intergovernmental agencies, media and other young persons organizations.
Representatives from diverse backgrounds such as Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, multinational companies, UNESCO and the South African government participated in four discussion groups on the topics of globalization, corporate accountability, corporate social responsibility and capacity building.
Several common themes emerged during the final plenary session, including:
Chris Barnes of the Young Managers Team commented: ”We believe this
event has built bridges of common understanding and has generated many ideas
which will be followed up after the Summit.” Andrea Avolio from Greenpeace
Youth Delegation said “I am deeply inspired. If the people I have
met today are the managers of tomorrow, I am greatly encouraged for our