Madagascan Messengers of Peace Hero to the ECOSOC Youth Forum
The National Messengers of Peace Coordinator from Madagascar, Lahatriniaina Safidinantenaina, has been selected to attend the 2018 United Nations Economic and Social Council Youth Forum to be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 30-31 January 2018 under the theme, “the role of youth in building sustainable and resilient societies.”
Mr. Safidinantenaina is a National Commissioner at Kiadin’i Madagasikara, one of the Scout Associations that make up the Firaisan’ny Skotisma eto Madagasikara (Fédération du Scoutisme à Madagascar). He has been instrumental in driving the growth of the Messengers of Peace Network in his country aside from leading the implementation of numerous community service projects and campaigns with Scouting in Madagascar. He was also among the ten Scouts that received the Messengers of Peace Heroes Award in 2017.
The ECOSOC Youth Forum will bring together youth leaders from around the world, like Safidinantenaina, and provide a platform for them to engage in a dialogue with Member States and to discuss the policy frameworks and promote innovative, institutionalized approaches and initiatives for advancing the youth development agenda at national, regional and global levels with a view to promoting solutions to the global challenge of strengthening resilience and sustainable development.
To know more about and follow the ECOSOC Youth forum, visit www.un.org/ecosoc/en/node/2641005