About the event

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION YOUTH CONFERENCE 2020

BUILDING BRIDGES FOR ECONOMIC PROGRESS AND PEACE

The DIYC Conference 2020 is a three-day youth conference inspired by the Model United Nations proceedings (MUN procedure) which forms a key milestone and a biennial event of the movement.

Covering issues such as world politics, international relations and justice, participants will be given the opportunity to test their leadership skills, debate current issues, deliver speeches, draft resolutions, make executive decisions, and realize through experience the complexities of managing diversity in an international relations setting.

The main objective of the DIYC Conference 2020 is to facilitate an exchange of a diverse set of different ideas across all participants. These exchanges provoke communication and dialogue throughout the 3 days, and provides an unparalleled learning experience and adventure on managing differing opinions while moderating productive deliberation.

In order for the participants to arrive at a consensus and effective outcome of their deliberation, they will have to hone and practice their skills of diversity and inclusion through:

  • Recognizing and learning to harness the richness of diversity in opinions, ideas, beliefs and values among nations and societies;

  • Managing individuals with deep seeded pre-conceived ideas, narrow perceptions of their world view and unbalanced strong emotions that impact interactions with the rest of the general population

  • Practising open-mindedness, demonstrating empathetic leadership that empowers others to embrace, practice and promote the concept of moderation, and embrace diversity in order to build bridges for economic progress and social peace across different cultural and ethnic groups, beliefs, backgrounds and different views of how we define our values in life.


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Date        : 13 March 2020 – 15 March 2020

Venue     : Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)