Come and join international discussion on democracy

June 17, 2004
Singapore Democrats

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All the controversy surrounding the Asia-Europe Foundation’s (ASEF) withdrawal of support for the International Federation of Liberal Youth’s (IFLRY) visit to Singapore will not stop the young leaders from all over the world to talk about democracy and human rights in Singapore.

Speakers from Colombia, Denmark, Macedonia, Spain, the Philippines and, of course, Singapore will address issues on democratic values and their importance. Representing Singapore will be Messrs Charles Tan and Earnest Chee.

The seminar will begin at 2 pm with the first topic “What does Liberalism and Democracy have to do with the economy?” followed by the second session “Engaging Youth in Politics and Civil Society.”

Mr J. B. Jeyatretnam will be giving the Special Address. Other details of the seminar:

Venue: Quality Hotel, 201 Balestier Road

Date: 19 June 2004, Saturday

Time: 2pm to 5.30pm

Dress code: Casual

Registration: The forum will be open to all, no registration is necessary.

If you want to see democracy take root and flourish in Singapore, come and join in the discussion with these youth leaders. There’s is no better opportunity.

This seminar is hosted by the Young Democrats (YD), the youth wing of the Singapore Democratic Party. The YD is also a member of ILFRY.

IFLRY was constituted in 1979 in Silkeborg, Denmark. Its policies are based on the belief in the universality and indivisibility of human rights. As liberal democrats, IFLRY members strive for a free and tolerant society without any form of discrimination, with equal opportunities, respect for the individual and the minorities. These goals can only be reached through a democratic system of governance. At present, IFLRY has over 90 member organisations from all continents. Website: www.iflry.org