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The Forum was held for the first time from 21-22 November 2016, in Room XVII at Palais des Nations in Geneva. Resolution
28/14 decided that the theme of the first session of the Forum would be ‘Widening the Democratic Space: the role of youth in public decision-making’.
Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, UN Secretary General's Special Envoy on Youth and H.E. Mr. Daniiar Mukashev, Permanent Representative of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United Nations Office at Geneva were Co-Chairpersons of the first session of the Forum.
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These submissions were received in response to the call for inputs on the topics to be discussed during the first session of the Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law.
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