Costa Rica will host the Global Youth Summit sponsored by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the United Nations announced today. The meeting will be in session from September 9 to 11 and will discuss the use of new information and communication technologies to improve the quality of life and influence the post-2015 development agenda.

In remarks broadcast by the UN radio station, the Ambassador of Costa Rica to the UN, Eduardo Ulibarri, said the forum aims to encourage youth participation in global decision-making affecting them.

According to Ulibarri, over 500 youngsters worldwide will attend the summit, which will be open to all those wishing to participate via the Internet.

The UN is currently working on the development of the so-called Post-2015 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which will give continuity to the Millennium Development Goals adopted in 2000 to be completed by 2015.

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