Events sponsored by The Holy See Mission
Youth Gathering
International Year of Youth and the Fernando Rielo Prize for Youth
Friday, June 03, 2011  

New York, NY, May 16 – On Friday, June 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See Mission, and its co-sponsors, the Path to Peace Foundation, the World Youth Parliament, the Fernando Rielo Foundation, Idente Youth International Association and the Rielo Institute for Integral Development will host an event at United Nations Headquarters in New York, Conference Room 3 (TNLB) in preparation for the United Nations High-level Meeting on Youth and the World Youth Day entitled:

International Year of Youth and the Fernando Rielo Prize for Youth

The event will furnish an opportunity for youth to discuss some of the pressing issues facing young people today, especially the need to protect and promote human life. This award provides a forum for youth participants to express their own convictions, uncontaminated by politics, convenience, fear, or societal or economic pressure, that a “culture of death” threatens not only the most vulnerable human persons, but themselves as well, and indeed, the entire human race and all of creation. The Prize shall consist of a trip to Madrid to attend World Youth Day 2011 and is to be awarded for an essay, a song or a video which expresses these convictions, as well as concrete ways in which they, as youth in the midst of a culture of death, can and do work to serve as beacons of truth and hope to change a culture of death into a culture of life.

For more information about the event and for details about the Fernando Rielo Prize for Youth, please contact the Fernando Rielo Foundation/Idente Youth U.S. National Office at telephone 718-526-3595, or by sending an email to

More information about the Path to Peace Foundation can be found at and about Idente Youth at (click on World Youth Parliament).


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