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I am honoured to serve you as your Secretary-General this year for the second rendition of the Hindustan Young Leaders Conference at KCG College Of Technology, Chennai. Having closely worked with the organizing team during the maiden edition of HYLC, it excites me to see what is in store this year. Last year HYLC witnessed intense, well-researched debate. The delegates were taken care of by an extremely warm and hospitable host team and had the opportunity to interact with eminent personalities.
With fresh faces and new ideas, I am confident that this year’s team will live up to the challenge of providing an even greater experience at HYLC 13. It is my pleasure to invite you for HYLC 13.
- Secretary General
The Hindustan Young Leaders Conference (HYLC) aims to bring together outstanding young students from around the world to build critical leadership skills in a global context. HYLC will give college students a great chance to discuss and debate real-time problems in an energy-charged environment. Based on the concept of a Model United Nations, HYLC is a dynamic, vibrant and inspiring platform for creative solutions to challenges that face today's world leaders. Beyond developing the youngsters into great debaters, it will also enhance their knowledge, impel them to research and reflect on global issues, hone their use of diplomatic skills to negotiate and persuade and above all empower them to become effective leaders wherever they go.
The programme is envisioned and supported by the Hindustan Group of Institutions founded by the late educationist and visionary Dr. KCG Verghese, and today flourishing under the leadership of Dr. Elizabeth Verghese, Chairperson (HGI) and Chancellor (Hindustan University) and Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Director & CEO (HGI) and Pro-Chancellor (Hindustan University). The host institution, KCG College of Technology, Chennai, was founded in 1998. The beautifully landscaped campus, spread over 50 acres at Karapakkam, is about 10 km from Adyar on the Old Mahabalipuram Road, the IT corridor of Chennai. Through the years, KC Tech has conducted various international and national conferences for academics as well as intercollegiate technical symposiums for students. The college seeks to produce graduates who will think innovatively, communicate effectively, act ethically and participate meaningfully in a rapidly changing world.
"All victims of human rights abuses should be able to look to the Human Rights Council as a forum and a springboard for action."
- Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, 12 March 2007, Opening of the 4th Human Rights Council Session
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and make recommendations on them. It has the ability to discuss all thematic human rights issues and situations that require its attention throughout the year. It meets at the UN Office at Geneva.
The Council is made up of 47 United Nations Member States which are elected by the UN General Assembly. The Human Rights Council replaced the former United Nations Commission on Human Rights. The Council assesses the human rights situation in all 192 UN Member States. It also continues to work closely with the UN Special Procedures established by the former Commission on Human Rights.