How we work
“Your mission is to re-establish the highest values that have been snatched from human beings by human beings themselves.”
The WYP’s purpose is expressed in these two points summarized in the words of Fernando Rielo in his Foundational Charter:
“The World Youth Parliament has the specific mission of increasing the personal commitment of each young person, taking into account that person’s origin and destiny, joined to the commitment of the other young people—of all creeds, races, and countries—to defend the noblest ideals: peace, life, unity, and love.”
“The consequence of human beings’ degradation of the royal lineage of their personality is the burden of a humanity which has lost its way. In broad outline, this is the situation from which human beings suffer in regard to the society they have constituted. Your mission—in the framework of the Universal Parliament, united in your intention, desire, and deeds—is to re-establish the highest values, which have been snatched away from human beings by human beings themselves.”
It’s directed at all young people:
…who seek to give unity, direction and meaning to their personal and social life
…who want to be open to the world and work together, being conscient that only proposals based on communion, relationship, fraternity and beauty can generate civilization.