The World Youth Parliament emerged in 1981 as a fruit of a conference given by Fernando Rielo in the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Close to a decade afterward, numerous national and international meetings were held.
The WYP had a definitive worldwide boost in 2008. The following year, in 2009, an international meeting was held in Rome, attended by 400 young adults from 17 different countries. In that year, round table discussions were held and papers presented on topics such as family, work, education, economy, and the environment among others.
In 2010, the young adults representing their country that worked on the year’s theme attended the International Plenary Session held in New York. The “Magna Carta of Values for a New Civilization” is the fruit of the work of this meeting with 500 participants from 20 countries who drafted and presented the final document in the United Nations Headquarters.
In 2011, all countries worked to deepen the topics within the Magna Carta and to disseminate the text among different organizations.