The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has conducted the International Youth Ambassadors Exchange Program since 2009. This program, which allows talented Taiwanese youth to participate in international affairs and broaden their horizons, has increased understanding of our country’s development among various sectors of the host countries. In addition, through a wide array of exchanges and interactions, the Youth Ambassadors have demonstrated Taiwan’s important role on the international stage as a provider of humanitarian aid, promoter of cultural exchanges, and standard bearer of Chinese culture.
To further enhance the outcome of the program, the theme for the 2015 delegation is “Youth from Taiwan, Compassion for All.” The goal is to not only highlight the vitality and kindness of Taiwanese youth, but also reiterate their commitment to issues of global concern such as humanitarian aid and sustainable development.
This year, MOFA has selected 160 college and university students to serve as Youth Ambassadors, dividing them into 10 groups. They will visit 41 cities in 35 countries in such regions as the Asia Pacific, North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and West Asia, where they will attend meetings and seminars, and give performances that combine dance and music. With a spirit of professionalism and teamwork, they aim to introduce Taiwan to friends from around the world, convey the essence of this year’s theme, and represent all that Taiwan has to offer.