Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. [Volume 39, Issue 8. April 1976]
It cojld continue at great length to discuss all aspects of the Assembly but I believe that the points I have made already well illustrate my attitude to the Assembly and to WAY as an organisation.
I consider the World Assembly of Youth to be virtually irrelevant as an international youth organisation.
It is almost totally lacking in funds to finance its activities, many of which, even if successful, would be of dubious worth. For example, planned projects for Asia include family planning programmes in a number of countries, and a regional event for young entrepreneurs'. - a week at the Kuala Lumpur Hilton perhaps?
The nature of WAY's membership on the representativeness of many of its constituents is questionable.
I believe WAY has little to offer New Zealand youth and I don't think we should be blackmailed into continuing our membership by a 'white man's burden' - type attitude towards aid to Third World countries as I am sure there are far more worthwhile contexts in which we can make our contribution.
I am hopeful that when our position is received in June. NYC constituents will decide to withdraw from the World Assembly of Youth.