World Council of YMCAs meets in Thailand

19 July 2018

The 19th YMCA World Council council met in July in Chiang Mai in Thailand. The action packed week included powerful presentations and inputs from YMCA Change Agents who are young people who have been involved in strategic leadership development opportunities. The long-term strategy for the World YMCA continues to be in youth empowerment. Some of the other highlights of the week included the formal introduction of the new Secretary General Carlos Sanvee who started his YMCA journay as a volunteer in Togo YMCA and the election of Patricia Pelton from YMCA Canada as the first female President of the World Alliance. YMCA Ireland was ably represented by Andy Hamilton, Vice President and John Peacock Deputy National Secretary.