Lack of education is the biggest challenge for young people in war-torn Afghanistan, said an Afghan youth in the World Conference on Youth (WCY) 2014 here Friday.
Mirwais Esmatullah, a 28-year-old young man perusing his master 's degree on public relation in the Kabul University, told Xinhua that youths who receive little education can easy to be misused by terrorists and extremist in his country, adding they are "victims of extremism.
"I'm here to share the voice of the Afghan youth with participants of the conference. Afghan youth are also members of the big family of all the young people of the world," said Esmatullah.
As young people takes the majority of Afghan population, "a great number of youth participated in the presidency election and it is like a hope of our country," the young man added.
Esmatullah said that after decades of war, Afghan youths now are very keen for the future and already start struggling for their rights.
"Afghan young people want education and they want to participate in policy making at all levels" in the post-2015 development agenda, he said.
However, Esmatullah showed his worries over the situation that the international forces will be withdrew from the country at the end of 2014, saying the terrorists are waiting for the moment and the situation then will be tough.