UNICEF holds a conference dedicated to youth
To establish happy future for the Azerbaijani youth is the man topic of the conference started at Park Inn hotel on Monday, which was organized by the UNICEF representation in Azerbaijan in cooperation with the Azerbaijani Youth and Sport Ministry, Education Ministry and Economic Development Ministry, Trend reports.
The conference was dedicated to the participation of the youth in the solution of social issues. Attending the event were Misir Mardanov, the Education Minister, Elmira Suleymanova, Ombudsman, Hady Rajabli, the chairman of the Milli Majlis [Parliament] Commission on social policy, the representatives of the government, Milli Majlis, executive powers of the regions, NGOs, media, as well as the youth.
In her remarks, Hana Singer, the representative of UNICEF in Azerbaijan, mentioned importance of the study of the problems of the Azerbaijani children and the youth to include the issues into the state program on poverty reduction and stable development of Azerbaijan for 2006-2015. The youth generation of Azerbaijan has the same rights as adults and the government must focus on solution of their problems.
The Azerbaijani Education Minister stressed necessity of attraction of the youth to management of the state and expressed assurance that the future generations will manage to turn Azerbaijan into the country up to all democratic criteria.
The two-day conference was followed by the meeting of the youth (from 14 to 18) with disabled and homeless children, as well as children from families of IDP. The youth from all the regions gathered from 4 to 5 February to exchange opinions and prepares for the conference with participation of adults.
The event was organized by international organization Future Search Associates, using participative methods, where people can participate in the programs on social and economic development from the moment of their planning. The Future Search method was successfully used in the countries of South and North America, Africa, Australia, Europe, India and South Asia, UNICEF said.