Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.17
An international environmental forum of CIS countries' youth titled "Learn from each other" was opened in Baku on Dec.17.
The official partners of the event are the Ministry of Youth and Sport of Azerbaijan, İDEA Public Association (International Dialogue for Environmental Protection) and the "Friends of Nature" Public Youth Association.
Over 40 young ecologists from CIS countries are participating in the event.
The forum is aimed at strengthening of environmental thinking in Azerbaijan and in the world, increasing the responsibility of the youth in the sphere of ecology and the environment, as well as speeding up the implementation of environmental projects in Azerbaijan.
2013 has been declared the "Year of Ecology" in CIS countries, according to Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport of Azerbaijan Intigam Babayev.
"Within the declared "Year of Ecology", various events are held in Azerbaijan. We organized an environmental camp in summer of 2013 with the participation of representatives from the CIS countries and today as a continuation of these activities we are holding a forum," the deputy minister said.
"I believe that within the forum the youth will hold interesting discussions and exchange of views. I believe that the participants will have interesting joint initiatives and ideas in the sphere of environmental education and environmental protection. In the future, it will be possible to implement these projects in the CIS space too," he added.
The forum will last till Dec.19.
Translated by L.Z.
Edited by C.N.