Cooperation of youth organizations
Astana hosted an international meeting of the Council for Youth Affairs of the CIS member countries. It was announced that a scientific research center of the CIS youth will open in the Kazakh capital. Experts discussed more than 20 topics including assistance to business initiatives of young people, projects in social and economic development and science. The policy of the CIS countries on legislative support of youth social movements was on the focus, too. Kazakhstan shared its experience in this direction. The Council for Youth Affairs of the CIS countries was established in 2005. The organization consists of representatives of Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia and Tajikistan.
AIDYN SABITOV, ACTING DIRECTOR, KAZAKHSTAN’S CONGRESS OF YOUTH:
- Kazakhstan’s youth policy concerns not only internal topics, but also it includes the work with other countries. Therefore, we interact as part of two international platforms, specifically, the CIS countries and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. We constantly exchange our experience. Each country has its own initiatives, activities and we try to unite them. We send our participants to international forums. Our goal is to support each other.
INTIGAM BABAYEV, AZERBAIJANI DEPUTY MINISTER OF YOUTH AND SPORT:
- This year an international ‘My Family’ festival was held. The international conference on tolerance among young people will be held in a few days. In the upcoming years, it is planned to organize the international forum of volunteers, a festival of the CIS countries and a number of other events as part of the plan of events for 2018-2019. We also take an active part in other events that take place on the territory of other countries.