On April 29, Tashkent hosted the 28th meeting of the Council for Youth Affairs of the member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
The meeting was attended by representatives and members of the Council from the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as representatives of the CIS Executive Committee.⠀
At the meeting, S.A. Kudzh, Rector of RTU MIREA made a welcoming speech and briefly informed the meeting about the work of the base organization of the CIS member states. He handed the gifts of collections of works that, in cooperation with the CIS countries, were prepared by the organization at the end of 2020: a collection of works published for the 15th anniversary of the Council and a book "Experience and prospects for the development of the volunteer movement in the Commonwealth space".⠀
Also, employees of the Institute of Youth Policy and International Relations of the University – G.V. Petushkov, Director of the Institute, D.A. Bunkin, Deputy Director, V.V. Olinchuk, Head of the International Department – were present at the event.
The meeting of the Council considered 12 main topics, including issues relating to the events organized with the participation of the base organization, for example: activities dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Commonwealth of Independent States and the 15th anniversary of the Council for Youth Affairs of the CIS member states; the preparation of the international (final) stage of the International Youth Project of the CIS member states; conducting of a joint sociological study of the CIS member states to study the situation of youth in 2021/22; the results of the Forum of youth public organizations of the members of the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2020 and the holding of the Forum in 2021.
The host party spoke about the youth policy successfully implemented in the Republic of Uzbekistan, which has now reached a new level. In particular, in 2016 the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan On State Youth Policy was adopted, in 2017 the Youth Union of Uzbekistan was created, in 2020 the Agency for Youth Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan. In the Republic of Uzbekistan, the year of 2021 is declared the Year of Youth Support and Health Promotion
The participants in the meeting thanked the organizers for preparing the event and for the warm welcome.