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CIS Youth Interparliamentary Assembly to discuss family policy

Society 13.11.2017 | 17:57

MINSK, 13 November (BelTA) – The tenth session of the CIS Youth Interparliamentary Assembly will take place in Russia's St Petersburg from 13 to 15 November. The event will be dedicated to the Year of Family in the CIS, BelTA learned from the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly.

The session will see leaders of youth non-governmental organizations, officials in charge of youth policy, young men and women of science, education, and culture, guest experts and partners, as well as members of the CIS Youth Interparliamentary Assembly.

The tenth session will be centered around such topical issues as ways to support family, develop family values among young people, and outline the main avenues of parliamentary work. Guest experts of the Interstate Statistics Committee are scheduled to give a report on the current state of families in the Commonwealth.

The participants are to consider draft recommendations on the framework for the development of e-democracy mechanisms in the CIS member states, hear out the information on the work of the Youth Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the results of the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students and the 5th international cultural and educational forum Children of the Commonwealth. They will also exchange opinions on the assembly's 2018 plan of action.

In line with the business program, the participants are set to visit a SOS Children's Village in the town of Pushkin to learn more about the unique model of education of orphans and abandoned children. They will also visit the Nakhimov Naval School to meet with the school authorities and students and discuss military and patriotic education.

Taking part in the session will be young MPs from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Belarus, and other CIS countries, informed Russia's Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo).

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