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20 February 2024, 18:35

Experts discuss youth volunteer movement in CIS

MINSK, 20 February (BelTA) - The second meeting of the working group on the youth volunteer movement in the CIS was held online on 19 February, BelTA learned from the department for cooperation in political, humanitarian and social sectors of the CIS Executive Committee.

The event was attended by representatives of Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and the CIS Executive Committee. The participants reviewed the implementation of the action plan for the Year of Volunteerism in the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2024 and the opportunities for participation of representatives of interested bodies and organizations of the CIS countries in the upcoming events. The representative of the all-Russian public organization Health of the Nation League told the meeting about the concept of the international campaign “10,000 steps to life” and the participation of volunteers in its preparation. The meeting participants discussed the draft regulations on the basic organizations of the CIS member states for the development of infrastructure and consolidation of volunteer efforts, as well as scientific and methodological support of the youth volunteer movement, submitted by the Association of Volunteer Centers (Russian Federation) and the National Volunteer Center (Belarus). The draft documents will be sent to the members of the CIS Council on Youth Affairs and, once approved, will be submitted to the CIS Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs.

The participants of the meeting exchanged opinions on the possibilities of using the emblems of the CIS Year of Volunteerism, as well as on the establishment of the CIS Youth Council diploma to award young volunteers from the CIS countries for high achievements in volunteer activities.

The next meeting of the working group, established by the decision of the CIS Youth Council, will tentatively take place in April 2024.
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