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UNICEF to hold conference on youth

03 February 2006 [16:06] - TODAY.AZ
A two-day conference, where voices of young people and children would be heard by decision-makers, will convene young people, high-level government officials, MPs, media, district authorities and civil society representatives.

"Creating a Brighter Future for the Young People of Azerbaijan", organized by UNICEF Azerbaijan Country Office together with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Economic Development, will be held at the Park Inn Hotel in Baku on February 6-7, 2006, Baku Office of UNICEF told Trend.

It is expected that the results of the conference will get incorporated in the State Programme on Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development in the Republic of Azerbaijan for 2006-2015.

The event will be preceded by a two-day meeting (February, 4-5) for young people only, where 14-18 year old people from all over the country, including school and university students, street children, IDPs and children with disabilities, will get a chance to meet each other, exchange views and prepare for the conference with the participation of adults.

The event will be facilitated by internationally acclaimed organization, Future Search Associates which utilizes - a proven planning method that brings a "whole system" into the room to work on a task-focused agenda. It was created for the express purpose of helping people to go beyond problem-solving to make systemic improvements in their communities and organizations. It has been employed with virtually all social, technological and economic issues in North and South America, Africa, Australia, Europe, India and South Asia.


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