In Geneva representatives of Yamal are telling about themselves, Yamal and socially significant projects
16:42 11 июня 2019
Категории: News in English
Schoolchildren from Yamal Artemiy Openko, Anastasia Ponomaryova and Jamila Kungurova are participating in the International conference on volunteerism and social transformations #INFOCUS, which was opened in Geneva (Switzerland). The pupils of the 7th form from the settlement Kharp are included to the Russian delegation. They are representing the regional public organization “The Association of children’s and youth associations of Yamal”. They were invited to the conference, as the winners in the international contest “Note of Friendship – uniting children of the Earth”.
The conference is taking place in the Palace of Nations of the United Nations Organization and is dedicated to issues of inclusive volunteering. Among its participants there are state and public figures from different countries, international experts, representatives of educational institutions, non-profit organizations and foundations. The organizers are: the national association on development of education “Note of Friendship”, the special consultative organization under the economic and social council “Vector of Friendship”, the Library of the United Nations Office at Geneva branch of the United Nations Organization at support of the Ministry of foreign affairs of Russia. The participants of the conference are elaborating specified instruments and technologies on forming of the inclusive society. The final part of the contest “Note of Friendship – uniting children of the Earth” will become one of the events.
The contest among schoolchildren is aimed at development of children’s and youth public diplomacy, unity of efforts of children and pedagogues from different countries for positive transformation of the world. More than 100 teams from 8 countries of the world participated in it. On pages of notes they told about themselves, their region and country, shared experience of participation in socially significant projects, suggested their ideas on solving of different problems. According to the regional department of external relations, the participants from Yamal are presenting fulfilled projects in the sphere of ecology and social innovations.
Since 2001 the regional public organization has actively assisted to development of children’s and youth movement and processes of self-actualization and socialization of youth in Yamal. In 2017 representatives of the Association of children’s and youth associations of Yamal for the first time became winners in the international contest “Note of Friendship – uniting children of the Earth” and participated in the final event of this initiative – the International conference Education#inFocus.
The conference #INFOCUS is the key event in the sphere of volunteering and social technologies. It has been conducted in the Palace of Nations since 2012 before the session of the UN Human Rights Council. During this time more than 1500 participants from 52 countries of the world visited the international event.
Participation of the schoolchildren from Yamal in the conference was organized at support of the regional departments of external relations, youth policy and tourism, the administration of Priuralskiy district.