Youth of Eurasia: Our Main Task is to Keep Peace on the Continent

21/09/2020 20:00

Kristina Tatarnikova, co-Chair of the Coordination Council of the Eurasian Youth Assembly, told the participants of the Assembly's online event on the International Day of Peace about the activities of the Assembly's Youth Asset aimed at strengthening world peace.

- It is extremely important for the younger generation to be heard and contribute to the preservation of peace and wellbeing.

The main goal of the Eurasian Youth Assembly is to unite young people from the countries of Eurasia to protect common interests, achieve socially useful goals, and establish common spiritual and moral principles of peace and harmony through public diplomacy, culture, science, education, and entrepreneurship. The Coordinating Council of the Eurasian Youth Assembly brings together representatives from Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Serbia, Bulgaria, Palestine, China, India and Benin. A youth activist and a team of volunteers also operate under the auspices of the Assembly.

Today, September 21, the Eurasian Youth Assembly congratulates adults, young people and children, every citizen of the planet on the International Day of Peace. We strive to preserve peace and friendship between countries and peoples, strengthen the dialogue between representatives of different nationalities and cultures, and unite young people. In our work, we certainly rely on the norms of Russian and international law, key conventions and documents adopted by the United Nations.

2020 marked an extremely important event for the young generation of Eurasia - the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War. The youth of Eurasia cherishes the memory of the tragic pages of our common history. On behalf of the Eurasian Youth Assembly, I would like to express my gratitude for the life and peace on Earth to the brave soldiers, veterans, and heroes of the war years.

On September 1, 2020, the Eurasian Youth Assembly organized an International Youth Roundtable meeting for schoolchildren and students “Contribution of the Peoples of Eurasia to the Great Victory”. The event was held in the hero City of Sevastopol as part of one of the annual events of the Eurasian School of Partnership. The roundtable meeting was held in the format of a videoconference. It brought together young people from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Russia. We talked about preserving historical memory, the importance of continuity of generations, and attracting attention of the younger generation of the Eurasian countries to the history and culture of different peoples.

It is extremely important for the Eurasian Youth Assembly to preserve peace, friendship, and beauty of our planet. Cultural and humanitarian projects are the driving force that can unite the youth of Eurasia. In July 2020, the Eurasian Youth Assembly launched the International Youth Photo Contest DISCOVER EURASIA. Its goal is to consolidate the international community of the continent through culture and art, and strengthen friendly ties between the peoples of Eurasia. More than 30 photo authors from Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and various regions of Russia, including Bashkiria, Crimea, Komi, Mordovia, Bryansk, Voronezh, and other regions have contributed to the preservation of unique traditions of culture and nature in Eurasia. On October 15, together with an expert jury, we’ll start selecting the best photos and creating a unique photo exhibition. We hope that the photo exhibition will be presented at the sites of higher educational institutions of Eurasia, cultural centres and other creative spaces.

It is important to note that taking a creative project DISCOVER EURASIA, a roundtable meting “Contribution of the Peoples of Eurasia to the Great Victory”, humanitarian project EURASIA KIDS and other projects as examples, we seek to promote interaction among youth and children of the continent.

Let me once again assure you that the youth of Eurasia will devote all their efforts to preserving peace on the continent.

Read more about the online event of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly on the International Day of Peace