International Youth Day
New ilk Way Model United Nations in Kazakhstan (http://munnsw.kz/) and Pamir Model United Nations in Afghanistan (https://www.pimun.af/) jointly organized an international online conference on August 12, 2020. This online conference was dedicated to the International Youth Day.
More than eighty delegates from Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Italy, Thailand, Indonesia, Russian Federation, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Afghanistan took part in the conference. The event was designed to bring a younger generation together to discuss the impact and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the implications of the ceasefire during the pandemic, which were discussed in two large sessions on the Zoom platform.
This event took place as part of the UN Academic Impact Initiative (UNAI), coordinated and supported by the Kazakh National University. Al-Farabi in close cooperation with the United Nations Information Office (UNIC) in Almaty.
The keynote speaker of the event was Mr. Vlastimil Samek, Representative of the United Nations Department of Global Communications in the Republic of Kazakhstan, who congratulated the young leaders on International Youth Day and sincerely wished them a productive discussion. In addition, the international conference was attended with a welcoming speech by Mr. Ahmad Javid Kazizade, who is an adviser to the Minister of Health of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. He dwelled on the current situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences for the population of Afghanistan. Wishing the young politicians fruitful discussions and resolutions, he expressed gratitude to the organizing committee for such a wonderful platform. Also, the event was attended by guests from UNDP in Kazakhstan, Mr. Askhat Zhumabaev and Mr. Hamza Muhammad Ikhtiar from the Embassy of Afghanistan in Kazakhstan.