VIENNA (A.W.)—The World Council of the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY) will take place in Yerevan from May 7-10. The Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) of Armenia will be the host organization of the Council.
The World Council of the International Union of Socialist Youth will be taking place in Yerevan between May 7 and 10.
The announcement came in the form of a letter posted on the IUSY website (www.iusy.org) and signed by IUSY President Felipe Jeldres, IUSY Secretary General Evin Incir, and Armenian Youth Federation of Armenia Secretary General Sarkis Megerdichian.
Titled “An Equal World is Possible,” the Council is tasked with examining “the challenges of today and tomorrow” to propose solutions for a more equal and just world.
Founded in 1907, IUSY is the biggest political youth organization in the world, representing about 140 organizations from more than 100 countries. As the youth of Socialist International (SI), IUSY brings together socialist, social democratic, and labor political youth organizations from around the world to fight for freedom and human rights, social justice and democracy, peaceful solutions to political problems, and ending all forms of discrimination.
The youth organization of the ARF, the Armenian Youth Federation, is a full member of IUSY and an observer member of the European Community Organization of Socialist Youth (ECOSY).
Below is the invitation letter in full.
We have the pleasure of inviting you to the forthcoming:
IUSY WORLD COUNCIL 2015
– An Equal World Is Possible
Yerevan, Armenia – 7th May to 10th May 2015
“Peace is something more than the absence of war, although some nations would be thankful for that alone today. A durable and equitable peace system requires equal development opportunities for all nations.”
– Willy Brandt
2015 is an important year for the future of international development. The UN Special Summit on Sustainable Development, the UN Climate Change Conference, and the European Year for Development are just a few landmarks that will outline the work of the international community on the struggle for peace, equality, and sustainable development in the upcoming years.
It is also the time for us to discuss together the challenges of today and tomorrow in order to propose our solutions for a more equal and fair world. Together we will make an equal world for all possible!
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We are looking forward to meeting you all again to enjoy both fun and politics. Our hosting organization, AYF in Armenia, is happy to welcome you all in Yerevan.
With Socialist Regards,
Felipe Jeldres (IUSY President)
Evin Incir (IUSY Secretary General)
Sarkis Megerdichian (AYF Secretary General)