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European Youth Dialogue 2010. What do young people worry about today?

© 2005 UNICEF Ukraine / G.Pirozzi

Kyiv, 19 November 2010 - the European Youth Debates are taking place in the capital. The topic of the Debates is “European Youth Dialogue 2010”. The Minister for Family, Youth and Sport of Ukraine Ravil Safiullin and UNICEF Representative in Ukraine Yukie Mokuo participate in the event. The Debates are devoted to the 21 Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and Universal Children's Day celebrated on 20 November.

The main focus of the Debates is the problems which youth is facing nowadays. Another issue that will be discussed at the event is the role of the state authorities and international institutions working in the sphere of youth policy.

Besides, participants have an opportunity to discuss the state of development of democracy, realization of children and youth’s rights, mobilization of young people, etc.

Other participants of the European Youth Debates are Svitlana Tolstoukhova, Deputy Minister of Family Youth and Sport, Janez Lenarcic, ODIHR Director (OSCE), Elvira Kovac, a PACE member.
European Youth Debates are being conducted in the framework of the General Assembly of the European Youth Forum, Ministry of Family, Youth and Sport, UN Children Fund in Ukraine, UNV.

European Youth Debates take place in Pushcha Vodytsya, 14-th line, ‘Pushcha Ozerna’Health Complex, amphitheatre starting at 11 a.m.

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About UNICEF: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is the world’s leader for children, working on the ground in 190 countries to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. UNICEF opened its office in Kyiv in 1997.

For further information please contact: The Ukrainian Youth Forum,
Tel: +380 44 489 30 63, email:



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