Kyrgyzstan marks International Youth Day

On August 12 Kyrgyzstan’s Ministry of Labour, Migration and Youth in Bishkek hosted an event entitled “Youth Migration – Moving Development Forward” to mark the International Youth Day.

News | 12 August 2013
“We need to pay special attention to the youth as it will rule our country in the future and we will work on this,” the Minister of Labour, Migration and Youth, Aliyasbek Alymkulov, said adding that unemployment and wrong choice of occupation remain main problems for the Kyrgyz youth.

He also emphasized importance of teaching migrants the language and laws of the country, where they go in search of a job.

Taking part in the event were UNDP Deputy Resident Representative Pradeep Sharma, the head of the Rossotrudnichestvo office in Kyrgyzstan (the Russian federal agency for CIS, compatriots living abroad and international humanitarian cooperation), Alexander Zenko, experts from the United Nations Development Programme, the International Organization for Migration and the UN Women. The International Labour Organization was represented by ILO National Coordinator in Kyrgyzstan Bolotbek Orokov.

The event concluded with a concert of national and foreign pop and folk stars.

Source: akipress