Diary of the festival
18 november 2016

Preparation for the Festival of youth and students in conducted all over the world

National preparatory committees till the end of 2016 will appear in all countries of the world, that will send young people to the Festival in Sochi.

Diary of the festival
18 november 2016

Preparation for the Festival of youth and students in conducted all over the world

On October 15-16, in the capital of Namibia – Windhoek – passed the Second international preparatory meeting for the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students. Within the Namibian meeting were discussed the details of the discussion program of the World Festival of Youth and Students, logistics and criteria for selection of participants, as well as the elaboration level of the National Preparatory Committees (NPCs) in different countries of the world.

The program of the Festival states that each day of the Festival of youth, in accordance with the traditions of the festival movement, will be dedicated to one of macro regions of the planet (America, Near East, Asia and Oceania, Europe, Russia as the host of the event), their specificity and key spheres. To each day will be assigned the crosscutting theme, which will unite thematically all panel discussions, conferences and seminars.

Among these topics of the day - questions of cultural cooperation, international security, education, science and environment, IT; issues related to employment of young people, ecology and others. The program themes were formulated according to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN, aimed, inter alia, at eliminating of poverty on the planet, saving the resources of the Earth, welfare for everybody.

The final version of the program will be approved during the Third meeting of the International Preparatory Committee in March 2017 in Sri Lanka. By this time, in addition to the discussion part, is expected the full elaboration of cultural and sports components of the Festival.

Within the Preparatory meeting the representatives of the WFDY direction also presented the report about creating NPCs in different countries of the world. By today are created 27 NPCs on all continents participating in the Festival. In the nearest future will begin work at least another 20 NPCs. Exactly on them will fall the main challenge of promotion and popularization of the Festival in their countries and forming national delegations. Till the end of this year the NPCs will be created all countries of the world that will send young people to the Festival of 2017 in Sochi.

The conference was attended by representatives of the World Federation of Democratic Youth direction (WFDY), member organizations of WFDY from more than 30 countries of the world (including the USA, Jordan, Brazil, New Zealand, Vietnam, the Republic of South Africa and others), the Presidium of the Russian National Preparatory Committee (NPC). Honorary guests of the meeting were the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Namibia Alexander Hudin and the Vice President of WFDY (1981-1987), the President of the Federation of Peace and Accord Victor Kamyshanov.