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PM Pashinyan talks about power of youth in Armenia at UNESCO

12.11.2019   20:27

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan talked about the power of the youth in Armenia at the thematic discussion “Reinventing learning” of the 40th UNESCO General Conference.

ARMENPRESS reports the PM aired his speech on Facebook live.

“When during the discussion we referred to the relations between generations, I started thinking about that situation in our country, because in our country the young generation also faced the issue of participating in decision making, after which the young generation decided to take power in our country by the non-violent, velvet revolution and now we have 27-year old ministers and deputy ministers in our Cabinet. I think we have the youngest parliament and Cabinet in the world”, the PM said.

President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, Secretary General of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie Louise Mushikiwabo and other high ranking officials participated in the discussion.

The General Conference consists of the representatives of the States Members of the Organization. It meets every two years, and is attended by Member States and Associate Members, together with observers for non-Member States, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Each country has one vote, irrespective of its size or the extent of its contribution to the budget.

The General Conference determines the policies and the main lines of work of the Organization. Its duty is to set the programmes and the budget of UNESCO. It also elects the Members of the Executive Board and appoints, every four years, the Director-General. The working languages of the General Conference are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

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