YEREVAN (ARF Youth Office)–An Armenian Youth Federation delegation will be attending an International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY) conference in Istanbul–Turkey–June 16-19–along with representatives of IUSY member organizations from Azerbaijan–Bulgaria–Georgia–Moldova–Romania–Russia–Turkey–and Ukraine.
The AYF’s Karen Mnatsakanyan and Zinavor Meghryan (Armenia)–Talline Tachdjian (France)–and Khatchik Mouradian (Lebanon) will participate in the conference that will address Black Sea area cooperation. Topics include minorities in Europe–international agreemen’s on minorities–and past policies on minorities. A seminar on the geopolitics of Central Asia is also scheduled.
The IUSY is a fraternal organization of the Socialist International. IUSY membership includes 143 socialist–social-democratic–labor youth and student unions from 100 countries.
The AYF is a full-fledged IUSY member. Additional information on IUSY and the Black Sea Area Cooperation conference is available at www.iusy.org.