Solemn opening of the Youth Year to take place in Kyrgyzstan
KABAR, Solemn opening of the Youth Year will take place in Kyrgyzstan on August 12. A source in the ministry for affairs of youth told it. In 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day. In December 2009, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/64/134 proclaiming the Year commencing this International Youth Day (12 August 2010) as the International Year of Youth. The President of Kyrgyzstan, vice-premiers, heads of state agencies, singers, representatives of youth organizations, non-governmental organizations and international organizations are expected to attend the solemn opening.