Search of New Venue for the Work Festival of Youth and Students

In the name of the World Federation of Democratic Youth, the candidature of Russia will be analyzed in detail by representatives from more than 30 countries

By: Yuniel Labacena Romero

Email: digital@juventudrebelde.cu

2016-02-08 | 12:30:43 EST

The General Council of the World Federation of Democratic Youth (FMJD) is in session since this Friday in Moscow, to define the venue of the next Work Festival of Youth and Students, an event that has become an important scene for the peace, solidarity and social transformations to face up to the imperialist plans.

Cuban delegates who are participating in that meeting, informed Juventud Rebelde by email that the meeting is being attended by representatives from more than 30 countries in the name of organization members and friends of the Federation, to analyze in detail the candidature of Russia which had applied for assuming the 19th Festival.

The Cuban delegates explained that this new edition of the Festival has been scheduled for 2017, coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the first of these events that took place in Prague, the capital of the former Socialist Republic of Czechoslovakia, under the slogan ‘Youth, Join the fight for a firm and lasting peace!’ with the participation of more than 17,000 delegates from 72 countries.

After concluding the meeting of the General Council of the FMJD, the first International Preparatory Meeting will take place to decide on the call and other organizational matters related to the youth date. Likewise, other meetings will be held for defining the slogan, logo and activities in each country, and this will be an important step forward on the way toward the highest meeting of the progressive youth in the world.

The last Festival took place in Quito, capital of Ecuador, in 2013, and it was the fourth time that the youth and students in the world gathered together in Latin-America and the Caribbean. On that occasion, the festival was dedicated to three great historic personalities: the Ecuadorian Eloy Alfaro,  Kwame Nkrumah from Ghana, and the Bolivarian leader Hugo Chávez.

Translated by ESTI

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