The work of the VI International Conference dedicated to the protection of the rights of youth

16 November 2022, Wednesday

Today Tatyana Moskalkova, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation open the work of the VI International Conference dedicated to the protection of the rights of young people. It’s attend by ombudsmans of foreign states, and repr4esentatives of international organizations including the UNHCR in the Russian Federation, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, the European Ombudsman Institute, the European Ombudsman Alliance, parliamentarians, commissioners for human rights in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, representatives of civil and scientific communities.

125 participants from 29 countries registered for participation in the forum. All of Eurasia shows interest because the theme of youth unites the peoples of the world.

Among the VIP guests of the Conference -  Head of the Office of the President of the Russian Federation for public projects Sergey Novikov, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on the Development of Civil Society, Issues of Public and Religious Associations Olga Timofeeva, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Youth Policy Artem Metelev, Chairman of the Council of Young Diplomats of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Konstantin Kolpakov and others.

Greeting participants, Sergey Novikov read out a congratulatory speech from the President of the Russian Federation and added on his own behalf that, despite the tense international situation, representatives of many countries had gathered in Moscow today. Now there is struggle for the minds of the younger generation so the topic of protecting the rights of young people is an investment in the future. According to him youth is a powerful force in society, which can unite and help solve the problems of the country, making their contribution. An integration format is required.

In turn, Olga Timofeeva added that youth is our present. Today generations change every 3-4 years and we need to understand how people live in their 10, 15, 20 years. For the first time, there are so many young people in the State Duma who already have experience in volunteering and social activities. They help to make the right decisions at the legislative level.

In her speech, the Federal Ombudsman noted that new world order is being formed, the unipolar system is collapsing. And the future of civilizational space largely depends on how the strategy for protecting the rights of young people is built.

But life poses new tasks, challenges and threats. Today Russian youth have felt the painful consequences of growing Rusofobia and the sectional politics of Western countries. It is limited in basic rights: education abroad, tourism, entrepreneurship, reunification with families living in other states. Young Internet users fall victim to its influence, including fake content.

Today, the best representatives of our youth are at the forefront of the fight against nationalism and neo-Nazism. These are young participants in a special military operation who today oppose genocide and abuse of veterans of the Second World War with weapons in their hands, sacrifice their lives for the sake of the future of Russia.

“I’m also talking about volunteers, who at the call of their heart strive to benefit society. Today young volunteers support evacuees in temporary accommodation, deliver humanitarian supplies to the Donbass, help military personnel and civilians,” the Ombudsman said.

Tatyana Moskalkova also noted that problems observing the rights of young people relate to a wide range of issues: housing provision, accessibility and quality of education, medical care, employment, self-expression and self-affirmation, youth involvement in managing state affairs, legal literacy and other topics.

The state and the institution of Commissioners are try to help everyone including vulnerable categories of youth, such as orphans, young families, the disabled, migrants, compatriots living abroad. “And on many appeals we manage to help people who find themselves in a difficult life situation,” said the Ombudsman.

Tatyana Moskalkova put forward for discussion a number of proposals aimed at strengthening the guarantees of the rights of the younger generation.. Among them is development of unified universal international textbook on human, which can be used at universities in different countries and the creation of advisory youth structures under government bodies.

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