BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 30. The headquarters of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Youth Organization, established by decision of the Shusha Summit, will be located in Baku, Trend reports.
The NAM Youth Organization, uniting young people from NAM Member States, was founded within the NAM Youth Summit from July 25-29 for the first time in the Movement’s 61-year history.
The document on the establishment of the NAM Youth Organization, named “Shusha Agreement”, will serve to inscribe the name of Shusha in the history of the Non-Aligned Movement.
The establishment of the NAM Youth Network is the second major initiative after the creation of the NAM Parliamentary Network. The organization will have its headquarters in Baku and its regional offices will be represented by member states. The Azerbaijani representative will chair the organization for the next three years.
The establishment of the youth organization was welcomed by member states participating in the NAM Youth Summit, and gratitude was expressed to Azerbaijan for such an important initiative. The transformation of the NAM Youth Network into a youth organization has provided more convenient access to international platforms.
The NAM delegations, visiting Shusha within the framework of the NAM Youth Summit, were informed of the extent of the destruction committed in the liberated territories during the period of Armenian occupation, and familiarized themselves with the activities of reconstruction carried out by the Azerbaijani government.
The NAM, chaired by Azerbaijan since 2019, brings together 120 countries. Although the country’s presidency was due to expire in 2022, it was extended for another year by unanimous decision of member states.