Union Minister Anurag Thakur inaugurates 16th meeting of SCO Youth Council

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16th meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Youth Council

The 16th meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Youth Council was held in hybrid mode in New Delhi on 14 March, under the chairship of India. 

An overview of the news

  • Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated the meeting of the SCO Youth Council.

  • The meeting was chaired by Nitesh Kumar Mishra, Joint Secretary, Department of Youth Affairs, Government of India.

  • In the meeting, SCO member states shared information on the activities of the SCO Youth Council in 2022-2023.

  • The report of the SCO Youth Conference held on March 13, 2023 in virtual mode on the theme "Effective Community Development Activities" was delivered to all SCO member states.

  • The Protocol was signed on March 14, 2023 in New Delhi in eight copies in the Russian and Chinese languages.

Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) 

  • It is a permanent intergovernmental international organization.

  • It was founded in 2001.

  • The SCO Charter was signed in 2002, and came into force in 2003.

  • It is a Eurasian political, economic and military organization.

  • Its aim is to maintain peace, security and stability in the region.

  • China, Russia and four Central Asian states – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan – were founding members of the SCO.

  • Its members include China, Russia, India and Pakistan, as well as 4 Central Asian countries - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

  • Official Languages - Russian and Chinese

  • Chairmanship - On the basis of rotation for a year by Member States

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