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Electronic discussion resource for G8 Youth Summit opens in Internet

March 01, 2014, 3:13 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, March 01. /ITAR-TASS/. A virtual discussion resource for delegates to the G8 Youth Summit (Y8 Russia 2014) is opening at the official site of the summit at As the Y8 chairman Roman Chukov has told Itar-Tass at this discussion floor participants from different countries will be able to consider and complement the agenda of the forthcoming meeting.

“Starting from March 1 all 46 representatives of the G8 countries and the European Union selected for participation in the summit may have access to that resource. For this they are expected to get special invitations and have themselves registered,” Chukov said. He explained that over the first two weeks of the discussion the delegates will be able to propose their subthemes within the main guidelines of the G8 agenda - international security, information security and availability, promotion of international development and energy and climate. Then they will formulate a common position of the G8 youth, to be presented in May this year.

“This preparatory work is expected to generate a well-drafted program to be presented at the Y8 summit,” Chukov said.

The operation of the electronic discussion resource will be over by May 1. After that the discussion will proceed within the framework of the forthcoming Y8 Russia 2014 summit that Moscow will host on May 12-13. Later, the recommendations from the G8 youth delegates will be handed over to the G8 heads of state and government.

Five young people from Moscow, Vladivostok and Krasnodar will represent Russia at the forum. They were nominated as a result of several selection rounds. The Russian delegation believes that the main problems facing the world community these days are the conflict in Syria, the situation in Afghanistan and the spread of international terrorism. Also, they are certain about the need for the G8 countries to coordinate their efforts in the struggle against drugs trafficking. One of the proposals by Russia’s Y8 delegates is to create an anti-drug “security belt” around the source countries by tightening security on the borders and using X-ray devices.

Other proposals by Russia’s youth delegates will be to introduce international standards in the circulation of electronic documents, determination of the status of electronic money, the placement of the internet under the control of an international organization and the creation of a unified register of extremist sites.

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