June 13, 2013AYF delegates Kevork Hagopjian and Hagop Krikorian AYF
delegates Kevork Hagopjian and Hagop Krikorian

The 26th World Congress of the International Falcon Movement-Socialist
Educational International (IMF-SEI) took place on June 6-9, in
Manchester, Great Britain.

More than 60 organizations from South America, Europe, Asia and Africa
attended the Congress. The International Falcon Movement - Socialist
Educational International is an international educational movement
working to empower children and young people to take an active role
in society and fight for their rights. The organization is based on
the principles of equality, peace, solidarity, socialism, democracy
and co-operation.

AYF which is a member of IFM-SEI was represented at the 26th Congress
by Kevork Hagopjian and Hagop Krikorian (Great Britain chapter).

During the three-day sessions, the Congress reviewed Statutes, defined
a work plan for the upcoming three years, discussed organizational
issues and voted for President, Secretary-General and regional

The work plan for the next three years covers the fields of
co-operation and internationalism, equality and inclusion, peace and
conflict, communication and ownership.

The AYF delegation presented the structure, objectives, and activities
of AYF as well as the situation in Armenia, Artsakh (Mountainous
Karabakh) and Diaspora.

In addition, within the workshop sessions the AYF representatives
spoke about the necessity of the role and influence of international
organizations towards the international recognition of the Genocide
of the Armenians, the issue of restitution and the fair resolution
of the Artsakh conflict.

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