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Two of the Palme Center’s partner organizations, Association for the Integration of Informal Areas and Agenda Institute, have therefore teamed up and launched the initiative POP 2013, short for Përballja e Ofertave Politike 2013, ‘Confronting Political Proposals’.

– The purpose is to increase young people’s knowledge of the youth policies of the political parties, says Klotilda Ferhati from the Association for the Integration of Informal Areas and project manager of POP 2013, the idea is to make young people vote smartly.

On the 4th of May POP 2013 arranged a public forum in Fier. Local candidates from the Socialist Party, PS, the Socialist Movement for Integration, LSI, the Red and Black Alliance, AK, and the New Democratic Spirit, FRD, took part by giving speeches, elaborating on their policy positions and answering questions from young people in the audience.

One year after the start of the mainly peaceful protests in Syria, thousands of people have been killed and tens of thousands have been arrested. The Joint Special Envoy of the UN and the League of Arab States Kofi Annan has negotiated a ceasefire that started the 12th of April. However, according to reports from Syria, the violence between government forces and opposition has resumed.

George Sabra is the Spokesperson of the Syrian National Council (SNC) that was founded in October 2011 to support the Syrian people’s revolution and their fight for freedom, dignity and democracy. Sabra has a background as a leading person of the forbidden opposition party Democratic People’s Party. During 2011 he was arrested twice after publicly been expressing his support for the peaceful demonstrators, and rejected the thought of initiating a dialogue with the government as long as the security forces attack and subject peaceful activists to violence. George Sabra was imprisoned in eight years between 1987 and 1995.

Time: 18 April, at 18.00-19.30
Venue: ABF-huset, Sveavägen 41, Stockholm
Language: English
Free entrance
Olof Palme International Center and ABF Stockholm. Co-organizer is Amnesty.

Published: 2012-07-09

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