March 29: Youth Organization of Bhutan (YOB) has asked the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY) through Asia Pacific committee to design the mechanism to protest the gross human rights violation by government of Bhutan.
According to a press statement by its President Rajen Giri, his organization raised such a concern during its participation at the World Congress 2010 in Sweden from March 25-28.
YOB, an invitee by the IUSY, the August world forum of socialist, social democrats and the labor youths, also held two separate meetings – one with Norwegian Labor Youth and another with the members of Asia pacific Committee where the members from Thailand, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand and Burma were present.
During the seminar, the YOB also urged the participants to build the plan of action to exert pressure on government of Bhutan with continuous advocacy of Bhutanese cause.
The statement also added that the opening seminars on the topic “ Global Governance and Human Security “ was facilitated by Luis Ayala, Secretary General of Socialist International (SI) , Mona Salin, President of Social Democratic Party Sweden, Jan Eliasson, Former Foreign Minister of Sweden and Carin Jamtin, Former Deputy Foreign Minister of Sweden on March 26.
The congress of IUSY elected Viviana Pinero from Uruguay as president and re-elected Johan Hassel as Secretary General to lead this worldly forum for the next two years.
The three members delegation headed by Giri included Aakash Budathoki, Europeon Focal Person of YOB and, Dhan Maya Ale Magar , Women Representative of YOB.