The Youth Forum entitled “New Epoch of the Great Silk Road”, initiated by the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov, became a landmark event in interstate humanitarian cooperation. Representatives of youth organisations, parliaments, government agencies, businesses, science, education, culture and art from Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and China and ambassadors for the Sustainable Development Programme for Central Asia and China conducted for three days a mutually interested and constructive dialogue on a wide range of issues of concern to young people. The event was completed successfully, its participants left for their countries, but the Forum became of timeless significance, serving as an organising element of the future world, beçause in 5, 10, 15 years, this future will be in the hands of these young people.
The modern world is changing rapidly. All global problems of humanity invariably have a youth dimension. Therefore, it is young people who today seek more than ever before to comprehend their role in sustainable development and the development of a culture of peace and cooperation based on universal humanistic values. In this regard, the role of international youth forums in building the future of the world is difficult to overestimate. Such events, held on an ongoing basis, help young people find like-minded people and together work out constructive ways to develop a new world.