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CICA Deputy Secretary General presents awards to winners of international prize #WEARETOGETHER

Moscow, 4-8 December 2023 — Deputy Secretary General of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) Zhang Ling participated in the International Forum for Civil Participation #WEARETOGETHER as a member of the Directorate of the International Track of International Prize #WeAreTogether.

During the project session titled “The future of the international track of international prize #WEARETOGETHER”, the Deputy Secretary General delivered a welcoming address noting the growing role of volunteering in the CICA agenda. This is highlighted by the adoption of the Statement on Promoting Volunteerism for Sustainable Development by the CICA Ministerial Council during the High-level Week of the UN General Assembly sessions in New York this September, which gives a strong political impetus to a completely new direction of CICA's activities, aiming to support and encourage civic engagement in volunteering.

The award ceremony was held on 7 December, during which Ms. Zhang Ling presented awards to the winners in the categories of Healthcare and Emergency Response, as well as Equal Opportunities and Social Justice.