The 2017 BRICS Youth Forum opens in Beijing

The 2017 BRICS Youth Forum opened in China  to discuss youth development in the BRICS member-nations.
  • The theme of this forum is "Enhance BRICS Partnership, Promote Youth Development.
  • BRICS, first came up with the idea of establishing a dialogue mechanism for  BRICS youth in 2014 during a meeting between BRICS leaders in South Africa.
Points to remember:
  • BRICS was established in 2009.
  • South Africa officially became a member nation on 24 December 2010.
  • 8th meeting of BRICS in 2016 hosted by India.
  • 9th meeting of BRICS in 2017 will be held in  Xiamen China.
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