Istanbul. 8 July 2008. The Second OIC-UN Biennial meeting was held in Geneva between the dates of 7-10 July 2008. ICYF-DC Secretary General Mr. Elshad Iskandarov participated the meeting and presented ICYF-DC activities co-organized with UN insttitutions since 2006. Close cooperation of the ICYF-DC with the UN Alliance of Civilizations Secretariat and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was appreciated at the meeting.

At the final report of the meeting it is stated:

” UN Alliance of Civilization and Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation (ICYF-DC) discussed the Youth for the Alliance of Civilizations (YAoC) Movement. This movement was proposed at the First Annual AoC Froum in Mafrid by UN AoC youth partners in line with the relevant recommondations of the UN AoC High Level Group Report. It was agreed that UN AoC would seek to advance the idea o fthe YAoC in consultation with all international youth partners, with a view to achieving concrete results on the issue by before the Second AoC Forum in 2009.”

Also in the same report new areas of cooperation between ICYF-DC and UN institutions had flourished. ICYF-DC and UN/ISDR are agreed to cooperate on training youth leaders about disaster praparedness and risk reduction.

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