8 October 2008. Baku.
The Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dilaogue and Cooperation (ICYF-DC) Delegation comprising Mr. Ali Sarikaya, the President and Mr. Elshad Iskandarov, the Secretary General participated at the 4th Islamic Conference of Higher Education and Scientific Research (ICMHESR) held on 6 – 8 October, in Baku, the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Upon the initiative by the ICYF-DC the participants of the conference included the items into the final report and resolution that “welcomes establishment of the Memorial Day for Commemoration of Humanitarian Catastrophes of Muslim Communities throughout the XX century”. The conference welcoming the cooperation between ISESCO and ICYF-DC aimed at disseminating historical truths on the “Humanitarian catastrophes in the OIC countries” in a special publishing series, in particular, the first Arabic publication on the mass massacre by Armenian forces of Azerbaijani civilians in the town of Khojaly. It also “commended the results of the OIC Inter-governmental meeting of the experts organized by ICYF-DC and ISESCO in May 2008 in Istanbul in particular Joint Action Plan”.
According to the resolution it was decided to develop for inclusion into the curricula of higher education institutions in the Member States a special subject on the issue of the Memorial Day. The conference requests ISESCO and ICYF-DC to provide relevant basic document on the subject and calls upon Member States and OIC institutions to actively take part in activities under the Memorial Day Commemoration programs and campaigns