H.E. Amb. Elshad Iskandarov, the President of ICYF-DC delivered speech at the Opening Plenary of the General Coordination Meeting between the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and United Nations held in Geneva, on 11-13 May 2016.
The ICYF-DC President thanked H.E. Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary General for his high evaluation of the ICYF-DC activities and presented to the meeting the results of the 1st #OICYoungLeaders Summit held recently in Istanbul, in the framework of the Islamic Summit Conference stressing the important targets underlined in the Reccommendations adopted by the Young Leaders and approved by the OIC Member States Leaders.
While mentioning that the Reccommendations have laid ground for comprehensive youth strategy to be developed as an instrument of development and empowerment of 300-500 million young people in the OIC geography, Amb. Iskandarov invited the UN institutions for joint cooperation. As good practices of such cooperation he mentioned ICYF-DC’s cooperation with United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), United Nations Development Programme – UNDP and UNOSSC towards implementation of joint projects.
The presentation was received with an interest by representatives of about 20 UN agencies and programmes, which expressed their high interest in developing and deepening further cooperation with ICYF-DC on whole range of youth related projects and programmes.