ICYF-DC delegation headed by H.E. Amb. Elshad Iskandarov participates in the Global South-South Development (GSSD) Expo 2016 being held in Dubai (UAE), on 31 October – 3 November. The ICYF-DC President Amb. Elshad Iskandarov as the speaker presented overview of the ICYF-DC – UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) cooperation on youth development at the High-level Leadership Roundtable held after the Ceremonial Opening of the Expo on the first day of the Expo.
The Strategic Framework on ICYF-DC – UNOSSC cooperation containing 11 joint actions/programmes was signed by Amb. Iskandarov, the President of ICYF-DC and Mr. Jorge Chediek, Envoy of the UN Secretary General on South-South Cooperation and Director of the UNOSSC on the sidelines of the GSSD Expo 2016.
The GSSD Expo 2016 is also performing ICYF-DC boost showcasing different programmes of ICYF-DC on youth development, in particular “Start-up Platform for the OIC Member States”. The Deputy Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and ICYF-DC President visited ICYF-DC boost at the Expo and reviewed Start-up Platform with great interest.
The GSSD Expo 2016 is hosted by the Government of the United Arab Emirates, through its Zayed International Foundation, with full participation from the UN system as well as non-state development partners including philanthropic organizations, private sector and the civil society organizations in supporting the scaling up of tested and effective Southern solutions in deepening the development impact of South-South cooperation.