OIC Foreign Ministers endorse ICYF-DC projects

OIC Foreign Ministers endorse ICYF-DC projects

JEDDAH, 19 June 2014. The delegation of the Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation (ICYF-DC), an international organization affiliated to the OIC participated in the work of  the 41st session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) held in Jeddah, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on 18-19 June 2014. During the Minsiterial the delegation headed by Ambassador Elshad Iskandarov, ICYF-DC Secretary General held number of meetings with OIC Secretary General H.E. Iyad Ameen Al-Madani and President of the Islamic Development Bank H.E. Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali as well as heads of delegations of several OIC members states. During these meetings parties discussed prospects of cooperation on different ICYF-DC programmes aimed at advancing capacity and development youth in the OIC region and fostering cooperation between OIC and non- OIC countries in the area of inter-culturqal dialogue.

Two days meeting with participation of the OIC Foreign Ministers, heads of OIC institutions and representatives of different regional and partner institutions adopted final documents of the conference, including resolutions on various dimensions, amongst them a special resolution on ICYF-DC.

According to the resolution, OIC Foreign Ministers expressed their support and endorsment to the ICYF-DC projects and activities such as “Iqra” youth leadership programme, Islamic Countires Young Enterpreneurs Network (ICYEN), Model OIC, “Status of Muslim Youth”  Report, Global Youth Movement for the Alliance of Civilizations (GYMAoC), “Mevlana” and “Ibn Batuta” international youth and students exchange programmes as well as establishment of National Youth Councils in the MENA region.   Council of Foreign of Ministers also acknowledged ICYF-DC role as a a leading OIC institution being an umbrella for the national youth councils of the OIC Member States as well as Muslim youth organizations from non-OIC countries.

The special paragraph was dedicated to the ICYF-DC “OIC Memorial Day” programme and welcomed “Justice for Khojaly” international Civil awareness programme. The resolution “called upon Member States and OIC institutions to support and actively participate in the events of the Campaign and exert due efforts for recognition on national and international levels of this genocidal act as crime against humanity”.