The ICYF delegation, headed by H.E. Taha Ayhan, the ICYF President conducted a meeting with H. E. Mark Pannell, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, and Director of Operations at the US State Department in Washington, D.C. on June 15th, 2022. The representatives of department of Gender-Based Violence and Cross-Cutting Issues have participated in the meeting. The two sides addressed in the third quarterly meeting areas of cooperation, particularly youth empowerment projects, climate change, economic empowerment, and the role of youth in countering extremism, Islamophobia and their involvement in peace-making processes.
The discussion reflected the commitment of the two parties to empower youth through the strengthening of partnerships for existing projects and common goals.