The ICYF delegation, headed by Mr. Rasul Omarov, the Director-General of ICYF is participating in the General Cooperation Meeting between the Secretariats of the United Nations (UN) and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and their institutions and agencies, which is held on 18-20 July 2022 in the headquarters of the United Nations Office, in Geneva, Switzerland. H.E. Amb Tariq Bakheet, the Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian, Cultural and Social Affairs, in his opening statement, mentioned the role of ICYF in the implementation of the OIC Youth Strategy and the OIC Plan of Action on youth issues.
In the speech delivered on behalf of the ICYF President, Mr. Omarov emphasized the importance of OIC-UN cooperation to achieve common goals and encounter the major challenges facing the global communities. The meeting aims at promoting and enhancing cooperation between OIC Institutions and related UN Agencies. The ICYF has been partnering and organizing several activities with UN entities aligning its activities with the sustainable development agenda.