ICYF is attending the 3rd Pan African Youth Conference as a partner to the whole event, which is taking place in Banjul, the Gambia.
The opening ceremony was held on 24 March and the statement on behalf of the His Excellency Mr. Taha Ayhan, ICYF President, was delivered by Mr Rasul Omarov, the Director General of ICYF, who thanked the Gambian Authority and the Ministry of Youth & Sports of The Gambia, and extended his warmest regards to the youth of Africa.
The statement further recognized the role of youth leadership for development and progress of African OIC Member States. It was mentioned that ICYF attached great importance of African youth and was ready to benefit from their experience towards developing timely and appropriate programs to benefit the African youth, one of the main priorities of ICYF.
ICYF vowed to return soon to Banjul for holding African Young Solidarity Forum, in cooperation with ISESCO, and the 2nd Young Leaders Summit, as the youth official event of the 14th OIC Summit to be held in the same venue in November 2019.
Before concluding, the ICYF announced the holding of a Diplomatic Simulation on 24-25 March for the benefit of the African youth particularly the OIC Member States in Africa on matters related with irregular migration, the theme of the training.
In conclusion, Mr Rasul stated that ICYF was open for joint program for the development of African Youth.
It should mentioned that the meeting is being attended by high Delegates from Gambian national youth council, African youth commission, United Nations, African Union commission, minister of youth and sports of Gambia, minister of foreign affairs Gambia and many other local and International Institutions.
Banjul, 24 March 2019