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    Latest News & Events IYC revokes all memberships, chapters and introduces the IYC’s new Country Program from 2023 ​ Mr. Tareq Hassan, Director of Policy & advocacy, has co-chaired the session titled “Contributing Development Opportunities for Youth to Enjoy All Human Rights” ​ Sadham D. Zarjahan Visits British High Commission, Signs Condolence Book Our Executive Director visited the British High Commission in Colombo on Wednesday IYC appoints a new chief executive International Youth Council has appointed a new chief executive, as the World’s leading youth-led organization continues to provide a platform for young people and advocate inclusive and sustainable youth development in all UN member countries. IYC Executive Director participated at the World Muslim Communities Council's conference IYC Executive Director participated at the World Muslim Communities Council's Conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Join The Movement Join IYC Global Volunteers Group to Make a Better World Together Panel Discussion - Depression - A mental state or Illness? Topic - Depression - A mental state or Illness? World Literacy Day IYC Team A HISTORIC MOMENT for our planet A HISTORIC MOMENT for our planet Tackling Plastic Pollution in Islamabad capital on World Consumer Rights Day Webinar - Tackling Plastic Pollution in Islamabad capital on World Consumer Rights Day, 2021

  • Executive Team And Staff | IYC

    Meet the Global Executive Committee Sadham Dhikran Zarjahan Chief Executive Director Tareq Hassan Executive Director - Policy and Advocacy Team IYC Draft Project Manager Draft Project Manager Draft Communication Associate Draft Project Associate

  • IYC | International Youth Council

    Progress by Inclusive and Sustainable Youth Development IYC Initiatives Awareness Program - Child and Women International Training Programme on Educational Empowerment Youth Exchange Program Malaysia Read More IYC Conferences International Conference on Youth, the Ocean, and Sustainable Development Goal 14 Youth Action in Creating Sustainable Cities International Conference on Youth Peace and Violent Extremism Read More News & Updates IYC revokes all memberships, chapters and introduces the IYC’s new Country Program from 2023 Read More Join The Movement Read More Mr. Tareq Hassan, Director of Policy & advocacy, has co-chaired the session titled “Contributing Development Opportunities for Youth to Enjoy All Human Rights” Read More Panel Discussion - Depression - A mental state or Illness? Read More Read More Sustainable Development Goals The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. Learn More Learn More

  • IYC Worldwide | IYC

    IYC Worldwide The International Youth Council has been able to effectively convey and distribute its services to UN member countries in multiple continents all over the world through the initiation of IYC chapters around the worldwide.​ ​ Initially, the IYC was proposed to be only in the USA. Nonetheless, presently it has grown into a leading youth organisation with over 22,000 members in 72 United Nations member countries including universities, private organisations, and youth councils. The members of the organisation with more than 40 chapters of IYC that had been active, have carried out a wide range of projects on the ground, from gender equality to sustainable development, and have participated actively in significant international decision-making processes as a force within the system of United Nations’ mandates of MDGs and SDGs from 2015. The IYC has established its chapters in the following countries from 2007 to 2022. Bangladesh Cameroon Canada Egypt France Ghana Gambia India Kenya Lebanon Liberia Malawi Malaysia Mauritius Morocco Nepal Nigeria Pakistan Philippines Qatar Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa South Sudan Sri Lanka Uganda United Arab Emirates United States of America Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe To view the initiatives done by IYC in each country, visit IYC Initiatives Since 2022, August, IYC closed all IYC chapters, introduce IYC Country program with selected UN Member Countries. Click here to learn more about IYC Country Program ​ ​

  • Accreditions and Affiliations | IYC

    Accreditation and Affiliations Accreditations To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key. United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) - Observer Status United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) UN Environment (UNEP) United Nations Global Compact United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) GEF Civil society Network (GEF-CSO) International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) Affiliations To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ( UNESCO) United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) Climate Action Network – Arab World (CAN-AW) Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Arab Youth Sustainable Development Network (AYSDN)

  • Join the Movement | IYC

    Join the Movement Join us as we embark on this journey of bringing together the youth of the world, working in line with the Sustainable Development Goals to provide a better and youthful life for the youth of the world. Here’s how you can get involved; Contact us! We’d love to get in touch with you! You can contact us though; International Youth Council Headquarters, New York, USA info@internationalyouthcouncil.com Partnerships Become an active partner of the International Youth Council and be a part of the movement that changes the lives of underprivileged youth for the better. We are open to working with any organization that shares the same values and vision. Please write to the office of Operations and Partnership or book an appointment here to discuss: https://fb.com/book/IYCconnect Office of Operations and Partnerships International Youth Council Headquarters New York, USA Email: sadham@internationalyouthcouncil.com Work with us Join our initiative and work with us as we help the youth of the world with better lives. As a dynamic and growing company, we are always looking for open-minded and highly motivated people with a passion. All current job vacancies will be published on this site and LinkedIn only. You can also volunteer! Contribute at your convenience. You can help us out by; ​ (list of volunteer opportunities will be published on the 15th of September 2022.)

  • IYC revokes all memberships, chapters and introduces the IYC’s new Country Program from 2023

    < Back IYC revokes all memberships, chapters and introduces the IYC’s new Country Program from 2023 ​ 31 Dec 2022 ​ As 2022 draws to a close, we hope you will join us in celebrating what has undoubtedly been a milestone year for #youth at the United Nations and International Youth Council! Next year, as we mark the midpoint to 2030 and the implementation of the #sustainabledevelopmentgoals , it is our hope that we continue to build upon these efforts towards a better world for all. Wishing you all the very best this holiday season, and we look forward to continuing our work together with and for youth in #2023 and beyond. We officially revoke all types of memberships at IYC and close all chapters of #IYC by end of 31st of December 2022. We are looking forward to introducing the IYC’s new Country Program, International Volunteers program and our global projects from the 1st of January 2023, stay tuned with our social media for more information. #youngleaders #youngpeople #youthdevelopment #youth #SDGs #UnitedNations Previous Next

  • Join The Movement

    < Back Join The Movement ​ 6 Dec 2022 Join IYC Global Volunteers Group to Make a Better World Together Join the IYC Global Volunteers Group to showcase your projects, inspire and empower local communities and involve in our global initiatives. Who can join the group? Individuals or organisations working towards social, economical & environmental programs and involved in humanitarian programs. Please join IYC global volunteers here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1356457075158486/ For further queries contact us on: www.internationalyouthcouncil.com Previous Next

  • Our Focus | IYC

    Our Focus Enhancing Entrepreneurial Competence Education For Better Future Protecting the Environment Creating Sustainable Societies Improving Physical, Mental, and Social Well-being Cross-cutting services Humanitarian Support

  • Inclusive, Sustainable Youth Development | IYC

    Inclusive and Sustainable Youth Development Sustainable development goals are a set of goals set by the United Nations which act as targets and markers for development of the world. These goals are designed keeping in mind the current situation of the world and the problems it is plagued with in all aspects. All these goals mark the arenas and sectors which need development. For the all around development of the society, these goals dictate various meters and markers for societies and also provide guidelines for the working around these goals. These sustainable development goals keep their focus on youth for their involvement in the process of change and development for the society. ​ ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ​ In resolution for entrepreneurship for sustainable development, the government recognised the importance of entrepreneurship. The need for a comprehensive and holistic approach towards entrepreneurship was stressed upon and discussed. Enterprises all over the world, small and micro, constitute the backbone of the global economy accounting for the majority of the employment in some countries. Providing employment and livelihood, a wide percent of the adult population is taking on entrepreneurship, with the gender gap being non-existent. Entrepreneurs fill in the huge gap in society where they mobilize resources and add value to business ecosystem. Understanding the huge responsibility and roles entrepreneurs play in stabilizing the economy and filling in the gaps left behind by huge corporations which cater to larger demands. The smaller supply chain gap is fulfilled by entrepreneurs and the goods and services they provide. Youth today is self conscious and values their own time and efforts. They are aware of the skills they possess and are also more inclined towards skill based learning. With their skill set and experience, they are more inclined towards entrepreneurship and establishing themselves as a service provider. With these visible changes, teaching entrepreneurship skills is a requirement in the world today. ​ EDUCATION FOR BETTER FUTURE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ​ Education is the key to sustainable development and to a better future of the environment. Education enables a persons upward mobility in the society through all over social, economic development. Opening up key avenues of life through education, it guarantees an all around development of the individual and the individual's family along with them. Another important aspect of education for sustainable development is the access it provides to all ages through knowledge, skills, values towards understanding the climate change, unsustainable use of resources and loss of biodiversity in the process. Focusing primarily on climate change, one of the key factors that riddles the world today. The main goal remains to create awareness and a global consciousness around the nexus of climate change and the threat it bares to the entire world. Through education, we aspire to make the generations today aware and switch towards sustainable options for a better future. Education is a must in the world today. The younger generation understands the value of education. Understanding the implications, necessity and requirement for education, it is a need which must be met and understood. PROTECTING ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ​ Over the time, across the world; various camapaigns have been undertaken to minimize human interference which leads to envvironmental degradation. Natural disasters have been studied all around to understand natural factors in environmental degradation. Industrialization saw a huge growth all across and many people witnessed the growth of industries all over the world, which led to a huge growth in business, trade, employment generation and revenue. However, what many failed to notice is the adverse effect it had on the environment. While one aspect saw a huge boom and growth, the environment face the brunt of the development adversely. Today, with the huge looming threat of climate change, and global warming, protecting the environment is one of the most important actions which needs to be worked upon. In this hassle, what remains as the ultimate goal is the mindful use of resources to conserve them and develop alternate sources of power for sustainable development. These alternate sources of power prove ultimately useful in the long run for protecting environment. The self aware youth is now more understanding of the environment and the complication it holds for the future generations. It is aware of the consequences their actions hold over the society and take accurate steps to avoid the brutal after effects of their action. CREATING SUSTAINABLE SOCIETIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ​ A huge aspect of sustainable development is the working of sustainable societies. Keeping in mind the long term goal of sustainable development, working on sustainable cities becomes an absolute necessity of the time. A sustainable society is primarily self sufficient, and non- polluting, renewable sources of energy provide energy to power the sustainable energy systems. The main objective of these societies is to preserve energies for the future generations. Keeping in mind the bigger picture of global climate change,the rising temperatures, all steps are worked out and planned accordingly. Planning for future to help control the rising global temperature, work for better quality of air and water; and contribute for a better future generation. Equipped with new technologies and aware of the sustainable choices available, the choice of a smart city is around the corner. Consciously, youth today takes steps towards sustainable options for society which run parallel to environment friendly sustainable choices which make contribute towards a healthy environment and accordingly a better environment. IMPROVING PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND SOCIAL WELL BEING ​ Ensuring healthy life and promoting all around well being is a must for the society. A society is as good as its members and they key to a healthy society is a health population. While physical well being has been stressed upon for many years, the importance of mental health was recognized much later. In 2015, mental health was officially recognized as an arena which is equally important. The rapid growing stress calls for action in the sector where people are more aware of things around them. Working for sustainable development, the important goal remains to provide accessible healthcare to all. While working on themselves, the youth also prefers to work for the overall health and well being of the society and in accordance also strives to achieve accessible healthcare through various means of government schemes and awareness using various mediums. ​ CROSS CUTTING SERVICES AND HUMANITARIAN SUPPORT ​ Keeping in mind the changing times and a vision for the future, the sustainable goals developed encapsulate certain humanitarian goals which have been set as target to achieve. All of these humanitarian goals have one aim in mind, to make the world a better living place for everyone. From basic needs like eradicating poverty to making healthcare accessible to everyone, from education to making cities sustainable, all these goals are a summary of the already set goals. The youth today strives to fulfill these basic goals aware that these are very basic amenities which should be available to each and every individual without any discrimination.

  • IYC Country Program | IYC

    IYC Country Program The Country Program (CP) is IYC's innovative model for accelerating inclusive and sustainable youth development in UN Member States. Aligned with the national development agenda and focused on sectors with high growth potential, the programme supports a country in achieving its SDGs along with young people. The CP rests on a multi-stakeholder partnership led by the young people. It builds synergies with ongoing government and partner interventions relevant to youth development. For IYC, the CP serves to operationalize the Organization’s mandate and SDGs. ​ The Country Program will be launched on the 1st of October 2022

  • Policymaking Organ | IYC

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  • Who We Are? | IYC

    International Youth Council IYC in Brief IYC Worldwide IYC Country Program Accreditation and Affiliations Policymaking Organs Executive Team and Staff 2030 Agenda and the SDGs Inclusive and Sustainable Youth Development

  • Mr. Tareq Hassan, Director of Policy & advocacy, has co-chaired the session titled “Contributing Development Opportunities for Youth to Enjoy All Human Rights”

    < Back Mr. Tareq Hassan, Director of Policy & advocacy, has co-chaired the session titled “Contributing Development Opportunities for Youth to Enjoy All Human Rights” ​ 9 Nov 2022 ​ Mr. Tareq Hassan, Director of Policy & advocacy, has co-chaired the session titled “Contributing Development Opportunities for Youth to Enjoy All Human Rights”, during the Conference of Arabic Speaking Countries under a generous invitation from the United Nations High Commission For Human Rights accompanied by dear colleagues including @dwnews #TeamIYC #internationalyouthcouncil #IYC Previous Next

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  • IYC Initiatives | IYC

    IYC Global Initiatives International Conferences International Conference on Youth, the Ocean, and Sustainable Development Goal 14 Youth Action in Creating Sustainable Cities International Conference on Youth Peace and Violent Extremism Green Conference International Youth Conference on Child Marriage International Capacity Building Workshop on Green Growth IYC Initiatives around the World 50th Annual Governor’s Meeting IYC Philippines - 50th Annual Governor’s Meeting 5th Open Government Partnership Global Summit IYC Philippines - 5th Open Government Partnership Global Summit Academy 2063 IYC Morocco - Academy 2063 Art Activities IYC Mauritius - Art Activities Atlas for Development Public Forum IYC Morocco - Atlas for Development Public Forum Awareness Program - Child and Women IYC Sri Lanka - Awareness Program for Child and Women Board Games Competition IYC Mauritius - Board Games Competition Clarion Call Against Child Exploitation IYC Philippines - Clarion Call Against Child Exploitation Climate Action Game Board IYC Morocco - Climate Action Game Board Conference of Emergency Humanitarian Response IYC Yemen - Conference of Emergency Humanitarian Response Cultural Show In Partnership with the Rotary Club of Floreal IYC Mauritius - Cultural Show In Partnership with the Rotary Club of Floreal Digital Strategies for Development Forum 2018 IYC Philippines - Digital Strategies for Development Forum 2018 Discussion on Cyber Security IYC Mauritius - Discussion on Cyber Security Drawing and Painting Workshop IYC Mauritius - Drawing and Painting Workshop Emergency Assistance to Vulnerable Host Communities IYC Yemen - Emergency Assistance to Vulnerable Host Communities

  • Panel Discussion - Depression - A mental state or Illness?

    < Back Panel Discussion - Depression - A mental state or Illness? ​ 24 Oct 2022 Topic - Depression - A mental state or Illness? On the occasion of UN Day, International Youth Council (IYC) will be conducting a panel discussion on the topic of Depression - A mental state or Illness? with various mental health, specialists to talk about depression and how it is affecting various age groups and its impact on the societies in South Asia. Topic: Depression - A mental state or Illness? Event type: Virtual Panel Discussion Invitees: Open to anyone Time and Date: 24th of October 2022 (Monday), 1600 hours (GMT +5.30) Duration: 2 hours, including 30 mins public Q & A session. Venue/Platform: Live streamed through the IYC Facebook page and YouTube. Register here: https://forms.gle/RBEf5GNfVQncvuYf8 Previous Next

  • IYC Executive Director participated at the World Muslim Communities Council's conference

    < Back IYC Executive Director participated at the World Muslim Communities Council's conference Daniel Williams 8 Mar 2022 IYC Executive Director participated at the World Muslim Communities Council's Conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Under the patronage of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, and coinciding with the fourth anniversary of its founding, the World Muslim Communities Council (TWMCC) has organised an international conference on 8th and 9th May, 2022, featuring representatives of over 150 countries, to discuss the topic of Islamic unity. The event was held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). In his speech announcing the conference, Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the TWMCC, said the issue of Islamic unity has always been one of the key topics that Muslim scholars have been examining since the 20th century, and it has begun to re-emerge in the modern era with the rise of anti-colonial movements. Islamic unity has created a pioneering civilisation that has contributed to the advancement of humanity and shaped the social and cultural unity of the Islamic world, he added, highlighting the major strides made by the Islamic world in the fields of science, arts, literature, philosophy, architecture, astrology, mathematics, medicine and music. He then pointed out that the cultural unity that has lasted for centuries and has continued to embrace various peoples and civilisations, serving as a model and promoter of pluralism, coexistence and cultural dialogue and exchange. Themed "Islamic Unity: The Concept, Opportunities and Challenges", the TWMCC’s international conference will explore the history of Islamic unity and its effects on all aspects of life, as well as its role in establishing human civilisation and the historical circumstances that led to the decline in the understanding of Islamic unity and the misconceptions around it. Previous Next

  • Discussion on Cyber Security

    < Back Discussion on Cyber Security In accordance with the Sustainable Development Goal 17 (Partnerships), the IYC Mauritius Chapter met with the AFRINIC – 30 in June 2019 to discuss the enforcement of the African Union Convention on Cybersecurity and Personal Data Protection. The objectives of the meeting were to establish legal frameworks for e-transactions, protection of data, and punishment for violations. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Social Accountability Program

    < Back Social Accountability Program In adherence to Sustainable Development Goals 3 (Good Health and Well-Being) and 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), an extensive Water and Sanitation program was initiated and carried out in the district of Shoab in Am Al Asimah. Lasting nearly a year and concluding with visible, considerable improvement, the initiative was done with the primary purpose of raising awareness about the possibilities and strategies for overcoming the growing water supply concerns by bringing together community and authoritative organisations. A number of schools were targeted, and suitable remedies to the long-standing problem were provided. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Tackling Plastic Pollution in Islamabad capital on World Consumer Rights Day

    < Back Tackling Plastic Pollution in Islamabad capital on World Consumer Rights Day ​ 14 Mar 2021 Webinar - Tackling Plastic Pollution in Islamabad capital on World Consumer Rights Day, 2021 Tackling Plastic Pollution in Islamabad capital on World Consumer Rights Day, 2021 ISLAMABAD: Islamabad capital city will soon be polythene bags free setting an example for other cities to follow, vow the capital administration in a webinar to commemorate World Consumer Rights Day with the title “Tackling Plastic Pollution”. The webinar was organized by the network for Consumer Protection, with the aim to assess the effectiveness and impact of global sustainable consumption strategies at the district level. The experience of Capital city administration in fighting plastic was the focus on World Consumer Rights Day, 2021. The key speakers addressing the session were; Mr. Rana Waqas Anwar, Additional Deputy Commissioner Islamabad, and Mr. Babar Sahib Din, Additional Deputy Commissioner Islamabad (East), Zulfiqar Ali Jhammat, Deputy Director, Ministry of Human Rights (MoHR), Sadham D. Zarjahan, Global Executive Director – Operations and Partnerships International Youth Council HQ. Babar Sahib Din, ADC, Islamabad (East) talked about the regulations regarding no polythene bags. He said that the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration, Ministry of Climate Change representatives, and Environment Protection Agency are working together in order to implement the said regulations. He also talked about the involvement of trade unions, chamber of commerce and manufacturers who were taken on board since the beginning. He added that no polythene bags awareness campaigns in Barakahu and other areas were run with the support of the above-mentioned stakeholders. He added that the manufacture of cloth and jute bags were promoted by the Ministry of Climate Change and fines were imposed as well. He informed the audience that many trade centres and wholesale businesses were inspected and the violators were fined. Special teams were formed in ICT to identify the manufacturers of polythene bags as well. He added that tons of plastic bags were confiscated. He also answered the query of the participants regarding the penalty for plastic bags. Mr. Nadeem Iqbal CEO, of the network also addressed the session and informed the audience about World Consumer Rights Day and its implications for consumers across the globe. He also informed the audience about the use of plastic in everyday lives and highlighted that it must be curtailed in order to avoid its long-lasting hazards. Rana Waqas Anwar, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Islamabad also joined the session and shared the overall situation of the ICT. He said that these regulations were made for the capital city and steps were being taken for the implementation. He added that plastic and its use is dangerous especially single-use plastic. He also added that consumers must endure a little cost in order to save future generations from getting overburdened by the bane of plastic pollution. He added that one of the most significant success stories is that polythene manufacturing plants have been closed in the capital city. He said that urban centres are strictly following the guidelines. However, there are still gaps in the implementation of the rural or marginalized centres of the capital city. He also added that the consumers know their rights and they must become responsible citizens so that we can get rid of this issue of plastic pollution. Zulfiqar Ali Jhammat, Deputy Director, Ministry of Human Rights (MoHR) also addressed the audience. He appreciated the efforts of the network and said that grassroots level needs to be catered to in this regard. He said that awareness regarding consumer rights and that of plastic pollution must be given to the people of rural areas. He also added that in this era of COVID-19 online sessions can be held to increase the outreach to the consumers and inform them about their due rights and duties. Another key speaker, Sadham D. Zarjahan talked about the importance of small actions with regard to the curtailment of plastic especially polythene bags. He added that international best practices can be adopted by the ICT administration like giving incentives to the consumers to cut plastic use in their daily lives. He also stressed that awareness and consumer response are the key elements for ensuring proper implementation on the said regulations. This World Consumer Rights Day (15 March 2021), consumer organizations around the world are calling for global change to tackle plastic pollution. The 2021 World Consumer Rights Day campaign’s theme is 7Rs: Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair and Replace. Consumers everywhere are taking action now on every one of the 7Rs and demanding that government and business should support them to do more. World Consumer Rights Day, coordinated by Consumers International, the membership organization for consumer groups around the world, takes place every year to highlight the importance of consumer protection and empowerment. In 2021 the role of consumers and consumer advocacy is highlighted in tackling plastic pollution and it is being demonstrated that consumers everywhere demand change for the environment and health. As per Consumers International Organization data, around 40% of the plastic is produced for packaging and is discarded after single use that adds to the plastic pollution. Likewise, in the last 15 years, the production of plastic skyrocketed than at any other time. Around 8 million tons of plastic waste enters the oceans across the globe. By 2050, it is estimated that there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish. Moreover, 100,000 marine mammals and turtles and 1 million sea birds are killed by marine plastic pollution annually. Single-use plastics account for 50 per cent of the plastic produced every year. A report titled, ‘Breaking the Plastic Wave’, released by Pew Charitable Trusts & SYSTEMIQ in August 2020, concluded that the flow of plastic materials into the ocean will get tripled by 2040, until and unless correct policy measures are adopted and implemented in letter and spirit. Previous Next

  • Atlas for Development Public Forum

    < Back Atlas for Development Public Forum The Atlas for Development public forum is a meeting of Academy 2063 graduates held by Atlas for Development Association in collaboration with IYC Morocco. This event intends to provide a forum for participants to debate the key subjects covered during the many workshops and learning sessions performed in the framework of the Academy 2063, which was inaugurated on March 29th, 2019, as well as to share the suggestions of the participants through the program. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Supporting People with Chronic Illnesses

    < Back Supporting People with Chronic Illnesses In April 2015, IYCY launched another initiative to help the residents of Sana'a Capital overcome common health challenges following Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Good Health and Well-Being). The IYCY focused its efforts on vulnerable people suffering from chronic illnesses like diabetes, blood, heart, and kidney disease. A number of psychiatric diseases and physical impairments were also present in these patients. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • SDG Summer School

    < Back SDG Summer School SDG Summer School 2019, organised by the AFCD foundation, was a 5-day program (24-29 July) in Marrakech that attracted 30 young Moroccans who were passionate about creating a good impact in their society. The training was themed "The Roles of Young People in Contributing to Sustainable Development”, incorporating Sustainable Development Goal 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities). As the event's major partner, IYC Morocco was able to contribute to the creation of the program and content of the Summer School, as well as arrange various workshops centered on SDG indicators and objectives, IYC's work, SDG assessment, and Morocco's inclusion in global agendas. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Sana’a Emergency Food Program

    < Back Sana’a Emergency Food Program When the need for food security surfaced again at Al Asimah in June 2016, IYCY took swift action in accordance with Sustainable Development Goals 2 (Zero Hunger) and 3 (Good Health and Well-Being). Large populations continued to suffer from terrible hunger, while small children remained malnourished. IYCY launched a quick initiative to provide comprehensive food security packages to afflicted and vulnerable households, providing them with considerable relief from long-term hardship. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Taiz emergency Intervention Program

    < Back Taiz emergency Intervention Program Under Sustainable Development Goals 2 (Zero Hunger), 3 (Good Health and well-Being), and IYCY’s goals of providing Food Security, the team carried out interventions to mitigate the situation of the communities in Taiz during the aftermath of war and violence. The Emergency Intervention Program was implemented by IYCY with the strong intention of reaching out to people in conflict and hard-to-reach areas in the districts of Taiz governorate and meeting their needs in all aspects of Food Security and Nutrition. The IYCY provided packaged services for food security while turning greater attention to the Internal Displaced People and to those sheltering in areas of conflict. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • NSFC Football for Hope

    < Back NSFC Football for Hope As a Strategic Partner for the NSFC Football For Hope program, the International Youth Council Sri Lanka Chapter collaborated with New Stars FC, Puttalam Sri Lanka. This collaboration took place incorporating Sustainable Development Goal 17; Partnerships. On November 12, 2017, the inaugural session of this program's training was held at the Merci Institute Sri Lanka, Puttalam. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • The Youth Empowerment Summit for Human Equality and Rights

    < Back The Youth Empowerment Summit for Human Equality and Rights In August 2018, IYCPH hosted The Youth Empowerment Summit for Human Equality and Rights, which was centered on particular Sustainable Development Goals 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), 5 (Gender Equality), 10 (Reduced Inequalities), and 16 (Peace,Justice and Strong Institutions). Over 200 participants and delegates from various youth sectors and advocacies were present and actively engaged in teaching, promoting, and raising awareness about the current state of SDG implementations. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • National Youth Peace Table Summit

    < Back National Youth Peace Table Summit In September 2018, IYCPH organised the National Youth Peace Table Summit in collaboration with the Office of the Presidential Advisor on Peace Process (OPAPP) integrating Sustainable Development Goal 16 (Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions) with the active objective of generating opportunities for Filipino youth to become deeply involved in peace processes and increase their awareness on recent developments/establishments such as the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) that places great emphasis on the youth's role in international peace and on implementing peace. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Residential Workshop on Understanding Religion, Culture and Conflict

    < Back Residential Workshop on Understanding Religion, Culture and Conflict IYCSL was invited to collaborate with the Secretariat for Muslims (SFM) in supporting an event hosted to benefit communities by promoting understanding, communication and healthy, harmonious living. This project was conducted by abiding Sustainable Development Goals 10 (Reduced Inequalities) and 17 (Partnerships). The IYCSL was invited to collaborate with the Secretariat for Muslims (SFM) in supporting an event hosted to benefit communities. The five-day workshop conducted by PALTRA, took place at the Rathnasiri Wickrmanayake National Training Centre at Hanthana, Kandy. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Global Citizenship of Youth

    < Back Global Citizenship of Youth Following Sustainable Development Goal 17; Partnerships, The President of the IYC France chapter was invited to a conference at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, where a round table discussion was conducted on youth global citizenship. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Workshop for Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Protection

    < Back Workshop for Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Protection Incorporating Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Quality Education), IYCY implemented the first workshop on cyber security, privacy, and protection for all young people in Taiz to emphasise the need of 'early recovery'. Journalists and activists took part in the five-day program to get knowledge and training on all elements of web security, including data protection and privacy, encryption, censorship, and numerous technological issues. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Sadham D. Zarjahan Visits British High Commission, Signs Condolence Book

    < Back Sadham D. Zarjahan Visits British High Commission, Signs Condolence Book ​ 14 Sep 2022 Our Executive Director visited the British High Commission in Colombo on Wednesday Sadham D. Zarjahan Visits British High Commission, Signs Condolence Book Our Executive Director visited the British High Commission Colombo on Wednesday, afternoon to express heartfelt condolences following the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on behalf of the International Youth Council. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this difficult time. Mr. Sadham D. Zarjahan signed a condolence book and shared H. E. Sarah Hulton OBE, British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, his memories with the Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II during his work at the Commonwealth Youth Council. All Staff and members of the International Youth Council will observe the silence to "mourn and reflect on the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II," at 20:00 BST on Sunday 18 September 2022 by joining the UK’s national silence. Previous Next

  • Drawing and Painting Workshop

    < Back Drawing and Painting Workshop Members of IYC Mauritius actively facilitated a sketching and painting session at Gayasing Orphanage. The event was organised following Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Quality Education), and took place in May 2019 and aimed to promote young people's creative ability. The occasion also acted as a showcase for some of their beautiful work. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Neighbourhood Watch Committee

    < Back Neighbourhood Watch Committee In March 2019, the IYC Mauritius team hosted a community building activity at Helvetia Youth Centre, following Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Good Health and Well-Being) where a neighbourhood watch committee was formed for safety and security. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Rehabilitating Vulnerable Adolescents, Prisoners, and Children

    < Back Rehabilitating Vulnerable Adolescents, Prisoners, and Children With the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), the IYCY took major responsibility for providing necessary training to those who were in need of comprehensive care and rehabilitation as an important step toward the general welfare of young adolescents released from prison. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Youth Exchange Program Malaysia

    < Back Youth Exchange Program Malaysia The International Youth Council of Sri Lanka (IYCSL) began operations by forming partnerships with the United Nations Association of Malaysia Youth Circle in regards to Sustainable Development Goal 17. On the 28th of December 2012, the IYCSL team comprised of Mr. Sadham D. Zarjahan (Chairman, IYCSL), Mr. Abdullah Akram (Officer of Public Relations, IYCSL), and Mr. Ruchika Thimal (Project Coordinator, IYCSL) visited Malaysia in regards to this. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Peace Building Program

    < Back Peace Building Program In June 2016, Am Al Asimah hosted a peace building program to encourage and promote peaceful relationships and behavior among individuals and groups. Based on the unfavourable events and situations that frequently occur in Yemen, the IYCY deemed it necessary to follow Sustainable Development Goal 16 (Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions) and raise awareness about the importance of choosing peace over everything in all aspects of life, so the event was aimed at the entire public in Sana'a, enlightening them on the significance of peace in avoiding major and minor problems and conflict. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Forum on Baranggay and Sangguiniang Kabataang Election 2018

    < Back Forum on Baranggay and Sangguiniang Kabataang Election 2018 The junior members of IYCPH conducted a discussion on the Baranggay and Sangguniang Kabataan Election 2018 with the goal of teaching and enlightening them about the election process, voting processes, and the role of Sangguniang Kabataan in youth development. Over 200 YORP leaders and members participated, and they were actively involved all through the program and gained much from the forum. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Youth Empowerment Project

    < Back Youth Empowerment Project Adhering to Sustainable Development Goal 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), the emphasis on Yemeni youth empowerment was extended with a brief yet effective initiative hosted in Taiz in May-June 2016. Young Yemenis were given nearly a month of training in social work and professionalism while working for local and international organisations. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Tree Planting

    < Back Tree Planting In order to promote education on environmental conservation, IYC members followed Sustainable Development Goal 15 (Life on Land) and organised a tree planting project in February 2019 at the Mohunlall Mohit Government School, which entailed active involvement and provided an engaging experience to the young children. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Mother’s Day

    < Back Mother’s Day In adherence to Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Good Health and Well-Being) The IYC Mauritius team organised a Mother's Day event at Phoolbasseea Ashram in May 2019 with the purpose of incorporating the elderly in society as a token of respect, appreciation, and recognition. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Health Sensitisation Day

    < Back Health Sensitisation Day In June 2019, the entire IYC Mauritius team organised a health sensitisation day. This initiative adhered to Sustainable Development Goals 3 (Good Health and Well-being) and 17 (Partnerships) The event was held in partnership with the Lions Club of Savanne and provided free health checkups to local residents. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • IYC appoints a new chief executive

    < Back IYC appoints a new chief executive ​ 1 Sep 2022 International Youth Council has appointed a new chief executive, as the World’s leading youth-led organization continues to provide a platform for young people and advocate inclusive and sustainable youth development in all UN member countries. International Youth Council has appointed a new chief executive, as the World’s leading youth-led organization continues to provide a platform for young people and advocate inclusive and sustainable youth development in all UN member countries. The International Youth Council (IYC) is a Non-Government Organisation founded at the Youth Assembly at the United Nations in 2007 having special consultative status at the UN ECOSOC. The IYC aims to bring young people together from all walks of life, regardless of religion, colour, or gender, to speak up for the benefit of mankind. IYC fosters an environment where young people's voices are heard, appreciated, and acted upon by being a global platform for Inclusive and Sustainable Youth Development. Mr. Sadham Dhikran Zarjahan , Sri Lankan, who led multiple youth-led organizations around the world, will be leading the International Youth Council headquarters as a Chief Executive Director from the 2nd of September 2022. He has joined the IYC in 2012 as a chairperson of the International Youth Council’s Sri Lanka Chapter. During his tenure, he has represented as Sri Lankan Youth Ambassador to youth forums including the Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations, which was held in New York, the USA in 2013. He has devised strategies to build long-term partnerships with other youth-led organizations, funding agencies and UN organizations to extend IYC’s operations in Sri Lanka and around the world. During the establishment of the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) in 2013, he was elected as 1st Vice Chairperson for Partnerships and Resources of the CYC which is the recognized voice of the 1.2 billion young people of the Commonwealth, and it was established by the Commonwealth Heads of Government within the terms of Article X111 of the Commonwealth Charter. While he was working at the United Nations Industrial Development Organisations (UNIDO) in Sri Lanka, he was in charge of obtaining the Geographical Indication (GI) for the first time in Sri Lanka with the Ceylon Cinnamon industry. He also designed and launched, Sri Lanka’s 1st ever, IT-based Traceability System for the Food industry pilot with Ceylon Cinnamon. He originally trained as an industrial engineer and since his appointment with IYC Sri Lanka Chapter, he has shifted his focus towards youth work and the development sector. As a passionate and successful youth advocate, he carries recognition at national, regional, and international levels for showing great compassion and deliberation in extensive social service and initiating impactful movements for growth and development through effective planning and implementation. With a postgraduate degree in international organization management (Int. MBA) from Birmingham City University in the UK, and a bachelor’s degree in mechatronics engineering from the University of Wolverhampton - UK, he is now engaged in an intensive study program to qualify as Chartered Director at the Institute of Directors (IoD), UK. He is a strong advocate for SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals) and strongly believes without partnerships, any individuals or organisations, or any government cannot achieve the targets of the other 16 SDGs. He is greatly driven by the growing need for efficient leadership, effective partnerships, relationship-building, and positive change-making, and in continuous pursuit of opportunities to step in and create a positive impact with a set of key skills, in-depth knowledge, and broad experience. He intends to connect youth-led organizations, INGOs, development partners, government institutions, private institutions, celebrities, and young people through the IYC's new strategic plan to ensure young people's voices are heard, appreciated and acted upon by advocating for inclusive and sustainable youth development to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). - End of Article – Previous Next

  • Saint Vincent Church Talk

    < Back Saint Vincent Church Talk Incorporating Sustainable Development Goal 16 (Peace,Justice, and Strong Institutions), the IYC Mauritius team organised a talk at Saint Vincent Church in August 2019 with the objective of promoting peace and interfaith harmony in a multicultural society. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Training Courses in Regional Youth Saving Initiative

    < Back Training Courses in Regional Youth Saving Initiative A series of training courses were successfully carried out with the much-appreciated support and collaboration of GIZ and Silatech in order to encourage young people to develop self-resilience and decrease the chances of potential losses in their communities during times of violence and national struggle. The initiative commenced in the Dhamar Governorate and was later expanded to the city of Sana'a in April 2013, adhering to Sustainable Development Goals 3 (Good Health and Well-Being) and 17 (Partnerships). Project Gallery Previous Next

  • IYC Sri Lanka Team met Canadian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Maldives.

    < Back IYC Sri Lanka Team met Canadian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Maldives. Sean Michaels 23 Feb 2021 IYC Sri Lanka Team met Canadian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Maldives, H.E. David McKinnon. The IYC Sri Lankan team along with IYC Executive Director Mr. Sadham Dhikran Zarjahan met with the Canadian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Maldives, H.E. David McKinnon. Key highlights previous projects of IYC Sri Lanka Chapter were presented at the event, and discussions on the priorities of local communities took place in order to design future programs. IYC has also started the UNESCO 's Futures of Education Initiative globally and a pilot project of Women Empowerment Program for victims of domestic violence in Sri Lanka. High Commission of Canada to Sri Lanka and Maldives @unesco @unsrilanka @unwomen #TeamIYC #SDGs Previous Next

  • The Youth Power Global Champion of Restless Development

    < Back The Youth Power Global Champion of Restless Development The Youth Power Global Champion of Restless Development initiative was launched by IYCPH and Youth Power (Restless Development) under Aliah Zairah Azakil, with the goal of encouraging youth participation and engagement in achieving Sustainable Development Goals and to make a difference through their creative thinking and perseverance. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Peace from Inside Out

    < Back Peace from Inside Out Pertaining Sustainable Development Goal 16 (Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions) and 17 (Partnerships), a prominent night was hosted in Am Al Asimah in Sana'a to promote peace, humility, and internal and external tranquility among the population. The event was sponsored by the IYCY with the assistance of local partners and was meant to highlight the importance of harmony and peace processes, which fostered successful involvement and activity throughout the program. This significant event received international acclaim and adoration, and it was covered extensively in local media, including television networks and newspapers. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • International Conference on Youth, the Ocean, and Sustainable Development Goal 14

    < Back International Conference on Youth, the Ocean, and Sustainable Development Goal 14 ​ From the 1st to the 5th of July 2019, Melaka, Malaysia hosted the International Conference on Youth, the Ocean, and Sustainable Development Goal 14 (Life Below Water). The intensive program concentrated on the continuous and escalating marine concerns affecting both marine life and the lives of people and other living beings. The conference included in-depth talks and awareness activities on the role of plastics in pollution, their chain effects, and many potential solutions for reducing and eliminating mass devastation. The five-day conference was a collaborative event of the World Youth Foundation (WYF), the International Youth Council (IYC), and the Young Environmental Forum, with over 100 young participants from around the world engaging in proactive discussions to seek solutions to the world's most critical, ongoing issue. IYCHQ, IYC Sri Lanka 2019 1/0

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