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  • 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

  • News

    Latest News & Events 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. IYC Sri Lanka Team met Canadian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Maldives. IYC Sri Lanka Team met Canadian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Maldives, H.E. David McKinnon. 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

  • 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 World Literacy Day IYC appoints a new chief executive Tackling Plastic Pollution in Islamabad capital on World Consumer Rights Day A HISTORIC MOMENT for our planet 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

  • World Literacy Day

    < Back World Literacy Day ​ 8 Sep 2022 IYC Team Every year, the world comes together to celebrate world Literacy day on the 8th of September. As we move ahead with dreams and aspirations for a globally developed state, one of the key conscious to be kept in mind are the factors that promote these goals. With a huge vision in mind, one needs to make sure every aspect of the society moves ahead, as progress can be envisioned as an all round development and not in individual sectors. Literacy not only enriches an individual's life, but it creates opportunities for people to develop skills that will help them provide for themselves and their family. Education, is one of the key factors which promotes development and growth of society. However, it is important to note that education, as diverse is not received by all. Education paves the way for development of society and the individuals. A single person being educated ensures development of all the individuals around him, such is the importance of education. Over the years, various means have been deployed to promote universal education at the mean primary level. However, despite these efforts, education remains a privilege for many. This world Literacy day, our aim is extremely simple, to promote education for all. In a time where education is a must, we aim to support students, teachers and educators, all those who help build a nation which is literate and moves towards a developed nation goal. Previous Next

  • IYC Initiatives | IYC

    IYC Global Initiatives International Conferences Image Title IYC Office Year International Conference on Youth, the Ocean, and Sustainable Development Goal 14 IYCHQ, IYC Sri Lanka 2019 Youth Action in Creating Sustainable Cities IYCHQ, IYC Sri Lanka 2018 International Conference on Youth Peace and Violent Extremism IYCHQ 2018 Green Conference IYC Sri Lanka 2013 International Youth Conference on Child Marriage IYCHQ, IYC Sri Lanka 2016 International Capacity Building Workshop on Green Growth IYCHQ, IYC Sri Lanka 2017 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

  • 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.)

  • 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 in Brief | IYC

    IYC in Brief As the global platform for inclusive and sustainable youth development, International Youth Council (IYC) works in all United Nations (UN) members countries and territories to ensure young people's voices are heard, appreciated, and acted upon. We help countries and youth led organisations to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities, and to build resilience by advocating inclusive and sustainable youth development to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) . Our work is concentrated in six focus areas; Education, Entrepreneurship, Environment, Healthcare, Peace and Coexistence, and Infrastructure Development. To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key. Our Vision A world in which all nations provide a platform for inclusive and sustainable youth development Our Mission IYC aims to bring young people together from all walks of life, regardless of religion, color, or gender to speak up for the benefit of mankind. We foster an environment where young people's voices are heard, appreciated, and acted upon global platform for inclusive and sustainable youth development. The UN Charter The Charter of the United Nations was signed in San Francisco on 26 June 1945, at the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on International Organization, and came into force on 24 October 1945. Its purposes and principles are to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations based on equal rights and self-determination, and to achieve international co-operation in solving economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian challenges without distinction for race, sex, language, or religion. History The IYC was started as a civil society organization which was founded at the 04th Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations in 2007. The major objective of establishing IYC was to build a global forum and platform on which all young people can develop a unified voice and take collective action toward social, economic, and environmental progress acting as an organization capable of mobilizing leverage and change. ​ On the 12th of August 2007, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, young leaders across the UN member countries pledged as an “International Youth Council Declaration ” to commit their efforts, energy, and talent to enact measurable and efficient interventions to eradicate poverty and improve the human condition. ​ The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were the benchmark against the IYC Declaration is measured which generally lasts from 2007 to 2015. IYC upholds the core values of the Millennium Declaration of freedom, equality, solidarity, tolerance, respect for nature, and shared responsibility. The vision is to achieve these goals and once achieved, to continue fighting for the right of all people everywhere to a full and peaceful life. ​ The MDGs include Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger Achieve universal primary education Promote gender equality and empower women Reduce child mortality Improve maternal health Combat HIV/ Aids, malaria, and other diseases Ensure environmental sustainability Global partnership for development. ​ Initially, the IYC was proposed to be only in the USA. Nonetheless, presently it has grown into a leading youth organization with over 22,000 members in 72 United Nations member countries including universities, private organizations, and youth councils. The members of the organization 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. Since 2022, the IYC has shifted its organizational model as an International Non-Governmental Organisation.

  • 2030 Agenda & SDGs | IYC

    Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Preamble This Agenda is a plan of action for people, the planet, and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. We recognise that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. All countries and all stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership, will implement this plan. We are resolved to free the human race from the tyranny of poverty and want and to heal and secure our planet. We are determined to take the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path. As we embark on this collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets which we are announcing today demonstrate the scale and ambition of this new universal Agenda. They seek to build on the Millennium Development Goals and complete what these did not achieve. They seek to realize the human rights of all and to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. They are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental. ​ The Goals and targets will stimulate action over the next fifteen years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet: People We are determined to end poverty and hunger, in all their forms and dimensions, and to ensure that all human beings can fulfil their potential in dignity and equality and in a healthy environment. Planet We are determined to protect the planet from degradation, including through sustainable consumption and production, sustainably managing its natural resources and taking urgent action on climate change, so that it can support the needs of the present and future generations. Prosperity We are determined to ensure that all human beings can enjoy prosperous and fulfilling lives and that economic, social and technological progress occurs in harmony with nature. Peace We are determined to foster peaceful, just and inclusive societies which are free from fear and violence. There can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development. Partnership We are determined to mobilize the means required to implement this Agenda through a revitalised Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, based on a spirit of strengthened global solidarity, focussed in particular on the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable and with the participation of all countries, all stakeholders and all people. ​ The interlinkages and integrated nature of the Sustainable Development Goals are of crucial importance in ensuring that the purpose of the new Agenda is realised. If we realize our ambitions across the full extent of the Agenda, the lives of all will be profoundly improved and our world will be transformed for the better. 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.

  • 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 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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Policymaking Organ | IYC

    Policymaking Organs

  • 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

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  • International Conference on Youth Peace and Violent Extremism

    < Back International Conference on Youth Peace and Violent Extremism ​ The International Conference on Youth, Peace, and Violent Extremism was held from the 30th of July to the 3rd of August 2018 at Hatten Place in Melaka as a follow-up to UN Security Council Resolution 2250, titled Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism. The conference brought together young leaders from around the world to exchange perspectives, experiences, and ideas, with an emphasis on the importance of the role of youth in influencing and furthering the UN action plan launched in 2015. The presence of values and the active participation of over 100 participants, including senior professionals and legal heads, brought the four-day event to a successful conclusion. IYCHQ 2018 1/15

  • International Youth Conference on Child Marriage

    < Back International Youth Conference on Child Marriage This is placeholder text. To change this content, double-click on the element and click Change Content. The International Youth Conference on Child Marriage, headlined "Strength in Unity, Girls Are Not Brides - A Worldwide Partnership to End Child Marriage," was held in Melaka with the primary goal of creating global awareness about female children and weddings. From the 19th to the 23rd of May 2016, a five-day conference was held at the Temasek Hotel in Melaka, Malaysia, with the goal of developing a highly effective action plan to be implemented in order to protect children's rights and put an end to child marriage through strict adherence to Sustainable Development Goals 4 (Quality Education, 5 (Gender Equality), and 17 (Partnerships). The conference comprised educational presentations on the effects of child marriage on individuals, families, and society, as well as detailed discussions on potential implementations for monitoring, prevention, and rehabilitation from such events. The huge group of young delegates also offered ways to promote the worldwide cause by establishing a network of experts such as attorneys, physicians, psychologists, and journalists. IYCHQ, IYC Sri Lanka 2016 1/8

  • 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

  • Green Conference

    < Back Green Conference This is placeholder text. To change this content, double-click on the element and click Change Content. Incorporating Sustainable Development Goal 11; Sustainable Cities and Communities, IYCSL organized the Green Conference in 2013 after great effort and devotion led by Sadham D. Zarjahan - Chairperson. The conference revolved on the broad theme of "moving beyond sustainability" and focused on comprehensive environmental education. It was graced by two guest speakers from Intellectual Decisions on Environmental Awareness Solutions (IDEAS), USA - Christopher Stampar and Sebastian Church. IYC Sri Lanka 2013 1/18

  • International Capacity Building Workshop on Green Growth

    < Back International Capacity Building Workshop on Green Growth This is placeholder text. To change this content, double-click on the element and click Change Content. The International Capacity Building Workshop on Green Growth was conducted in the Ramada Plaza in Melaka, Malaysia, from the 19th to the 23rd of July 2017. The International Youth Council collaborated with the World Youth Foundation to address a worldwide issue that is inextricably linked: the economic crisis and climate change. At the meeting, feasible actions and strategies were offered in order to generate action plans that can result in major advancements and improvements in both areas of interest proportionally. The International workshop was attended by prominent world leaders and delegates, and it was backed by Malaysia's Ministry of Youth and Sports, making it a huge success. IYCHQ, IYC Sri Lanka 2017 1/8

  • Youth Action in Creating Sustainable Cities

    < Back Youth Action in Creating Sustainable Cities ​ From the 7th to the 13th of February 2018, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia hosted the Youth Action in Creating Sustainable Cities in the New Urban Agenda. The World Youth Foundation (WYF) convened the event in partnership with the IYC, the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (UNMGCY), Green Growth Asia, and the Indonesian Green Action Forum. The event largely focused on developing and implementing strategies to achieve the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, namely Sustainable Development Goals 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), 13 (Climate Action), 15 (Life on Land), and 17 (Partnerships) to construct urban, green cities. Participants from diverse locations offered recommendations, ideas, and conversations based on actions performed in their own contexts, and they investigated the feasibility of applying similar patterns in other parts of the world. IYCHQ, IYC Sri Lanka 2018 1/7

  • Exchange on Youth Work and SDGs

    < Back Exchange on Youth Work and SDGs On August 6, IYC Morocco had the chance to meet with Aya Chebbi, the African Union's Special Youth Envoy for Youth Work and the SDGs. IYC Morocco was presented successfully as a prominent organisation working in Morocco on SDGs and building young capabilities, with the objective of reinforcing the role of youth leadership as a vital participant in Agenda 2030. Secondly, a continental debate on youth policy and the OYE action plan 2019/20 was held, focusing on the primary difficulties that young people face in their communities, as well as their roles in the execution of the African Youth Charter and the AU 2063 Agenda. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Improving Midwifery Competencies and Skills

    < Back Improving Midwifery Competencies and Skills Pertaining Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Quality education) and 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), UNDP implemented a single workshop and training in Jabal Habashy with the purpose of increasing midwifery skills and capabilities to levels that need saving lives, particularly in high-risk scenarios. Clinics and birth centres' facilities and infrastructure were renovated and critical supplies were given so that they could operate without interruption. A range of goods and instruments were also distributed to a number of health care facilities. 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

  • Enhancing Journalist Skills and Competencies

    < Back Enhancing Journalist Skills and Competencies In adherence to Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Quality Education), significant training sessions were also established in June 2016 for journalists and media personnel in regard to Early Recovery planning. Taking place in the city of Sana'a, 25 selected, bright journalists were given empowering chances and full instruction in online and media activities, organisational behaviours, and secure ways to the digital world. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sensitisation Campaign for Women

    < Back Sensitisation Campaign for Women Adhering to Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), a sensitisation campaign was organised at the Circonstance Community Centre to raise awareness and education about menstrual hygiene management. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Fly Above Morocco

    < Back Fly Above Morocco On September 25, 2018, the IYC Morocco Chapter started a pilot initiative to commemorate the third anniversary of the Agenda 2030. The initiative raised awareness, inspiration, and encouragement among Moroccan youth to take an active role in achieving Sustainable Development via individual responsibility and resolve. With motives influenced by Sustainable Development Goal 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), a total of 17 cities were targeted, with at least 20 youth in each participating in engaging activities to mold themselves for future leadership and positive impacts on sustainability. 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

  • 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

  • Slam Competition

    < Back Slam Competition Incorporating Sustainable Development Goal 17 (Partnerships), the IYC Mauritius team organised the Slam tournament in partnership with the Pamplemousses Regional Youth Council. The event took place in April 2019 and aimed to promote young people's creative potential. The occasion also acted as a showcase for some of their exquisite work. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Providing Aid for Cancer Tumors

    < Back Providing Aid for Cancer Tumors Al Amal Centre in Taiz, which has been working tirelessly to discover cures for cancer, was experiencing a long-term scarcity of medical supplies, which greatly hindered their service to those in need. With the incorporation of Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), IYCY was successful in gaining access to the city and delivering more than 1.5 tonnes of life-saving medicines and healthcare supplies to the institution in December 2015. As an outcome, it was possible to give immediate assistance and satisfy the critical health needs of thousands of individuals in the neighbourhood. Over 5500 people were suffering from cancer tumours at the time and were given hope for treatment after getting much-needed supplies supplied by the IYCY. Project Gallery 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Emergency Assistance to Vulnerable Host Communities

    < Back Emergency Assistance to Vulnerable Host Communities Incorporating Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), a significant project focusing on child and maternal care was carried out with great attention in order to address essential requirements in several regions of Taiz and Al Hobeidah. IYCY made critical measures in arranging food security programs, meeting special requirements for children and mothers, and providing intense care. Over 27,000 people, including mothers, babies, and small children, benefited and received respite from terrible problems caused by famine, poverty, and a severe lack of care. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Leadership Summit

    < Back Leadership Summit A leadership summit was held in March 2019 along with the African Women Entrepreneurship Corporative. The event was organised adhering to Sustainable Development Goals 17 (Partnerships) and 5 (Gender Equality) in order to secure additional funding from the Mauritian Embassy in Washington to train young women in leadership and entrepreneurship skills. Project Gallery 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

  • 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

  • Preparing Proposals for Development Projects

    < Back Preparing Proposals for Development Projects In accordance with Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Quality Education) and 16 (Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions), a four-day intensive training program was provided to 15 selected individual young people appointed as leaders of community organisations from various governorates to address key public challenges in Al Asimah. Over a short period of time, the selected kids received extensive training in establishing and exhibiting professionalism, enhanced communication skills, and the ability to work independently. Project Gallery Previous Next