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  • Awareness Program - Child and Women

    < Back Awareness Program - Child and Women With endorsement of Sustainable Development Goals 5 (Gender Equality) and 10 (Reduced Inequalities), an intensive program was conducted to raise awareness of child and women related issues including abuse and harassment. The program was conducted to develop an advanced understanding of child abuse, neglect, exploitation and child protection issues including the rights of the child and to identify areas of intervention in supporting Protecting Environment and Children Everywhere (PEaCE) to combat commercial sexual exploitation of children Sexual Exploitation of Children (SEC) has become a rapidly growing problem in Sri Lanka. Children are abused by people in their homes or schools. There are frequent reports in the media of male teachers sexually assaulting their female students. Children are trafficked for sexual exploitation, and used in pornography. Computer and mobile phones have made the creation and distribution of child pornography easier and cheaper. Due to the migration of mothers for employment abroad, daughters are left under the care of fathers, uncles or elder brothers, resulting in an alarming increase in the number of child victims of sexual assault. Child marriage is a growing phenomenon in Sri Lanka and is the most prevalent form of sexual abuse and exploitation of girls. Many parents tend to curtail the education of their daughters and have them wedded due to fear of exposure to sexual violence and abuse. Sexual exploitation of children does not occur only in certain social circles but is an issue that has permeated all classes and can be found across socio-economic lines and among people from all cultural and ethnic groups. School age children are abused by people they know in their homes or schools. Girls are often reluctant to report the attacks to their parents. Victims are overpowered by their fear and children keep silent. There is fear of retaliation by the abuser, fear of not being believed, fear of being blamed or shunned and, in the case of incest, fear that disclosure will destroy the family. Sexual abuse of children is not acknowledged in society, yet, it thrives on, in secrecy. Protecting Environment and Children Everywhere (PEaCE) is the pioneer organisation battling child sexual exploitation in Sri Lanka. PEaCE was launched as a campaign in 1991 as part of the International initiative, ECPAT ( to End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes. From its inception PEaCE is dedicated to combat Sexual Exploitation of Children (SEC) in Sri Lanka. It has been conducting country-wide awareness programmes, advocacy, and community-based programmes in the most vulnerable areas. PEaCE is registered as a Non-Governmental, not-for profit organisation under the Voluntary Social Services Organisations in Sri Lanka. It has been the only organisation in Sri Lanka working exclusively in the field of child sexual abuse and exploitation. Youth around the world play a significant role in supporting the on-going campaigns in combating CEC. IYC Sri Lanka joined hands with PEaCE to battle. The event took place on the 2nd of November 2013 at the Ecumenical Institute for Study and Dialogue – Havelock Town, Colombo 6. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Cultural Show In Partnership with the Rotary Club of Floreal

    < Back Cultural Show In Partnership with the Rotary Club of Floreal In partnership with the Rotary Club of Floreal, the IYC Mauritius team staged a Cultural Show in adherence to Sustainable Development Goal 17 (Partnerships). The event, which took place in January 2019, was completely dedicated to showcasing young people's artistic abilities and talents. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Art Activities

    < Back Art Activities Incorporating Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Quality Education), the IYC members conducted art projects at Barkly Centre of Learning in November 2019 to promote creativity among young people. The event provided a platform for them to showcase their work and inspire young people to pursue their personal objectives and passions. 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

  • 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

  • Panel Discussion with Ministry of Youth and Sports on Partnership

    < Back Panel Discussion with Ministry of Youth and Sports on Partnership Incorporating Sustainable Development Goal 17 (Partnerships), the International Youth Council Mauritius met with the Ministry of Youth and Sports Mauritius to discuss how to best support young athletes and sports people in handisports. As a result of this accomplishment, the Mauritius government doubled the cash prizes for medal winners at the Indian Ocean Island Games. 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

  • 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

  • Facebook Youth Campaign

    < Back Facebook Youth Campaign Under the leadership of Olivia Mukulu (President, IYCF) and Zakaria Mouamir (Director of Communications, IYCF), the three-day program brought together young people from all around Europe to increase awareness about how to identify and deal with misinformation on Facebook and other social media platform. This project was initiated with incorporation of Sustainable Development Goal 04; Providing Quality Education. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • International Training Programme on Educational Empowerment

    < Back International Training Programme on Educational Empowerment The International Training Program on Educational Empowerment was chosen as IYCSL's debut initiative in March 2013. After the founding Chairman noticed a pressing urge for educational services and opportunities for the less privileged, the initiative was implemented following the Sustainable Development Goal 10; Reduced Inequalities, and carried out in conjunction with the Justeach Foundation India (JFI). The two-day program was pillared by the Chairperson IYCSL, Mr. Sadham D. Zarjahan, and Mr. Nikhil D'Souza (International Project Coordinator IYCSL), along with key supportive lead members of JFI Mr. Ravi Kumar Balasubramaniyam (Director - Expansions of JFI) and Mr. Vinay Shankar, while being supported by Mr. Sulaiman Rameez and Mr. Ayazlien. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • 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

  • 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

  • Yemeni Cultural Bazaar

    < Back Yemeni Cultural Bazaar For the first time, the Yemeni Cultural Bazaar was organised in February 2016 at the University of International Tontek of Technology - Al Asimah. Pertaining to Sustainable Development Goal 11 (Sustainable cities and Communities), the event's goal was to provide an effective display of Yemeni culture and society, as well as glimpses of historical Yemen. Art and creative thoughts were used to build depictions of descendant civilizations that were prominent at various points in history. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Taiz Integrated Emergency Program

    < Back Taiz Integrated Emergency Program The IYCY continued to broaden their focus and service in following Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Good Health and Well-Being) under close collaboration with the Emergency Intervention Program in Taiz, organising accommodation for many, and implementing protective measures, bringing about a major change in the conditions faced by millions of people by focusing on the most basic but urgent needs of civilians in heavily impacted areas. A number of NFI kits were also distributed to alleviate the growing hardships of millions of people in several regions throughout Taiz Governorate. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Meeting for HIV Aids Awareness and Prevention Program for Youth (HAPPY)

    < Back Meeting for HIV Aids Awareness and Prevention Program for Youth (HAPPY) In partnership with the National Youth Commission, UNICEF Philippines, Sangguniang Kabataan, and Project Red Ribbon, IYCPH hosted a consultation and preparation conference for the HIV Aids Awareness and Prevention Program for Youth. The event was planned and executed with utmost deliberation by Aliah Zairah Asakil of IYCPH. The goal of this program was to raise awareness as well as obtain input from several stakeholders on the program timetable for 2019 in order to identify gaps and inadequacies and execute initiatives for improvement. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Inflaming Youth Creativity Barcamp

    < Back Inflaming Youth Creativity Barcamp To commemorate the fourth anniversary of the SDGs, the IYC Morocco Chapter chose an open interactive meeting with youth from September 27th to September 29th, 2018. This meeting, held by the International Youth Council Morocco Chapter, aims to enhance their connections with all prior partner associations as well as the UNDP Youth Leadership programs. The IYC Morocco focuses on making an immediate effect through a specially crafted curriculum in the manner of a Barcamp to develop participants' «creativitea» in attaining Agenda 2030. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Taiz emergency Medical Camp

    < Back Taiz emergency Medical Camp With the intention of providing a struggling population with significant relief from famine and malnourishment, the IYCY took urgent action to address the Taiz Governorate's rising health problem, which was causing havoc on people's lives. Adhering to Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), an emergency medical camp was designed to cover a wide range of healthcare and protection needs for huge populations of over 4750 people, including men, women, young adults, and children. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Networking Session

    < Back Networking Session In September 2019, IYC Mauritius, in collaboration with the Rotaract Clubs of Ebene and Saint Pierre, hosted a networking event focusing on civic innovation. This initiative was organised incorporating sustainable Development Goal 17 (Partnerships). Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Iftar for Orphans in Morocco

    < Back Iftar for Orphans in Morocco Ramadan is more than just fasting and prayer; it is a holy sacred month in which a helping hand is offered to all those in need while acknowledging their pain. The pleasure of sharing is one of IYC Morocco's most important values, so this humanitarian act was carried out and funded by The Well Foundation Morocco, focusing primarily on Sustainable Development Goals 1 (No poverty) and 2 (Zero Hunger). The Iftar took place in Kenitra on June 4th, and provided the IYC team with an opportunity to bring happy smiles to the faces of the poor and needy. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Board Games Competition

    < Back Board Games Competition The IYC Mauritius members, adhering to Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), conducted a board games tournament in September 2019 at the Chemin Grenier Social Welfare Centre to promote healthy leisure activities. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Primary Healthcare Training

    < Back Primary Healthcare Training An increasing demand for intense healthcare has contributed to a scarcity of competent and professional medical personnel in Taiz. Incorporating Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Quality Education), IYCY developed a one-month program to give valuable training and authentic education to healthcare professionals and medical practitioners in order to grow and strengthen their abilities and remain current on the constantly changing medical/healthcare methods as a critical step in offering solutions. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Moroccan SDGs’ Caravan

    < Back Moroccan SDGs’ Caravan Organised by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and IYC Morocco, the Moroccan SDGs Caravan aims to boost the capacities of the next generation of creative, passionate and committed young positive-change makers. The program is youth centered and is designed to pertain to Sustainable Development Goal 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), introducing the Agenda 2030 and raising awareness on youth roles in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Specific sustainable development goals will be discussed in detail through interactive workshops. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Integrated Emergency Cholera Response Project

    < Back Integrated Emergency Cholera Response Project The integrated emergency cholera response initiative has been the IYCY's most intensive and recognisable implementation to date. Following Sustainable Development Goals 3 (Good Health and Well-Being) and 6 (Clean water and Sanitation), the council stepped in and took the lead in exploring and implementing solutions to the terrible situation that has persisted in many areas of the Taiz and Sana'a governorates owing to water and sanitation issues. Possible dangers have been thoroughly examined, and appropriate measures are being implemented to reduce the likelihood of cholera outbreaks. Rapid actions are being launched to offer the people with access to clean water while also facilitating good hygiene, sanitation, and greater health protection in every manner feasible. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • 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

  • 5th Open Government Partnership Global Summit

    < Back 5th Open Government Partnership Global Summit The 5th Open Government Partnership Global Summit was a significant event organised by the IYCPH in partnership with Open Government Partnership and Youth Power (Restless Development) with the primary intention of involving youngsters in OGP procedures. It was demonstrated during the meeting that incorporating adolescents in the OGP resulted in better involvement via innovation, higher political clout, and improved access to data, all of which would eventually lead to vastly improved public service. 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

  • Digital Strategies for Development Forum 2018

    < Back Digital Strategies for Development Forum 2018 In September, IYCPH co-hosted the Digital Strategies for Development Forum 2018 (DSDF 2018) alongside the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) and the Asian Development Bank. The discussion was centered on figuring out how to best employ new digital technologies for development in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Participants reviewed potential tactics and digital enhancement opportunities, as well as networked with development partners and stakeholders from around the area to establish particular action plans. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Clarion Call Against Child Exploitation

    < Back Clarion Call Against Child Exploitation Adhering to Sustainable Development Goal 17 (Partnerships), IYCPH met with the House of Representatives, the National Youth Commission, and Plan International to participate in the Clarion Call Against Child Exploitation, which was conducted in February 2018 during National Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Awareness Week. The meeting's goal was to raise awareness of the worsening crisis and to propose/implement strategies to reduce child abuse statistics in the near future through effective interventions and impacts launched by the young. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • 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

  • 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.

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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

  • Women 7

    < Back Women 7 In cooperation with Sustainable Development Goal 05; Gender Equality, the Women7 summit was hosted by Olivia Mukulu, president of the IYC France branch, with the main goal of integrating the voices of the youth on all issues concerning women, their safety, and their well-being. 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

  • The 4th National Young Peoples Planning Forum

    < Back The 4th National Young Peoples Planning Forum Pertaining to Sustainable Development Goal 17 (Partnerships), the 4th National Young Peoples Planning Forum was organised in collaboration with UNICEF and the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) to provide effective training to youth on planning and executing creative and purposeful activities, especially in relation to the Aids Medium Term Plan 6 and Child Protection Policy. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Soqya Al Yemen

    < Back Soqya Al Yemen In December 2015, the IYCY and trusted partners launched Soqya AlYemen, which focused on Sustainable Development Goal 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation). The project's main purpose was to deliver treated water to large communities who were suffering from a chronic lack of clean water, which was causing disease and considerable hygiene issues. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Sports Tournament

    < Back Sports Tournament In January 2019, a sports tournament was arranged in partnership with AIYVA. The program adhered to Sustainable Development Goals 3 (Good Health and Well-being) and 17 (Partnerships), and focused on the well-being of vulnerable young people and included a variety of healthy leisure activities that help in the fight against drug proliferation in Mauritius. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Rebuilding House

    < Back Rebuilding House In accordance with Sustainable Development Goals 1 (No Poverty) and 9 (Industry,Innovation, and Infrastructure), the IYC team organised a fund-raising event to help reconstruct the house of an elderly woman who was flooded in Fond du Sac. The efforts were another successful step toward fighting poverty in underdeveloped areas. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Conference of Emergency Humanitarian Response

    < Back Conference of Emergency Humanitarian Response The First Conference of Emergency Humanitarian Response for Taiz was held in early 2016, during which collective, thorough talks and workshops were held to identify, analyse, and offer solutions to the city's current and rising challenges, under Sustainable Development Goal 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities). The expanding demands in each area were carefully examined in order to prioritise and carry out specialised missions to give answers and help. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Academy 2063

    < Back Academy 2063 Following Sustainable Development Goal 17 (Partnerships), this project launched by Atlas For Development Association on the 29th of March in partnership with the International Youth Council Morocco Chapter and the Swiss Embassy was an initiative aiming to discuss the African 2063 Agenda in the Moroccan context. A series of workshops were conducted adhering to Sustainable Development Goal 16 (Peace,Justice, and Strong Institutions) with the ultimate goal of creating a free debate space for the youth to talk about public policies while raising citizens' awareness on the 2063 Agenda of the African Union, as well as the United Nations 2030 Agenda. In the first session of the Academy 2063, an introduction on Agenda 2030 and Agenda 2063 was given, focusing on the intersections between these two agendas. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Climate Action Game Board

    < Back Climate Action Game Board The "SDG Game" is an educational board game designed to teach children (over the age of 13) about the Sustainable Development Goals in a fun environment. The game, which is primarily focused on Sustainable Development Goal 13 (Climate Action), will be a terrific tool for the youth to grasp environmental problems and how to discover efficient solutions for them through an entrepreneurial approach. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • Empowering Women and Adolescent Girls in Poverty

    < Back Empowering Women and Adolescent Girls in Poverty This program, one of the most significant programs carried out by IYCY, was designed pertaining to Sustainable Development Goals 1 (No Poverty) and 5 (Gender Equality). This ongoing project, which is currently operating in various districts of Taiz governorate, was implemented for the benefit of Yemeni women living in poverty, confinement, and deprivation. According to this viewpoint, huge groups of poverty-stricken women were given vocational training in order to identify and improve their abilities, strengths, and ability to become self-sufficient. Project Gallery Previous Next

  • 50th Annual Governor’s Meeting

    < Back 50th Annual Governor’s Meeting The IYCPH convened the 50th Annual Governor's Meeting in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank's Department of Finance. IYCPH members Dave Santuille, Janine Vicente, and Kristel Clarence Geneta organised a three-day meeting that successfully provided opportunities for networking IYCPH advocacies to potential partners including government agencies, CSO's, and Intergovernmental agencies from various countries that were present at the meeting. Project Gallery Previous Next