Organization of Islamic Cooperation

Al-Suhaibani meets with the Secretary-General of the International Federation of Muslim Scouts of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

Jeddah (UNA) - The Permanent Saudi Representative to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Dr. Saleh bin Hamad Al-Suhaibani, received in his office at the delegate’s headquarters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs branch in the Makkah Al-Mukarramah region in Jeddah Governorate, the Secretary-General of the International Federation of Muslim Scouts, Dr. Zuhair Hussein Ghoneim.

The meeting discussed a number of topics related to the subject of scouting and youth activities in the Islamic countries that are members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and the Union’s efforts to develop the spirit of work and solidarity among Muslim youth, and work to develop Scouting educational curricula that contribute to the spiritual building and volunteer work of the character of Muslim youth that makes them members. active in their homelands, as well as implementing initiatives and targeted programs that would achieve the organization’s strategy regarding serving youth issues in light of the Union’s mission to serve them, and the possibility of implementing many enrichment programs that concern the future of Muslim youth and address some of their issues, in addition to emphasizing the importance of coordination between relevant agencies. Common interest.

The meeting also stressed the necessity of containing young people, rationalizing them, strengthening their affiliation to their homelands and the values ​​of moderation and moderation, combating waves of fanaticism and extremism among them, as well as spreading the culture of volunteerism in the minds of young people, and strengthening the role of scouts in serving the issues of their communities, as they are among the most prominent volunteer voices in modern societies, and their effective role in community development. In particular, the percentage of youth in Islamic countries constitutes 25% of the global youth, while in the year 2050 this percentage will rise to constitute a third of the world’s youth combined, which calls for the necessity of taking care of this important segment, as the young generation also constitutes 60% of the population of the Islamic world.

The meeting also reviewed the results of the virtual symposium hosted by the General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to celebrate the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Youth Day under the title “Youth Volunteering and Community Responsibility,” in coordination with the Kingdom’s Ministry of Sports, Chairman of the Islamic Conference of Youth and Sports Ministers, at the beginning of this September, which reviewed Saudi efforts in the field of volunteer work through... The Ministry of Sports, in addition to the efforts of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center in the field of volunteer work, the efforts of the Islamic Development Bank Group in the field of youth empowerment, and the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Center for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), which included “Islamic Cooperation” policies and programs in the field of capacity building. Youth, in addition to direct dialogue with youth in the organization’s member states.

It is noteworthy that the World Federation of Muslim Scouts was accredited as one of the bodies affiliated with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in 1994, and its membership includes scouting bodies and associations that represent Muslim Scouts and spread and develop Islamic scouting movements in the world. The Federation also represents an advisory body with the World Scout Office, one of the United Nations organizations, which is One of six international federations under the World Scout Organization.

(is over)

Related news

Go to top button