Role and functions of the Middle East, North Africa Youth Coordination

The member of the Middle East and North Africa Youth Coordination, who was agreed upon at their last conference, described the functions of the Coordination and said that they were to implement the decisions of the Conference and to submit studies, plans, and strategies for youth organizations in the Middle East and North Africa.

Role and functions of the Middle East, North Africa Youth Coordination
20 June 2024   04:10
NEWS DESK

The Middle East and North Africa Youth Conference, entitled Youth and the Building of a Free Future, was held in Beirut, Lebanon, on June 8 and 9. The conference resulted in a package of outcomes, including the formation of a Middle East and North Africa Youth Coordination.

On the coordination's role, coordination Zana Mustafa explained that the coordinator is an organizational mechanism and an executive body for the follow-up and representation of the conference's decisions, overseeing the realization of the objectives of this initiative. It is composed of 27 activists (male and female) from 24 youth movements and organizations that participated in the conference, as well as a number of figures active in the press and law fields. 

The youth movements and organizations that participated in the conference are: (the Iraqi Democratic Youth Union, the youth of the Beth Nahrin National Union, the Yemeni Socialist Party Student Sector, the Progressive Youth Union in Egypt, the youth of the Sudanese Communist Party, the youth of the Resistance Movement, the youth of the Struggle Movement in Tunisia, and the Council of Youth of the Democratic Peoples’ Congress in Turkey, the Syrian Democratic Youth Council, the Young Women’s Union, the Syriac Progressive Youth Union, the youth of the Armenian Social Council, the Kurdistan Youth Union, the Kurdistan Youth Union Organization, the Students’ Renaissance and Kurdistan Youth Organization, the Kurdistan Youth Freedom Organization, in addition to representatives of The Yazidi Youth Union, activists from Egypt, and representatives of the youth of the revolutionary left movement in Syria, along with a group of activists and writers from Armenia, Egypt, Yemen, and Western Sahara).

Zana Mustafa explained that the coordination's tasks also included implementing the resolutions adopted at the conference, submitting studies, developing plans, and developing youth strategies for all youth movements, particularly the common points of youth organizations in the Middle East and North Africa, and intensifying efforts and uniting capacities to achieve the goals and principles of this initiative.

Zana Mustafa noted that the coordination was involved in studying the development of a regulatory mechanism, both for internal organizational matters and for external activities and initiatives, such as regarding the conditions for admission to membership of any movement, activist, or person within this initiative, or the conditions and principles for the freezing of membership, as well as the establishment of a regulatory mechanism, such as monthly meetings, the development of plans of action for visits, and the formation of delegations for visits, meetings through Zoom or joint dialogues, as well as the opening of relations with global youth movements.

On the first step that the coordination will take, member of the Preparatory Committee for the Middle East and North Africa Youth Initiative Zana Mustafa said: As agreed during the Conference, the first meeting of the coordination is scheduled to take place within a short time to develop an organizational mechanism for discussing how to implement the decisions of the conference step by step.

T/ Satt.

ANHA