Third Session of Islamic Conference of Youth and Sports Ministers
Date: 05-07 October 2016
Venue: Istanbul - Türkiye

The Third Session of the Islamic Conference of Youth and Sports Ministers (ICYSM) was held on 5-7 October 2016 in Istanbul, Republic of Turkey on the theme of “Empowerment of Youth for Peace, Solidarity and Development”. The Conference provided a rich opportunity to debate the various issues and challenges pertaining to youth empowerment, participation in peace making and building solidarity, along with youth contribution to sustainable development. The Conference also considered how sport could be a vehicle for widening the horizon of young people and giving them the opportunity to meet, connect and exchange ideas within the scope, frame and objectives set out in the “OIC Strategic Plan of Action 2025”. During the Conference, SESRIC made a presentation on the State of Youth in OIC Member Countries.