About Us CICA Youth Council


CICA Youth Council is an advisory body responsible for coordinating the activities of its member youth organizations, associations and movements of the Member States of CICA. Youth Council comprises of representatives of youth organisations and state agencies dealing with youth affairs in the member states. Objective of Youth Council is to promote direct contacts and regional cooperation among national youth organisations of CICA Member States; and to develop programmes in the areas of gender equality, cultural exchange, sports and education.

Kazakhstan held an informal session of the Youth Council on 22 August 2014 within the framework of the Youth Camp. The first formal meeting of CICA Youth Council was held in Beijing on 10-13 August 2015 under the aegis of All-China Youth Federation. Kyrgyzstan hosted the second meeting of CICA Youth Council in Bishkek on 21-22 July 2016. Azerbaijan hosted the third conference Youth Council on 12-13 April 2018.

Objectives and Thrusts of CICA Youth Council-

The main objectives of CICA Youth Council shall be as follows:

1. to promote effective regional cooperation among national youth organizations of CICA Member States;

2. to encourage the youth of CICA Member States to participate in implementation of youth policy of CICA Member States;

3. to promote direct contacts and communication among youth organizations of CICA Member States;

4. to promote the development of civil culture and gender equality in order to implement the youth projects of CICA Member States;

5. to elaborate recommendations and proposals to improve the conditions for cooperation in the interest of the youth in CICA;

6. to exchange information with a view to developing cooperation among national youth organizations/associations/movements of CICA Member States;

7. to develop plans/programmes of cooperation among national youth organizations/associations/movements of CICA Member States in the fields of: sensitizing youth about democratic norms of behavior; developing attitude of gender equality among youth; cultural exchange; sports; and education;

8. to implement projects and holding events for youth of CICA Member States, including public campaigns, intergovernmental youth activities, discussion clubs, roundtables, youth forums and conferences;

Basic Principles of CICA Youth Council

The international youth cooperation of CICA Member States is based on the following principles:

1. Democracy;

2. Respect for the rights and freedoms of the youth;

3. Equal opportunities for the youth of CICA Member States, regardless of nationality, social status, gender, language and religion.