Press Release: International Youth Federation announces Franclin Oliva (Filipino) as Chair of International Relations


Franclin Oliva, IYF Chair of International Relations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: December 9, 2016 Contact: Media Relations, press@iyfweb.org

International Youth Federation announces Franclin Oliva (Filipino) as Chair of International Relations

Gomel, Belarus:  The International Youth Federation named Mr.  Franclin Oliva as Chair of International Relations Commission. The decision announced via Executive Board.

“IYF senior management has clear ambitions to extend the global reach. This is a key element of its development strategy” said Ms. Krystel SANEH, IYF President.

“International relations have to take into account an increasingly globalized and competitive environment. In addition, we have to consider the impact and the criteria of the international accreditation given by The IYF to qualified youth organizations which means constantly extending our network of partners. In this regard we are very pleased to have Mr. Oliva on board to strengthen these efforts” said Ambassador Saeed ZAKI, IYF Secretary General.

In a comment on his appointment Mr. Oliva said "Being the Chairman of the International Relations Commission of the International Youth Federation is one of the many ways for me, as part of today’s youth, to serve the world while showcasing and celebrating the international community’s differences. This is a perfect opportunity for blazing trails across nations in strengthening the youth’s sense of identity and nationalism while empowering them to become active partners for development, in this increasingly globalizing world".

Mr. Franclin Oliva is a young professional, a public servant, an educator, and a socio-political communicator who grew up in the suburbs of San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan, Philippines. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from Asia’s pioneer school in public administration, the National College of Public Administration and Governance, University of the Philippines (UP NCPAG).

He is highly conversant in political, cultural, and global affairs. His primary advocacy is strengthening the youth’s sense of identity and nationalism while empowering them to become active partners for development in this increasingly globalizing world. He also advocates equal access of education for the youth from poorer economies, as a primary tool for development.

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The International Youth Federation is an international non-profit youth organizations network governed by the present Statutes and the Swiss Civil Code. It is neutral politically, and non-denominational, aim to empowering youth worldwide through improving the status of youth and promote cooperation between youth organizations in different countries.

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