Press Release: Kuwait gained membership of the International Youth Federation

Laila Almukhtar, IYF Representative in Kuwait

Date: July 20, 2017
Contact: Media Relations,
Kuwait gained membership of the International Youth Federation 

London, United Kingdom:  In a statement issued today, the Executive Board announced that the State of Kuwait has gained the permanent membership of the International Youth Federation.

In Kuwait, youth constitute approximately 72% of the population. As the Government of Kuwait recognized the important role that youth should play in achieving sustainable development. Our vision at the IYF is to enable Kuwaiti youth to get their voices heard and to give talented and motivated young people the opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge to actively contribute to the development of their societies, and to invest in youth by mobilizing their capacities and resources for developing strategies and policies that would enhance their role in the national development processes.

Executive Board announces Laila Almukhtar as International Youth Federation Representative in Kuwait

Ms. Laila Al Mokhtar is an award-winning young leader, writer, journalist and youth advocate with high ambitions & dedication, passionate searcher about human development, innovation, and youth empowerment. In December 2015, Ms. Laila was awarded the title of "Ambassador" by the Arab Thought Foundation. In supporting of diversity and civic engagement, she launched “Accept Me” project to eradicate racial discrimination and socio-differences.

In addition to that, Ms. Laila writes in Alrai Newspaper Kuwait to send positive messages to support peace, coexistence, and tolerance in the Kuwaiti communities. She holds a degree in Information Science Technology from Kuwait University.


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 empower youth worldwide through improving the status of youth and promote cooperation between youth organizations in different countries. The IYF is a part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Youth Network.


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