Press Release: International Youth Federation Appoints Melodi KAYA Assistant Secretary-General for Representational Affairs

Melodi KAYA, IYF Assistant Secretary-General for Representational Affairs

Date: 22 April 2020
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Press Release: International Youth Federation Appoints Melodi KAYA Assistant Secretary-General for Representational Affairs 

London, United Kingdom: The Executive Office of the International Youth Federation announced today the appointment of Melodi KAYA of Turkey, as Assistant Secretary-General for Representational Affairs.

Ms. Melodi brings to this position more than a wide range of experience in civic engagement, advocacy outreach, and coordinating youth and women’s empowerment work, as well as extensive experience supporting strategic management efforts.

In addition, she is the Curator of Global Shapers Berlin Hub, which is a part of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum (WEF). She acts as the Regional Focal Point of Humanitarian Affairs at the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth for Europe and the North America’s region.

Earlier in her career, she was a panelist at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum in 2019 where she also was working as part of official United Nations Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) where she worked extensively to facilitate the sharing of experiences, including successes, challenges and lessons learned, with a view to accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

Moreover, she was selected as a Youth Champion for both Summer Davos and the New Concept for Europe Initiative by the World Economic Forum, and prior to that she served as a Youth Delegate by the World Bank and G20 Young Global Changer by the Global Solutions Initiative. 

Ms. Melodi holds master’s degree in Philosophy from Middle East Technical University.


The IYF is a global youth network, an organization advocating for youth empowerment and connecting countries to knowledge, experience, and resources to help young people build a better future. The IYF works to empower youth in line with 2030 Global Goals Agenda, to create a sustainable world for all young people through education, advocacy, and the promotion of respect and compassion.

We inform, engage, and mobilize new audiences to take action and raise funds that support sustainable development programs for youth around the world.


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