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The 35th International Arab Youth Congress

From 8 – 14 August 2016


130 young participants age 13 – 17 from: UAE, Pakistan, Tunisia, Kosovo, Iraq, Palestine, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Holland and Jordan, participated in the 35th International Arab Youth Congress, under the theme “Innovation and Leadership”, which was held Under the Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Ministry of Education.


The IAYC is a thematic event that utilizes creative activities to tackle global issues impacting the lives of youth. This year’s theme, “Innovation and Leadership” was selected in light of the prevailing transformations and challenges the world is facing politically, economically and socially and their impact on the human life. Our aim through the activities of the congress is to enhance analytical thinking, decision making skills, respect of cultural diversity and foster human values of love and cooperation.

The delegates participated in creative workshops lead by professional artists including drama, dance, music and song and visual Arts.


Each delegation presented a performance of 5 minutes at “the International Artistic performances” representing their national heritage and culture at the National Centre for Culture and Arts Amphitheatre (1000 Audience)


The Interactive play “Intersection” about the Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan was performed to the delegations by the NCCA National Interactive Theatre Troupe.


At the Closing Ceremony attended by Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaiah Bint Al Hassan at the Palace of Culture (2000 Audience) the participants presented performances depicting the outcome of the sessions and the creative workshops which include a theatre peace entitled: “The Future“. The event also featured a song by the guests of honor H.E. Mr. Muhamad Assaf UNRWA Goodwill Ambassador and the Jordanian Singer Ms. Farah Siraj.

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