The ICA General Assembly on 29 June 2021 approved the creation of a Thematic Committee on Youth to be known as the ICA Youth Committee. This was in response to the 2019 resolution to the ICA General Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda, which, among other things, called on the ICA to amend Article 35 of the ICA Bylaws to create a new Thematic Committee on Youth, to strengthen, better serve and represent youth cooperators at the ICA.
During the ICA General Assembly, Sébastien Chaillou, President of the ICA Youth Network, explained that the objective was to amplify the ICA Youth Network by having, for example, a youth representative in each member organisation. It was also important to undertake training actions to educate this new generation in cooperative business but also in international issues. These changes are aimed at bringing together more young cooperators in order to strengthen the bonds between committed youth and the coop movement.
The rules of this new thematic committee for youth will be approved by the ICA Board in the coming months. Stay tuned in September for more news